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John Oliver Takes on Police Accountability and "Bad Apples"

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 Oliver tore into why that argument makes absolutely no sense: for one, there's so little data on officer-involved shootings across the country that, as FBI Director James Comey put it, we know more about how many people bought movie tickets last weekend than how many people were killed in a police shooting last year.
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