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08.18.14

Viral Video of the Day: John Oliver on Ferguson

‘Last Week Tonight’ takes on police militarization

As Ferguson, MO enters its second week of tension and violence following the shooting death of Michael Brown, John Oliver examines the militarization of local law enforcement.

From Ferguson police’s use of camouflage armor to small towns in Michigan and Georgia flaunting tanks and mine-resistant vehicles, Oliver points his sharp wit towards the seemingly excessive show of force that can go along with local police having equipment like this at their disposal.

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