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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  1. Lani Kiss

    Lani Kiss2 שעות לפני

    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.

  2. jessi han

    jessi han3 שעות לפני

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  3. CalliopeLyric

    CalliopeLyric3 שעות לפני

    Thank goodness for John Oliver.

  4. Ab Fell

    Ab Fell7 שעות לפני

    That lady at the end is just spot on!!!

  5. smokinone951

    smokinone95113 שעות לפני

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

  6. Seiyuōkami Himura

    Seiyuōkami Himura14 שעות לפני

    This is why people hate cops.

  7. Trading Classes

    Trading Classes15 שעות לפני

    This is a bit terrifying.

  8. Huglll's Hahlolalil

    Huglll's Hahlolalil20 שעות לפני

    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

  9. Daniel Kimani

    Daniel Kimani20 שעות לפני

    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.

  10. cHriiSzbEe

    cHriiSzbEeיום לפני

    and where were they on January 6th?

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  12. Xamis Limelight

    Xamis Limelightיום לפני

    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?

  13. king of games and anime

    king of games and anime2 ימים לפני

    $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.

  14. Laura Brown

    Laura Brown2 ימים לפני

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  15. Dirk Digglah

    Dirk Digglah4 ימים לפני

    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.

  16. Dirk Digglah

    Dirk Digglah4 ימים לפני

    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.

  17. La Lechuga

    La Lechuga4 ימים לפני

    Bruh why'd they age restrict this.

  18. Todd Bill

    Todd Bill4 ימים לפני

    thank god he is not our president anymore

  19. dmad099

    dmad0996 ימים לפני

    So liberals are union busters now

  20. RefugeeKLicious

    RefugeeKLicious7 ימים לפני

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

  21. YoCerti

    YoCerti8 ימים לפני


  22. אריאל גולני

    אריאל גולני10 ימים לפני


  23. Chris Guerra

    Chris Guerra10 ימים לפני

    We got 32k racists, and counting


    SILENCE2 ימים לפני

    not everyone with a different opinion is a racist

  25. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    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

  26. Haris Radoncic

    Haris Radoncic11 ימים לפני

    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.

  27. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    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

  28. Conor Malone

    Conor Malone11 ימים לפני

    Kill the piggy police.

  29. nick ox

    nick ox12 ימים לפני

    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?

  30. FreshPotatoes

    FreshPotatoes12 ימים לפני

    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.

  31. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    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...

  32. Acelya Bal

    Acelya Bal13 ימים לפני

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

  33. isimi taiwo

    isimi taiwo13 ימים לפני

    That last part actually made me cry

  34. isimi taiwo

    isimi taiwo3 ימים לפני

    @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.

  35. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    @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)

  36. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    @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?????

  37. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    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...

  38. isimi taiwo

    isimi taiwo3 ימים לפני

    @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..

  39. James Crosby

    James Crosby13 ימים לפני

    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

  40. J ML

    J ML13 ימים לפני

    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.

  41. J ML

    J ML2 ימים לפני

    @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

  42. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    has nothing to do with race and everything to do with police training

  43. L Baker

    L Baker13 ימים לפני

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

  44. mike jopier

    mike jopier14 ימים לפני

    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!

  45. Will Hoffman

    Will Hoffman14 ימים לפני

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

  46. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    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...

  47. CamoLive

    CamoLive15 ימים לפני

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

  48. jackson gilpin

    jackson gilpin16 ימים לפני

    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

  49. Trevor Brian Hassell

    Trevor Brian Hassell17 ימים לפני

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

  50. allonsy.alonso

    allonsy.alonso18 ימים לפני

    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

  51. Poke Emblem

    Poke Emblem18 ימים לפני

    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 NOSTRA18 ימים לפני

    "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

  53. EuroLuxE60 YT

    EuroLuxE60 YT18 ימים לפני


  54. All Super

    All Super18 ימים לפני

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

  55. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    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!

  56. Etta C

    Etta C18 ימים לפני


  57. Ghrey

    Ghrey19 ימים לפני

    Moved to tears.

  58. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    yes burn down the city!!! YESSS! So much passion

  59. Maggie O'Brien

    Maggie O'Brien19 ימים לפני

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

  60. Plumikii Ryu

    Plumikii Ryu20 ימים לפני

    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

  61. John Kistler

    John Kistler23 ימים לפני

    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.

  62. jayesh iyer

    jayesh iyer23 ימים לפני

    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

  63. wreckage 3001

    wreckage 300124 ימים לפני

    The word force in law enforcement says it all.

  64. falconeaterf15

    falconeaterf1524 ימים לפני

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

  65. vk

    vk25 ימים לפני

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

  66. weirdology

    weirdology25 ימים לפני

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

  67. weirdology

    weirdology3 ימים לפני

    @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.

  68. weirdology

    weirdology3 ימים לפני

    @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/

  69. Honsol0

    Honsol03 ימים לפני

    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

  70. MrSinthan

    MrSinthan26 ימים לפני

    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.

  71. butchdeadlift10

    butchdeadlift1027 ימים לפני

    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"

  72. Kush Bobby

    Kush Bobbyחודש לפני

    One guy gets killed and we all flip our shit

  73. Secondchances123

    Secondchances12318 ימים לפני

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

  74. David Smookler

    David Smooklerחודש לפני

    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.

  75. PhilMeth

    PhilMethחודש לפני

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

  76. Pam Loper

    Pam Loperחודש לפני

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

  77. Luke K

    Luke Kחודש לפני

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

  78. Et Th

    Et Thחודש לפני


  79. Antuan Mack

    Antuan Mackחודש לפני

    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 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  80. Antuan Mack

    Antuan Mackחודש לפני

    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🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗

  81. Christopher Kelsey

    Christopher Kelseyחודש לפני

    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.

  82. Toxictiy at it's best

    Toxictiy at it's bestחודש לפני

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

  83. Fiachu Does Stuff

    Fiachu Does Stuffחודש לפני

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

  84. brotherbells

    brotherbellsחודש לפני

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

  85. Wet P L A N T

    Wet P L A N Tחודש לפני

    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

  86. Disa Pointmont

    Disa Pointmontחודש לפני

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

  87. I’m a Llama

    I’m a Llamaחודש לפני

    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

  88. Awl Keys

    Awl Keysחודש לפני


  89. NeedlesslyPedantic

    NeedlesslyPedanticחודש לפני

    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.

  90. NeedlesslyPedantic

    NeedlesslyPedantic18 ימים לפני

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

  91. NeedlesslyPedantic

    NeedlesslyPedantic24 ימים לפני

    @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?

  92. Rocky Croods

    Rocky Croods24 ימים לפני

    @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?

  93. NeedlesslyPedantic

    NeedlesslyPedantic24 ימים לפני

    @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.

  94. Rocky Croods

    Rocky Croodsחודש לפני

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

  95. malof

    malofחודש לפני

    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.

  96. Techno Logic

    Techno Logicחודש לפני

    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.

  97. Derek Wang

    Derek Wangחודש לפני

    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.

  98. The Viewer

    The Viewerחודש לפני

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

  99. Don'tSpikeMyDrink

    Don'tSpikeMyDrinkחודש לפני

    @Derek Wang he doesn't

  100. Derek Wang

    Derek Wangחודש לפני

    @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?

  101. Don'tSpikeMyDrink

    Don'tSpikeMyDrinkחודש לפני

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

  102. Argyle Dinosaur

    Argyle Dinosaurחודש לפני


  103. Argyle Dinosaur

    Argyle Dinosaurחודש לפני

    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.

  104. Nipun Nair

    Nipun Nairחודש לפני

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

  105. shindean

    shindeanחודש לפני

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

  106. Far Right

    Far Rightחודש לפני

    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.

  107. The Viewer

    The Viewerחודש לפני

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

  108. Ad1th CPASR

    Ad1th CPASRחודש לפני

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

  109. shindean

    shindeanחודש לפני

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

  110. Derek Wang

    Derek Wangחודש לפני

    @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?

  111. shindean

    shindeanחודש לפני

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

  112. pat myers

    pat myersחודש לפני

    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

  113. Natsu

    Natsuחודש לפני

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

  114. L S

    L Sחודש לפני


  115. kukyo null

    kukyo nullחודש לפני

    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.

  116. ADRgman

    ADRgmanחודש לפני

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

  117. Thepanpiper

    Thepanpiperחודש לפני

    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.

  118. Liam Yung

    Liam Yungחודש לפני

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

  119. Joseph Hillery

    Joseph Hilleryחודש לפני

    John Oliver for President 🙏

  120. Dan

    Danחודש לפני

    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

  121. Dan

    Danחודש לפני

    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.

  122. Jeremy Parsons

    Jeremy Parsonsחודש לפני

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

  123. Miguel Angel

    Miguel Angelחודש לפני

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

  124. David W

    David Wחודש לפני

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

  125. Ștefan Alexandru

    Ștefan Alexandruחודש לפני

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

  126. The Viewer

    The Viewerחודש לפני

    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.

  127. AA610

    AA610חודש לפני

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

  128. Kiani Francis

    Kiani Francisחודש לפני

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

  129. MaiAolei

    MaiAoleiחודש לפני

    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.

  130. 2019inuyasha

    2019inuyashaחודש לפני

    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...

  131. Samuel Rosander

    Samuel Rosanderחודש לפני

    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.

  132. ZodiacPrince

    ZodiacPrinceחודש לפני

    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.

  133. Ryan P

    Ryan Pחודש לפני

    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.

  134. Don'tSpikeMyDrink

    Don'tSpikeMyDrinkחודש לפני

    @Christopher Bolanos oh is it

  135. Christopher Bolanos

    Christopher Bolanosחודש לפני

    This entire video was bullshit lmao

  136. N_amesR_emain A_nnonymous

    N_amesR_emain A_nnonymousחודש לפני

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

  137. lawman3966

    lawman3966חודש לפני

    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.

  138. lawman3966

    lawman3966חודש לפני

    @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.ilmines.info/camera/ep2ArK2aiouyoKM/wyd-w.html 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.

  139. The Viewer

    The Viewerחודש לפני

    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.

  140. lawman3966

    lawman3966חודש לפני

    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.

  141. ALF 452

    ALF 452חודש לפני

    The 32k dislikes are fucking disgusting on this video.

  142. TheCutBeautii

    TheCutBeautiiחודש לפני

    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 🙏🏾