Mass Murder

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
4.30.18
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
4.25.18
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
4.25.18
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
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
6.26.15
News

Forensic Psychiatrists Weigh in on What the Ramblings in the Colorado Theatre 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
Stuff

This Theorist Believes That Capitalism Creates Mass Murderers by Causing People to 'Malfunction'

We spoke to academic Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, who believes mass killings like the Germanwings tragedy could be caused by the effects of capitalism on our collective mental health.
Niamh McIntyre
4.16.15
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
3.19.15