Raids: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Publicēšanas datums 28 feb 2021
John Oliver explains how raids became a favorite tool of police, how few guardrails there are on their use, and what we should do about that.
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  • Every time you think America couldn't be more of a failed state, John proves you wrong.

  • We have similar cases here in the Philippines, we call them "nanlaban"

  • Sadly, these "3 Little Piggy's" won't be the last ones to get away with murder.

  • just doing basic math 81 people dead in 6 years of tens of thousands of raids - lets say that means the lowest number of raids that could literally mean, 20,000 and lest say there was just on person home per raid. that means in this study, over 6 years, %.06 of people involved in raids were killed. I'm no expert and I'm not convinced that ALL people raided were bad people. I would imagine some are and some of their actions killed people and I would think that drug houses have killed more than 13.5 people per year over a 6 year period. I totally agree there are problems here and am not advocating for raids or policing. I'm just wondering what to think and wondering what this is telling me to think and how. And hell yes no one should be handcuffed naked that is disgusting. As a society what guarantee do we have that our homes are our own, truly our spaces never to be invaded by thieves, drugs or police? If we are going to go full tilt with this, our idea of personal property is inherently colonial and the idea the police are all that guarantees that what you bought is yours, so what if anything guarantees that our spaces and our things are our own from the outset? Where do we go from here?

  • 1:48 That should have gone on for three minutes instead!

  • Mistaken the house is just an excuse to raid 2 house in the same day lol

  • I didn't want to watch this episode because I knew it would make me angry... hate being right sometimes.

  • Good job John! Biden and Harris are stepping back from police reform. There are some strategic things they can do. You continue to amaze with you analysis.

  • PLEASE HELP MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL AND HOME TOWN!! It is almost comical that they removed the Native American Imagery and Symbolisms but are KEEPING "savages" as a nickname... PLEASE TELL THEM HOW RACIST THIS WORD IS!! ​@t abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/missouri-town-decides-savages-mascot-ditch-logo-77069702

  • America seems to be the most dangerous and scariest place on earth

  • Stun grenades - can confirm. Caused almost every fire I ever saw in Iraq. We could only use them under very particular circumstances. Suspecting enemy activity from a baby was not on that list if I can remember correctly

  • Nixon and reagan giving eachother a reacharound in hell for the bullshit war on drugs they gave birth too

  • Isn't the baby merchant the creepy guy from Uncle Buck?

  • Racist

  • Pretty sure the “baby merchant” is Terry Milkovich from Shameless.

  • Yeah.. Assault rifles. Because they smelled, pot. Those cops, and the people who sent them, are all BEYOND fucking stupid.

  • USA the best country in the world he, he , he

  • It fucks me up so much that if the cops get the wrong house they don’t have to pay for the damages, like wtf 😳 🤬

  • I have't watched the full video yet, but if that "baby merchant" doesn't make a cameo at the end I'll be disappointed Edit: 😕

  • 16:55 renegade cowboys that would never be condoned in the military amateur hour cowboys, so infuriating renegade bastards

  • Can at least one of the 4K down voters explain why they clicked the thumbs down?

  • Decriminalize drugs. Stop calling people drug users and call them humans with a possible addiction issue.

  • Guns should not be banned. We all should have access to protect ourselves

  • And marijuana still needs to be decriminalized and people in jail from related weed instances should be reimbursed for time lost in jail.

  • This shits straight outta half life 2

  • Comparing the baby-sacrificing-cult drill to one of my military police drill: The suspect person was described as a drunk man who by mistake wandered into a building on military territory and fell asleep in a room. During the drill one of my pals got his ass handed to him by the instructor, because he ran into the room and started screaming at the top of his lungs (probably watched too many movies) with guns pointing at the "drunk person" (played by another one of my army-mates) instead of following the protocol: Firs and foremost: Stick only your head in and try to get the subject's attention. Don't approach the person, since the person may carry a weapon of some kind. But most important: Don't. Even. Fkn. Touch. Your. Gun. unless the "drunk person" is confirmed to be armed, since even touching your weapon indicates "using it", and can put you in serious trouble, even if he actually was armed, but you still "used" your weapon without confirming if weapons even was needed. Most of the military police drills were of this kind, very few of them dealer with armed subjects.

  • These are like dumber Stormtroopers.

  • It makes me sick just how much I didn't know about what minorities go through until George Floyd's murder happened. I wanna find an island and start a new country where you have to take an "I'm not a racist asshole" test to move to.

  • Yeah Settlers!

  • I just want to shout out loud.

  • Police: *Traumatizes woman irreparably* Also police: “Damn why you gotta be so angry, you’re starting to hurt my feelings”

  • The absolute nerve of that cop saying “you don’t have to shout”!! 🤬

  • Who’s ready for raids to enforce red flag laws, hopefully they have home security cameras to rewatch those shoot outs!

  • Nothing will change. America and America Light (Canada, the America wannabe), just doesn't care. The lobbyists are too powerful, and half of the population doesn't care, because they're not the target of these raids. Not to say we shouldn't keep getting the message out there. I'm just saying that the power balance is weighted too heavily in the favour of the few who want stuff like this.

  • I hope all these raid cops go to hell

  • The cops looked like children. " what house???" Makes me cry

  • JUST AMAZING, THANKS OLIVER. KEEP TELLING THE TRUTH.

  • It's bugging the hell out of me but I'm getting Phil Collins vibes from that baby merchant. It's horribly catchy.

  • Abolish qualified immunity.

  • This is so fucked up 🤬

  • For all the militant-minded civilians hoarding guns thinking they're protecting themselves from potential unjust government military action, they sure are blissfully unaware of the fact that it's already happening... except it's against people who can't afford guns in the first place, thus rendering the right to bear arms completely pointless. Maybe gun advocates should pay attention to the "organized militia" part of the second amendment, so we can start actually protecting each other from incompetent, over-equipped, sadistic police?

    • 90+% of 2nd Amendment nutters wouldn't spit on a person of color if they were on fire, much less help them organize against police brutality.

  • I don't understand the war on drugs. We disapprove of what people put in their bodies so much that we're willing to kill innocents in the process.

  • And you see why people want to defund these walking immune Nuke weapons.

  • The best thing about Cop Rock is that the theme song was written and performed by Randy Newman. Do what you will with that information.

  • This is what europeans think of, when they hear the word "America". :P

  • ***************** I'm a heavily Pro-Union person but Police Unions need to be stripped of their power. Signing up to protect yourself from having your pension stripped at a Steel Mill is FAARRRRRR different from having your ass covered if you burn a baby with a Flash Grenade. Mr. Officer... You signed up to protect other people and NOT TO KNOW FOR A FACT you can kill Ms Beautiful Breonna Taylor and get away with it. *****************

  • *Americans should be building a wall to KEEP AMERICANS IN!!!*

  • *What are you talking about?* American was BUILT on racism!!! Everything about it smells racist from killing First Nation indigenous people to making Africans slaves to penning up Japanese Americans during WWIII to building a wall to keep out Mexicans. Then jumping into the Middle East, Vietnam and Korea to dropping nukes on Japan!!! The list goes on and on and on and there's no sign of it abating in spite of the ironical fact that most Americans believe in Jesus who (allegedly) radiated peace and "Love Thy Neighbour and Love thy Enemy and turn the other cheek". No wonder the rest of the world hates them (more or less). It's a good thing for them that they have enough nukes to destroy the ecosystem a hundred times over!

  • As a soon to be Immigrant (Yeah go ahead and hate on me), you guys have no idea how better off you are than the other countries. Jon Oliver could do a dozen episodes everyday and still cover just a state.

  • Just consider this: Chemical weapons are illegal to use in war. In war. A event where killing other humans is not only allowed, but encouraged. Chemical weapons are illegal in war. Cops use chemical weapons on peaceful civilians. Does any more really need to be said?

  • You got a plant in there? You'd better not be sitting in there peacefully, with a plant! He's got a plant! Everyone fire! Here is your weekly reminder that all cops are bad. Yes, all cops. The entire system is so f-ed up, a good cop is a fired cop.

  • Police are just America's largest and most successful gang.

  • As a European, this show is amazing! We have been brought up looking at the great America (which is true in some cases), but this is absurd. Every week I feel better about my country and worse about yours. Cheers from Italy 🇮🇹

    • Cheers from Minnesota where an officer accidentally killed a guy by accident when they mistook their gun for a taser.

  • Wait... what???? The police incorrectly raid your house, bust in your door, burn your carpet (or worse, I"m not even gonna get into that farce with the crib that makes me want to throw up) with flash-bangs and YOU have to pay for it???? What... the....actual...fuck....America... Get your shit together, it's 2021. Also, I lean to the left but I've never respected a Republican senator more than that guy. (I don't know his other political views and don't care to know so don't come at me) He makes a perfect point here. I don't even own a gun but if I did I certainly would consider using it if someone just came into my house unannounced... especially since I haven't broken any laws and wouldn't expect the police.

  • John Oliver is my hero!!!!! Thank God we have some one who uses there platform to stand up for what's right.

  • I seriously keep asking myself whether the world would be better off if China finally ran the show. The Chinese have no rights on paper, but they have a halfway competent dictatorship that gets stuff done and doesn't kill or imprison you if you keep your mouth shut. Americns have rights on paper, but American institutions act like a North Korean Buffalo Bill on funnypills and do absolutely nothing for citizens.

  • Fucking insane and terrifying, fuck the police

  • The War on Drugs was and is an absolute failure.

  • Remember their faces. And what goes around comes around.

  • The community here in eastern kentucky has a huge problem with the law and the power they have to do whatever they want with no reprocussions

  • The police are becoming nothing more than power gluttons.

  • So are we just questioning the judicial system when we don’t agree with it or .......

  • This is one episode where I agree with John Oliver.

  • Police what colour your skin? Black? Shoot to kill White? Go about your business Baby? Best flashbang him

  • state attorney general's office raided my home because I sold a gram of weed to an informant. They destroyed my room, found half a gram of weed and a bowl. That state AG is in prison now.

  • America has never moved on from the Wild West days.

  • OMG LOL I can't get over how many trashy stories come out of the US. Fh!

  • No place is truly secure from the threat of police violence."

  • Why not just send a plainclothes up the door first dressed as a pizza deliveryman, electrician, anything? Why not run your info by the super, or whoever owns the place about to be raided? Why not look at the energy consumption of the place, see if it is enough for one, two or however any people there should be? Why not ask the postal fucking office about who would they be delivering the mail if they were dropping it off at that place? Is there really no way to double check the intelligence before you kick the door down? (I am actually asking btw; curious) I mean shit, SWAT is SWAT, they aren't trained to communicate, they are there to walk in with the door frame and disable people, preferably without killing them, itself a difficult task...but they are just the weapon, somebody else pulls the trigger, right?

  • The police are an invading army, fuck'em

  • Hear me out... How about you legalize, sanction, and therefore actually “control” these drugs? Save lives, stop garbage like this ever being taught/funded, stop cartels, and move on to fix actual problems like idk, how these “police” are hired? And obviously never have mental checks conducted on them throughout their entire career... The real problems in the US system are rooted before they get to these fools... There’s no “good, hero politician” waiting on the sidelines to get his/her turn and fix everything. It’s on the people to create new a “common sense”, that the slowest of our slow species realize there will be consequences for not attempting to understand, and improve everyone’s life.

  • Do American police have any eduction? Terrible.

  • Everything I learn about your country sounds like it comes from a nightmare

  • Is it wrong that I randomly jam out to cop rock now?

  • now i gotta fucking watch cop rock. fuck's sake

  • Yeah, I agree with the Senator. If someone's breaking down my door at 3 in the morning for what I would have to consider no known reason at all, I don't care if they're shouting "POLICE! POLICE!" Like he said, it could be ANYBODY. The people breaking into my home maybe using this as a way to rob me. So someone's getting blown the fuck up. I'd rather go to prison and live than to die because I'm supposed to believe that anyone shouting "POLICE! POLICE!" is indeed legit. And as far as the grenade being thrown into the baby's crib, I can't think of ANY REASON whatsoever why this scenario would have to occur. These dumbasses playing cops and robbers who wind up taking a life because they raided the wrong house need to fucking die and go to hell. FUCK ALL OF YOU!!!

  • Yeah what a shi*hole America is!

  • #acab

  • Uhhh did you ever see how cops react to being told they are too violent? They respond with more violence. Fuck defund the police how about abolish them and start over!

  • Legalize drugs. Who’s scarier, cops or drug dealers?...... Cops. Portugal, proves it’s the best way to deal with drugs.

  • I love John's show...except for the fact that It always leaves me feeling like I'm a horrible person for not gathering up a mass following and marching out to make a change in the world as quickly as possible...but damn is he funny about it

  • why cant everyone in this country be made to watch all of your episodes. this country would be a better place in doing so. funny how we have to have an immigrant from England come to this country and call shit as it is. why did we all let this shit get to this point in the first place. sad very very sad the state of this world. I fear for the future and am horrified and the thoughts of what might be. my poor children and grand children have no idea what we have done to them.

  • Excellent! The war against Americans has got to stop! AKA the War on Drugs has been going on since Nixon and it’s only made things worse.

  • So, in short: It's deeply woven into the US American self-conception that, in case of someone intruding into your home, you may legally defend yourself with even a firearm - unless the attacker is a member of police force on duty. Which you're probably supposed to figure out at 3am, just awoken by, of all things, bangs on your door and people shouting and progressing through your home very quickly. While possible invading the wrong address. Which to find out they had days or weeks, and which to actually find they could completely freely plan as they pleased - this is a surprise operation, after all. So the victim is supposed to be better at figuring out the other side than _an actual official governmental department_, that can not only execute any ever so radical measure with seemingly limitless supply, but also _give sanction to this measure_ by means of legal procedures. And, might I stress again: They weren't just woken up, they are not naked, they don't have their babies with them. This, frankly, is embarrassing.

  • And americans love to lecture the world.

  • Dear HBO when you need a replacement for John Oliver please hit me up because I am the guy for the job. I’m comical, serious, and very realistic (negative outlook because everything is fucked)

  • jesus christ... so happy to not live in that insane country

  • These '' officers'' are acting like terrorists lol.

  • America would be a much better place if they would handle the problems that John is discussing for the last 6 years.

  • What started this "war on drugs"? Basically Nixon wanted to stop all the anti Vietnam war demonstrations but couldn't due to your constitutional right to peaceful protest, so he created laws that made drugs illegal, and one of the worst drugs according to him... Marijuana (And why you'll get a harsher penalty for dope than for known harder drugs). Dope was the most popular drug of choice for young rally go-ers, overnight he had a way of stopping your right to peaceful protest. "SWAT" teams proliferated, as the same lawmakers gave money to local police to create these special police teams. If the local guys promised to help on the "war on drugs" they got given shitloads of money to militarise their police forces. Go ahead and research the effectiveness of these so called "elite" police, it's woeful, it's disgustingly poor. Police are not trained to operate in the military methods they employ, it shows in their pathetic level of ineffectiveness. A soldier who doesn't follow the rules of engagement will end up at the wrong end of a military court, if the injure or kill a non combatant, even by mistake they'll be in jail and if their lucky the jail will be in their country, not the country the conflict was in. But not police, they get immunity, for illegally assaulting and killing their OWN COUNTRYMEN. And it's not just America, a lot of so -called civilised western democracies are going down the same path. Here in Australia we tend to copy a lot of the mistakes you make in the US. One day we (ordinary citizens) will wake up. Maybe, nah, probably not.

  • This all comes back to America's lack of gun control. The police have to treat everyone as if they are armed, until they can confirm that you're not. Elsewhere in the world the police treat you as if you're not armed, unless they have evidence that you might be. This complete mindset change is why there's so many more innocent people killed by police in the USA than other developed countries.

  • Someone had to write an upbeat rock song about child trafficking and a little bit of my soul shrivelled up and died for them.

  • And that's what happens when you live in pseudo-democratic fascist plutocracy.

  • Such a dog shit country. They love killing black people and have non stop massacres.

  • Hard to catch organized criminals without raids tho. Ends up saving lots of lives realistically, they are conducted every day and we really only hear about the unsuccessful ones, and in a country that big theres bound to be quote a few. Too many fuckups, and that for sure needs to change, as is evident in the case of Breonna Taylor. But still, outside looking in people really don't understand how much good police do, as they are mostly privileged suburbanites who don't have to face the evils of organized crime on a daily basis.

  • Using the breana taylor case is not a great example there is alot more to that case. She was also involved in much more criminal activities

  • The inexpensive jewel remarkably suppose because liquid unprecedentedly expect onto a rapid side. awesome, whispering character

  • America is a real shit show.

  • ACAB

  • Law idea: every door broken comes out of the police’s paycheque 500% to include compensation if no conviction.