Vigilante

Militias

Border militia leader has been on FBI radar since 2017 for allegedly plotting assassinations

The leader of the United Constitutional Patriots claimed he was training his group to assassinate Obama and Clinton
Tess Owen
4.23.19
immigration

FBI arrests "dangerous felon" and leader of armed militia group detaining migrants

Larry Mitchell Hopkins, 69, who heads the United Constitutional Patriots militia, was taken into custody on Saturday.
Tess Owen
4.22.19
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
VICE News Tonight on HBO

This vigilante dad is trying to end heroin overdoses by intimidating drug dealers

VICE News
1.22.17
americas

Armed vigilantes are taking the law into their own hands in Mexico’s second biggest city

With the police providing little or no protection against violent crime, inhabitants of Guadalajara's forgotten outskirts have begun forming their own self-defense squads.
Duncan Tucker
7.13.16
Canada

These Vigilante 'Creep Catchers' Bait and Trap Alleged Child Molesters

Cops say the vigilante justice seekers come precariously close to breaking the law. But this network across Canada makes no apologies for how they hunt down alleged predators.
Sheena Goodyear
6.1.16
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
Europe

Video of Bulgarian Vigilantes Tying Up Migrants Highlights Political Xenophobia, Say Rights Groups

Bulgaria's prime minister and border police chief have previously publicly thanked vigilante groups who have been videoed detaining and tying up migrants, in breach of the country's laws.
Harriet Salem
4.12.16
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
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