Vigilante

Far-Right Extremism

Soldiers of Odin Escalate from Street Patrols to Vigilante Investigations

Members of the street community in Alberta say SOO harassed homeless people for information.
Mack Lamoureux
9.18.17
News

This Man Is Hell Bent On Publicly Outing ‘Snitches’

He's posting their names, photos, locations, and even describing their "self done shitty tattoos."
Manisha Krishnan
8.22.17
News

An Edmonton Woman Killed Herself After Being Confronted By Creep Catchers

Katelynn McKnight, who friends say suffered from mental illness, was featured in a Creep Catchers video in August. She killed herself in September.
Manisha Krishnan
9.29.16
News

The Surrey Mountie Filmed by Creep Catchers Has Been Charged

Constable Dario Devic faces one count of child luring and one count of breach of trust.
Sarah Berman
9.17.16
News

A Surrey, BC Cop Was Busted During a Live Creep Catchers Sting

The RCMP officer is being investigated for child luring and sexual exploitation.
Manisha Krishnan
9.9.16
Stuff

The Problems Facing the New Breed of Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

This week, a 20-year-old was jailed for killing a man he believed to be a child abuser. But a new type of vigilante pedophile hunter is emerging and violence is the last thing on their minds.
Matt Broomfield
5.19.16
News

Toronto’s ‘Vigilante Pedophile Hunters’ Look to Turn Legit, Say They’re Working with the FBI

Justin Payne—a construction worker turned pedo hunter—has teamed up with a university professor, and they have a new approach.
Manisha Krishnan
5.10.16
Vice Blog

Two BC Girls Mistakenly Accused a Man Reading a Newspaper of Being A Pedophile

Their Facebook post caused a 'frenzy' and led to an innocent man being detained at a grocery store.
Manisha Krishnan
3.23.16
Photo

On Patrol with the Guardian Angels, New York's Venerable Vigilantes

Local news outlets recently reported that the Guardian Angels are "back on patrol" of the city's trains in an attempt to fight crime. Or, as a veteran Angel told me while I spent a day shadowing the crew, "We never left."
Jackson Krule
2.13.16
FIGHTLAND

The Muay Thai Vigilante

Before the head trainer of Sitmonchai Gym and the rest of his team achieved their share of international Muay Thai fame, Kru Dam, now 50, had another kind of reputation. He was a brawler, bruiser, and "community protector."
Lindsey Newhall
11.30.15
Stuff

Meet the Man Recruiting Vigilantes to Fight Crime in an Australian Town

A Irish-born immigrant named Gary Hall wants to import the violent paramilitary tactics of Northern Ireland's Ulster Volunteer Force to the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs.
Royce Kurmelovs
5.12.15
Vice Blog

New Zealanders Are Stealing the Car Keys of Tourists Who Drive Badly

The upswing in vigilante justice may be latent nationalism bubbling to the surface.
Tim Jesudason
3.6.15
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