Police: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


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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  • Dirk Digglah
    Dirk Digglah4 klukkustundum síðan

    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 Digglah4 klukkustundum síðan

    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 Lechuga5 klukkustundum síðan

    Bruh why'd they age restrict this.

  • Todd Bill
    Todd Bill6 klukkustundum síðan

    thank god he is not our president anymore

  • dmad099
    dmad0992 dögum síðan

    So liberals are union busters now

  • RefugeeKLicious
    RefugeeKLicious3 dögum síðan

    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
    YoCerti4 dögum síðan


  • אריאל גולני
    אריאל גולני6 dögum síðan


  • Chris Guerra
    Chris Guerra6 dögum síðan

    We got 32k racists, and counting

  • Haris Radoncic
    Haris Radoncic7 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Conor Malone
    Conor Malone7 dögum síðan

    Kill the piggy police.

  • nick ox
    nick ox8 dögum síðan

    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
    FreshPotatoes8 dögum síðan

    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.

  • Acelya Bal
    Acelya Bal9 dögum síðan

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

  • isimi taiwo
    isimi taiwo9 dögum síðan

    That last part actually made me cry

  • James Crosby
    James Crosby9 dögum síðan

    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
    J ML9 dögum síðan

    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.

  • L Baker
    L Baker9 dögum síðan

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

  • mike jopier
    mike jopier10 dögum síðan

    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 Hoffman10 dögum síðan

    Nothing happened again. Why does this keep happening? How can we get out of the cycle of outrage, then acceptance?

  • CamoLive
    CamoLive11 dögum síðan

    The first girl is wearing a Crenshaw mask and saying she’s protesting peacefully.... pick a side for gods sake😂

  • jackson gilpin
    jackson gilpin12 dögum síðan

    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 Hassell13 dögum síðan

    but on the 6th of jan 2021 ....they just couldn't

  • allonsy.alonso
    allonsy.alonso14 dögum síðan

    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 Emblem14 dögum síðan

    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 NOSTRA14 dögum síðan

    "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 YT14 dögum síðan


  • All Super
    All Super14 dögum síðan

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

  • Etta C
    Etta C14 dögum síðan


  • Ghrey
    Ghrey15 dögum síðan

    Moved to tears.

  • Maggie O'Brien
    Maggie O'Brien15 dögum síðan

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

  • Plumikii Ryu
    Plumikii Ryu16 dögum síðan

    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 Kistler19 dögum síðan

    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 iyer19 dögum síðan

    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 300120 dögum síðan

    The word force in law enforcement says it all.

  • falconeaterf15
    falconeaterf1520 dögum síðan

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

  • vk
    vk21 degi síðan síðan

    i love the way cops handle the riots keep it up!

  • weirdology
    weirdology21 degi síðan síðan

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

  • MrSinthan
    MrSinthan22 dögum síðan

    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
    butchdeadlift1023 dögum síðan

    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 Bobby26 dögum síðan

    One guy gets killed and we all flip our shit

  • Secondchances123


    14 dögum síðan

    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 Smookler28 dögum síðan

    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
    PhilMeth29 dögum síðan

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

  • Pam Loper
    Pam Loper29 dögum síðan

    So clearly stated. Thank you and your writers and investigative committee!

  • Luke K
    Luke KMánuði síðan

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

  • Et Th
    Et ThMánuði síðan


  • Antuan Mack
    Antuan MackMánuði síðan

    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 MackMánuði síðan

    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 KelseyMánuði síðan

    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 bestMánuði síðan

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

  • Fiachu Does Stuff
    Fiachu Does StuffMánuði síðan

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

  • brotherbells
    brotherbellsMánuði síðan

    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 TMánuði síðan

    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

    Mánuði síðan

    ...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 LlamaMánuði síðan

    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 KeysMánuði síðan


  • NeedlesslyPedantic
    NeedlesslyPedanticMánuði síðan

    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


    14 dögum síðan

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

  • Gabe K

    Gabe K

    14 dögum síðan

    I do understand the point though I think we should direct our anger towards government instead of business for now.

  • Gabe K

    Gabe K

    14 dögum síðan

    This quotes has to do more with revenge and retributive justice more then it has to do with the violent protests. The violence during these protests were to send a message and show the world how angry we the people are. Also mlk believe in self defense he also owned guns the man even acknowledged the validity of riots.

  • Gabe K

    Gabe K

    14 dögum síðan

    Mlk was a socialist I sure he would advocate for violent revolutionary action. At the time he was being peaceful for the sake of optics.

  • NeedlesslyPedantic


    20 dögum síðan

    @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?

  • malof
    malofMánuði síðan

    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 LogicMánuði síðan

    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 WangMánuði síðan

    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

    Mánuði síðan

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

  • Don'tSpikeMyDrink


    Mánuði síðan

    @Derek Wang he doesn't

  • Derek Wang

    Derek Wang

    Mánuði síðan

    @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


    Mánuði síðan

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

  • Argyle Dinosaur
    Argyle DinosaurMánuði síðan


  • Argyle Dinosaur

    Argyle Dinosaur

    Mánuði síðan

    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 NairMánuði síðan

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

  • shindean
    shindeanMánuði síðan

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

  • Far Right
    Far RightMánuði síðan

    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.

  • The Viewer

    The Viewer

    Mánuði síðan

    Last time I checked John didn't rally his fanbase to storm Capitol building.

  • Ad1th CPASR

    Ad1th CPASR

    Mánuði síðan

    Unfortunately, one syllable from Trump -is- was enough to mess up this world, one whole video from John Oliver won't even affect it.

  • shindean


    Mánuði síðan

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

  • Derek Wang

    Derek Wang

    Mánuði síðan

    @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?

  • shindean


    Mánuði síðan

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

  • pat myers
    pat myersMánuði síðan

    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
    NatsuMánuði síðan

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

  • L S
    L SMánuði síðan


  • kukyo null
    kukyo nullMánuði síðan

    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
    ADRgmanMánuði síðan

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

  • Thepanpiper


    Mánuði síðan

    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 YungMánuði síðan

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

  • Joseph Hillery
    Joseph HilleryMánuði síðan

    John Oliver for President 🙏

  • Dan
    DanMánuði síðan

    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


    Mánuði síðan

    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 ParsonsMánuði síðan

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

  • Miguel Angel
    Miguel AngelMánuði síðan

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

  • David W
    David WMánuði síðan

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

  • Ștefan Alexandru
    Ștefan AlexandruMánuði síðan

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

  • The Viewer

    The Viewer

    Mánuði síðan

    One group is protesting unjustified police violence done against a certain group, the other was throwing a hissy fit that their favorite racist orange can't ruin the country anymore and tried to storm Capitol Hill.

  • AA610


    Mánuði síðan

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

  • Kiani Francis
    Kiani FrancisMánuði síðan

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

  • MaiAolei
    MaiAoleiMánuði síðan

    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.

  • 2019inuyasha
    2019inuyashaMánuði síðan

    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...

  • Samuel Rosander
    Samuel RosanderMánuði síðan

    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.

  • ZodiacPrince
    ZodiacPrinceMánuði síðan

    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.

  • Ryan P
    Ryan PMánuði síðan

    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.

  • Don'tSpikeMyDrink


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    @Christopher Bolanos oh is it

  • Christopher Bolanos

    Christopher Bolanos

    Mánuði síðan

    This entire video was bullshit lmao

  • N_amesR_emain A_nnonymous
    N_amesR_emain A_nnonymousMánuði síðan

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

  • lawman3966
    lawman3966Mánuði síðan

    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.

  • lawman3966


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    @The Viewer I was addressing a specific point raised by J Oliver regarding Pattern and Practice incestigations by the justice dept. Oliver touts these investigations as a key to addressing police violence. In the linked video below, Prof Fryer of Harvard notes that the combination of viral police events and Justice dept investigations _increases_ homicide rates. m.issofts.info/video/v-deo/gWp-2oCairXc0nI Of greatest relevance to this discussion is the segment from 13:00 to about 21:00. However, the entire video is worth watching. The other programs you mention have value in their own right, but as additions to police work, not as replacements for it.

  • The Viewer

    The Viewer

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    How many murders do you think the police prevented? Now compare that to how many murders do you think were prevented by things like domestic abuse victim shelters, shelters for the homeless, organisations that work into getting young people out of gangs, drug rehab facilities, mental health facilities, etc? Cause one of those does far more in preventing murders with far less funding.

  • lawman3966
    lawman3966Mánuði síðan

    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.

  • ALF 452
    ALF 452Mánuði síðan

    The 32k dislikes are fucking disgusting on this video.

  • TheCutBeautii
    TheCutBeautiiMánuði síðan

    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 🙏🏾

  • Mama Robin
    Mama RobinMánuði síðan

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

  • Kiki Jasimine
    Kiki JasimineMánuði síðan

    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?

  • Rita Taylor
    Rita TaylorMánuði síðan

    Newsflash: John, in Denmark you are not white!

  • Don'tSpikeMyDrink


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  • Moon Moon
    Moon MoonMánuði síðan

    “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.

  • Eon lake

    Eon lake

    28 dögum síðan

    You're part of the problem

  • Chi Gurl
    Chi GurlMánuði síðan

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

  • danny delaney
    danny delaneyMánuði síðan

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

  • Craig Simpson
    Craig SimpsonMánuði síðan

    The nasty gazelle biomechanically whisper because harmony immunophenotypically drop afore a whole revolver. open, erect step-brother

  • firey171
    firey171Mánuði síðan

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

  • Joshua Lee
    Joshua LeeMánuði síðan

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  • OllieRaptor
    OllieRaptorMánuði síðan

    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?

  • Mr. Dr0boT
    Mr. Dr0boTMánuði síðan

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

  • Evenios
    EveniosMánuði síðan

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

  • kirbzcitkatz
    kirbzcitkatzMánuði síðan

    Who is better at spitting insults Gordon Ramsey or John Oliver

  • Painfulldarksoul
    PainfulldarksoulMánuði síðan

    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.