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Why Does the NYPD Think Dance Teams Are Street Gangs?

New York City cops are lumping dance crews together with actual street gangs, and experts say this assumption is dangerously misguided.
Sonja Sharp
2.19.15
News

San Francisco: Where Violent Street Gangs and Silicon Valley Tech Bros Coexist

There's gang violence on the same street corners where gentrifiers are paying thousands of dollars in rent.
Max Cherney
2.8.15
News

​Why California Parolees Are Sending Themselves Back to Jail

Drug smuggling is su​rging at many California county jails thanks in part to gang members getting pinched on purpose for minor offenses so they can take part in the lucrative contraband trade.
Seth Ferranti
12.10.14
VICE News

Corruption, Cocaine, and Murder in Trinidad

VICE News visited the slums of Port of Spain and spoke with police, activists, community leaders, and gangsters to understand the country's decade-plus spike in killings.
VICE News
5.20.14
Stuff

What Happens When a Colombian City Ruled by Extortion Finally Says No?

As Colombia’s busiest port, Buenaventura does business with harbors around the world. Because of its strategic location, the port is also a primary artery for cocaine leaving the country. As Colombian paramilitaries have reinvented themselves into...
Michael Zelenko
3.20.14
Stuff

Street Gangs in Papua New Guinea Look Terrifying

Papua New Guinea’s street gangs, the Raskols, make the gangster claims of US rappers look ridiculous. These guys even make their own weapons—from knives to guns—inside their settlement.
Bruno Bayley
8.24.12