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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LikeBomBa 18 ժամ առաջ
peaceful protests? 😂😂😂😂 where?
Pete VanDemark
Pete VanDemark Օր առաջ
Cops: We’ve got cans filled with stuff to spray! Let’s spray it at someone! Asinine!
Satorical Օր առաջ
None of these problems have been fixed. If anyone at the levers of power can change that, now is the time. Preferably before our next long hot summer.
Star Օր առաջ
Im so glad we chose the guy who made the bill that was to extreme for REAGAN on this issue over bernie.
Logan Mortimer
Logan Mortimer 2 օր առաջ
"Tucker Carlson cares for people outside his gated community for the first time because he himself fears for his own safety which won't change"
Robert Logan
Robert Logan 3 օր առաջ
If your gonna have a show devoted to such topics and spew statistics at us to get us enraged, at least get them right. More white people get killed by police annually than any other race by a unbelievable margin, but we dont hear shit about that. That being said, the police are out of control. They constantly practice with their firearms and love getting in their military gear so they can act like a real soldier as they raid local homes for dime bags like a bunch of assholes. My local police are called SWAT like they are some kinda badass force. Really if your gonna kick in doors to family residences at 3am on a Tuesday night, I would argue all you need is mace and a taser 99.9% of the time. Non leathel weapons if any at all would do fine. Plus let's stop kicking in doors for some bags.
LoganSweningson 3 օր առաջ
That shit-eating grin Donald Trump makes at 20:25 would make the Grinch envious.
Zachary Walker
Zachary Walker 3 օր առաջ
More Police=More Prisons=More Prisoners
King Charles XII Of sweden
King Charles XII Of sweden 4 օր առաջ
Just throwing stone at police during a protest count as violent riot??? I am just questioning
BeezWhizz 4 օր առաջ
That woman at the end is incredible. So well said.
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
Incredibly angry. Incredible in no other way since that way of directing such anger can not possibly help her in the long run.
Jack Warren
Jack Warren 5 օր առաջ
That woman at the end...omg...she should be in office
Ke3p3r 5 օր առաջ
We are in the same shit in France. Police unions are way too much powerful and can make bow the gouvernment for everything (even making illegal things). Remember: In 1 year of yellow vest movement, here is the summary (lowest recorded numbers from 11/17/2018 to 11/15/2019) : 11 deaths 4 439 wounded (admitted in hospitals) 12 107 demonstrators arrested (in 5 months, official records not published since april 2019) 13 905 shots of LBD 40 from november 2018 to march 2019 (robust rubber bullet throw at 220 joules at 25 meters range, it's more powerful than a .22 bullet and almost 2 times more powerful than an english longbow) There are no official records of Tear gas grenades since the number used raised above 100 000 and could raise huge issues about public sanitary safety. And not a single cop pursued for this
MCPunk55 5 օր առաջ
There's really nothing to be confused about BLM. "Black Power! Kill the White man!" You can search for these quotes, if you wish. BLM is tied to them as closely as Trump to fraud.
MCPunk55 5 օր առաջ
Hm... nope. That tree's about as racist as grass.
MCPunk55 5 օր առաջ
Hm... I was never really "horrified" by the "murder" of George Floyd. I tend not to sympathize with violent troglodytes.
MCPunk55 4 օր առաջ
@Sara3346 Empathy is a trait I value immensely. Do violent criminals deserve it? Nope.
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
@MCPunk55 if you're wondering why I am making such hedging statements, is because I don't think I can actually know very much about you from a single comment. For some reason do not seem to have given me this benefit of doubt oh, I'm very curious why that is if you're willing to proffer it? Do you think you would lose something or be negatively affected in some way by doing so?
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
@MCPunk55 No you could help me. You are simply choosing not to. I suspect because you lack much empathy since you don't seem to value that as a human trait for some reason. I'm not sure how civilization could have even gotten to the scale and productivity it's at now if everyone seemed to display as little as you are at the moment.
MCPunk55 4 օր առաջ
@Sara3346 Actually, what makes a human is indeed behavior. Humans are the most intellectually evolved and emotionally complex species. Since you display neither, I can't help you.
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
@MCPunk55 What makes a human is not behavior. Abraham Linclon, Joseph Stalin, Snoop Dog, John Oliver, you and I are just as human as each other. This is not meant endorse or imply any of these figures merely that we should start with them being at the same Baseline. From there judging them based on how much their actions harmed or helped anyone would probably be a good start. What makes a criminal is not inherently malice either. Simply the breaking of any law anywhere at any time could make someone a criminal, possibly someone could criminalize us having this conversation. Would you then desire that no one sympathize with your actions? Would you then feel someone was justified in viewing you as not worth consideration as a person?
Lani Kiss
Lani Kiss 6 օր առաջ
If you are in a situation and the thought, “ugh, I don’t wanna do the paperwork” even has the time to run through your head, chances are you didnt need the gun in the first place. The only time you should be drawing a gun is in a life and death situation where your life or the life of an innocent civilian is in danger. In *that* situation, you should be fearing for your life and/or the lives of others and there wont be a thought of paperwork at all, just the need to do your job and save lives. If you are not in *that* situation, why is your gun being drawn? You are not in a profession that can afford careless and reckless behavior. Some jobs can’t afford mistakes. If the baker spells “Bryan” as “Brian” on a cake, it doesnt make a difference. When peoples lives are dependent on you, when you hold lives in your hands, you cannot make these rash decisions. Mistakes happen. We’re all human. But willingly shooting someone at a peaceful protest is not a mistake. If they havent put their hands on you or threatened you, you shouldn’t be shooting. Its a shame when my little brothers have a better understanding of this concept than armed police.
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jessi han 6 օր առաջ
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CalliopeLyric 6 օր առաջ
Thank goodness for John Oliver.
Ab Fell
Ab Fell 6 օր առաջ
That lady at the end is just spot on!!!
smokinone951 6 օր առաջ
thats such bullshit! so because they dont own something its ok to burn it? fuck that, thats the stupidest thing i've ever heard
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
It certainly seems like less of an issue than people being killed, are you bringing it up to dismiss that? I am hoping not.
Seiyuōkami Himura
Seiyuōkami Himura 6 օր առաջ
This is why people hate cops.
Trading Classes
Trading Classes 6 օր առաջ
This is a bit terrifying.
Huglll's Hahlolalil
Huglll's Hahlolalil 6 օր առաջ
I can only add, at the end, directly respectfully after the citizen/human/woman Mr. Oliver surrendered his audience to that, this woman looks familiar to me almost like one of my friends lost to time that's passed on by and I swear she would likely invite you into her home, prepare and share a delicious meal with you, help you with directions if your lost, cause you to smile with witty humor meanwhile she would remind her children to be respectful towards you too and yes it may shock you but given enough time she may even fall in love with you, becoming the embodiment of attributes you've been searching for in a woman/wife...even if you were white!!! Can we all please recognize our similarities because they outnumber the differences? Sincerely, Mr. One Who Knows
Daniel Kimani
Daniel Kimani 6 օր առաջ
The anger John Oliver feels is oozing from his tone to his shaking hands. Imagine the anger of those who actually still live this reality.
cHriiSzbEe 7 օր առաջ
and where were they on January 6th?
Alex Ortiz
Alex Ortiz 7 օր առաջ
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Xamis Limelight
Xamis Limelight 7 օր առաջ
I completely hate that cops kill people, then the cops investigate the cops. Makes a lot of sense, right? No fucking wonder they never get punished. It's almost like, the entire department IS in fact to blame, as they always find a fucking way to get away with murder. "Officer not charged in the case of (insert name) death." Sounds familiar don't it?
king of games and anime
king of games and anime 8 օր առաջ
$15,000 a year to the city’s transgender coordinator. Now, I don’t know exactly what that office is meant to do, but I’m certain it can’t fucking do it with less than a minimum wage worker’s annual salary.
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Laura Brown 8 օր առաջ
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Dirk Digglah
Dirk Digglah 10 օր առաջ
The phrase and slang “Fuck 12” or “Fuck Twelve” was popularized in Atlanta, Georgia as an anti-police slogan. 12 is a slang term for police or any law enforcement officials. It came from the police radio code “10-12” and the 1968 TV show Adam-12, which followed two police officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) patrolling the Los Angeles streets in their patrol car, 1-Adam-12.
Dirk Digglah
Dirk Digglah 10 օր առաջ
The phrase and slang “Fuck 12” or “Fuck Twelve” was popularized in Atlanta, Georgia as an anti-police slogan. 12 is a slang term for police or any law enforcement officials. It came from the police radio code “10-12” and the 1968 TV show Adam-12, which followed two police officers Pete Malloy and Jim Reed, from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) patrolling the Los Angeles streets in their patrol car, 1-Adam-12.
La Lechuga
La Lechuga 10 օր առաջ
Bruh why'd they age restrict this.
Todd Bill
Todd Bill 10 օր առաջ
thank god he is not our president anymore
dmad099 12 օր առաջ
So liberals are union busters now
Cioda 4 օր առաջ
@Sara3346 You're kidding right? The police union is basically working to cover up bad behavior by cops, and let them get away with horrible things. And its the only one of its kind to do that. 99% of all other unions just try and get people to be payed a decent wage and get them the best health coverage they can with our janked up system. Holding people accountable, and stopping unions from covering up crimes does not mean you are a union buster. It means you are a rational person who think people shouldnt be above the law. The fact that i need to explain the differences to you makes it pretty clear you have no clue how the police unions work. Even though it was explained in the video
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
@Cioda I'm not even right leaning but I'm not sure if he's trolling.
Cioda 5 օր առաջ
Nice trolling
RefugeeKLicious 13 օր առաջ
Police unions are one of the few jobs that shouldn’t have a union. They should by evaluated by a committee by regular citizens.
YoCerti 14 օր առաջ
אריאל גולני
אריאל גולני 16 օր առաջ
Chris Guerra
Chris Guerra 17 օր առաջ
We got 32k racists, and counting
SILENCE 8 օր առաջ
not everyone with a different opinion is a racist
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
lol, the true racists are those that make race about everything (BLM). I would never classify someone based off of ex. eye color, because eye color is not a justifiable basis for classification. If skin color really doesn't matter, then why classify people based off of skin color and say 'black this', 'black that'. If someone does that and acts differently based off of that classification, that's the definition of racism... Guess what? We're all PEOPLE
Haris Radoncic
Haris Radoncic 17 օր առաջ
All of this is beautifully said. John Oliver is basically the only tv host that actually good at presenting news like this, jimmy and jimmy just ain't funny or serious enough to be entertained or informed by.
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
I don't understand how people like you can support a video where there is literally a woman at the end saying it's justifiable to burn down Targets or other stores, which has nothing to do with them and could be owned by black business owners. doesn't make any fucking sense
Conor Malone
Conor Malone 17 օր առաջ
Kill the piggy police.
nick ox
nick ox 18 օր առաջ
did anybody else nothice the sign in the lt. office that says make way for the bad guy, seems kindve weird to have that poster in a police officers office. or is it just me?
FreshPotatoes 18 օր առաջ
I'm white.....race plays a big factor. I have seen it myself. If the people kill for any reason we get time or death. Police kill for any reason and most get a pass. How could you kill teens....babies and say I was worries for my own safety. Lets put it on the table. Last thing. Why when a cop is on "the take" they can be thrown in jail and be stripped away from law ever again but when it comes to killing someone with all the proof in the world against them. They hardly ever get time. Stealing money is more important to put in check then wrongful death! Come on! We need laws in place that check the police services just like branch's of government check themselves. The power of police when you think about is too much for then to have on thier own.
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
yes police brutality is a problem, but race is NOT a factor. The media is blowing it up only showing you white police officers killing black civilians when there's equally brutal cases with white police officers killing white civilians. And you're falling into it. The statistics show that per encounter white people are more likely to be killed by the police than black people...
Acelya Bal
Acelya Bal 19 օր առաջ
I feel so sorry for all the people of color in America, this is beyond messed up!
isimi taiwo
isimi taiwo 19 օր առաջ
That last part actually made me cry
isimi taiwo
isimi taiwo 9 օր առաջ
@Honsol0 the moment you said white people are more likely to be killed by the police than black people is when I knew I shouldn't take you seriously..did you watch the video? There are stats to prove you wrong in these matters..I will not provide it, you should go search for it and educate yourself all your conservative talking point is falling on deaf ears.
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
@isimi taiwo I don't think you understand how scary this video is to any outsider. It is literally a two minute long video at the end where she just justifies how it's so good of her to burn down innocent business and topple down the system. And everyone is patting her on the back, 16million people watched this video most of which support it. Absolutely terrifying. Sure, BLM can stand for more, but when you have a 2 minute long video at the end like that supporting all this anger, it's obvious that BLM supporters do support committing crimes like burning down buildings. Even taking into account history, it's not justifiable. We are individuals, not representatives of our groups. So even if someone's father or ancestry is racist (ex.slaveowner) it does not mean it's justifiable to burn down that guy's property, and also doing that is stereotyping the person (ex. he could be a REALLY GOOD CHARITABLE GUY)
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
@isimi taiwo White people are more likely to be killed by the police PER ENCOUNTER than black people... Bruh. I'll repeat that again. SHE WANTS TO BURN BUILDINGS DOWN dude. Just take that in. Just forget about race for a second. If anyone came to you and said lets burn down the city and topple the system, wouldn't you think that's EXTREME (hence the word extremist). And again, that Target can be owned by black owners dafuq. How does this help anybody?????
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
that's scary dude. She is literally saying it's justifiable to burn down Targets or other stores, which has nothing to do with the movement and could be owned by black business owners. doesn't make any fucking sense. and people wonder why BLM is labelled as an extremist group And whats more fucked up is her idea that black people being targeted in the streets is flat out wrong so she supports burning down things for nothing. White people are more likely to be killed by the police PER ENCOUNTER than black people...
isimi taiwo
isimi taiwo 9 օր առաջ
@Honsol0 lol BLM an extremist group? Dude chill, don't bring some right wing paranoia here, she and like everyother person did it with their own conviction and it is not the objective of BLM and you tend to leave out the fact that a marginal group has been oppressed for decades are just tried over the fact of oppression and lack of acknowledgment..
James Crosby
James Crosby 19 օր առաջ
What John is not mentioning here is that we also have the most violent criminals here in the US then anywhere in the world. While I am not for arresting or tear gassing innocent people, I also understand that all cops are not bad. They have a very tough job and have to make possibly life altering decisions in the blink of an eye. They see some of the worst the human race had to offer including dead kids, and most of them probably suffer from some form of PTSD. The way we have vilified cops in this nation instead of helping them be better we should all be ashamed in my opinion. If I were them I would just fucking quit. Minneapolis tried defunding the police and now they’re begging their elected officials to approve $6.4 million dollars to hire more police because they are being victimized by the same people the police are hired to protect them from. Let that sink in for a minute. While policing is in no way perfect in this country, they are still heroes who should be held in the highest regard in our society. Unless they do something stupid, like kneeling on someone’s neck while they suffocate. Then fuck them
J ML 19 օր առաջ
I used to be a criminal justice student and attending the police academy in Indiana and that is exactly what my professor told me when I asked him. “ what if the person have a knife, he still more than 10ft away and no one is in danger, can I taste him to secure the weapon and not kill the person” My professor: “ NO, you need to shoot and aim for his chest or head. The threat news to be immobilized”. That was my last semester as a criminal justice study and dropped from the police academy. Why kill someone if there is no one in danger? When that person might need some mental health. The system sucks.
J ML 8 օր առաջ
@Honsol0 Agree I never mentioned any race, I just don't agree on killing a man if another methods are available to keep everyone else safe. :D
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
has nothing to do with race and everything to do with police training
L Baker
L Baker 19 օր առաջ
Gotta love genuinely angry John Oliver he is so much funnier and more informative . Seems like he genuinely cares
mike jopier
mike jopier 20 օր առաջ
Remember black support is just one fist in the arm, like you just dont care , and wave it !Get crazy fam, just don't get shot by the cops why doing black praise for justice! you feel me gang!
Will Hoffman
Will Hoffman 20 օր առաջ
Nothing happened again. Why does this keep happening? How can we get out of the cycle of outrage, then acceptance?
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
and what exactly do you want as change? Cause some cities did lessen police, only to find themselves in need of more XD. I wonder why...
jackson gilpin
jackson gilpin 22 օր առաջ
Tucker carlson basically said private police forces are good if you can pay for it. But not everyone can afford it so policing needs to be a public service. That literally describes the issue with healthcare
Trevor Brian Hassell
Trevor Brian Hassell 23 օր առաջ
but on the 6th of jan 2021 ....they just couldn't
allonsy.alonso 24 օր առաջ
i have an extremely emotional response to that ending clip no matter how many times i see it because she's right, we broke the fucking contract and it horrifies me just how many white people stand behind the blm movement yet do not explicitly acknowledge that, many fully believe blacks are treated unfairly yet fail to acknowledge their place in it
Poke Emblem
Poke Emblem 24 օր առաջ
Still one of the most discussions of the topic. John has a known liberal bias, but he breaks down what exactly is wrong with the US police system much better than anyone else.
COSA NOSTRA 24 օր առաջ
"Thomas lane bodycam video of George Floyd death" of youtube channel FOX 9 Minneapolis-st. paul #evidence #fuck news btw before u call me racist watch the video What do i mean? Just watch
EuroLuxE60 YT
EuroLuxE60 YT 24 օր առաջ
All Super
All Super 24 օր առաջ
peaceful protestors are met with violence. But when white nationalist attack the capital shooting about killing the vice president the police take selfie’s.
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
yeah and that's why they killed someone. And it's not peaceful protests. I think it was more than 30 police officers who died in the BLM riots. Many buildings/property destroyed. The riots spanned months all over the country. And you're comparing that to a one-day event in one city made by much less people over a much smaller time span. LMAO!
Etta C
Etta C 24 օր առաջ
Ghrey 25 օր առաջ
Moved to tears.
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
yes burn down the city!!! YESSS! So much passion
Maggie O'Brien
Maggie O'Brien 25 օր առաջ
Glad to hear him say that Democrats were definitely involved in this. Neither party is innocent.
Plumikii Ryu
Plumikii Ryu 26 օր առաջ
Please Do A Piece on Michael Jackson Hi, I’m writing to you because Last Week Tonight as opposed to other such shows actually cares about issues rather than chasing the headlines. It has been 11 years since Michael Jackson passed away yet to this day what the common consensus is that he is a taboo subject for many. I recall you guys once did a piece on Public Shaming. Michael Jackson was a genius, an abused child. He was strange. He was one of the few major stars from the 80s who came out of the 80s without a heroine addiction. He in his own way did many, Many strange things, but so do most other superstars. And more than others he actually cared. About children, about the earth. About the issues we are discussing to this day. While Icons like Freddy Mercury, Elvis Pressley, Prince, Beetles and many more are known for their good works, Michael is known for the something which he has repeatedly been acquitted for. It’s the truth that anyone looking for will find instantly but due to the “where there is smoke there is a fire” narrative, even 11 years after his death, the new media treats him like a criminal. All his trial pages are open for the public to read. He WAS weird. Making a ranch called neverland, hanging out with children. Trusting people he shouldn’t. But I urge you please cover him, hear beyond the noise like you guys often do. The most successful African American Artist of all time was a humble man child, who respected women, loved children and cared about our environment. He was not a heroine junkie, a private man who did not share his disease even all the way back in 1993 even though he was accused of wanting to become a “White Man”. He was eccentric. Hanging out with animals and caring about them. theobjectivestandard.com/2020/02/justice-for-michael-jackson/ This article covers multiple sources, some of which I had read previously. Michael Jackson was a multi talented millionaire pop star, who was not an alcoholic, was a caring father, a filial son, Treated women with respect, cared about the planet and it’s beings. The press that constantly kept DASHING him, had found a way to subvert their guilt. All those years of calling him a “Jacko”, “monkey” and many more hurtful things was justified if he was a paedophile. They NEEDED him to be guilty. Such a man cannot exist in Hollywood. Such public shaming had allowed and to this day allows Michael to be a victim to all this slander. Please do a piece, if not one that exonerates him then one that once and for all cements the fact the Michael Jackson, the greatest pop star, the first African American Idol was a paedophile. Not through unknown sources or flimsy headlines but through concrete proof. A news echoing in a closed chamber will not reach anyone, most fans who what to know the truth know it, other people will read the headlines but not the explanations. It’s about time the general public knows. Please do a piece on Michael, the blatant mistreatment by the media, The systematic racism he faced during his trials. Please don’t let the first African American Singer be remembered for the things he did not do, He was weird, weird enough to annoy Freddy Mercury with Bubbles feedbacks, weird enough to let kids crack raw eggs over Michael Jackson, Weird enough to play water balloons with children. But he was not a paedophile and the world needs to acknowledge that. He was in no way a “Perfect Human” but he tried his best to live right and we should not punish him for doing that. On this year please exonerate this Black man, the Justice System has done it two decades ago, it’s about time everyone else does. Please do a piece on Michael Jackson. #spreadtheawareness #justiceformichael #hedeservedbetter
John Kistler
John Kistler 29 օր առաջ
This is exactly why I want to become a cop. Every single time I see this kind of brutality and injustice on the news, more than anything I want to go there and just help in any way I can. I truly believe that I was put on this earth to become a cop and become the change. I don't care how little the change is. Even if I can only move the needle a millimeter then that's better than just letting it sit there. This has to end. There is no debate. There is no arguing. All police departments MUST change.
jayesh iyer
jayesh iyer 29 օր առաջ
There was an episode in The Wire, where as the teacher taught the kids from the poor neighborhoods math and skills which were useful to them, they began to move away from crime and became more and more entrepreneurial. Same episode also had one cop, accept that people who wanted drugs will find a way to take them so better to control the flow and have them outside the normal neighborhoods reducing crime and the requirement of a heavily armed police force. I understand it's a TV show but the concepts can be applied to real life too
wreckage 3001
wreckage 3001 Ամիս առաջ
The word force in law enforcement says it all.
falconeaterf15 Ամիս առաջ
Fun Fact.....One slice of pizza can feed a family of four rats for up to two weeks !
vk Ամիս առաջ
i love the way cops handle the riots keep it up!
weirdology Ամիս առաջ
another year of police brutality. another year of no fucking justice, no accountability.
weirdology 9 օր առաջ
@Honsol0 You wanna also tell me why you want to plug your ears and act like racism doesn't exist when the vast majority of black americans say otherwise? Are they just lying for clout? Seriously, you are being cringe.
weirdology 9 օր առաջ
@Honsol0 I didn't say anything about race. Give me a sauce btw for your claim. Heres mine. news.northeastern.edu/2020/07/16/the-research-is-clear-white-people-are-not-more-likely-than-black-people-to-be-killed-by-police/
Honsol0 9 օր առաջ
White people are more likely to be killed by the police PER ENCOUNTER than black people. I agree that police brutality can be improved, although that has also been heavily overblown by the media. But the idea that black people are being targeted and 'hunted down in the streets' is ridiculous. Maybe things aern't changing because people aern't seeing things right and would rather stick with the flawed racist narrative
MrSinthan Ամիս առաջ
I feel like we're reached a point at which when meeting people who doesn't understand this, we don't have to teach them anymore. We obviously can't. They seem to be immune to knowledge. We just have to physically move them, if they stand in the way of change.
butchdeadlift10 Ամիս առաջ
After January 6th 2021 this is extra. "You thought the liberals were over reacting? NOPE! They were being generous to police preferential treatment and selective punishment"
Kush Bobby
Kush Bobby Ամիս առաջ
One guy gets killed and we all flip our shit
Secondchances123 24 օր առաջ
You're missing that what happened to George Floyd is a symptom of multiple cancers in this country. The main one being systemic racism
David Smookler
David Smookler Ամիս առաջ
32 thousand thumbs down for this episode. That's kind of disturbing, though I suppose not unexpected. Isabel Wilkerson's Caste has a lot to say about the investment white people have in maintaining the status quo.
PhilMeth Ամիս առաջ
Excuse me, but why do I have to verify my age before I can watch this? Is reality too hot to handle? Jeez...
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
@PhilMeth I've been counted them plenty by following around second thought the channel, AM-posts seems to get really antsy whenever real-life violence is being talked about regardless of the context around it.
PhilMeth 4 օր առաջ
@Sara3346 Sure, the Video itself is great... if that is the right word considering the topic. I just rarely encounter these age verification thingies on AM-posts.
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
Please don't dislike the video for this, AM-posts usually forces that sort of thing.
Pam Loper
Pam Loper Ամիս առաջ
So clearly stated. Thank you and your writers and investigative committee!
Luke K
Luke K Ամիս առաջ
Police are public servants. If you don't want to do your job you're free to leave or the city should remove you.
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
Exactly, if the police don't want to do their job they should leave!
Et Th
Et Th Ամիս առաջ
Antuan Mack
Antuan Mack Ամիս առաջ
I understand the woman at the end of this video but I don't agree with her view point on the courses of reactions to the issues & concerns of racism issues🤔🤔🤔 What I mean is you don't react to racism w/ either violence committing crimes or force Wrong doesn't cancel out Wrong 🤔🤔🤔 What should be done when you face any form of racism is to react to it in a peaceful manner & loving way ( Unless the person of the racism is trying to physically hurt or harm you with themselves ( I fully understand support & accept the use of force in a person reaction to racism of this type) because of their racist view points and ways ( A person is allowed to both protect & defend themselves 🤔🤔) U should let your voice be heard by peaceful protests & holding Government Representatives ( Local State & Federal ) ACCOUNTABLE by voting🤔🤔🤔 Only PEACE LOVE PATIENCE ENDURANCE & CONSISTENCY BOTH W/ These things & in these things can OVERCOME & DEFEAT RACISM 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤗🤗 GOD'S LOVE BE BOTH WITH & UPON ALL TODAY & ONWARDS 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
Antuan Mack
Antuan Mack Ամիս առաջ
Not all police officers are racist or have bad intentions in their ❤️ or upon their mind 🤔🤔🤔 But to the police officers that have these bad intentions within themselves & are racist Need to be accountable 4 whatever wrongs they commit & they need to be relieved of their duties & removed from the Police Department 🤔🤔🤔 Now with this being said if anyone or any race is committing crimes or being aggressive against the police Need to be held accountable 4 their actions ( Now with this being said the police should try to react to the situation & the person in a peaceful & responsible manner 1st & if during this the person becomes aggressive towards them ( Violent towards them by taking out a gun or weapon & try to harm the officer with it Then the officer should be able to both protect & defend themselves 1st w/o a weapon then if the person overwhelms the officer w/ either themselves or the weapon than force🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔) To all be Blessed & found w/ God's LOVE View Points Tolerance Acceptance Forgiveness Grace Peace & Mercy be found within & upon Everyone & Every Race🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
Christopher Kelsey
Christopher Kelsey Ամիս առաջ
That woman at the end was powerful wow. Thank you John Oliver you are saying and showing things that our communities desperately need to be informed of.
Toxictiy at it's best
Toxictiy at it's best Ամիս առաջ
The fact that this video is still relevant months later is shocking
Fiachu Does Stuff
Fiachu Does Stuff Ամիս առաջ
are you serious about the age-restricted this is an important issue, youtube and I can't be educated by John Oliver
brotherbells Ամիս առաջ
I'm picturing the 1:39 guy rehearsing and screaming at himself in the mirror the whole hour leading up to that zoom call
Wet P L A N T
Wet P L A N T Ամիս առաջ
I bet if the us weren't lazy in the 1800s and had black and white people working side by side, racism wouldn't either exist or be mild
Disa Pointmont
Disa Pointmont Ամիս առաջ
...slavery. I mean, if we ended slavery before the founding of the US, yeah, racism wouldn't be high...
I’m a Llama
I’m a Llama Ամիս առաջ
Hol’ up a minute! I had no idea that when people said ‘dissolve the police’ they meant that and then reapply. I thought it just meant no police
Awl Keys
Awl Keys Ամիս առաջ
NeedlesslyPedantic Ամիս առաջ
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.
NeedlesslyPedantic 24 օր առաջ
@Gabe KFine, if MLK would be condoning arson then I would disagree with him as well.
NeedlesslyPedantic Ամիս առաջ
@Rocky Croods Me- Hey we shouldn't condone arson and looting. You- Ya well, what about when the cops do it? Dude, it's wrong when they do it too. Stop deflecting. That's irrelevant to my point. If it's wrong to commit arson, then it's wrong. So why are we trying to condone it when BLM does it?
Rocky Croods
Rocky Croods Ամիս առաջ
@NeedlesslyPedantic when it came to police paying for settlement in damage they did in New York in 2018 it cam up to 238 million dollars. The riots in New York coster about 600.000 dollars. Where is the outrage for that?
NeedlesslyPedantic Ամիս առաջ
@Rocky Croods I have to firmly disagree with you there. The woman at the end says “as far as I’m concerned they can burn this bitch to the ground, and it wouldn’t be enough” a statement that John is tacitly agreeing with. If that statement doesn’t condone looting, and arson what would? Come on now.
Rocky Croods
Rocky Croods Ամիս առաջ
@NeedlesslyPedantic no one justified them. It's just the fact that the rioters where overwhelmingly a political due to being poor
malof Ամիս առաջ
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.
Techno Logic
Techno Logic Ամիս առաջ
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.
Derek Wang
Derek Wang Ամիս առաջ
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.
The Viewer
The Viewer Ամիս առաջ
He has openly admitted to having bias within his show. He ain't pretending to be anything.
Don'tSpikeMyDrink Ամիս առաջ
@Derek Wang he doesn't
Derek Wang
Derek Wang Ամիս առաջ
@Don'tSpikeMyDrink 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?
Don'tSpikeMyDrink Ամիս առաջ
Why would he need to be unbiased. :) who says he is a liberal, he never claimed to be one
Argyle Dinosaur
Argyle Dinosaur Ամիս առաջ
Argyle Dinosaur
Argyle Dinosaur Ամիս առաջ
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.
Nipun Nair
Nipun Nair Ամիս առաջ
33:17 You know its messed up when John Oliver doesn't follow up with a joke
shindean Ամիս առաջ
People need to watch this episode again after the Insurrection of January 6th, accountability is coming back, keep those receipts.
pat myers
pat myers Ամիս առաջ
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
Natsu Ամիս առաջ
How did only 1 person get shot at the Capitol? Oh right, they weren't black.
L S Ամիս առաջ
kukyo null
kukyo null Ամիս առաջ
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.
ADRgman Ամիս առաջ
I feel like the best police precinct is Brooklyn’s 99th precinct. I know it’s a fictional one
Thepanpiper Ամիս առաջ
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.
Liam Yung
Liam Yung Ամիս առաջ
Can someone tell me why that tree was racist? I have no idea.
Joseph Hillery
Joseph Hillery Ամիս առաջ
John Oliver for President 🙏
Dan Ամիս առաջ
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
Dan Ամիս առաջ
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.
Jeremy Parsons
Jeremy Parsons Ամիս առաջ
That olive garden joke didn't age well. 😂😂😂
Sara3346 4 օր առաջ
It was a joke?
Miguel Angel
Miguel Angel Ամիս առաջ
Yet, what happened in Washington, D.C.? Nothing at all! Why, because they are “white nationalist!” Wtf
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