By: Jenny Nelson
For His Latest Segment, John Oliver Addresses Ferguson and Wildly Excessive Police Militarization
At this point it’s become customary Monday activity to share John Oliver’s 15-minute segments from Last Week Tonight, as they are all really hard-hitting, funny, smart commentary, often on issues everyone is not already talking about. Most recently, in lieu of shedding light on a passed-over subject, Oliver turned his attention to the week’s events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Oliver covers the terrible situation without making light of it, most notably addressing the excessive militarization of Ferguson’s police force and police forces across the country, who probably do not need tanks and camo to keep civilians safe.