Alton Sterling


Alton Sterling and the Hollow Theater of Letting Killer Cops Go Free

The playback of the officer’s gunshots is still jarring—clapping against your eardrums never quite when expected.
Talmon Joseph Smith
Police Shooting

The cops who shot and killed Alton Sterling aren't being charged

The two white police officers from Baton Rouge who fatally shot the black man won’t face charges.
Tess Owen
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Cops involved in Alton Sterling's death duck federal charges, dozens killed in ISIS attack on Syrian refugee camp, ​NSA collected millions of phone records last year, and more.
VICE Staff

Can You Get PTSD From Watching Murder Videos Online?

One study found that people who repeatedly viewed footage of deadly events were more traumatized than those who had witnessed the events in real life.
Alexis Linkletter

A Black Lives Matter Painter Explains How Art Can Be Activism

Langston Allston sees his murals for Alton Sterling and other victims of police brutality as a way to "help people plug in who weren't previously plugged in."
Sean Neumann
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Reflecting on the RNC's Blindness to Police Brutality

Speaker after speaker at the Republican convention said don't question the cops, and if you do talk about them, make sure it's unconditional praise.
Stan Donaldson

Toronto Cop Who Quit Amidst Racial Tensions Discusses the ‘Hatred’ Currently Facing Police

Marc Rainford said systemic racism in policing exists but he doesn't think Black Lives Matter is making things better.
Manisha Krishnan

Meet the 18-Year-Old Student Behind Black Lives Matter London

We spoke to 18-year-old Marayam Ali about fighting institutional racism in the UK and what it's like getting thrust into the media spotlight.
Yasmin Jeffery; Photos: Ben Doyle

What We Know About the Alleged Plot to Shoot Baton Rouge Cops

An alleged plot to shoot cops with stolen guns is just the latest incident in a week marked by attacks on law enforcement and aggressive police tactics against protesters.
Mark Hay

The Unavoidable Sadness of the Race Beat

As a black writer, going on the internet feels like visiting a virtual graveyard.
Tari Ngangura

I’m a White Cop and I Support Black Lives Matter

At this point, I'm emotionally drained from trying to explain how I can be both pro-law enforcement and pro-Black Lives Matter.
Diane Goldstein
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Key Witness Is Suing the Cops Who Killed Alton Sterling

Abdullah Muhlafi says that the cops seized his security footage without a warrant and kept him locked in a police cruiser for hours.
VICE Staff