trial

cults

Courts Are Rarely Kind to ‘Brainwashed’ Victims

Months ahead of the NXIVM sex-trafficking trial, we take a look at how juries react to cults.
Sarah Berman
7.9.18
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Adnan Syed from 'Serial' Is Getting a New Trial

An appeals court ruled that his attorney's failure to call up an alibi witness in 2000 warrants Syed another shot at proving his innocence in his girlfriend's murder.
Drew Schwartz
3.29.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals

One officer involved in the city's massive corruption scandal said officers kept the replicas "in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them."
Drew Schwartz
1.31.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Invited Reporters to Watch Him Eat Pasta and Made a #MeToo Joke

"I just shook your hand like a man. Please don’t put me on #MeToo."
Drew Schwartz
1.12.18
Criminal Justice

How New York Could Change the Game for Criminal Defendants

Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing wide-ranging reforms to the state's criminal justice system, from eliminating cash bail to forcing prosecutors to reveal more about their cases before trial.
Beth Schwartzapfel
1.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Trump Is Outraged an Undocumented Immigrant Just Got Acquitted of Murder

The president called the verdict "disgraceful" after making Kate Steinle's killing a centerpiece of his border wall proposal.
Drew Schwartz
12.1.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bill Cosby Is Heading Back to Court in April

Cosby's retrial finally has a court date after being postponed for his new legal team, led by Michael Jackson's former defense attorney Tom Mesereau.
Drew Schwartz
9.15.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

OJ Simpson Is Getting Out of Prison Early

After winning parole, the disgraced football star could be released from prison as early as October 1.
Drew Schwartz
7.20.17
crime

The Problem with Dramatic Finger-Pointing Courtroom Moments

This centuries-old trope of criminal trials where witnesses point at the accused may be linked with wrongful convictions.
Marella Gayla
7.17.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Jurors in Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Trial Are Stuck in Deadlock

The judge has urged them to keep trying, but a mistrial seems like an increasingly plausible outcome.
Allie Conti
6.15.17
News

What Went Wrong in the Case Against Walter Scott's Killer?

Reformers and experts point to the makeup of the jury and a history of police escaping accountability in America.
Allie Conti
12.7.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Joe Biden talks running for president in 2020, South Carolina prosecutor wants to retry Michael Slager in Walter Scott case, FBI investigates bombing threat made against LA Metro, and more.
VICE Staff
12.6.16