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John Oliver Rips Racist Ferguson Police Department: 'F**k Those F**king Assholes!'

Last Week Tonight's John Oliver didn't hold back when discussing the racist emails being sent by the Ferguson, MO police department and court officials.

Last Week Tonight's John Oliver didn't hold back when discussing the racist emails being sent by the Ferguson, MO police department and court officials which were discovered during the Department of Justice investigation of racial prejudice in the city's police and judicial system.

After reading one of the emails which "described a man trying to put his dogs on welfare because the canines were "mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can't speak English and have no ... clue who their Daddies are" Oliver had this response.

OLIVER: It's moments like this that make me glad I'm on HBO where you can hear me say this. Fuck those fucking assholes! This is what swearing is for. The mayor of Ferguson then immediately went into damage control mode inexplicably arguing that we should not blow this all out of proportion.

KNOWLES: These actions taken by these individuals are in no way representative of the employees of the City of Ferguson.

OLIVER: In no way representative! Did you read the report? They were entirely representative. That's the problem. These emails were proudly sent from official City of Ferguson email addresses to supervisors in both the Ferguson Police Department and the court system during work hours.

So, they couldn't be more representative of Ferguson City employees if their signature said, "Sent from the very core of who I am as a person."

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