Late night talk show host John Oliver produced a clever and intriguingly hilarious monologue about the militarization of police after the shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
After playing a clip of Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III saying that there wasn’t any racial tension in his city, Oliver stated the obvious: “No one should ever be allowed to say there is no history of racial tension here, because that sentence has never been true anywhere on Earth.”
He then examined the militarization of Ferguson police. “Unless you live in downtown Kabul, there is no practical need for anything like that in your town,” he said, referring to some local police departments applying to receive armored personnel carriers known as “bear cats.”
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