Vigilante

vigilantism

The Controversial Rise of the UK's Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

A UK freedom of information request revealed that a fifth of all recorded offenses of meeting a child following online grooming since 2015 were brought by pedophile hunters.
James Warrington
4.19.18
TIT FOR TAT

"Don’t Mess With Our Elections": Vigilante Hackers Strike Russia, Iran

Vigilante hackers have left American flags and messages on machines in Russia and Iran. The hackers tell Motherboard why they did it.
Joseph Cox
4.7.18
Stuff

The Problems Facing the New Breed of Vigilante Pedophile Hunters

This week, a 20-year-old was jailed for killing a man he believed to be a child abuser. But a new type of vigilante pedophile hunter is emerging and violence is the last thing on their minds.
Matt Broomfield
5.19.16
daily vice

We Go Underground with the Volunteers Patrolling New York's Subways on Today's 'Daily VICE'

The Guardian Angels, New York City's most famous vigilantes, are back on the streets and subways in response to a series of slashings earlier this year.
VICE Staff
5.11.16
Stuff

Canada's Vigilante Pedophile Hunters Say They're Now Working with the FBI

Justin Payne—a construction worker turned pedophile hunter—has teamed up with a university professor, and they have a new approach.
Manisha Krishnan
5.10.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Calgary Pedophile Hunter Under Fire as Man Claims He Was Framed

He hasn't been sued yet, but "creep catcher" ringleader Dawson Raymond is facing backlash for posting videos of alleged child predators on social media.
Sarah Berman
4.9.16
Photo

On Patrol with the Guardian Angels, New York's Venerable Vigilantes

Local news outlets recently reported that the Guardian Angels are "back on patrol" of the city's trains in an attempt to fight crime. Or, as a veteran Angel told me while I spent a day shadowing the crew, "We never left."
Jackson Krule
2.13.16
FIGHTLAND

The Muay Thai Vigilante

Before the head trainer of Sitmonchai Gym and the rest of his team achieved their share of international Muay Thai fame, Kru Dam, now 50, had another kind of reputation. He was a brawler, bruiser, and "community protector."
Lindsey Newhall
11.30.15
News

This Vigilante Hacker is Taking Down Racist Websites

A mysterious hacker is going after the KKK and skinheads.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.28.15
Stuff

What's the Deal with YouTube's Rude Go-Pro Vigilante Cyclists?

Are they just doing their civic duty by drawing attention to drivers' bad behavior, or is their aggressive style counterproductive?
Joe Bish
6.22.15
Stuff

Meet the Man Recruiting Vigilantes to Fight Crime in an Australian Town

A Irish-born immigrant named Gary Hall wants to import the violent paramilitary tactics of Northern Ireland's Ulster Volunteer Force to the Northern Territory town of Alice Springs.
Royce Kurmelovs
5.12.15
Vice Blog

New Zealanders Are Stealing the Car Keys of Tourists Who Drive Badly

The upswing in vigilante justice may be latent nationalism bubbling to the surface.
Tim Jesudason
3.6.15
0102