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August 18, 2014 at 7:56am
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarization (HBO) →

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That last sentence though…


That last sentence though…

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Why are police calling the people of Ferguson animals and yelling at them to “bring it”? Because those officers in their riot gear, with their tear gas and dogs, want a justification for slaughter. But inexplicably…we turn our attention to the rioters, the people with less power, but justifiable anger, and say, “You are the problem.” No. A cop killing an unarmed teenager who had his hands in the air is the problem. Anger is a perfectly reasonable response. So is rage.

…How dare people preach and condescend to these people and tell them not to loot, not to riot? Yes, those are destructive forms of anger, but frankly I would rather these people take their anger out on property and products rather than on other people.

No, I don’t support looting. But I question a society that always sees the product of the provocation and never the provocation itself. I question a society that values property over black life. But I know that our particular system of law was conceived on the founding premise that black lives are white property…


Nothing makes white people more uncomfortable than black anger. But nothing is more threatening to black people on a systemic level than white anger. It won’t show up in mass killings. It will show up in overpolicing, mass incarceration, the gutting of the social safety net, and the occasional dead black kid. Of late, though, these killings have been far more than occasional. We should sit up and pay attention to where this trail of black bodies leads us….

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i’ve never seen police throw tear gas or shoot rubber bullets at Westboro Baptist protestors. 

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August 13, 2014 at 11:06pm
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Ladies and gentlemen, Ferguson police.  

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And there it is.


And there it is.

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August 11, 2014 at 7:05pm
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Man. I never thought I’d be sad about a celebrity death. 

I loved Robin Williams. His movies were great, he chose a lot of wonderful roles and he was so talented. 

He was incredibly funny. I was lucky enough to see him live last year. So funny. Such an incredible evening to experience.

I hope at some point, he realized he made people laugh and forget about their problems. I hope he at least knew that he made an impact on people.