Bill Maher on Texas Cop: He's a 'High School Loser'

Real Time host Bill Maher went on a rant about Texas police Cpl. Eric Casebolt during Friday evening's show. “This is the high school loser who wants to re-litigate his shitty adolescence by being a cop, ’cause now he’s got some power, and he can lord it over people,” Maher told his panelists, “It’s not that hard to weed out that personality type, is it?”

Guest Alexis Goldstein, the spokesperson for The Other 98, took Maher's criticism a step further: “I don’t think it’s a matter of a few bad cops. I think it’s a matter of a systematic problem. I think we have a system of white supremacy in this country, and we have to contend with the fact that we’ve had 200 years of affirmative action for white people in this country, and that makes its way into our public policy, it makes its way into our culture and our media, and that bleeds into implicit biases that people — not just cops — have.”

“This guy, the way that he ran into that scene and demanded this utter compliance,” Maher said later, after Daily Beast columnist Ron Christie suggested that parents should teach their kids to be more polite,  “That’s not how cops should be. This whole thing about ‘you only say a few words to cops’? No, I don’t want to live in a society where I have to be that way to a policeman. He’s working for me.”

You can watch the entire segment below.


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