Jussie Smollett paid 2 guys $3,500 to fake a hate crime because he was "dissatisfied with his salary," police say
“I’m left hanging my head asking why, why would anyone, especially an African American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations," Chicago Superintendent Eddie Johnson said.
3D Printed Guns
There’s an international manhunt underway for 3D-printed gun activist Cody Wilson
He's been charged with a second-degree felony for sexual assault of a minor.
Sean Hannity recommends White House staffers commit a felony for Trump
Hannity outlined a series of actions for Trump staffers to take if subpoenaed by Robert Mueller. They're quite similar to the elements of a felony.
Good news for stoners — San Francisco is wiping out your misdemeanor convictions for you
California law allows people to apply for dismissals, but in San Francisco, people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana offenses won't have to do a thing to get their records cleared
The VICE Morning Bulletin
Hillary Clinton cancels her California trip after pneumonia diagnosis, more NFL stars protest during the national anthem, six people were shot after a peace rally in Alabama, and more.
The 2016 US Election
Barred from the Ballot Box
In today's New York's primary, more than 100,000 people are banned from voting because of felony convictions. VICE News meets a man trying to reclaim his voting rights, and an organization fighting to change the law.
How Georgia's Driver's License Law Turns Latinos into Felons
In some cities in Georgia, Latinos make up 13 percent of the population but 63 percent of arrests for driving without a license, which is considered a felony.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Police Are Investigating a Colorado High School Sexting Scandal Involving Hundreds of Students
In Colorado, hundreds of high school students are in the wake of a massive sexting scandal. Some participants are at risk of felony charges.
Migos Were Arrested Last Night On Felony Gun and Drug Charges
Their charges include felony possession of a schedule 1 narcotic, felony possession of a loaded gun on school property, and misdemeanor marijuana possession.
2014 was a Good Year for Australian Film
Australia's film industry is generally good for a few standouts, but if you're going to take in the years as a whole, it's difficult to remember one that was better than 2014.
crime & drugs
A Proposal on California's Ballot Would De-Felonize Drug Use
Proposition 47 would change sentencing for some non-violent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors, with the aim of freeing up space in prisons and saving money.
Meet the Convicted Acid Dealer Who Broke Out of Jail and Is Running for US Senate
"They've got a hundred lawmakers in there. If they were to put one good lawbreaker in there, I could make a huge difference. I'd break those unconstitutional laws and get them off the books."