The Monday morning posting of an important clip from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight has already become a mandatory feature on most blogs, and for good reason: Oliver is funny, he's deeply engaged with the news he's sharing, and the commercial-free Tonight allows him to do a deep dive into the subjects that matter. So, yes, I'm aware that it's already become a cliche and I understand the concern that Requisite Monday Morning John Oliver Slog Post is in danger of becoming the kind of expected white noise that you skip right over.

But you really ought to watch this. It's about the militarization of police and the erosion of rights and everything that matters in America today: