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John Oliver Explains Why Police Accountability Is About More Than Just “a Few Bad Apples”

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Brow Beat

John Oliver is no stranger to exploring some of the knottier aspects of the criminal justice system, whether he’s explaining the problems with municipal fines or calling for an overhaul of civil asset forfeiture. But on Sunday night...

John Oliver: It’s ‘fcking depressing’ that kids have to take classes on not getting shot by the police

News : The Raw Story

John Oliver devoted a segment of Last Week Tonight on Sunday to the issue of police brutality, saying that at this point, it’s abundantly clear that the problems with U.S. police goes far beyond “a few bad apples.” “As you know, the...

John Oliver Takes on Police Accountability and "Bad Apples"

News / Independent News : Mother Jones

When it comes to police accountability, police departments often try and wave away officer-involved shootings and other misconduct as isolated cases, or "bad apples" that don't reflect the institution as a whole. On Sunday, John Oli...

Video: John Oliver Explains Why 'Bad Apples' Is An Infuriating Excuse For Police Misconduct

United States / New York : Gothamist

John Oliver focused on police accountability on last night's Last Week Tonight, diving into the problems with a system that routinely excuses terrible (and often fatal) police misconduct with a wave of a hand and a dismissive cliche...

John Oliver explains the enormous problem of police accountability

Humor : Mashable: Watercooler

In the wake of police shootings, many officers involved are often dismissed as "bad apples." On Sunday's Last Week Tonight, John Oliver explained why this metaphor needs to stop. SEE ALSO: John Oliver proves Trump's scandals are way...

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