John Oliver Talks Police Accountability on ‘Last Week Tonight’

Here’s a clip from last night’s Last Week Tonight, where John Oliver takes a closer look at the issue of police accountability in the US and why the “bad apples” argument just doesn’t hold up. “Here’s the thing about that: The phrase isn’t ‘It’s just a few bad apples, don’t worry about it.’ The phrase is ‘A few bad apples spoil the barrel,'” Oliver says. “And we currently have a system which is set up to ignore bad apples, destroy bad apples’ records, persecute good apples for speaking up, and shuffle dangerous emotionally unstable apples around to the point that children have to attend fucking apple classes.”

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