Thursday, June 11, 2020

John Oliver on the police

After posting John Oliver on police accountability, a blast from the past last week and John Oliver on police militarization, a blast from the past on Sunday, I was expecting Last Week Tonight with John Oliver to have an episode about the role of police in the nation-wide protests and police attacks on the press. Oliver, his writers, and the rest of the show's crew did not disappoint me, as this Sunday's episode was a tour de force. Watch 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.
My reaction to the clip at the end and John Oliver's closing was that he couldn't top that, so he wouldn't even try. He just let it stand on its own and so will I.

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