Monday, August 18, 2014

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love this guy! But reference to Ferguson--it is so sad that the authorities of that town have not evolved enough to realize that people--no matter what color--are individuals. Racial profiling is just plain stupid. How would the police force feel if we all went around saying, "All police are idiots"? Of course, that's not true. Some are, some aren't. Or how about if we said all politicians are self-serving assholes who are just there to line their own pockets? (Well, that does have a ring of truth to it, I suppose. Never mind that one.)

    I am a white woman, 4' 11" in height, and I find that I can actually walk up to a group of black people without being dressed and armed like Rambo. Does that make me tougher than the Ferguson Police Force? No. It just makes me smarter.