vigilantes

News

BC Sheriff Caught in Vigilante Pedophile Sting Sentenced to House Arrest

Kevin Johnston, 50, was caught sending dick pics to a “Kelowna Creep Hunter” he thought was a 14-year-old girl.
Mica Lemiski
11.6.18
crime

How Sex Offender Registries Can Result in Vigilante Murder

Some Canadian conservatives are pushing for more public sex offender registries. But there is a history of deadly violence associated with them.
Rob Csernyik
3.28.18
Militias

Anti-Immigrant Vigilantes Are Rebranding as Free-Speech Defenders

Groups with a legacy of armed border patrols and anti-government militancy are finding new life under Donald Trump.
Meredith Hoffman
11.30.17
Philippines

ISIS-linked militants left millions worth of meth in Philippines

VICE News
6.19.17
crime

Behind the Scenes of 'Age of Consent'

A conversation on the moral complexities of vigilantism and what makes Justin Payne, Canada’s ‘Vigilante Pedophile Hunter’ such a fascinating and controversial individual.
VICE Staff
1.13.17
Film

Talking Vigilantism and Mexican Drug Wars with Filmmaker Matthew Heineman

Ahead of the release of his new documentary Cartel Land, the director tells us about getting shot at by Mexican drug cartels and living with the vigilantes who try to stop them.
Rachel Segal Hamilton
9.4.15
News

El Chapo's Prison Escape Represents Yet Another Failure of the Mexican Government

The director of the new documentary "Cartel Land" describes how Mexican citizens have been driven to vigilantism because the police and military are unable or unwilling to help.
Matthew Heineman
7.22.15
Stuff

We Talked to the Russian Vigilante Group Policing Terrible Drivers

These young people are trying to shame Russia's assholes by plastering their windshields with massive stickers that say, "I Spit On Everybody, I Drive/Park However I Want."
Jules Suzdaltsev
2.6.15
News

We Asked a Criminologist if Vigilantes Are Carrying Out Justice in Edmonton

In late January, men dressed in SWAT uniforms abducted and beat Edmonton's Richard Suter who is awaiting trial for the death of a 2-year-old. They also cut off his thumb.
Mack Lamoureux
2.2.15
the vice reader

A Guide to Copwatching

When it comes to cops, a camera could save your life.
Katie J.M. Baker and Sarah Nicole Prickett
8.31.14
News

Chile Is Locked in a Drawn-Out Battle with Its Indigenous Population

On March 12, Francisco Huenchumilla—governor of the south-central Araucanía region—apologized to the country’s indigenous Mapuche people for “the theft of [their] lands by the state.” But the Mapuche people want more than an apology.
Sam Edwards
4.15.14
FRINGES

The Warrior State

Guerrero is one of the poorest states in Mexico and the site of some of the worst violence in the battle between the drug cartels and Mexican authorities. As a result of the violence, hundreds of civilians have armed themselves with machetes, rifles...
VICE Mexico
4.29.13
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