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John Oliver Takes On Ferguson Violence, Slams Police Militarization (VIDEO)

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By Daniel Gates

VIDEO

John Oliver Ferguson Video

(HBO)

John Oliver tackled the violent situation in Ferguson, Missouri on Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight.”

In a lengthy segment on the “terrible events” surrounding the “depressingly familiar” police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, the comedian went after a number of targets — particularly cops, whom he criticized for their increasingly militarized response.

The segment is getting a lot of attention as violent confrontations between protesters and police continue in Ferguson.

Check out the video below, and tell us what you think.

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