VIDEO: Bill Maher Proposes #MeToo Movement For 'Victims' Of Police

Political commentator Bill Maher accused law enforcement officers of regularly assaulting citizens for no reason.

Los Angeles, CA – Bill Maher suggested on Friday that all police officers are criminals, and suggested that a # MeToo movement should be launched against police (video below).

“When did punching someone in the head become a law enforcement technique?” the political commentator asked during a Real Time with Bill Maher segment called “Cops and Clobbers.”

“They do a Riverdance on your skull,” Maher continued. “We need to stop saying, ‘Most cops are good,’ like we know that to be true.”

Maher said that he needed “evidence” to convince him that any police officers were good people.

“If most cops are good, why are there so many videos of them being bad?” he asked.

He then produced several short clips of recent altercations where officers used force to subdue combative suspects.

The first snippet showed officers as they arrested Emily Weinman, who kicked an officer, struck his partner in the chest, and spit on police while hurling obscenities on a New Jersey beach.

Maher left out the facts of Weinman’s behavior, and instead condescendingly claimed that officers assaulted her because she had “an open container of alcohol.”

He then showed a clip of Marion County sheriff’s deputies as they arrested Kevin Straw, who Maher alleged was just “making loud noises” before the deputies “mercilessly wailed” on him.

In actuality, Straw was armed with a fixed-blade knife and had been screaming into a police radio and command center, disrupting communications during a search and rescue mission, USA Today reported.

Deputies asked him to leave the area, but Straw returned twice. When the deputies attempted to take him into custody, he resisted and fought them.

Maher’s third clip showed Mesa police as they arrested Robert Johnson.

He claimed that the video showed “officers beating a black man,” because police believed he was “preparing for a physical altercation.”

“Which apparently means he was standing up,” Maher quipped. “It’s like getting a speeding ticket in a parked car because your flame decals look fast.”

He neglected to note that Johnson was accused of attempting to break into the residence of his friend’s ex-girlfriend.

Johnson refused to comply with the responding officers’ requests that he sit down, and actively fought with police while they took him into custody. He later appeared to spit on one of the officers.

Maher also referenced the January arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown.

He claimed that officers tased the NBA player for “existing while black,” but failed to mention that Brown refused to back away from a Milwaukee police officer who was trying to speak with Brown about the vehicle he had parked across two handicap spaces outside a Walgreen’s store.

He then refused to remove his hands from his pockets.

“That’s a lot of videos of guys who barely exist doing s - - t that hardly ever happens,” Maher jabbed. “This is why NFL players wanna take a knee.”

“Seems to me, we need a # MeToo movement for police,” the political commentator continued. “Perhaps we should decide what should happen when two men pin a woman down in the sand and punch her in the face.”

Maher went on to allege that police work brings out “rage” in law enforcement officers and that more needs to be done to help officers to “find better ways” to channel their anger.

He claimed that the “Thin Blue Line” was to be blamed for creating an environment in which “coward” police officers stand by and allow incidents of brutality to occur.

“When cops ask minorities why they don’t snitch on their own, minorities have every right to say, ‘You first,’” Maher declared.

He then blasted law enforcement officials for taking the time to fully investigate the circumstances of use-of-force allegations.

“They’re always reviewing these videos, as if they’re ghost hunters looking for signs of a poltergeist,” Maher argued.

Instead, departments should be reviewing their hiring practices, he said.

“We need better psychological screening to weed out the people who become cops as payback for high school,” Maher sneered. “The police attract bullies like the priesthood attracts pedophiles.”

Maher noted that he does personally know some “good cops,” but quickly turned his acknowledgement into another slam.

“I used to buy drugs off one!” he said. “Great guy!”

Maher claimed that he understood why officers “are so often ready to explode,” and admitted that there are no viral videos that show police putting their lives on the line as they do every day.

“But if you expect nice, don’t be a cop,” Maher condescendingly preached. “Police work – it’s like proctology – a - - holes come with the job. It doesn’t give you the right to abuse people.”

You can see Maher’s anti-police musings in the video below:

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ween
ween

F U Maher, this is why more and more people fight with the Police causing more and more of these instances, the instance he refers to in NJ, she assaulted the officers, they did what they had to do to restrain her, the Police are not out there as punching bags, they are not there to be abused by the public, every Video (situation) started before your narrative of what happened . So Maher you two bit hack, unless you want to go out there and deal with the ungrateful public, STFU you POS !!!!!!!!!!

I_Raped_S_Malone
I_Raped_S_Malone

I wonder how Maher got that idea?.

Hallow334
Hallow334

Maher is such a sorry excuse of a human. Plain and simple!

cspcapt
cspcapt

what a pos

Mrs10
Mrs10

@I_raped_s_malone How is that relevant? (the Ketamine story). As to the other, it's about PARAMEDICS who incorrectly covered a person who turned out to be alive. Not about cops at all!

It gets exhausting to explain this but I'll try again: bad cops are HATED much more by the good cops than you/the public could possibly feel. Think about it - the good cops (99.9%) detest the small percentage of bad cops because they've defiled their badges, broken their oaths. It's tough to be a cop in our society. The wrong ones make it that much tougher on the ones who uphold their oaths, who go out every day and give their all.

Szrudy3
Szrudy3

People like Bill Maher are why bad people get away with stuff If the Hollywood elite and friends would stay out of something they know nothing about. They jump on the bandwagon of every idiots that commits a crime and gives them an excuse for every crime they commit Stay out of this

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

Maher is a scum bag!!

RPG156
RPG156

Bill Maher is the worst part of his "profession". He desperately needs a couple of ride-alongs... in a blue suit. And lets get video of that for his show....

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Sterling Brown arrest video is worth watching:

I was surprised that no story was posted about it here when it was released (there was a story here when he was arrested in January, but not when the vid dropped).

Nick22439
Nick22439

I've always loved how those who have never done the job, seem to think they know the most about it.

RunCop
RunCop

What a POS!

poozel
poozel

He NEEDS someone to do a river dance on his head!

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

I would love to see maher reaction to police in Venezuela. My guess he doesn't care what police do if they support his socialist line.

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Maybe Bill Maher needs to take a few weeks off from his cush TV job and go ride shotgun in a deputy's patrol car for a while, bet he changes his smug views. Oh and Bill doesn't live like the rest of you people, he has his own private armed security that would beat you down like chop liver if you threatened him.