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John Oliver takes a deep dive into police drug raids and why they need to stop

John Oliver takes a deep dive into police drug raids and why they need to stop

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John Oliver takes a deep dive into police drug raids and why they need to stop

John Oliver takes a deep dive into police drug raids and why they need to stop

John Oliver has been covering issues relating to the police — including accountability and their role in society — for years now. And on Sunday, he turned his attention to a topic that’s been at the forefront of the conversation since 26-year-old Breonna Taylor was shot and killed by police after they forcibly entered her home without warning last year: raids.

Over the course of 20 minutes, the Last Week Tonight host breaks down why and how police drug raids happen (including the incredibly short approval times for some search warrants) before citing the many instances of people being injured in raids that have gone wrong (like the time a toddler was critically injured by a flash-bang grenade). Read more…

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