Patrick Hilsman

Israel and Palestine

The History and Rage Behind the Deadly Protests in Gaza

Reports of violent encounters with Israeli forces are not exactly rare in the deeply contested Palestinian territory. But this time feels different.
Patrick Hilsman
4.4.18
News

We Asked Three Veteran Cops How to Reduce Police Shootings

Former cops offer ideas for how America can get its police shooting epidemic under control.
Patrick Hilsman
9.1.16
News

The States Where You Can Buy Assault Rifles but Not Medical Weed

America is almost as weird about pot as it is about gun laws.
Patrick Hilsman
6.15.16
Stuff

Inside the Life of a Professional Weed Tester

Being a pro pot tester is more complicated than you might expect.
Patrick Hilsman
5.26.16
News

What It's Like to Be in a Town Besieged by ISIS and the Syrian Regime

"People won't leave their houses because they are afraid of snipers."
Patrick Hilsman
4.21.16
The World of Weed

Tagging Along with Brooklyn's Most Socially Conscious Vegan Weed Delivery Service

Cali calls her signature product "my Calicakes," but sometimes, she says, "I like to call them chronic super food."
Patrick Hilsman
4.20.16
Stuff

Death of a Mouseketeer: How a Report Filed by Two NYPD Officers Stained Marque Lynche's Name

On December 6, 2015, the lifeless body of the child star was discovered by his roommate. I witnessed the subway altercation with two cops that has clouded his legacy.
Patrick Hilsman
3.30.16
News

How Decriminalizing Drugs Could Reduce Islamic Terrorism in France and Belgium

Contrary to popular opinion, radicalization does not primarily happen in European mosques and Muslim centers but instead in prisons overcrowded with young Muslim men.
Patrick Hilsman
3.23.16
middle east

Syrian Rebels Behead Captured Islamic State Fighters

Rebels say they held off an Islamic State advance near the Turkish border before displaying the heads of dead IS fighters to jubilant residents. (Warning: graphic photos)
Patrick Hilsman
6.5.15
Syria

Hanging Out with Syria's Mysterious French Mercenary

VICE News spent some time with Kalen, a French mercenary who provides security in Aleppo with a teddy bear strapped to his chest.
Patrick Hilsman
7.14.14
Syria

The Whispers Below: Islamic Front Tries to Break Stalemate with Massive Tunnel Bombs

Using old-fashioned subterranean explosives and new-fangled social media techniques, anti-Assad groups fight on in Aleppo.
Patrick Hilsman
5.30.14