Bill Maher Rips Into Police Officers ‘Going Mental for No Reason’

Bill Maher went after bad police officers last night, because he’s just getting tired of all these incidents of officers “going mental for no reason” and opening fire at (and sometimes killing) young black men.

Maher said he sympathizes with cops in a country where anyone could be armed, but after looking at videos of two separate, horrifying incidents with officers, he asked, “Is there any training going on?” Charles Blow said race is the elephant in the room here that no one is addressing, while General Anthony Zinni pointed out that police should realize they have “options other than lethal force.”

Maher also shot down the idea that being a cop is the most dangerous job ever. Cops “face dirtbags every day,” he admitted, but they have this idea that they should be protected to the hilt, even if it means SWAT teams and tazers.

Watch the video below, via HBO:

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