Policing

true crime

Why Are Police Departments Asking Recruits About Sex, Cockfights, and Commies?

Other weird questions potential cops get asked: Done any hazing at a college frat? Ever lived in a foster home? And much more.
Simone Weichselbaum
10.26.18
true crime

These Dirty Cops Framed Random Black People to Pad Crime Stats

"What happened here is so horrific, it strikes at the core of injustice."
Francisco Alvarado
10.25.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Finally, New York Will Stop Arresting Most People for Blazing in Public

It's major news in a state that seems to be inching ever closer to legalizing weed.
Drew Schwartz
6.19.18
crime

Alton Sterling and the Hollow Theater of Letting Killer Cops Go Free

The playback of the officer’s gunshots is still jarring—clapping against your eardrums never quite when expected.
Talmon Joseph Smith
3.29.18
Race

Did Racism Kill Erica Garner?

The 27-year-old activist whose father's killing sparked a national outcry did not die at the hands of police like him. But her death is still an outrage that speaks to systemic American hate.
Deborah Douglas
1.2.18
cops

New York City Has New Rules for Cops Who Want to Search You

The next time a cop stops you, they might legally have to hand over a business card.
John Surico
12.21.17
latin america

VICE Reporters Got Caught Up in Colombian Police Gunfire This Weekend

The government has apologized for the attack on international observers and journalists and put more than 100 National Police in the area on modified duty.
Tania Tapia and Santiago Valenzuela
10.11.17
immigration

How ICE Uses Secret Police Databases to Arrest Immigrants

Recent lawsuits claim the agency is targeting people for deportation based on spurious allegations of gang connections.
Christie Thompson
8.28.17
crime

America's Strange Array of Punishments for Small-Time Theft

You can go to prison in Florida for a $300 crime, but the threshold for felony theft is $2,500 in Wisconsin.
Marella Gayla
8.10.17
cops

Are Cops Posing as Uber Drivers Now?

At least one strange incident in Brooklyn suggests the answer is yes.
Allie Conti
7.28.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Minorities Are Still More Likely to Be Stopped by the NYPD

A new report found the city's stop-and-frisk rate has plummeted—but affects more people of color than whites.
Drew Schwartz
5.31.17
thump news

New York's DIY Community Convenes at Market Hotel to Try to Repeal the City's No-Dance Law

Hundreds of people meet last night in Brooklyn to voice concerns over the challenges facing the nightlife scene.
Sophie Weiner
3.31.17