Raids: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver explains how raids became a favorite tool of police, how few guardrails there are on their use, and what we should do about that.

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  1. cicalinarrot
    15 minutit tagasi

    Tonight on "Stuff that would trigger a civil war if happened to rich white people but by chance doesn't".

  2. Derin
    Päev tagasi

    blow your door down then blow eachother

  3. Ethan Judd
    Ethan Judd
    3 päeva tagasi


  4. Charlie
    3 päeva tagasi

    "You don't need to watch it, you just need to know it exists" JOHN YOU ARE WRONG. There is more you need to know. Tots r us gets more specific than that, he says that legalities pay no mind and it only costs 11 000$ AND THE PEOPLE HE'S TALKING TO CONSIDER IT

  5. Jayson Mangalino
    Jayson Mangalino
    4 päeva tagasi

    Cop Rock won an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music and Lyrics

  6. susan reid
    susan reid
    5 päeva tagasi

    So happy to be Canadian. This is unbelievable.

  7. Doge boi Yes
    Doge boi Yes
    7 päeva tagasi

    "Like its call of duty" no it isnt because they arent sliding up the stairs and screaming into the house when they are injured

  8. Terrell Thompson
    Terrell Thompson
    7 päeva tagasi

    This is what we mean when we say #DefundThePolice criminal with badges

  9. RevolverOcelot2008
    7 päeva tagasi

    Why does nobody talk about Aiyana Jones a 7 year old girl(black) killed by a swat team at the wrong house. Or Eugene Mallory an 80 year old man shot in his bed by an officer in a raid looking for non-existent meth 🙄 and a non-existent meth lab All the found on the old man's compound was a marijuana plant that was legally grown by his stepson.

  10. JeremyCuddles
    10 päeva tagasi

    "I smell marijuana, get the flash bangs to throw in cribs, the ARs, and where's that asshole that loves his house destroying tank? I smell marijuana dammit, we need that tank"

  11. tekelidook
    11 päeva tagasi

    I'm simultaneously very relieved and thankful that I'm white, but also really embarrassed for it.

  12. SigFletcher
    11 päeva tagasi

    a raid for the smell of marijuana?? once a friend of mine passerd in front of my building and called me. i went to the window and he said that he got preoccupied cause he DIDNT smell marijuana coming from my windows. i do live in Prague so it might be it

  13. That Canuck
    That Canuck
    11 päeva tagasi

    In the Trailer Park Boys, there's a plot device where the main characters stymie a drug raid by switching out the street signs and house numbers. that seemed unrealistic a few years ago.

  14. Kristine Munholland
    Kristine Munholland
    11 päeva tagasi

    Happy Anniversary! Please enjoy this flavorless crucified melon. LMFAO.....

  15. Wayne Igoe
    Wayne Igoe
    11 päeva tagasi

    To top it off, that show also has 2 EMMYS! (3 nominations, and 2 wins)

  16. michi
    12 päeva tagasi

    How this man is still sane is fucking beyond me. Bravo.

  17. Mind Blown
    Mind Blown
    12 päeva tagasi

    America is absolutely screwed at this stage. Passed the point of no return.

    1. Terrell Thompson
      Terrell Thompson
      7 päeva tagasi

      Civil war is coming… watch

  18. TheNexan
    13 päeva tagasi

    Thank god for the existence of Cop Rock to act as a rage cooldown

  19. Ryan Japan
    Ryan Japan
    16 päeva tagasi

    18:56 Amazingly?

  20. Ryan Japan
    Ryan Japan
    16 päeva tagasi

    3:50 That’s him?

  21. Ryan Japan
    Ryan Japan
    16 päeva tagasi

    I had to go back to see the rest of the first Cop Rock clip after I skipped halfway. Edit: And when John sung at the beginning.

  22. Aubrey Graham
    Aubrey Graham
    17 päeva tagasi

    My favorite is Interchange!

  23. Xenos Breed
    Xenos Breed
    17 päeva tagasi

    Its legitimately terrifying that the narrator during the raid was using the Doomslayer's 'RIP AND TEAR' line in reference to police raids that murder and traumatize innocent people.

    1. Comrade Roman
      Comrade Roman
      13 päeva tagasi

      Hate to break it to you but Doom didn't exist in 1986, and he didn't say "rip and tear", he said "rip, and tear"

  24. JoshfromIowa
    17 päeva tagasi

    Totally not an important takeaway from this video, but no one actually lives in Museum Campus? So there's not really anything there to raid, unless you think Sue the T-rex fossil is running a meth lab. Anyway, back to your regularly scheduled programming...

  25. Judith Gibson
    Judith Gibson
    18 päeva tagasi

    We should all just let criminals run loose and never try to make them follow the law,. That makes us all so much safer. Drugs are not the main problem it is the violence and messed up lives when they are around. You sanctimonious a******

    1. --
      9 päeva tagasi

      Notice how you presented the alternative to police brutality and destruction as complete lawlessness. Now notice the fact that that is complete bullshit. First of all, most drug raids are over marijuana, which does not cause violent crime. Secondly, you can catch criminals without murdering people, destroying their homes, and throwing flash grenades at children.

  26. SolrSurfr3
    18 päeva tagasi

    9:19 While this sadly doesn’t surprise me, it does piss me off to no end

  27. Zain Ali
    Zain Ali
    18 päeva tagasi

    Wow, so basically: Police raids, kills people, no consequences. Victim defends themselves, met with retaliation, if not dead, then fined and criminally charged.

  28. Cochino1977
    19 päeva tagasi

    Have you tried not breaking the fucking law? 🤷‍♂️

    1. Mr. Wobble
      Mr. Wobble
      9 päeva tagasi

      Are you posing this question to the baby that had a flash bang grenade thrown at its crib?

  29. Julie
    19 päeva tagasi

    The police need to be completely demilitarized and non-violent crimes shouldn't be criminal...police raided me yesterday and wrong person completely because her last name is similar to mine 10 cops and the girl is just an addict meanwhile less than 10% of MAJOR CRIMES are being solved...awesome 👌

  30. aerialdarkguy
    19 päeva tagasi

    I agree, stop drug raids in general. Serve a search/arrest warrant like every other fucking arrest and save SWAT raids for active shooter scenarios. Safer for everyone and drug evidence is still there (no its much harder to flush down toilet). But no they gotta justify that huge budget of theirs.

  31. Andre Brown
    Andre Brown
    20 päeva tagasi

    I see this video got got over 20,000 comments all pretty much saying how shocked and dismayed by what they just watched.. my question to you is what are each of you gonna do about it.I know what I've done about it...and more than just putting a comment here.So I challenge each of you to do something more than just leaving a comment here. Here you're talking to the choir..

    1. aerialdarkguy
      19 päeva tagasi

      I've emailed my state and local officials and pretty much get told to fuck off. Fully plan on voting for AGs and local reps that will push back on "tough on crime" nonsense.

  32. mmmmSmegma
    20 päeva tagasi

    23:23 "instead the community has to live with then knowledge that no space is truly secure from the threat of police violence." Not from police violence... But from violent police incompetence. Here's my personal belief: The lifeblood of the police... as a business model, as an industry relies FIRST on the ubiquitousness of drugs and drug use and THEN on making them illegal. It's almost like as if the police just don't believe that there are simply enough murders, enough rape, enough theft to justify their existence. No. The justification for their existence (at least in a business sense) relies on making drug use illegal. Drugs (because of their ubiquity) serve as a cash cow for the police. If the police could find a way to outlaw sex (because of it's popularity/ubiquity) they would outlaw it. Oh wait... (fuck me, I'm drunk) nevermind they already did: prostitution. Now that I think about it...there seems to a theme surfacing here... It seems that whatever is guaranteed to be popular, you can guarantee the police will find a way/reason to outlaw it in order to serve as another cash cow for themselves. 24:44 "Raids in general should only be used as a last resort" I agree with you ... but at the same time I disagree with you. In theory, yes they should only be used as a last resort ... But in practice *YOU JUST KNOW* that you're leaving the door open for them to interpret every resort as a last resort. I dunno if that first instance of using the word "resort" makes sense (I just wanted to rhyme and... again I'm drunk) but you know what I mean.

  33. Lily
    20 päeva tagasi

    "Shouting should be in your Miranda rights." DAMN STRAIGHT!.... Quit silencing police victims!....

  34. John Gray Atkinson
    John Gray Atkinson
    21 päev tagasi

    This segment has made the best point I've heard all year... We need a COP ROCK RE-BOOT

  35. Vishnu PS
    Vishnu PS
    23 päeva tagasi

    That last video of that woman getting raided was truly traumatizing

  36. Kelly Arthur
    Kelly Arthur
    25 päeva tagasi

    "Cop Rock", the show that taught Steve Bochco the lesson, "Don't put music in a cop show." (I guessed even before John revealled it.)

  37. C. Huseyin
    C. Huseyin
    25 päeva tagasi

    Me, trying to grasp wth is happening and watching.😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫😵‍💫

  38. Shamar Lewis
    Shamar Lewis
    26 päeva tagasi

    7:17 what happens when they drive that into your house 🏠 and u had no drugs do you just sleep outside until it’s time for Court

  39. Ultimatewolf Exists
    Ultimatewolf Exists
    26 päeva tagasi

    Yelling “SHERRIFS OFFICE” through heavy face coverings at 3AM, you might as well be yelling “SURPRISE” with a T-Shirt that says ‘armed intruder, please attack me”

  40. James Fleckenstein
    James Fleckenstein
    26 päeva tagasi

    I still can't believe they threw a grenade into a crib

  41. Danny Caracciolo
    Danny Caracciolo
    27 päeva tagasi

    I think the first step is to get rid of Quantifiable inmunity..... that would start making the phone *EXTREMELY* more hesitant to wanna run around like children with military grade weaponry if they has a high enough chance to be sued to death

  42. Eitan Taub
    Eitan Taub
    28 päeva tagasi


  43. John Schrock
    John Schrock
    28 päeva tagasi


  44. Mr. Raccoon
    Mr. Raccoon
    Місяць tagasi

    Cop Rock is a national treasure.

  45. K B
    K B
    Місяць tagasi

    Meh...I have mixed feelings about the police. On the one hand, they do provide at least the idea of protection--crimes aren't likely to happen where there are police or security guards around, for example. On the other, though, I feel like some practices, like unproven drug raids and other unnecessary shows of force, should be limited or stopped entirely.

  46. Troy Terry
    Troy Terry
    Місяць tagasi

    No it isn't John. And the fact Americans and you believe that is sad.

    1. Troy Terry
      Troy Terry
      24 päeva tagasi

      @Bub Dub I didn't get offended. I am simply pointing out his premise is wrong.

    2. Bub Dub
      Bub Dub
      25 päeva tagasi

      @Troy Terry I like sorting comments by "new" because you can immediately identify like 5 people that clearly didn't watch the video and got offended by the concept being presented

    3. Mr. Raccoon
      Mr. Raccoon
      29 päeva tagasi

      @Troy Terry you’re joking. Right?

    4. Troy Terry
      Troy Terry
      29 päeva tagasi

      @Mr. Raccoon policing is somehow based on race.

    5. Mr. Raccoon
      Mr. Raccoon
      Місяць tagasi

      What isn’t?

  47. Corpsman Doge
    Corpsman Doge
    Місяць tagasi

    Not a single mention of Duncan Lemp, who was shot through his fucking window in his sleep.

    1. Mr. Raccoon
      Mr. Raccoon
      Місяць tagasi

      That’s not a raid. That’s literally just murder.

  48. Sapphicvibes
    Місяць tagasi

    I.. I don't know how to really respond to this video except with tears... I'm only 13 and this is the world I'm going to have to live in for here rest of my life. I'm a kid for gods sake! And now I have to grow up and fix a world I didn't break. It's just sad.

  49. Murphys Law
    Murphys Law
    Місяць tagasi

    Getting really tired of seeing my Thumbs up on John disappearing all the time xc

  50. NOAH R
    NOAH R
    Місяць tagasi


  51. aegiswings
    Місяць tagasi

    cop rock was AMAZING. It was so ahead of its time.

  52. Chickentender lover468
    Chickentender lover468
    Місяць tagasi

    baby merchant "tots are us!"

  53. Hannah Thompson
    Hannah Thompson
    Місяць tagasi

    There is nothing that can’t be musicalized...

  54. Doug Shevlin
    Doug Shevlin
    Місяць tagasi

    I love how he said they fired 32 shots. But never mentioned the police were fired upon first an that’s why none of the police were arrested. But please continue with ur non facts and bias reporting.

    1. dForce13
      Місяць tagasi

      1) you didn't watch the video because they address your very point at 20 min when they interview one of your republican representatives: "How am I supposed to know at 3 o'clock in the morning? Somebody shows up in black outfits, they can say they're law enforcement or not and they've got a gun pointed at me." 2) kentucky, where taylor was shot is a stand-your-ground state. If you're not allowed to fire first at armed strangers, then maybe remove that law first before you complain that people are defending themselves. 3) the person who did the shooting, taylor's boyfriend, was cleared of shooting a police officer and judges said he had acted in reasonable self-defense.

  55. Hajishkei Brown
    Hajishkei Brown
    Місяць tagasi


  56. Röpi Marsipaani
    Röpi Marsipaani
    Місяць tagasi

    This had me laughing so much. How is it racism if statistics show that certain black and latino neighborhoods have a higher rate of raids? Was it racism that made them commit crimes? Are the statistics inherently racist? What a joke :D

    1. Rohit R
      Rohit R
      Місяць tagasi

      You have to consider that the white neighborhood folks maybe having drug users too. Not just black communities. That concept that minority communities should be raided more, is the problem. There have been plenty of examples in which white people and people of certain minorities are punished disproportionately for the same drug crime.

  57. prozzak6616
    Місяць tagasi

    Thanks Biden

  58. Curin Dyshart
    Curin Dyshart
    Місяць tagasi

    So in Roderick Tally's case did the police not even bother check and see if their informant actually had the cocaine he claimed to have just purchased?

  59. Old_Sparky13
    Місяць tagasi

    Ah, how I love this show. I might not be from the USA, but you still administer me my weekly dose of disenchantment, depression and misanthropy. What a wonderful world we are living in. Praise the fictional genocidal narcissist!

  60. Bar-Jar Dinks
    Bar-Jar Dinks
    Місяць tagasi

    You have to use the fast kill, low irritant kind...

  61. Kitotikatatari Raskij
    Kitotikatatari Raskij
    Місяць tagasi

    men i hate this man

  62. Anthony Marret
    Anthony Marret
    Місяць tagasi

    "On the next police standard exercise you'll learn how to repell an alien invasion with your handgun. Don't you dare to comment on the alien's skin tone! It's just a coincidence."

  63. ijachacovert
    Місяць tagasi

    Picture this. You're sleeping peacefully when the police break down your bedroom door to search it because an informant claimed the *next door neighbor* sold drugs. The police do no further recon for the address and get a no knock search warrant from a judge who spent thirty seconds looking at the paperwork. They awoke you from a dead sleep and in your disorientation, you reach for your phone/flashlight/bedside lamp or out of pure terror, something to protect yourself with. POP POP POP Now you're dead because the officer who was first in your room was "scared for his life" and shot you to death.

    1. eziosblade3
      Місяць tagasi


  64. Kavi Jackson
    Kavi Jackson
    Місяць tagasi

    No worries they are getting about 300 billion dollars more so america seems to approve at least biden does and taxpayers money will go to reinforce them! 😒Yah... Brace yourselves especially Black people they are going to get even more high tech gadgets and weaponry!

  65. Aiyana Cyr
    Aiyana Cyr
    Місяць tagasi

    The only news sources I trust: The NY Times and John Oliver

  66. Drake Snow
    Drake Snow
    Місяць tagasi

    And don't forget your dog IS going to get shot.

  67. Brian
    Місяць tagasi

    cops are a public menace. we need a cop holocaust

  68. vermas4
    Місяць tagasi

    While I'm not gonna try and argue about the necessity of raids... I'm disgusted by the fact that the police ain't even compensating people if they messed up

  69. Hornswroggle
    Місяць tagasi

    Police when they arrest someone for 3 grams of methamphetamine: "Just don't do the crime if you can't do the time" Also police: "We need qualified immunity from criminal charges because we'd be coiled up in too many lawsuits from not doing our job properly"

  70. Jim R
    Jim R
    Місяць tagasi

    Pshhh..."spf-50 ville?" That's nothing...I live in "spf-70 or 80+ ville"...

  71. Astro Wolvez
    Astro Wolvez
    Місяць tagasi

    And you just know innocent people have to pay for the damages.

  72. colly beans
    colly beans
    Місяць tagasi

    For anyone who wants to take the next step towards understanding whats going on and the actual state of things, here you go. 🐱‍👤 Secular talk The Rational National Jimmy Dore,

  73. David Boerst
    David Boerst
    Місяць tagasi

    there should be a record of if a judge/cop/informant is a part of a false search warrant after a certain amount they can no longer apply for one. this would force people to verify before applying.

  74. Raghunandan Bhatt
    Raghunandan Bhatt
    Місяць tagasi

    So dear American whats your views about the destruction your security agencies caused in Afghanistan .an unknown country creating havoc on innocent lives by drone strike to raid on houses of poors and above all your country first create a monster and then go for it to get a credit

  75. Starry Potts
    Starry Potts
    Місяць tagasi

    I've never seen cops that weren't fucking dumb. Smart people are detectives or fbi or whatever. Cops just don't have the brains to handle this shit

    1. Bruce Freadrich
      Bruce Freadrich
      Місяць tagasi

      Many, many, many cps are just the high school bully. In a uniform. With a gun. And an attitude.

  76. Nanashi
    Місяць tagasi

    I first heard of Cop Rock from community.

  77. TheDevil Incarnate
    TheDevil Incarnate
    Місяць tagasi

    @ 9:30 Yeah, I'm not surprised that happened in Arkansas... Also, that poor dog :(

  78. Jeremiah Bristow
    Jeremiah Bristow
    Місяць tagasi

    John, you piece of sunshine, you DIDN’T include Mark Hamill’s Joker there! You absolute pos!

  79. Yonael
    Місяць tagasi

    20 seconds? It takes me longer than that to get to the door.

    1. Astro Wolvez
      Astro Wolvez
      Місяць tagasi

      I can’t imagine what would happen being asleep.

  80. Joyful Sorrow
    Joyful Sorrow
    Місяць tagasi

    I swear these police raiders are Law & Order wannabes who wish they could be heroes in a raid... but have absolutely no idea how to do one in the first place. Which makes me wonder why they even bother with raids in the first place...

  81. jace7g
    Місяць tagasi

    This hits home. I got raided once for building a treehouse.

  82. Justin S
    Justin S
    Місяць tagasi

    Police clearly have zero understanding of basic human psychology and reactions.

    1. NeoMegaRyuMK2
      Місяць tagasi

      The lack of understanding is not the problem. It is the not caring that creates the problems.

  83. Yo Bro420
    Yo Bro420
    Місяць tagasi

    Or they could pull an R6 and drone the house out first and then blow up the wall

  84. JeyRuff
    Місяць tagasi

    ⚠️WARNING⚠️ Police-led injustice is horrible, and should end. Yet I never saw stats in this video on how many are wrongfully killed by police vs. those by criminals. What if someone is using this truth on police injustice to sow distrust, and undo the UNITY of the 🇺🇸USA🇺🇸? --J

  85. Musa Odhiambo
    Musa Odhiambo
    Місяць tagasi

    everytime i watch this show, i never want to go to america

  86. Jakob Weisser
    Jakob Weisser
    Місяць tagasi

    America has two armies. One wears blue and one wears green

  87. Naomi Seraphina
    Naomi Seraphina
    Місяць tagasi

    Blessings be upon you all, John Oliver, and your staff of writers! Thank you for telling the truth, in a society that so RARELY ever enjoys the experience of HEARING the truth spoken in any of our mainstream media!! I have risked my life, again and again, as an activist, trying to tell the truth the way that you are doing (in this particular piece of journalism, and in the many other topics you've covered, and that you continue to cover,) but no matter how many protests I attend, no matter how much pepper spray and tear gas I am forced to inhale, I will probably NEVER make the impact that you are making in even ONE of your shows... SO RIGHT THE FUCK ON!!! I LOVE YOU for doing what you're doing, and I wish you all the best! Sincerely, -Naomi Seraphina

  88. The Official Sikris
    The Official Sikris
    Місяць tagasi

    Settlers of Catan and Subway, *why you gotta attack me like that, John?*

  89. Trinity Court Studios
    Trinity Court Studios
    Місяць tagasi

    America needs to do the following: Abolish police unions. Completely. Permanently. Abolish qualified immunity. Completely. Permanently. Defund the police. Completely. Permanently. All of the above. In that order.

  90. Theresa Harris
    Theresa Harris
    Місяць tagasi

    bruh uber and doordash drivers find homes just fine with gps apps smh it's not that fucking hard

    1. eziosblade3
      Місяць tagasi

      thats why delivery services are in the top ten most dangerous jobs and Cops is at the 22.

  91. vmwindustries
    Місяць tagasi

    Why is the plastic episode not sharable?

  92. V. Anastasiya S.
    V. Anastasiya S.
    Місяць tagasi

    We need policies at the state and federal level to actually change this.

  93. Quirky Black Enby
    Quirky Black Enby
    2 місяці tagasi

    Omg I need to watch Cop Rock immediately. That’s amazing

  94. Gillian house
    Gillian house
    2 місяці tagasi

    this video sucked

  95. Fabzil
    2 місяці tagasi

    Everytime my mind wonders into "hey maybe I should move and live in America", i watch a John Oliver show and then I'm happy to stay anywhere else in the world.

  96. Sunprism
    2 місяці tagasi

    "Hey Jeb, How many dead babies should we put in the pretend cult leaders house" "At least three dead babies, those pretend cult leaders have some really warped minds"

  97. Wakane
    2 місяці tagasi

    Not long ago, I was genuinely asking about why it was so easy for any random person to do streamer swatting (or any other random people) in America (because the concept was bizarre to me), I thought SWAT was the elite police that you don't randomly dispatch everywhere and every time just by a random call. I got many responses trying to justify it. I still don't get it even now.

  98. joseph pope
    joseph pope
    2 місяці tagasi

    criminals don't live in those counties? nothing to do with "race" (whatever that is) and everything to do with community

  99. Jiji Thattil
    Jiji Thattil
    2 місяці tagasi

    Every week I wish was the last airs tonight and John makes India better

  100. Joaquin Ruiz
    Joaquin Ruiz
    2 місяці tagasi

    If anything, John Oliver undersold just how insane 'Cop Rock' is. For anyone who hasn't seen it, I highly recommend checking out their songs on youtube. It will change your life.