Bill Maher ended his show tonight with a New Rule directed at the police, the New York police in particular. He went off on the NYPD for “throw[ing] a tantrum” at Mayor Bill de Blasio and asked when they started “suffering from PMS.”
Maher repeatedly clarified that he supports the police, but he’s a little annoyed that “New York’s whiniest” engaged in a slowdown because they felt “unloved” by their mayor.
He tied this into a broader theme of police officers as these ‘infallible” forces that will justify anything as “by the book.” Maher suggested they should “get a new book,” pointing to cases like Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. And the way some police unions have been particularly ardent about defending the cops struck Maher as the same kind of “union bullshit” that explains why people hate unions in the first place.
Watch the video below, via HBO:
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