John Waters Has Some Crude Advice for Aspiring Artists

"I always wanted to sell out! It’s just nobody wanted to buy me."
Nadja Sayej
Life Inside

Taking College Classes in Prison Helped Me Forget I Wasn't Free

It’s sad, but I knew I would go to prison before I would go to college.
Marcus Lilly, as told to Nicole Lewis
The VICE Guide to Right Now

US Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals

One officer involved in the city's massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas "in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them."
Drew Schwartz
true crime

I Had to Announce My Own Brother's Shooting Death to the Public

I'm a police spokesman in Baltimore, responsible for telling the city when someone gets shot. This time hit much closer to home.
T.J. Smith as told to Kerry Shaw

The Disturbing Lawsuit by the Cops Charged in Freddie Gray's Death

Now that the criminal case against them has collapsed, these Baltimore cops are going after their prosecutor.
Eli Hager

How Two Teens Used the Baltimore Riots to Start an 'Uber of Drug Dealing'

A new book shows how Freddie Gray's death—and the unrest that followed—presented an opportunity for young dealers.
Seth Ferranti

Baltimore Is Finally Doing Something About Its Notorious Police Force

A consent decree with the feds still needs to be approved by a judge—and enforced by the Trump administration. Still, activists hope times are changing in Charm City.
Rachel M. Cohen

The Rush to Rein in Baltimore Cops Before Trump

A police force accused of racism, callousness toward victims of sexual assault, and more may be off the hook once Donald Trump is sitting in the Oval Office.
Rachel M. Cohen

Baltimore Cops Are Extremely Racist, Say Feds

Strip searches, unlawful stops, racial slurs—the police force that killed Freddie Gray sounds like a nightmare.
Annalies Winny