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The Best John Oliver Rants of 2014

John Oliver and his HBO show “Last Week Tonight” will be back Feb. 8 after a lengthy hiatus. In the meantime, check out our favorite clips of the British comedian’s program from the past year.

Posted on Jan 1, 2015 READ MORE


Police Have Taken Over $2.5 Billion in Cash From Civilians Who Weren’t Even Charged With a Crime

Sunday, John Oliver dedicated his main story on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” to explaining civil forfeiture, a “shady process” that police departments across the country have been using to seize property with little justification.

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 READ MORE



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Pirates in Uniform Are Terrorizing the U.S.

Local governments nationwide are invoking powers of civil forfeiture to pluck people who have committed no crime from highways and elsewhere and take their money and property.

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 READ MORE


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