Mass Murder

News

Everything We Know About the Toronto Mass Shooting

Two young people died and 15 people were shot when lone gunman Faisal Hussain opened fire in the Danforth late Sunday night. Hussain died at the scene.
Connor Garel
7.23.18
Conspiracies

What Van Attack Conspiracies Tell Us About the Internet's Darkest Corners

Several established conspiracy subcultures jumped at an opportunity to push media-discrediting agendas.
Mack Lamoureux
4.27.18
News

A Brief History of ‘Incel,’ the Misogynistic Group Allegedly Cited By Toronto Van Attacker

Alek Minassian has been charged with 10 murders. Before the attack began he allegedly posted his support for Incel and praised mass murderer Elliot Rodger.
Mack Lamoureux
4.24.18
News

Everything We Know About Alek Minassian, the Alleged Toronto Van Attacker

Minassian, 25, has been described as intensely socially awkward and has been connected to an incredibly misogynistic online group.
Allison Tierney
Mack Lamoureux
4.24.18
News

Alleged Toronto Van Attacker’s Facebook Profile Linked to ‘Incels,’ Praised Mass Killer

Facebook has confirmed to VICE that the post linking Alek Minassian, accused of killing 10 people, to the misogynistic group is real.
Jordan Pearson
Mack Lamoureux
4.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Federal Prosecutors Will Seek the Death Penalty for Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof

"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Helen Donahue
5.24.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

James Holmes Was Found Guilty of Murder in the Aurora Movie Theater Shooting

Holmes killed 12 people and injured 70 in a 2012 shooting spree. Now he could face the death penalty.
Mike Pearl
7.16.15
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Dylann Roof's Sister Creates, Deletes GoFundMe Campaign for 'Dream Honeymoon'

"Money cannot replace the wedding we lost and our perfect day," she wrote.
Mike Pearl
7.3.15
Film

Revisiting a Deadly Arson Attack on a New Orleans Gay Bar on Its 42nd Anniversary

The fire that killed 32 people at the Upstairs lounge has been largely forgotten, but documentarian Robert Camina wants to make us remember.
Mike Pearl
6.25.15
News

Forensic Psychiatrists Weigh in on What the Ramblings in the Colorado Theater Shooter's Journal Mean

There are explicit plans to murder people in James Holmes's journal. But does any of the material suggest the guy behind the Aurora murders is "not guilty by reason of insanity"?
Mike Pearl
5.29.15
News

Jailhouse Snitch Testimony Is Backfiring in California

Jailhouse informants aren't just dangerous because they put good people away—they're dangerous because they can help the worst criminals catch a break.
Kevin Michael
3.18.15