Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

7 giu 2020
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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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  • Cops: We’ve got cans filled with stuff to spray! Let’s spray it at someone! Asinine!

    Pete VanDemarkPete VanDemark4 ore fa
  • 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.

    SatoricalSatorical11 ore fa
  • Im so glad we chose the guy who made the bill that was to extreme for REAGAN on this issue over bernie.

    StarStar13 ore fa
  • "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"

    Logan MortimerLogan MortimerGiorno fa
  • 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.

    Robert LoganRobert Logan2 giorni fa
  • That shit-eating grin Donald Trump makes at 20:25 would make the Grinch envious.

    LoganSweningsonLoganSweningson2 giorni fa
  • More Police=More Prisons=More Prisoners

    Zachary WalkerZachary Walker2 giorni fa
  • Just throwing stone at police during a protest count as violent riot??? I am just questioning

    King Charles XII Of swedenKing Charles XII Of sweden2 giorni fa
  • That woman at the end is incredible. So well said.

    BeezWhizzBeezWhizz3 giorni fa
    • Incredibly angry. Incredible in no other way since that way of directing such anger can not possibly help her in the long run.

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
  • That woman at the end...omg...she should be in office

    Jack WarrenJack Warren4 giorni fa
  • 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

    Ke3p3rKe3p3r4 giorni fa
  • 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.

    MCPunk55MCPunk554 giorni fa
  • Hm... nope. That tree's about as racist as grass.

    MCPunk55MCPunk554 giorni fa
  • Hm... I was never really "horrified" by the "murder" of George Floyd. I tend not to sympathize with violent troglodytes.

    MCPunk55MCPunk554 giorni fa
    • @Sara3346 Empathy is a trait I value immensely. Do violent criminals deserve it? Nope.

      MCPunk55MCPunk553 giorni fa
    • @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?

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
    • @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.

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
    • @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.

      MCPunk55MCPunk553 giorni fa
    • @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?

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Lani KissLani Kiss5 giorni fa
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  • Thank goodness for John Oliver.

    CalliopeLyricCalliopeLyric5 giorni fa
  • That lady at the end is just spot on!!!

    Ab FellAb Fell5 giorni fa
  • thats such bullshit! so because they dont own something its ok to burn it? fuck that, thats the stupidest thing i've ever heard

    smokinone951smokinone9515 giorni fa
    • It certainly seems like less of an issue than people being killed, are you bringing it up to dismiss that? I am hoping not.

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
  • This is why people hate cops.

    Seiyuōkami HimuraSeiyuōkami Himura5 giorni fa
  • This is a bit terrifying.

    Trading ClassesTrading Classes5 giorni fa
  • 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

    Huglll's HahlolalilHuglll's Hahlolalil5 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Daniel KimaniDaniel Kimani5 giorni fa
  • and where were they on January 6th?

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    Alex OrtizAlex Ortiz6 giorni fa
  • 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?

    Xamis LimelightXamis Limelight6 giorni fa
  • $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.

    king of games and animeking of games and anime7 giorni fa
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    Laura BrownLaura Brown7 giorni fa
  • 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 DigglahDirk Digglah9 giorni fa
  • 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 DigglahDirk Digglah9 giorni fa
  • Bruh why'd they age restrict this.

    La LechugaLa Lechuga9 giorni fa
  • thank god he is not our president anymore

    Todd BillTodd Bill9 giorni fa
  • So liberals are union busters now

    dmad099dmad09911 giorni fa
    • @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

      CiodaCioda3 giorni fa
    • @Cioda I'm not even right leaning but I'm not sure if he's trolling.

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
    • Nice trolling

      CiodaCioda4 giorni fa
  • Police unions are one of the few jobs that shouldn’t have a union. They should by evaluated by a committee by regular citizens.

    RefugeeKLiciousRefugeeKLicious12 giorni fa

    YoCertiYoCerti13 giorni fa

    אריאל גולניאריאל גולני15 giorni fa
  • We got 32k racists, and counting

    Chris GuerraChris Guerra15 giorni fa
    • not everyone with a different opinion is a racist

      SILENCESILENCE7 giorni fa
    • 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

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Haris RadoncicHaris Radoncic16 giorni fa
    • 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

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • Kill the piggy police.

    Conor MaloneConor Malone16 giorni fa
  • 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?

    nick oxnick ox17 giorni fa
  • 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.

    FreshPotatoesFreshPotatoes17 giorni fa
    • 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...

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • I feel so sorry for all the people of color in America, this is beyond messed up!

    Acelya BalAcelya Bal18 giorni fa
  • That last part actually made me cry

    isimi taiwoisimi taiwo18 giorni fa
    • @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.

      isimi taiwoisimi taiwo8 giorni fa
    • @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)

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
    • @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?????

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
    • 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...

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
    • @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..

      isimi taiwoisimi taiwo8 giorni fa
  • 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

    James CrosbyJames Crosby18 giorni fa
  • 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 MLJ ML18 giorni fa
    • @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

      J MLJ ML7 giorni fa
    • has nothing to do with race and everything to do with police training

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • Gotta love genuinely angry John Oliver he is so much funnier and more informative . Seems like he genuinely cares

    L BakerL Baker18 giorni fa
  • 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!

    mike jopiermike jopier19 giorni fa
  • Nothing happened again. Why does this keep happening? How can we get out of the cycle of outrage, then acceptance?

    Will HoffmanWill Hoffman19 giorni fa
    • 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...

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • 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

    jackson gilpinjackson gilpin21 giorno fa
  • but on the 6th of jan 2021 ....they just couldn't

    Trevor Brian HassellTrevor Brian Hassell22 giorni fa
  • 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

    allonsy.alonsoallonsy.alonso23 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Poke EmblemPoke Emblem23 giorni fa
  • "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

  • Disgusting

    EuroLuxE60 YTEuroLuxE60 YT23 giorni fa
  • peaceful protestors are met with violence. But when white nationalist attack the capital shooting about killing the vice president the police take selfie’s.

    All SuperAll Super23 giorni fa
    • 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!

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • ACAB

    Etta CEtta C23 giorni fa
  • Moved to tears.

    GhreyGhrey24 giorni fa
    • yes burn down the city!!! YESSS! So much passion

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • Glad to hear him say that Democrats were definitely involved in this. Neither party is innocent.

    Maggie O'BrienMaggie O'Brien24 giorni fa
  • 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

    Plumikii RyuPlumikii Ryu25 giorni fa
  • 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.

    John KistlerJohn Kistler28 giorni fa
  • 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

    jayesh iyerjayesh iyer28 giorni fa
  • The word force in law enforcement says it all.

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  • Fun Fact.....One slice of pizza can feed a family of four rats for up to two weeks !

    falconeaterf15falconeaterf1529 giorni fa
  • i love the way cops handle the riots keep it up!

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  • another year of police brutality. another year of no fucking justice, no accountability.

    weirdologyweirdologyMese fa
    • @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.

      weirdologyweirdology8 giorni fa
    • @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/

      weirdologyweirdology8 giorni fa
    • 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

      Honsol0Honsol08 giorni fa
  • 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.

    MrSinthanMrSinthanMese fa
  • 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"

    butchdeadlift10butchdeadlift10Mese fa
  • One guy gets killed and we all flip our shit

    Kush BobbyKush BobbyMese fa
    • You're missing that what happened to George Floyd is a symptom of multiple cancers in this country. The main one being systemic racism

      Secondchances123Secondchances12323 giorni fa
  • 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.

    David SmooklerDavid SmooklerMese fa
  • Excuse me, but why do I have to verify my age before I can watch this? Is reality too hot to handle? Jeez...

    PhilMethPhilMethMese fa
    • @PhilMeth I've been counted them plenty by following around second thought the channel, ITworlds seems to get really antsy whenever real-life violence is being talked about regardless of the context around it.

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
    • @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 ITworlds.

      PhilMethPhilMeth3 giorni fa
    • Please don't dislike the video for this, ITworlds usually forces that sort of thing.

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
  • So clearly stated. Thank you and your writers and investigative committee!

    Pam LoperPam LoperMese fa
  • Police are public servants. If you don't want to do your job you're free to leave or the city should remove you.

    Luke KLuke KMese fa
    • Exactly, if the police don't want to do their job they should leave!

      Sara3346Sara33463 giorni fa
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  • 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 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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  • 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🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

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  • 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.

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  • The fact that this video is still relevant months later is shocking

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  • are you serious about the age-restricted this is an important issue, youtube and I can't be educated by John Oliver

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  • I'm picturing the 1:39 guy rehearsing and screaming at himself in the mirror the whole hour leading up to that zoom call

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  • 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

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    • ...slavery. I mean, if we ended slavery before the founding of the US, yeah, racism wouldn't be high...

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  • 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

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  • Amen

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  • 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.

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    • @Gabe KFine, if MLK would be condoning arson then I would disagree with him as well.

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    • @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?

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    • @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?

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    • @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.

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    • @NeedlesslyPedantic no one justified them. It's just the fact that the rioters where overwhelmingly a political due to being poor

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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    • He has openly admitted to having bias within his show. He ain't pretending to be anything.

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    • @Derek Wang he doesn't

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    • @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?

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

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    • 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.

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

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

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  • 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

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

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  • Farva!!!!!

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  • 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.

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

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    • 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.

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

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  • John Oliver for President 🙏

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  • 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

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    • 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.

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

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    • It was a joke?

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

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

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