Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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As nationwide protests over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor are met with police brutality, John Oliver discusses how the histories of policing and white supremacy are intertwined, the roadblocks to fixing things, and some potential paths forward.
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  1. Awl Keys
    Awl Keys
    7 uur geleden

    Amen

  2. NeedlesslyPedantic
    NeedlesslyPedantic
    8 uur geleden

    At the risk of incurring the wrath of youtube commentators, I'd like to voice my opposition to something that's been on my mind since this video came out. Let me start off by saying that I stand with BLM, I support the movement, and I genuinely hope that I never suffer the injustices that provokes violent response such as looting. I don't think I'm misrepresenting anything when I say that the end of this video has John Oliver condoning and justifying violence, destruction of property, and looting. I understand why it's happening, I can only imagine the emotions of those conducting it, but it's wrong of John Oliver to justify it. We should all be condemning that behaviour, not condoning. If you're not willing to do it for ethical reasons, do it for no other reason than the fact that we're in the midst of a battle of ideas, and in a battle of ideas credibility matters, and justifying looting hurts the credibility. If it occurs, then it occurs, I get why it's happening, and that it will happen, but justifying it after the fact only hurts the BLM movement. "eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind" -MLK I have a hard time envisioning MLK justifying violence and looting. Let's all do better. Thanks for reading.

    1. NeedlesslyPedantic
      NeedlesslyPedantic
      8 uur geleden

      I think some time in the future it will be admitted with some embarrassment that justifications like these were levelled in the very first place.

  3. malof
    malof
    11 uur geleden

    at the end i can sti lsay almsot the same as she is saying against. why are you burning down stuf. she saying we dont own it so wel does the police own target does the police own the footbal hall of fame. what did ANYTHING you burned down have to do with your cause. if you want to burn osmething for the cause that is polcie killing you then go to them burning anything else is jsut making you the vilan. if i was the owner of any building that was attacked for this cause the first thing i wil think about is moving otue. so all you are doing is actualy burning down your own buildings. cuz what is left when your town got no food stores n oclothes stores or any other buisnes in your town. wel shit yoru town is dead then. so waht did yo uachieve of your protest did yo ureform the police or did you dammage yoru own comunity.

  4. Techno Logic
    Techno Logic
    Dag geleden

    12:01 I don't know if HE is. If you look really closely at his eyes, they honestly look like they are trying to communicate with each other.

  5. Derek Wang
    Derek Wang
    Dag geleden

    I would respect John Oliver a lot more if he can actually be unbiased or admit his liberal bias. Pretending to be impartial but end up spreading polarizing views will not win you kudos in the long term John.

    1. Ilan Smolders
      Ilan Smolders
      15 uur geleden

      @Derek Wang he doesn't

    2. Derek Wang
      Derek Wang
      15 uur geleden

      @Ilan Smolders exactly my point. He doesn’t have to be unbiased, but if he claims to be a non partisan (not a liberal), why he constantly shows liberal bias in this show?

    3. Ilan Smolders
      Ilan Smolders
      15 uur geleden

      Why would he need to be unbiased. :) who says he is a liberal, he never claimed to be one

  6. Argyle Dinosaur
    Argyle Dinosaur
    2 dagen geleden

    WHY IS THIS VIDEO AGE RESTRICTED. EXCUSE YOU.

    1. Argyle Dinosaur
      Argyle Dinosaur
      2 dagen geleden

      Is it the swears? Is it the police brutality? Is it because of the discussion about police killing citizens? That's news, sweetheart. Since when have we been censoring the news? I watched the towers fall on TV when I was like, 7 years old.

  7. Nipun Nair
    Nipun Nair
    3 dagen geleden

    33:17 You know its messed up when John Oliver doesn't follow up with a joke

  8. shindean
    shindean
    3 dagen geleden

    People need to watch this episode again after the Insurrection of January 6th, accountability is coming back, keep those receipts.

  9. Far Right
    Far Right
    5 dagen geleden

    This guy is absolute disgraceful. John is 100x worse than Trump but because he's a leftist he can say whatever he wants. Trump was impeached for using language 100x nicer than this. But this guy who says he "doesn't give a fuck about the rioting" is allowed to be on this platform? This is why I think the US needs a civil war and the expulsion of all democrats from the left.

    1. shindean
      shindean
      Dag geleden

      @Derek Wang oh, did i offend your masculinity so easily? Definitely not a democrat to be triggered this quickly by logic

    2. Derek Wang
      Derek Wang
      Dag geleden

      @shindean Jeez lady calm down. I’m not even disagreeing with Oliver/your politics. But whats wrong with admitting our bias? What makes it so hard to be a liberal who admits our ideology and welcomes dif voices?

    3. shindean
      shindean
      Dag geleden

      @Derek Wang You're lying because democrats know what references are, and all of John's content includes them.

    4. Far Right
      Far Right
      Dag geleden

      @shindean I'm ideological, I don't speak for a person or party. Just because I want the expulsion of all democrats after a civil war doesn't make me a republican. Who care if I'm racist, (I will always help you in our in need) I have the right to determine who enters my country in order not to displace the population that is currently living there.

    5. Derek Wang
      Derek Wang
      Dag geleden

      I’m a Democrat who hates Trump. But John Oliver is so biased and he pretends to be a real impartial educator. That’s just disgraceful. If he’s willing to admit his liberal bias then that’s totally fine. But why pretend ur a fair minded person whose sole purpose is to enlighten us all?

  10. pat myers
    pat myers
    5 dagen geleden

    the look on his face and in his eyes at the end is a look of the type of empathy that we need more of from our elected officials

  11. Natsu
    Natsu
    6 dagen geleden

    How did only 1 person get shot at the Capitol? Oh right, they weren't black.

  12. L S
    L S
    6 dagen geleden

    Farva!!!!!

  13. kukyo null
    kukyo null
    6 dagen geleden

    Holy- can we talk about the contrast between this and the attack on the Capitol. They were taking photos with the *white* protesters. Where as here its bullets blood and bangs.

  14. ADRgman
    ADRgman
    6 dagen geleden

    I feel like the best police precinct is Brooklyn’s 99th precinct. I know it’s a fictional one

    1. Thepanpiper
      Thepanpiper
      6 dagen geleden

      Y'know what's sad? I watch a LOT of police shows and Brooklyn 99 - a comedy with 20 minute long episodes - is by FAR one of the most nuanced in how it depicts the police. There are no bones made about the fact that there is institutional bigotry - they *namecheck* the racism, the homophobia, the sexism. It's most obvious when talking about Holt's history on the force, but all acknowledge that however things may have improved, rot remains. Corruption remains. Most importantly, (and honestly, how rare this is in TV is fucking *sad*) there is an understanding that wariness and mistrust that the characters encounter from members of the public may well be for good reason. The episode where Terry is racially profiled and arrested - however well or poorly you think they handled the issue - is incredible to me simply for the fact that when discussing lodging a complaint with Holt, Holt immediately and matter-of-factly recommends against it because "it's going hurt your chances of promotion in the future". And the show doesn't try to prove Holt wrong, or claim he's paranoid, or that things are "different" now. That's the reality; Terry's decision to lodge a complaint, though he does so with Holt's support, may impact his career in the future.

  15. Liam Yung
    Liam Yung
    6 dagen geleden

    Can someone tell me why that tree was racist? I have no idea.

  16. Joseph Hillery
    Joseph Hillery
    7 dagen geleden

    John Oliver for President 🙏

  17. Dan
    Dan
    8 dagen geleden

    Let me tell you something the feds have been involved in some controversial shit. At one point they had an aspergers dude go and put himself into bomb making all at the guidance of the fbi. Would he have done that otherwise I fucking doub it. He got off. Glad to say. So let’s hold the feds accountable for some shit

    1. Dan
      Dan
      5 dagen geleden

      Glad it got a like. I am straight forward. People are people and just because they work for law enforcement some think they have a higher status than the rest of us. Well actually they are good to a higher standard. If that higher standard breaks what do they have? Nothing.

  18. Jeremy Parsons
    Jeremy Parsons
    8 dagen geleden

    That olive garden joke didn't age well. 😂😂😂

  19. Miguel Angel
    Miguel Angel
    8 dagen geleden

    Yet, what happened in Washington, D.C.? Nothing at all! Why, because they are “white nationalist!” Wtf

  20. David W
    David W
    8 dagen geleden

    Who is here after the capitol riot and complete double standard for the skin color of protesters

  21. Ștefan Alexandru
    Ștefan Alexandru
    8 dagen geleden

    For liberals, burning, looting and destroying are normal, but If conservatives do it, its bad and POLICE has to stop them.

    1. AA610
      AA610
      2 dagen geleden

      Well, one wasn't attempting a literal fucking coup.

  22. Kiani Francis
    Kiani Francis
    8 dagen geleden

    I see the US Capitol Police have decided to go with allowing white "protestors" to voluntarily taser themselves in the balls & die.

  23. MaiAolei
    MaiAolei
    8 dagen geleden

    Can someone please illuminate the context of that issue with the Christmas tree decorations? I am watching this from abroad and don't know the significance of these items.

  24. 2019inuyasha
    2019inuyasha
    8 dagen geleden

    John you need to do a segment on the insurgency at the white house. Dan Rather, a trusted news source mentions that he thought Trump was unstable...

  25. Samuel Rosander
    Samuel Rosander
    8 dagen geleden

    After the DC riots, right wing outlets, politicians, and their cult following are claiming hypocrisy at the coverage and response to the BLM protests vs the DC riot and other similar events across the country in state capitols. That is what happens when people are brainwashed over generations by right wing ideology and thinking. No capacity to compare and contrast, no interest in truth.

  26. ZodiacPrince
    ZodiacPrince
    8 dagen geleden

    January and people have decided to again feign action. "Oh, we gave you your month." "Oh, there are more important matters right now." "Oh, all of America is in trouble now." Just... fuck that. Last Wednesday was horrible for all Americans, yes. But every day is horrible for black Americans. It might be, given the persistent state of things, that calling black Americans "Americans" is incorrect. We don't treat them like Americans. We barely treat them like people. We almost don't treat them like humans. I have no faith that change will happen. I have no faith that my 4 and 3 year old mixed black nieces will grow up in a country that loves and accepts them as much as I do. I have no faith that their two brothers who are also mixed black won't wind up shot for doing no wrong. The struggle of black Americans doesn't affect me, a fucking white man, personally. It affects my family pretty damn directly, though. Oh, but keep wearing that BLM hashtag on your twitter bio and doing nothing else. Spreading the word has turned to preaching to the choir, everyone knows that Black Americans don't have rights. We all know that, but nobody wants to act anymore. We're all content to just wait for the next black death on our streets by the hands of the "Protect and Serve" before we do anything again. There's no justice in that, though. You can't save a life by waiting to see it snuffed out before you act. So fuck it. And if you're not doing anything, fuck you. And if me saying "fuck you" made you mad fucking do something. If you do then it won't apply to you anymore.

  27. Ryan P
    Ryan P
    8 dagen geleden

    I gotta give John credit for ending the segment with a very somber, to the point, "that's our show. goodnight." He made a clear choice to make sure the last word was effectively hers. No reaction, no closing joke, not attempting to upstage such a powerful speech in any way.

    1. Ilan Smolders
      Ilan Smolders
      15 uur geleden

      @Christopher Bolanos oh is it

    2. Christopher Bolanos
      Christopher Bolanos
      Dag geleden

      This entire video was bullshit lmao

  28. N_amesR_emain A_nnonymous
    N_amesR_emain A_nnonymous
    8 dagen geleden

    Watching this after the insurrection in the capital it really makes you think.

  29. lawman3966
    lawman3966
    9 dagen geleden

    It would be great if, in the midst of this discussion, some time was allocated to the 19,000 people who were murdered by their fellow private citizens in 2020 - 3,000 more than in 2019. When the cops are away, the criminals will play. Consider yourself warned.

  30. lawman3966
    lawman3966
    9 dagen geleden

    It would be interesting to have a district-by-district vote on police reduction/defunding, and to re-assign officers from some districts to others based on the wishes of each district's population. The anti-crime districts would happy to have any cops not wanted by the anti-cop districts.

  31. ALF 452
    ALF 452
    9 dagen geleden

    The 32k dislikes are fucking disgusting on this video.

  32. TheCutBeautii
    TheCutBeautii
    9 dagen geleden

    Here after terrorist invaded the capital. Now that we have visual proof that police CHOOSE who they shoot can we please, at minimum, acknowledge that POC specifically Black people have not been crying wolf. We are simply asking them not to shoot us the way the didn’t shoot them. Thank you 🙏🏾

  33. Mama Robin
    Mama Robin
    9 dagen geleden

    right at the end he looks like he had just been personally scolded by that lady

  34. Kiki Jasimine
    Kiki Jasimine
    9 dagen geleden

    If you think the terrorists of Capital (1/6/2021) has been treated better than the Black Lives Matter protesters in the summer of 2020?

  35. Rita Taylor
    Rita Taylor
    9 dagen geleden

    Newsflash: John, in Denmark you are not white!

  36. Moon Moon
    Moon Moon
    10 dagen geleden

    “You broke the contract so I get to do whatever I want, including hurt innocent people and that wouldn’t be enough.” Jesus. That sounds like someone that wants revenge against people that aren’t even the cause. Anyone that lives in America, it’s time to leave. Seriously. There’s too much hatred on both sides and it won’t be around for very long. A civil war between race and gender is likely coming. It’s time to leave. I did years ago, and I’ve never been better. I hope the rest of you can find peace as well, but I unfortunately can’t say it exists there.

  37. Chi Gurl
    Chi Gurl
    11 dagen geleden

    Here we are many months out from defunding the police...NYC, Minneapolis are in hell right now, as just a few examples.

  38. danny delaney
    danny delaney
    11 dagen geleden

    I have never seen such an emotional yet simultaneously cold end and it really does show how a lot of use feel about this

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    Craig Simpson
    11 dagen geleden

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  40. firey171
    firey171
    11 dagen geleden

    Rewatching this after the treasonous act on the Capitol, and I am more furious than ever.

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  42. OllieRaptor
    OllieRaptor
    12 dagen geleden

    I don’t understand why people are saying that the clip at 14:40 is racist, I’m not saying it is not I just don’t know, can someone tell me?

  43. Mr. Dr0boT
    Mr. Dr0boT
    12 dagen geleden

    Here after the D.C. Riots and I noticed that the same energy from the summer of 2020 wasn't in the nations capital.

  44. Evenios
    Evenios
    12 dagen geleden

    thisringssotruertoday with the captial shooting..where were the police?

  45. kirbzcitkatz
    kirbzcitkatz
    12 dagen geleden

    Who is better at spitting insults Gordon Ramsey or John Oliver

  46. Painfulldarksoul
    Painfulldarksoul
    12 dagen geleden

    If a cauntry has the government treat people, who protest the murder by police peacefully, worse than neo-nazi protesters... Well. You know what kind of cauntry you're in.

  47. Lucifer
    Lucifer
    12 dagen geleden

    How I wish he's here today (6th January 2021)to speak about the day's event

  48. Ani G.
    Ani G.
    12 dagen geleden

    So so relevant to today, the mfs at the capitol were greeted and given visitor treatment when BLM protestors were brutalized

  49. man with pen around neck
    man with pen around neck
    13 dagen geleden

    This is such a great video

  50. man with pen around neck
    man with pen around neck
    13 dagen geleden

    Hi does anyone know who that wonder women was at the end of this video ????? Thank yo

  51. man with pen around neck
    man with pen around neck
    13 dagen geleden

    Hey prick that summer of love was heavily involved in helping to shine a massive fucking light on the crimes aimed at repressing the black community

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    Ker Loz
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  53. Joe Cseko
    Joe Cseko
    14 dagen geleden

    Yes, it's systemic :-(

  54. cody collins
    cody collins
    14 dagen geleden

    Damn target killed them?

  55. Ahmed Elagali
    Ahmed Elagali
    14 dagen geleden

    OMG, the woman at the end ... Perfect ending!

  56. Hack Job Garage
    Hack Job Garage
    15 dagen geleden

    All of us White folks need to realize that Silence is Violence! We need to speak out against racism,inequality, and injustice! take a stand and tear down the fascist regime!

  57. Crypt
    Crypt
    15 dagen geleden

    I disagree with so many of johns statements in this video. He seems to be one of those people that has never seen a police bodycam and how dangerous it is for a cop. Him complaining about police being well equipped at about 12 minutes really pissed me off. When every man woman and dog in America has an assault rifle police need to be armed with military grade equipment just to stay alive. SMH. FYI as well the body cam for George "the meth head home invader" Floyd has been released and it shows him resisting arrest right up until the point he passed out. F him he was a P.O.S

    1. AA610
      AA610
      9 dagen geleden

      "it shows him resisting arrest right up until the point he passed out" That doesn't carry a death sentence, you fucking bootlicker.

    2. Zuma Zuma
      Zuma Zuma
      14 dagen geleden

      About 70% of US population doesn't have a gun. Out of the ones who do, obviously, most don't carry it around. So the police are fairly safe, but I get your point: taking away the guns from both the police and the citizens would make an improvement. However, the optics are important too: the police are seeing their jobs as something hands on, violent and "badass", while they should actually be thinking of themselves as night club bouncers with some deescalating skills.

    3. OrWeLLian
      OrWeLLian
      15 dagen geleden

      That doesn't mean police officers can be judge jury and executioner on the street are you fucking insane? So much for your precious constitution. Police need serious reform in America, more training for a start. It's ridiculous how little they receive and how quickly they resort to violence. Pathetic

  58. Ryan Roberts
    Ryan Roberts
    15 dagen geleden

    When do we have to stop pretending how blatantly obvious it is that certain colors or groups of people are in fact more likely to commit a crime, and, as a result, are more likely to interact with the police in a bad way? The map of covid hotspots follows the map of 5g coverage, because both also follow population density, but reasonable people understand 5g is not causing covid. Reasonable people understand police are concentrated in certain neighborhoods for a reason other than colors.

  59. A G
    A G
    15 dagen geleden

    Biden’s argument makes some sense though. I totally think that they should not be shooting people, but if they are going to, currently it is my understanding that police are only supposed to aim to kill, while there are some times that may be necessary, in most cases when a gun is going to be pulled, the answer is don’t kill the person

  60. Andrea Robyn
    Andrea Robyn
    16 dagen geleden

    Officers need to earn respect of their communities by protecting and serving well, the community shouldn't have to earn their safety.

  61. Adam Blevins
    Adam Blevins
    16 dagen geleden

    Wow. Great show, John, maybe the best of all-time. THanks for being brave enough to talk about this stuff.

  62. Stephen Key
    Stephen Key
    16 dagen geleden

    No wonder its so toxic in the police force...its like a good cop bad cop boiling pot....the filthy bad apples cannot be eradicated and are spreading the rot to green vulnerable young men new to the police

  63. Stephen Key
    Stephen Key
    16 dagen geleden

    Sonic the hedgehogs nemesis has a new job...that damn egg

  64. Necessary Evil
    Necessary Evil
    16 dagen geleden

    Hmm, defunding education but trillions thrown at poverty had no effect. 🤔 considering the indoctrination camps that school and college are becoming, I have no problem with defunding education if this is what I'm getting for my money. What did you learn in school today, Timmy? "I learned the 800 genders and that communism is good." Who won the Civil War, Timmy? "I don't know? Germany? And don't call me Timmy. I'm Brynnifer now. Like my dress?"

  65. Necessary Evil
    Necessary Evil
    16 dagen geleden

    Defund the thought police first

  66. Edward Lester
    Edward Lester
    16 dagen geleden

    Read the book Slavery by Another Name please before you comment or come to a conclusion on topics you have heard about in this video. It will connect your thoughts to actual occurrences. I am a cop and father to a mixed child. Therefore my unique take on all these topics have a lot of bearing on laws I choose (using my discretion permitted to me by law ) to enforce. The job can be done in a peaceful and empathetic way. Policing is a small part of the problem however it does need reform more than defunding. Defunding has been misinterpreted by legislators as lowering the salaries of police officers who are now through demographics becoming more diverse. In short meaning politicians are lowering the salaries of minority officers who are trying to make these changes masking their efforts with a defund the police narrative to their citizens. The problem can be addressed and resolved but all parties from all sides need a voice and dialogue must be received with an open mind and heart.

  67. ELTURO MILSIM
    ELTURO MILSIM
    17 dagen geleden

    excessive rioting needs excessive force.

  68. Gene Thompson
    Gene Thompson
    17 dagen geleden

    Why was he only mentioning anti-police stuff and not the importance of why I please have some gear. You can argue that they don't need a bearcat or some type of military vehicle, but the military rifles serve of vital importance in the modern world of policing

  69. Firefly 707
    Firefly 707
    17 dagen geleden

    4:36 holy shit true

  70. Carl Pelz
    Carl Pelz
    17 dagen geleden

    🗣Fxk the Police (us).

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  72. P Ribbon
    P Ribbon
    17 dagen geleden

    I just bought Kimberly Jones book I am Not Dying With You Tonight. Also the full video is searchable and available on youtube. She is Kimberly Jones.

  73. Angela Brown
    Angela Brown
    17 dagen geleden

    That woman at the end, I have tears in my eyes and I’m speechless. She’s 100% right.

  74. Grizzly Adams
    Grizzly Adams
    18 dagen geleden

    I don't condone excessive force and believe that firing a weapon should be a last resort. But 24:00 is so misguided and giving people the wrong perspective. In the military and police, officers and soldiers are trained to aim at center mass (i.e their chest), as it is the largest and easiest target to hit. Hitting another area such as their arm, shoulder, leg, etc. is not as easy (and you run the risk of missing your target entirely). Life is not like an action movie where you see the protagonist snapping to their target in a moment's notice and hitting the target perfectly 100% of the time. Not to mention, who knows if/where/who that bullet will make impact with. Anti-gun users/democrats make it seem to be so easy, but fail to consider a dangerous perp is attempting to flee or is attacking the officer which may make it difficult to subdue the target by 'shooting their leg'. I'm generalizing the conversation in regards to police brutality in this sense, so please don't spout statistics or comments about social injustices. When talking about a sensible officer who is NOT out there trying to be a piece of garbage. Additionally, the number of racist cops is actually a small minority but you only ever hear about it because that's what the media wants to show you. I would agree with the premise that unions should not be protecting these pieces of trash. But one bad cop does not make them all bad. The media doesn't want to show you the good officers and the effect they have on their communities.

    1. Grizzly Adams
      Grizzly Adams
      14 dagen geleden

      I think you missed the point of my argument. Like I said, firing your weapon should be a last resort, if there is no peaceful way to detain a perp, or is an immediate threat to the officer or general public. But that is the primary argument liberals make when it comes to the lethality of guns/officers. "why don't they just aim for the leg, arm, etc." It's not that simple or easy to do under pressure.

    2. Zuma Zuma
      Zuma Zuma
      14 dagen geleden

      I don't understand why they shoot at all. Of course it's hard to hit a leg, but is it that hard to not grab your gun all the time?

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  76. Sylvia Haik
    Sylvia Haik
    18 dagen geleden

    Thank you John Oliver for reminding us Americans that we have been racists throughout history and Donald Trump is emphasising it.

  77. honora lovall
    honora lovall
    18 dagen geleden

    Seattle, WA: WA is the most difficult state in which to hold a police officer accountable for their brutality. It must be proved that the cop acted with malice. Guess how that works.

  78. Uvuvwevwevwe Onyetenyevwe Ugwemubwem Osas
    Uvuvwevwevwe Onyetenyevwe Ugwemubwem Osas
    18 dagen geleden

    I wouldn’t call the protest peaceful, I can’t think of a riot where police haven’t tried to calm people down

  79. honora lovall
    honora lovall
    18 dagen geleden

    The pepper spray has been banned by the United Nations since the first world war. I'm a 73 yr.old white woman and this and worse was done to me. Think what then happens to black people.

  80. Greg Rock
    Greg Rock
    18 dagen geleden

    Of course it's the fault of law enforcement for creating the impression among clueless, misinformed ignoramuses that they are "militarized" because they keep using "military equipment" and "military tactics" to disperse rioters. But what can I possibly expect from entities that can't tell the difference between a "peaceful protest" and a riot. Maybe if they don't wanna be perceived as "rioters," maybe they should stop coalescing into angry mob that destroy property, loot and burn businesses, and leave the city leadership to foot the tab for property damage and police overtime. See that? Works both ways...except my version makes sense.

  81. Greg Rock
    Greg Rock
    18 dagen geleden

    I don't know what troubles me more: that anyone would devote a lot of time and effort to put together a narrative based on pretenses that only a moron could take seriously, or that there may actually be enough morons in this country who take this bullshit seriously to justify making it in the first place. For fucks' sake: 45 seconds in, and already i feel like I'm being bukkaked with bullshit: *"...devolved into stand-offs with police using military style tactics: flash-bangs..."* ...something the military only ever uses in a small fraction of operations of a highly-specialized nature where minimizing casualties is a prevailing goal. Those of the sort that law enforcement entities tend to use them for. But let me be clear: I am both sickened and outraged-- yes, **OUTRAGED!!!**-- that police officers in America are not afraid to disperse mobs of rioters that are creating chaos, wrecking millions of dollars in private property, and assaulting people by deploying "military-style weapons" of the sort that briefly disorients people while making their ears ring. What savagery. [actually, I have no idea why anyone would be outraged by that...not unless they were just being contrarian douchebags. Oh, well...it won't be much longer before we stop hearing about stuff like this. That's because whether he, Rudy Giuliani, or Tucker Carlson thinks so or not, Tweedledee is on his way out of the White House, and the vacancy will be filled by Tweedledum. Then, we won't be hearing about all the egregious brutality by police visited upon timid, peaceful protestors who think the path to social justice is paved with arson and home electronics looted from Walmart. I mean, it'll continue happening, of course...we just won't hear much about it, since the incoming POTUS is a Democrat who used to be Barack Obama's sidekick] *"...teargas..."* I spent four years in the Marine Corps, and was deployed into direct combat during the Persian Gulf War. I think I speak for the lopsided majority of veterans when I say my experiences with teargas were limited almost entirely to a couple of times I was obliged to stand in a room full of that shit, or getting hit with it a couple times during field exercises, for NBC warfare training. Yeah, it fucking sucks; you gag, you cough, your eyes, lungs, and nostrils burn, and you end up with two-foot-long strands of snot dangling out of your nose. If you don't know better, and start rubbing your eyes or splashing water on the affected areas, it prolongs the misery. That lasts for about twenty minutes, less if you're not sweating and/or have a stiff breeze you can run into...and then you're okay. As with flashbangs, teargas has extremely limited military applications as an offensive weapon. on the rare occasions it **IS** used, it's in non-combat situations involving tactics and doctrine that the military develops by consulting with law enforcement agencies. Tear gas is **NOT** a military weapon used by police, it's a police weapon that's sometimes used by the military. To anyone who might be reading this and thinking about pulling a "gotcha" by quoting whatever treaty or convention governing chemical weapons that supposedly says teargas is a banned weapon: don't bother, because you're wrong. But still...TEARGAS!! OOOOOHHH!! how terrible. I suppose that American police departments should just go back to the goold old days of wading into crowds wailing away with batons, or just shoot into crowds of people that refuse to disperse and even become violent. Personally, I'm still stuck on reconciling how using a chemical agent that military service members get subjected to all the time becomes a crime against humanity when cops use it to break up a violent mob. *"...rubber bullets..."* Not a "military weapon," dickhead. *"...helicopters..."* *OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!* THEY'RE USING **HELICOPTERS?!?!** I assume that these copters-- being deployed in a manner that aligns with military warfighting doctrine-- were flying around, strafing crowds of protestors with machinegun fire, and maybe a few 2.75" rockets for good measure? Or were they just flying overhead, getting a birds-eye view of whatever situation was unfolding, and feeding intel to police officers on the ground? Because if that's the case, I don't know how I'm going to tell Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch that some of my local network news affiliates have been regularly using "military-style tactics" to assess the state of rush hour traffic on the interstate. *"...armored vehicles..."* Contrary to what a lot of really, really, **REALLY** stupid people think, there is nothing at all sinister about police departments possessing the means to transport teams of police officers from Point "A" to Point "B" without exposing them to gunfire or random objects hurled at the, by...*"peaceful"* protesters. P.S. Why don't you fuck right off, John Oliver. I swear, it absolutely grinds me that "Last Week Tonight" has been going the way of "The Daily Show," from a genuinely witty and sometimes insightful take on current events to little more than a purveyor of bed-wetting liberal rhetoric, dogma, virtue-signalling, and polemics. I keep thinking I ought to have gotten to a point where this kind of thing no longer bothers me, but it does.

    1. Greg Rock
      Greg Rock
      17 dagen geleden

      @Joe Taylor Wasn't talking to you.

    2. Joe Taylor
      Joe Taylor
      17 dagen geleden

      Didn’t ask

  82. Paul Mahoney
    Paul Mahoney
    19 dagen geleden

    I've always thought that if there was a realistic possibility that a situation could've been resolved without violence, and the actions of a police officer led to it ending with violence, then they are a failure.

  83. aara555720
    aara555720
    19 dagen geleden

    Riddle me this: would you want to live in a country where 46% still support trump and the GOP after everything they did after this? After BLM? After Covid? Say what you will, but the united states should not be one country anymore. There are too many racists and sympathizers who will never be a significant minority either in the house or the senate. We should balkanize instead of coming to "compromise" over things that should be a given like human rights. You say compromised bill? I hear "watered down by racists to appeal to voters outside urban areas" You cannot compromise on human rights and the right to survive! This shouldn't even be a debate at this point! Yet here we are...

  84. Sinox Triton
    Sinox Triton
    19 dagen geleden

    Jeez who you gonna call when your rights are infringed upon stop bashing the bravest among us.

    1. Zuma Zuma
      Zuma Zuma
      14 dagen geleden

      What you're describing is called racketeering: paying for protection by getting hurt.

    2. AA610
      AA610
      19 dagen geleden

      Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

  85. T D
    T D
    19 dagen geleden

    Colorado got rid of Qualified Immunity this year, might be one of the few good things to come out in 2020. RIP Elijah McClain, you'll never be forgotten here in Denver you'll always be loved.

  86. Michael Whitehead
    Michael Whitehead
    20 dagen geleden

    John talking about the Po Po! Hire me let me let’s go go! and I will help you make the show show!

  87. Unknown 3032
    Unknown 3032
    20 dagen geleden

    Holy shit Even Postal 2 cops are WAY more sane and reasonable than these pigs

  88. Ravi
    Ravi
    20 dagen geleden

    Wait a fucking minute. As an ex serviceman why don't we just make the police a federal position under the DoD? And then we could move junior law enforcement and leadership around which would make it harder for them to stage shit like this.

    1. Hayan Imadi
      Hayan Imadi
      19 dagen geleden

      States rights

  89. Sanyo Nazyin
    Sanyo Nazyin
    20 dagen geleden

    Burn it all down because my anger reigns

  90. Belial Frellon
    Belial Frellon
    20 dagen geleden

    Celebrities have tremendous influence. Every major movement can be linked to a celebrity cause and their trickle. Computers are a rage so you can bet about the Homebrew Club and Alan Turing having influenced since the 1980s. Hitler, Einstein, Darwin, all the biggest names, even still Charles V will have dissipation. Hell. There is still Newton and Roger Bacon around waning out. They say the Greek trickle ends empires. Aryabhata. Copernicus. Pythagoras. Thoth. Galileo. Archimedes. Da Vinci. Seth. Jesus. Alberti. Brunelleschi. Quintilian. Homer. Shakespeare. Goethe. Musashi. Liberi. Marx. Britten. Pericles. Jenney. Etc. Sorry. Metalsmiths enjoy the darkness. Presidents aren't allowed this kind of influence for a reason, yes.

  91. General Roman Barkov
    General Roman Barkov
    20 dagen geleden

    It you shoot a suspect in the lag there’s a big chance you can hit and artery and the suspect bleeds to death.

    1. Paul Mahoney
      Paul Mahoney
      19 dagen geleden

      And that's why it works so well. It's still catastrophically bad and a change that while making the situation marginally less bad does nothing to actually hit the root of the problem

  92. Iva Lindsay
    Iva Lindsay
    20 dagen geleden

    wish i could use the thumb's down button 1000 times

  93. CMDR Gromis
    CMDR Gromis
    20 dagen geleden

    I think your math is wrong 15,000/193,000,000. ok I see what you did, you went 15/193 =0.077720207253886(=0.008%) I'm just saying

  94. Mike Phillips
    Mike Phillips
    20 dagen geleden

    Yah damn amerikkka and all other nations involved with the global oppression of my family#12TribesScattered...times up, oops! Out of time. Kumba Yah my Lord. APTTMH Yah

  95. Michelle Wade
    Michelle Wade
    20 dagen geleden

    End policing.

  96. Sean Cone
    Sean Cone
    21 dag geleden

    Let's just say you were a white American who thought black people were lesser people, and felt that you wanted to have power over their neighborhoods. You know the type, the guy who thinks its a black teens fault he grew up with no dad (even tho dad was thrown in prison when his kid was 2 for dealing weed). Now you're trying to decide on a career.. What would be your logical career choice? If you were even worse, hard-core KKK... what is the most logical career choice for you? Defund the police. Take the money we spend on tanks and instead rebuild those communities we destroyed (on purpose btw)

  97. Yeah But Can I Sniff Ur Pants First
    Yeah But Can I Sniff Ur Pants First
    21 dag geleden

    a well funded police is necessary for the safety of everyone

    1. Tomi Antenna
      Tomi Antenna
      19 dagen geleden

      @Hayan Imadi Fucking *word*. Basically, we should spend our collective money on making our collective society better through collective funding of social projects. Isn't that what society is there for in the first place? If we have to spend more money on enforcing a mode of society that its citizens are not in favor of than the things they are, you get this shit. Love.

    2. Hayan Imadi
      Hayan Imadi
      19 dagen geleden

      Money should be spent more on community resources that help in crime reduction rather than inflincting harsh sentences and arresting more people.

    3. Tomi Antenna
      Tomi Antenna
      21 dag geleden

      I thought our well regulated militia was supposed to have that shit covered. They just sit around wanking their bazookas, fuck that, take their guns away and give them to people who know what they're doing- The Police. Those guys are legit.

  98. Diane Greene
    Diane Greene
    21 dag geleden

    Menthols??

  99. eto
    eto
    21 dag geleden

    It s sad because yes you focus people attention on the real problems of the society we live in, but by doing it this way you kinda make them used to it, we see the video, we are disgusted by what we see but 5 minutes later we completely forgot about it because of the humouristic tone of the speech, it s catchy, yes, but this way it feels less important : you talking about completely crazy police officers thinking they are at war with a smile on your face while the viewer laughs :/

    1. Hayan Imadi
      Hayan Imadi
      19 dagen geleden

      @Tomi Antenna awww haha I appreciate the sentiment, add me on social media if you'd like, my links are in my channel info 😊

    2. Tomi Antenna
      Tomi Antenna
      19 dagen geleden

      @Hayan Imadi Well if you ain't the most sensible and reasonable person I've come across today! Agree with every sentiment of yours so far.

    3. Hayan Imadi
      Hayan Imadi
      19 dagen geleden

      Ya I hate the form sometimes as well. It's because suburban wine mom's can't handle a 20 mins rant without some comic relief. The guilt just becomes too much. If it keeps them listening I'm about it tbh

    4. Tomi Antenna
      Tomi Antenna
      20 dagen geleden

      Yeah, the SMART thing to do here is not talk about the systemic issues plaguing our society at all. Or let main stream media talk about- OH SHIT, THEY DON'T. I guess we're stuck with comedians telling us what is blatantly true.

  100. you're a shitty person
    you're a shitty person
    22 dagen geleden

    This is prolly the first episode of this show that i didnt crack a laugh or smile. Not because its not hilarious. Its just that im constantly fucking pissed off from what the cops can fucking get away with doing to people of color. ACAB, indeed.