John Oliver on Ferguson, Missouri and police militarization (VIDEO).

Watch John Oliver’s Take on Ferguson and the Police

Brow Beat
Slate's Culture Blog
Aug. 18 2014 8:46 AM

Watch John Oliver’s Take on Ferguson and the Police


There was really only one story that John Oliver could devote his main story to on Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight. And while he got in quite a few jokes in his long segment about Ferguson, Missouri, and the militarization of American police departments, he began solemnly and ended in anger. You can watch the full clip above.

David Haglund is a senior editor at Slate. He runs Brow Beat, Slate's culture blog.

  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.