Raids: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

28. feb.. 2021
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John Oliver explains how raids became a favorite tool of police, how few guardrails there are on their use, and what we should do about that.
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  • Oliver looked genuinely angry delivering the what should we do bit

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  • jesus fking christ mother fking holy ghosts of josephes birth rigihtttttt! Why havent iever heard of this cop rock show and where has it been all my fking life! This is a proven fact John oliver is the messiah and he is here to deliver redemption and save us from evil boys.... We must be ready for the path of judgement and salivation is upon us.. Praiseeee the new messiah!!!!

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  • I just love when analyst start to over complicate things. Police are using flashbangs ? oh man we should write down the ways/conditions for a flashbang to be used and not allow them to freely use their toys. Police are using armored trucks to force their way into people homes ? oh man we should write down when it's okay to use an armored truck to raid people homes Police are shooting people with firearms ? oh man we should write down when it's okay to shoot people Police are tazzing people with a chance of them losing mobility ? oh man we should bla bla bla. Just dont give the guys the tool to commit this crimes. There is no way in hell a flashbang should be in the hand of a police officer a city is not a warzone and he is not supposed to "raid" homes like he's some kind of marine. But nooooo let's debate about this for the years to come and so they can keep their unecessary murderous toys while we sit back and think about ways for them to use in safe conditions. Best plan. I swear it seems like some states/companies just lose sight of the easy fixes and jsut start over thinking things...

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  • so glad i didn't move to the states a few years ago for work... trump... pandemic... militaristic police force... i'll stay in australia thanks

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  • Man, this show jumped the shark about 3 years ago

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  • I hate all cops.

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  • Brought to you by raid shadowlegends.

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  • and all the raids that actually get bad guys ?

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    • 50-50 booking. WWE style

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  • I lost it at 10:27. Perhaps leaving America was not such a bad decision afterall.

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  • You know how many bullets did the police force of my city used last year? Zero... and that's fairly normal.

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  • Holy hell.

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  • America, the netflix of real life... wtf are you doing in that country!???

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  • Listen if youre not going after Ted Bundy or El Chapo this isnt really necessary. Relax a little youre not going after war criminals.

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  • Police raid and its equipment aren't cheap, so its also expensively useless too. Also that music drama is absolute shit

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  • How does the baby merchant sound so much like Chris Rock

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  • this is literally the reason guns are good. yall need to just kill cops and call it a day.

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  • My favorite jester😂👏🏼🎭

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  • Where the fuck do they get your intel?

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  • Too many cops are insecure GED (Good-Enough Degree) morons with glass egos. We need more intelligent cops!

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  • ACAB

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  • The amount of respect I have lost for your work after finding out you’re associated with the next for autism event is astronomical. If you can’t do the one google search it takes to listen to autistic voices on this matter, then I dont trust you to properly research your stories. Nothing about us, without us!

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  • I debated, but now I’m Definitely getting surveillance cameras appears it’s not just potential crime that need surveillance. Thanks JO

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  • Police are allowed to do whatever they want - without paying any consequences - in this country. It's shameful. We're the most unsafe nation in the developed world. Police are terrorists.

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  • Very well said, they deserve better. Those cops laughing at the camera footage, asking to see it again like it was a movie trailer was sickening and really sums up how they feel about their job.

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  • Dear Mr. Oliver, I am sorry as much as you usually are nailing it, and as much as I agree about police abuse, this time - unfortunately - i must say you are not objective. You are not objective regarding certain areas receiving more police attention than white neighborhoods. As much as you are trying to slip it as - "this people are being targeted" - no they are not. If some area has chronic issues with shooting occuring every few days, drug gangs criminality and people living there trying to get out or they have extra entrance security - its quite logical that this area will need more police involvement. It's quiet lunacy to say (or be ostrich pretending not to see) that big cities have areas of high criminality - its cuz police is targeting them. Fact is that some areas have huge criminality issues - which left unchecked would be disaster for everyone. Take it from me who was in such a neighborhoods, and who was in white neighborhood. In white quarters - crime is unimaginable. (Worst that happened in years was that someone drove and scratch car and left...). I could leave car open, nothing happened, could walk in the middle if night by park - nothing happened. In the neighborhood you mentioned - unthinkable to stick nose out after dark. City that applied the "inclusion" policy, pushing people concentrated in crime areas into the white crimeless neighborhood. Yeah those white people there gad rough awakening to shooting, car stolen (if not stolen left without wheels on cinder blocks... regardless of year and make..) and you won't even think of going out late by yourself... Saying what you saying is stupid, i am sorry to be that blunt. And please - go live into "regular" apartment in areas you mentioned as "targeted by raids". With no bodyguards, just as any common person - good luck to you, i would give you few days. Week longest.... Then you personally would be on top of marching for more police involvement.

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  • Philippine National Police: first time?

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  • Always playing the race angle

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  • Rip and tearing into anything should only be done against Demons by the Doom Slayer.

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  • AMERICA Fascism, Compulsory Heterosexuality, White Nationalism Income inequality, Gun Violence, Villainous & Hateful, Instability You Don't Get that in China

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  • John Oliver, please spread more cowboys films, more posts war moovies, more súper flying héroes, and more funy gods, y rise my brindis for the land of free and the estados hundidos.

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  • There's really no reason not to assault police officers anymore is there.

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  • When will we finally decide it is time to take away "police powers" from the police, who systematically abuse them? THAT'S actually the comprehensive solution we need to call for.

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  • This is what happens when some depts have IQ caps on patrol ranks

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  • And a lonely little right wing punk with weapons threatens everyone. Get's merely questioned by cops or FBI, let go and a few months later commits a mass atrocity . All Too Often!!!!

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  • I don’t know why I only just realized that John Oliver is a muckraker.

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  • Now one of those Breonna killer cops has a big deal.

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  • Raid shadow legends

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  • The police do make mistakes some times but if you can't address the problem, stop condemning swat teams like its all a joke . Anyone talking about police getting militarized should maybe go perform those raids on some dangerous neighbourhood. Accidents do happen .

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  • that musical.....clear sign we are running out of ideas .... lol

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  • F-ing Geraldo is the slimmest man on tv. Also no police department does no knock raids in broad daylight.

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  • Rip and Tear? Where did I hear that before? Oh yeah! Doom Guy. Yeah he is totally peace loving and rational thinking.

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  • OK I'm definitely seeking out Cop Rock

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  • Don’t throw grenades at cribs Me playing modern warfare.....

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  • The US is a police state. I used to believe the propaganda about our neibors to the south, but like I stopped believing in Santa, as I grew up I learned the truth.

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  • Commenting at 12:20 so I don't know of John will mention this, but in the gaming community there is a practice called "SWATTING" where you call the cops on a streamer and get the SWAT team sent to their house. The cops are so quick to get warrants that this actually can be done in near real time. I've seen it happen to a streamer, and in his case luckily nobody was hurt, but watching his stream you could hear the cops talking to him, then they came into his streaming room to see the evidence when he explained what SWATTING was, etc. However, there are a few cases where a streamer has actually been killed. Har har, so funny, huh? No, its not funny at all, and yet it's so easy to do.

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  • Yey Dale!!!

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  • Why the fuck does the child seller look like tucker carlson

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  • Cops came through my sister's house in the 80s and shot dead her friend. This is in Melbourne, Australia. Cops are fucked everywhere. They came through at 3am. They thought it was a home invasion and tried to protect themselves too as had a few kids including newborn twins. Had to live in our garage for the next almost year after that.

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  • Just like their justification to start a war with so many countries under false pretexts. Either for their own or isreal's benefit.

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  • Every time you think America couldn't be more of a failed state, John proves you wrong.

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  • We have similar cases here in the Philippines, we call them "nanlaban"

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  • Sadly, these "3 Little Piggy's" won't be the last ones to get away with murder.

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  • just doing basic math 81 people dead in 6 years of tens of thousands of raids - lets say that means the lowest number of raids that could literally mean, 20,000 and lest say there was just on person home per raid. that means in this study, over 6 years, %.06 of people involved in raids were killed. I'm no expert and I'm not convinced that ALL people raided were bad people. I would imagine some are and some of their actions killed people and I would think that drug houses have killed more than 13.5 people per year over a 6 year period. I totally agree there are problems here and am not advocating for raids or policing. I'm just wondering what to think and wondering what this is telling me to think and how. And hell yes no one should be handcuffed naked that is disgusting. As a society what guarantee do we have that our homes are our own, truly our spaces never to be invaded by thieves, drugs or police? If we are going to go full tilt with this, our idea of personal property is inherently colonial and the idea the police are all that guarantees that what you bought is yours, so what if anything guarantees that our spaces and our things are our own from the outset? Where do we go from here?

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  • 1:48 That should have gone on for three minutes instead!

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  • Mistaken the house is just an excuse to raid 2 house in the same day lol

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  • I didn't want to watch this episode because I knew it would make me angry... hate being right sometimes.

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  • Good job John! Biden and Harris are stepping back from police reform. There are some strategic things they can do. You continue to amaze with you analysis.

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  • PLEASE HELP MY OLD HIGH SCHOOL AND HOME TOWN!! It is almost comical that they removed the Native American Imagery and Symbolisms but are KEEPING "savages" as a nickname... PLEASE TELL THEM HOW RACIST THIS WORD IS!! ​@t

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  • America seems to be the most dangerous and scariest place on earth

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  • Stun grenades - can confirm. Caused almost every fire I ever saw in Iraq. We could only use them under very particular circumstances. Suspecting enemy activity from a baby was not on that list if I can remember correctly

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  • Nixon and reagan giving eachother a reacharound in hell for the bullshit war on drugs they gave birth too

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  • Isn't the baby merchant the creepy guy from Uncle Buck?

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  • Racist

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  • Pretty sure the “baby merchant” is Terry Milkovich from Shameless.

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  • Yeah.. Assault rifles. Because they smelled, pot. Those cops, and the people who sent them, are all BEYOND fucking stupid.

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  • USA the best country in the world he, he , he

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  • It fucks me up so much that if the cops get the wrong house they don’t have to pay for the damages, like wtf 😳 🤬

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  • I have't watched the full video yet, but if that "baby merchant" doesn't make a cameo at the end I'll be disappointed Edit: 😕

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  • 16:55 renegade cowboys that would never be condoned in the military amateur hour cowboys, so infuriating renegade bastards

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  • Can at least one of the 4K down voters explain why they clicked the thumbs down?

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  • Decriminalize drugs. Stop calling people drug users and call them humans with a possible addiction issue.

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  • Guns should not be banned. We all should have access to protect ourselves

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  • And marijuana still needs to be decriminalized and people in jail from related weed instances should be reimbursed for time lost in jail.

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  • This shits straight outta half life 2

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  • Comparing the baby-sacrificing-cult drill to one of my military police drill: The suspect person was described as a drunk man who by mistake wandered into a building on military territory and fell asleep in a room. During the drill one of my pals got his ass handed to him by the instructor, because he ran into the room and started screaming at the top of his lungs (probably watched too many movies) with guns pointing at the "drunk person" (played by another one of my army-mates) instead of following the protocol: Firs and foremost: Stick only your head in and try to get the subject's attention. Don't approach the person, since the person may carry a weapon of some kind. But most important: Don't. Even. Fkn. Touch. Your. Gun. unless the "drunk person" is confirmed to be armed, since even touching your weapon indicates "using it", and can put you in serious trouble, even if he actually was armed, but you still "used" your weapon without confirming if weapons even was needed. Most of the military police drills were of this kind, very few of them dealer with armed subjects.

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  • These are like dumber Stormtroopers.

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  • It makes me sick just how much I didn't know about what minorities go through until George Floyd's murder happened. I wanna find an island and start a new country where you have to take an "I'm not a racist asshole" test to move to.

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  • Yeah Settlers!

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  • I just want to shout out loud.

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  • Police: *Traumatizes woman irreparably* Also police: “Damn why you gotta be so angry, you’re starting to hurt my feelings”

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  • The absolute nerve of that cop saying “you don’t have to shout”!! 🤬

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  • Who’s ready for raids to enforce red flag laws, hopefully they have home security cameras to rewatch those shoot outs!

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  • Nothing will change. America and America Light (Canada, the America wannabe), just doesn't care. The lobbyists are too powerful, and half of the population doesn't care, because they're not the target of these raids. Not to say we shouldn't keep getting the message out there. I'm just saying that the power balance is weighted too heavily in the favour of the few who want stuff like this.

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  • I hope all these raid cops go to hell

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  • The cops looked like children. " what house???" Makes me cry

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  • It's bugging the hell out of me but I'm getting Phil Collins vibes from that baby merchant. It's horribly catchy.

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  • Abolish qualified immunity.

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  • This is so fucked up 🤬

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  • For all the militant-minded civilians hoarding guns thinking they're protecting themselves from potential unjust government military action, they sure are blissfully unaware of the fact that it's already happening... except it's against people who can't afford guns in the first place, thus rendering the right to bear arms completely pointless. Maybe gun advocates should pay attention to the "organized militia" part of the second amendment, so we can start actually protecting each other from incompetent, over-equipped, sadistic police?

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    • 90+% of 2nd Amendment nutters wouldn't spit on a person of color if they were on fire, much less help them organize against police brutality.

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  • I don't understand the war on drugs. We disapprove of what people put in their bodies so much that we're willing to kill innocents in the process.

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  • And you see why people want to defund these walking immune Nuke weapons.

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  • The best thing about Cop Rock is that the theme song was written and performed by Randy Newman. Do what you will with that information.

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  • This is what europeans think of, when they hear the word "America". :P

  • ***************** I'm a heavily Pro-Union person but Police Unions need to be stripped of their power. Signing up to protect yourself from having your pension stripped at a Steel Mill is FAARRRRRR different from having your ass covered if you burn a baby with a Flash Grenade. Mr. Officer... You signed up to protect other people and NOT TO KNOW FOR A FACT you can kill Ms Beautiful Breonna Taylor and get away with it. *****************

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  • *Americans should be building a wall to KEEP AMERICANS IN!!!*

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  • *What are you talking about?* American was BUILT on racism!!! Everything about it smells racist from killing First Nation indigenous people to making Africans slaves to penning up Japanese Americans during WWIII to building a wall to keep out Mexicans. Then jumping into the Middle East, Vietnam and Korea to dropping nukes on Japan!!! The list goes on and on and on and there's no sign of it abating in spite of the ironical fact that most Americans believe in Jesus who (allegedly) radiated peace and "Love Thy Neighbour and Love thy Enemy and turn the other cheek". No wonder the rest of the world hates them (more or less). It's a good thing for them that they have enough nukes to destroy the ecosystem a hundred times over!

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  • As a soon to be Immigrant (Yeah go ahead and hate on me), you guys have no idea how better off you are than the other countries. Jon Oliver could do a dozen episodes everyday and still cover just a state.

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  • Just consider this: Chemical weapons are illegal to use in war. In war. A event where killing other humans is not only allowed, but encouraged. Chemical weapons are illegal in war. Cops use chemical weapons on peaceful civilians. Does any more really need to be said?

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  • You got a plant in there? You'd better not be sitting in there peacefully, with a plant! He's got a plant! Everyone fire! Here is your weekly reminder that all cops are bad. Yes, all cops. The entire system is so f-ed up, a good cop is a fired cop.

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    • Take cover, Rick, that plant is fully loaded!

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