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VICE Does America

This Anthropologist Identifies the Bodies of Dead Border-Crossers

The trio heads to Texas and meets an anthropologist who works to identify the corpses of those who died trying to cross the US border.
VICE Staff
7.28.16
Travel

We Went to a Rally with the Biggest Biker Gangs in Texas

The Republic of Texas Rally is an annual bacchanal of bikers, boobs, and Skynyrd secessionists. But one month after the Waco shootout, the rally is under siege.
Meredith Hoffman
6.19.15
News

Why Do People Join Motorcycle Gangs Like the Bandidos?

We talked to biker expert Edward Winterhalder about his reasons for joining a gang 40 years ago and how an argument over a patch turned into a deadly shootout on Sunday in Texas.
Allie Conti
5.20.15
News

When the Gangbangers Are (Mostly) White Guys

"If these biker gangs were non-white, we'd have a national freakout," an expert on gangs and guns told us of the Waco, Texas shootout.
Dana Goldstein
5.20.15
crime

Can We Blame a Restaurant for a Bloody Biker Massacre?

Sunday was a bloody day in Waco. Nine people were left dead after turf issues between two rival gangs escalated into full-scale warfare at a Twin Peaks location—and many are condemning the restaurant for hosting them.
Jesse Hirsch
5.19.15
News

Everything We Know So Far About Sunday's Wild Biker Shootout in Waco, Texas

Nine bikers are dead and about 170 more are being detained for their participation in a brutal fight that local cops fear might lead to retaliation in the days ahead.
Allie Conti
5.18.15
Travel

Remnants of the Waco Siege: Mount Carmel on the 20th Anniversary of the Branch Davidian Disaster

After the Waco siege, gun owners, especially in the South and Michigan, banded together into civilian militias, calling themselves patriots and Constitutionalists. They practiced military maneuvers on weekends and told co-workers that a second American...
Dick J. Reavis
5.1.13