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crime

The Strange Case of 'Joe Exotic,' the Zookeeper Accused of Attempted Murder

"I am the most dangerous exotic animal owner on this planet right now. And before you bring me down, it is my belief that you will stop breathing."
Drew Schwartz
9.12.18
crime

Did the FBI Spy on This Black Muslim After 9/11 Because His Dad Was Linked to Malcolm X?

Critics say the case raises serious questions about how the government treats radicals of all stripes.
Erin Corbett, Arun Kundnani, and Anevay Aponi Zapata
2.9.17
News

​Are the Feds Finally Going to Press Charges in the Eric Garner Case?

After more than two years and lots of internal squabbling, are the feds ready to charge the cop who placed Eric Garner in a fatal chokehold?
John Surico
11.1.16
News

Why Is It So Hard to Fix a Violent Jail?

Inmates are dying preventable deaths as the feds try to get local sheriffs in line.
Alysia Santo
9.15.16
Vice Blog

What We Know About the Largest-Ever Gang Bust in New York

Gang members are suspected of having a hand in at least eight murders—as well as terrorizing people with the threat of random violence.
Allie Conti
4.28.16
News

After Years of Abuses, Has Philadelphia's Police Department Finally Turned the Corner?

A Philadelphia crime reporter reflects on the scandals that have hit the city's law enforcement apparatus – and the promise of reform.
Isaiah Thompson
4.15.15
News

How Should We Handle Police Shootings in Post-Ferguson America?

Now that the feds have declined to press civil rights charges against Officer Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown, police reformers are mulling their next move.
Justin Glawe
3.5.15
WEEDIQUETTE

Why Aren't American Veterans Allowed to Treat Their PTSD with Medical Marijuana?

Could marijuana be the solution America's vets have been waiting for, and if so, why does the federal government continue to stand in the way?
T. Kid
1.27.15
News

One of the Most Powerful Politicians in New York Just Got Arrested for Corruption

On Thursday, Sheldon Silver, who has been state assembly speaker for two decades, turned himself in to the FBI. He's charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy, and extortion
Matt Taylor
1.23.15
News

The Feds Are Suing New York City Because Rikers Island Is a Hellhole

US Attorney Preet Bharara says Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking too long to reform the notoriously horrific collection of jails.
John Surico
12.19.14
News

The Feds Are Trying to Decimate the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas

This week, seven members of the powerful race-based prison gang were sentenced for their roles in its culture of violence.
Seth Ferranti
11.17.14
Features

What Music Are Cops Listening To?

I conducted an unscientific survey to find what is the true "Sound Of Da Police" in the United States of America.
4.29.13