'The State Is Her Ultimate Killer': How a Trans Woman Died at Rikers

The Black transgender woman was found dead in her cell at Rikers Island. These are the circumstances that led to her death.
Diana Tourjée

Police Are Feeding Celebrity Photos into Facial Recognition Software to Solve Crimes

Law enforcement agencies are using facial recognition systems with little to no rules, found a new study by the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy and Technology.
Sarah Emerson

An NYPD 'Bee Cop' Explains How to Calm Down Thousands of Swarming Bees

Officer Darren Mays talks about how he became part of the two-man team, and what it's like to coax 35,000 stinging insects into a vacuum.
Allie Conti
Desus & Mero

This Video of NYPD Cops Getting Roasted Is the Most New York Thing Ever

A group of New Yorkers flamed a bunch of police officers and caught it on tape.
Sarah Bellman
mental health

Ex-Cop Turned Psychologist Trains the NYPD on Cases Involving Mentally Ill People

Can a cop successfully play the role of a mental health professional?
Letizia Adams
Algorithmic Bias

New York City Passes Bill to Study Biases in Algorithms Used by the City

The bill is believed to be the first in the country to push for open sourcing of the algorithms used by courts, police, and city agencies.
Roshan Abraham
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

More women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Trump gushes on phone with Putin, state attorneys general vow to sue to protect net neutrality, and more.
VICE Staff
Fast Food

NYPD Union Lifts Boycott of Dunkin Donuts After Chain Apologizes

New York City cops can now enjoy their French crullers and butter pecan swirl cuppas once more.
Mayukh Sen

Two Cops Got Charged with Rape After a Teen's Desperate Public Plea

The 18-year-old woman has long said two NYPD detectives kidnapped her in the back of an unmarked police van. But her social media posts are being used against her.
Sonja Sharp

It's Not Illegal for NYPD to Have Sex with Someone in Custody

While sex is prohibited between corrections officers and the prisoners they’re charged with guarding, there is no law prohibiting such conduct for police in NYC. One councilman wants to change that.
Kimberly Lawson
The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Racist 'MAGA' Letters Are Being Sent All Over New York

The swastika-laden hate mail was sent to at least nine different spots in Brooklyn and Manhattan this week, including the Israeli consulate.
River Donaghey
Garage Magazine

Vintage Photos by the NYPD's "Red Squad" Capture a City in Turmoil

A new exhibition traces the social and political upheaval of New York City in the 1960s and '70s through surveillance photos taken by a special police division.
Sarah Valdez