Lynching

News

Peru Prosecutors Say Canadian Killed by Lynch Mob May Have Shot Ayahuasca Shaman

Locals in the Amazon appear to have taken justice into their own hands after a tourist was accused of killing a revered Indigenous healer.
Allison Tierney
4.25.18
News

Two Arrests Ordered After Lynch Mob Kills Canadian Man in Peru

Sebastian Woodroffe went to the Amazon to study plant medicine. Then he was accused of killing an ayahuasca shaman.
Allison Tierney
4.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

GOP Lawmaker Said Confederate Statue Vandal Should Be 'Hung from a Tall Tree'

Leaders in the Missouri House of Representatives have called on the legislator to resign.
Drew Schwartz
8.31.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Mississippi Republican: People Removing Confederate Statues Should Be 'Lynched'

Oh, and he compared Louisiana's politicians to Nazis.
Lauren Messman
5.22.17
crime

Why Kids Need to Learn About Lynching

The new documentary 'An Outrage' visits lynching sites in six Southern states to explore one of the most brutal chapters in America's dirty past—and its connections to modern racism and police brutality.
Seth Ferranti
3.9.17
Stuff

This Bridge in Mississippi Has Hosted Decades of Racial Violence

A new history of brutal lynchings at the same spot in 1918 and 1942 offers insight into the terror of white supremacy.
Seth Ferranti
4.27.16
News

The Hanging Death of a Black Man Stirred Up Old Racial Fears in Mississippi

When 54-year-old Otis Byrd was found hanging from a tree in this former hotbed of racial terrorism, many people suspected foul play—even though the authorities say his death was a suicide.
Alan Huffman
6.2.15