The Trump Administration Just Made It Harder for Migrants Fleeing Gang Violence to Stay in the U.S.

New guidance, based on a ruling by Attorney General William Barr, says someone facing persecution because of family ties has to prove they’re from a well-known family.


The American Mafia Has Become an Unhinged Reality Show

The link between the killing of a Gambino mob boss and an apparently MAGA-loving QAnon suspect is part of a descent into postmodern chaos.


My Gay Prison Gang Fights Neo-Nazis

They call us the Rainbow Warriors.


These Cities Are Beginning to Treat Violent Crime as a Public Health Issue

The school of thought suggests that violent behavior itself is an epidemic that spreads from person to person.


I Was a Mob Enforcer and Somehow Got Out Alive

"It started out popping a few heads. Then you moved onto the heavy stuff."


“They basically disappeared him”

How Trump is using a refugee agency to jail immigrant kids


Trump called immigrants “animals” and the White House isn’t backing down

Instead of apologizing, the White House used "animals" nine times in a press release about the MS-13 gang.


How I Stayed Out of a Gang When My Dad Was Arrested

Selling drugs seemed like such an easy way to help your family with money. But I was small for my age and feared getting "jumped" as part of gang initiations.


This Program Helps Former Gang Members Remove Their Tattoos

Homeboy Industries helps over 12,000 people a year who want to leave the gang lifestyle.


The Inside Story of Sex Money Murder, NYC's Most Brutally Violent Drug Gang

The set was headed by "Pistol Pete" Rollock, who remains a sort of twisted deity in American crime lore.


Being Violent Against Others Can Also Give You PTSD

"This raises huge issues for the future mental states of many young people."


The VICE Morning Bulletin

NYC bombing suspect said to be ISIS sympathizer, Roy Moore's wife Kayla cites Jewish lawyer to dismiss anti-Semitism charge, transgender recruits will get to enlist in military, and more.