Civil Rights

Weed

These Cops Are Seizing Cash from People Who Smell Like Weed Before They Fly to California

Smelling like cannabis and buying your ticket right before your flight from this Florida airport are apparently great reasons for cops to take your stuff.
Francisco Alvarado
9.9.19
identity-rights

Cops Teased a Stunt to Ticket People for Good Behavior. It Did Not Go Well

In the same county where Sheriff Joe Arpaio was accused of systematically targeting Latinx people, cops tried to have fun.
Alex Norcia
7.29.19
tech-social-media

Facebook's First 'Civil Rights Audit' Is the First Step in Climbing Everest

Facebook's Civil Rights Audit, published on Sunday, recommends the platform also ban implicit forms of white nationalism.
Joseph Cox
7.1.19
tech-power

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson
5.16.19
Criminal Justice

Florida Is About to Find Out What Happens When Ex-Prisoners Vote

A million or more new voters could be eligible for 2020 thanks to a ballot initiative reversing Jim Crow-era policy.
Jennifer Rae Taylor
11.7.18
NFL

Attorney Suggests Raiders or Patriots Might Sign Colin Kaepernick

According to a cryptic interview with TMZ, Mark Geragos suggested his client could land with two teams, hinting at the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots.
Liam Daniel Pierce
9.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Saying Goodbye to Aretha Franklin

We celebrate the queen of soul, and the impact she had on our music and culture.
VICE Staff
8.17.18
Noisey

Aretha Franklin's Sketch of Black Femininity

The iconic musician embodied the trials and tribulations that all black women could relate to, and provided the blueprint to alleviate them.
Kaila Philo
8.17.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Watch Jim Jefferies Finally Shut Up Jordan Peterson

Meanwhile, when not getting schooled by a comedian, the free speech crusader launched a defamation lawsuit against Wilfrid Laurier University and three of its employees.
VICE Staff
6.21.18
John Doe

The Trump administration wants to send a U.S. citizen to Saudi Arabia to be prosecuted

No one knows what's going to happen to "John Doe"
Alexa Liautaud
4.20.18
#metoo

The Best Way to Fight Sexism Is to Make Men Experience It

The lessons I learned at a now-closed summer camp for LA teens hold up in the #MeToo era.
Kelli Auerbach
4.19.18
Photography

Powerful Vintage Photos Contrast Hollywood Glitz with Civil Disobedience

George Rodriguez has lived a double life in LA, photographing Chicano activists as well as famous musicians like Eazy-E and Michael Jackson.
Miss Rosen
4.11.18
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