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John Oliver on Why Speeding Tickets Have Gotten So Completely Out of Control

John Oliver isn’t the first to draw attention to the way excessive policing and municipal fines can ruin lives—especially for those who are already struggling to pay the bills. But I think it’s safe to say that Oliver is the first do so via an in-depth report that centers around repeated use of the words f–k barrel.

So if you haven’t read the Department of Justice’s Ferguson report or otherwise closely followed this issue, Last Week Tonight has prepared this pretty entertaining primer on why Americans might want to fight for “the right to f–k up once in a while without completely destroying our lives.” After watching it, you, too, might want to “shut down the f–k barrel.”