Category “Crime”

PTSD From Gang Violence in LA

With gang violence being common place in particular American cities such as LA there is an epidemic of PTSD affecting the youth of urban war zone communities. VICE News travels to the front line of this epidemic in Los Angeles with the kids who are suffering, and the adults trying to save them from being destined for the fringes of...

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Ibiza Drugland

Since the major English nightclubs opened for business in Ibiza in the late 80's, the "White Island" has become a dream for young clubbers, but a heavy cocktail of drugs, clubs and sunshine mixed with vast numbers of pill popping tourists has also transformed the island, into a dealers paradise. This film interviews many of Ibiza's drug dealers in an attempt to better understand the culture and lifestyle along with medical professionals, the police, customs and tourists...

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The Hungerford Massacre

On a summers day in 1987, a quite English town became the victim of a one man killing spree. Scenes shown in this film reconstruct events based on the eye witness accounts of those who were involved. Their testimony is real and the calls to the emergency services were actually made on the...

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Hunting Magnotta

A few years ago hardly anybody had ever heard of a man called Luka Magnotta but in 2010 this individual began posting videos of himself killing cats in various sadistic ways, from feeding a kitten to a python to putting two in a plastic vacuum bag and sucking the air out until they suffocated. These videos caused outrage on the internet and a group of individuals set about trying to hunt him down and get him prosecuted for these crimes but their initial efforts appeared to be in vein as the Canadian police didn't seem to interested. The very same person on May 25th 2012 released a video...

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Exposure Update: The Jimmy Savile Investigation

After ITV released their documentary "The Other Side of Jimmy Savile", they received a huge response which lead to more people coming forward with stories of abuse committed by Savile. This lead to a new documentary being released almost two months later in which Mark Williams-Thomas gets in touch with some of these people that came forward and tracks the progress of the current police investigation into these claims of sexual...

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The Foster Home From Hell

This Vice News exclusive is an investigation into the a man named Jay Ram, Ram was once considered a local hero for his efforts in fostering and taking care of many young boys that were stuck in the system. This being said however only just recently several of his fostered sons have come forward claiming that he sexually abused them and made them recruit other young boys for him to molest. Ram has never been convicted for any of these alleged crimes, so Vice goes undercover to try and discover the...

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The House on Sumac Drive

The House on Sumac Drive tells the shocking story of Russell Faria and his wife Betsy. Russell came home one night from his friends only to find his wife dead on their sitting room floor, initially he thought she had killed herself and rang 911 reporting the incident as such. Upon arrival the police quickly realised that fowl play was involved and that this was no suicide. Russell quickly became the prime suspect and the events that followed are truly...

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Captain Phillips: Somali Pirates Inside Story

A true account of what happened to Captain Phillips and his crew, how Somalian Pirates managed to hijack the Maersk Alabama and the rescue effort involved to save the hostages, this film tells the story via eyewitness accounts and never seen before Navy...

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Cocaine: History Between the Lines

Another History Channel Special, this time however on Cocaine and how it came to be one of the worlds most illicit drugs to date. This films takes us right back to the supposed origins of when the human appetite for Drugs began with one of the simplest being the chewing of the coca leaf in South America, where the natives thought it was a gift from God. Although the plant itself has been around for a long time, it wasn't until 1855 that cocaine was first extracted from the...

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