Felony Disenfranchisement: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

čas přidán 9. 09. 2018
Many people with felony convictions are unfairly prohibited from voting, and the worst state for this - surprise - is Florida.
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  • Mitch McConnell a total piece of shit. This man even being in such a high place of power in this country is a warning sign about the future of the United States.

  • How many Black people are in this concil? Zero! Ok all things said.

  • They don't want black people to vote. Simple

  • Actually John Oliver helped pointing out this at the right time and helped it secure 65% of the votes more than 60% required. However R-Governer sued and a judge ruled against R-Gov on May 2020. This could make a difference in Nov 2020 election... Let's see if that worked..

  • #GiveFloridaASecondChance I love this perspective on this message... Florida you fuck up, you are the state of second chances where crazy things happen all the time and you move on... let them move on, give them a second chance

  • I was holding my breath waiting for him to introduce the state with the worst procedures!

  • But rick Scott should be in prison for Medicare fraud through HCA.

  • You know Is decided to look up my state laws on felons voting rights. In my state your voting rights are restored once you serve your time, any probation periods ect once all those requirements your voting rights are automatically restored. If your sentence is deferred your voting rights are automatically restored. I don’t even live in a liberal state, I live in Oklahoma.

  •  <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="109">1:49</a>, <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="236">3:56</a>, <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="611">10:11</a>,<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="868">14:28</a>, <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="873">14:33</a>,<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1080">18:00</a>,<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1185">19:45</a> -

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="77">1:17</a> Who puts a foam mesh wrapper from fruit on a baby's head as a headband.

  • Religious people are the lowest of the low

  • The people of Florida reinstated the voting rights of these people so the GOP immediately tacked on extra barriers to keep them from voting. It’s not even subtle anymore.

  • Rick Scott exemplifies the abuse of power.

    • Nicholas Thompson tells you all you need to know about US politics

    • Andy Harris and yet now he’s a US Senator

  • _Do you go to church?_ No, but my jail sentence was for molesting kids.

  • give realistic plans to those with criminal records regarding employment and housing.

  • How exactly is voting a right when a government official can take it from you?

  • I'd love to see a follow up to this about how the Florida legislature has done everything they can to nullify Amendment 4 since it passed.

  • Felons deserve there rights here here....next step 2A

  • This should honestly be illegal what the Rick Scott is doing and fuck that guy who asked if they were going to church, cause separation of church and state. The guy clearly just a jack ass. But just the fact if something like that should be regulated and give guild lines these guy's should follow and if the right boxes that are made by a third party on neither side. Cause letting these guy's decide on how they feel is just criminal.

  • I want 2 be paid money to vote and never pay taxes and be able to own firearms!

  • As a Floridian this was a call out

  • I remember the day in 1773 when Americans turn the Atlantic British

  • Ah, so *this* is how Dubya got elected.

  • Florida is a very large state, Last Week Tonight even had a joke about how the people of Florida are the ones who decide who will become president. so America basically has a system where minorities have little to no representation and conservatives are set up to win

  • I could watch "Florida Man" highlights all day

  • I know he was governor but how did Rick Scott get elected to the Senate AFTER this?

  • Its set up that way so they can deny the people their right to vote if they think they wont vote for them.

  • All my life I always thought Texas the shitty state but with so much shit in Florida I change my mind.

  • If you want to vote, don't do crimes. It's no secret.

  • "There are no standards" is particularly hilarious at this particular point in history.

  • Update: the people of florida did indeed past the amendment. but our new governor ignored that, setting up obstacle after obstacle for ex-felons

  • Gotta laugh as he would never say Bush but instead predecessor 😂

  • A republic is a form of democracy, republic means public affairs in Latin, so therefore people also has a say to laws, so therefore people who had paid their debt to society should be given the right to vote because of human decency

  • for once, I need to focus on the non-political thing: "the point is, it's Florida, all options are equally plausible." this needs to be quoted at some point.

  • In Slovakia you can vote from prison

  • Based on what we believe??? That's abusrd. That means its truly arbitrary and they can use something as discriminatory as attending church as criteria...Im a goddamned atheist and have that right fucker. It has NOTHING to do with my character. Then you deny a guy that you COMMENDED for changing his life, w/o so much of an actual explanation, just, I dunno. Self righteous pieces of shit.

  • How did I know so much from two sick sentences from the mouth of Plano Police Officer Michael Bogacki badge number 1598 and unit number 5329610? Because I have been repeated prey to Dallas county and Collin county police. Now, having said that, I know living with an American man for over three decades that the whites of America are the biggest prey in number to the policing in America. It just got a whole lot nastier in Princeton, Texas. Where I pushed the all confederate all white town of 2000 to write one of their own a ticket for his son terrorizing the whole town. Did it help me that the District Clerk of Colon for Collin County Courthouse working at JCP of Fairview told me that her son punched Brandon Dickerson's eyes out? No. It did not help at all. Ultimately I got over drugged through detective first Colon County elected judge next Paul Raleeh who Collin County Commissioners Court paid an undisclosed amount of our taxes on to one of their own, Barbara Ingram and against one of their own Paul Raleeh with nothing happening to Paul Raleeh. Star local media published that. But, there was more. There were a whole lot of banging on my door for long duration taking my door down abuse by Princeton, Texas's police. And when I would open the door there were always four to five of them laughing. After they had arrested me for flipping a neighbor who Life Path's social worker Missy Day had seen by my bedroom window telling her F YOU. And they coming to my face running on tracks taking my pictures. They took my picture flipping them off. Yap. On my walk. I was so angry about all the abuse that when I opened the door with the blonde one laughing I spat on his face. The charge came back "Aggravated Assault of a Public Servant." That is how I know reading this that this poor man did not assault Michael Bogacki, Plano Police Officer, badge number 1598, Unit number 5329610. I have already left a message to Chris Carver about all the abuse by Vietnam Vet first and cop next of Dallas and then Marc Dickerson the Princeton. So, smelling Michael Bogacki became easier after two harassing questions in front of Walmart and please read how he victimized this poor soul through this finding on the internet; I have already asked all of you to look at his facebook posts. I have left a message with Chris Carver to send me more complaint forms for the postings of when shooting criminals it solves crimes by Michael Bogacki. I also have asked Shanda with none-emergency Plano Police to send me two complaint forms. I don't have a printer. Please read about other victims of Michael Bogacki: cases.justia.com/texas/fifth-court-of-appeals/2014-05-13-01620-cr.pdf?ts=1417516352

  • Why did they dress like native Americans to pull this tea prank

  • I never realized Rick Scott was that much of an asshole. Granted I don't live in his state but he always seemed decent enough on TV

  • why is the person in the image voting Felony for Disenfranchisement

  • Can someone please explain to me how a person like that gets voted Governor ?

  • Jacksonville is FloridaManLand,Miami is drugland.

  • What the hell is wrong with Rick Scott, here??

  • In the immortal words of everyone's favorite immortal Florida Man: BOOOOOORRRTTTLLLLEEEESSS!

  • Yo John, I'm trying to start sending hate mail to some of these fuckers. Wanna start providing their addresses?

  • how is it possible for a british person to get even more british

  • Yah know, had I never went to school and been brainwashed and indoctrinated into the cult of traditions. and told about the various personalities that people, humans, man, have fashioned to call each other, I would find the civilization I am presently involved with to be insane, and suffering from some form of dementia or hallucination, in respect to the invisible and imaginary reality that manifests in their head, thoughts, and words.

  • A right is bestowed by existence - he’s describing a privilege

  • Isn't ignorance BLISS?! I've no love for CRIMINALS who committed VIOLENT CRIMES, but if it's for non-violent crimes why shouldn't they be able to VOTE?! Taxation without representation should never be able to take place in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! It's hard enough for these men and women to integrate back into society after serving their sentences and now they can't even vote! Yet, the TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT wants them serve their sentence, to work, pay taxes and file taxes and even after all this, they still can't VOTE! Then again, what am I saying?! It's the FEDERAL TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT and they can care less about "WE THE PEOPLE"

  • 3.7 Florida retardicans disagree, or think they did.

  • No representation? Then no taxation.

  • I like how Mitch McConnell says “convicted terrorists.” Because if ALL terrorists weren’t allowed to vote, then neither would fucking Mitch McConnell.

  • seems like a fair system to have the person that needs votes next election determine who gets to have their vote restored...LOL

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="474">7:54</a> okay but why does he look like Voldemort?

  • It's rather comical to hear McConnell saying that kind of nonsense, knowing what an absolute p.o.s he is now, more than ever.

  • "you want me to work and pay taxes but my right to vote" that is slavery allright

  • All citizens have the right to vote and the obligation to pay taxes, no vote, no taxes. THANK YOU FLORIDA.

  • Restoring civil rights is a lot more than just voting though. It's stuff like traveling abroad, owning a gun, employment in sensitive fields and stuff like that. I don't know if they can be given back piece meal but denying a convicted felon their restoration of civil rights might be based on something other than voting...

  • I’m glad this just popped back up in my recommended. The Florida Supreme court just threw out our idiot governor’s attempt to block us passing Amendment 4 by putting a poll tax on former felons.

    • @stevnated The attempt by our shitty governor to fight the amendment was just thrown out in court.

    • Has this been fixed now? Did the amendment pass?

  • Well that's just slavery with extra steps

  • Fuck that. Choices and consequences.

  • The majority of felonies are of economic crimes and drug convictions which disproportionately and unsurprisingly effect the poor struggling class and minorities. I don't think stripped voting rights for a massive felony population is by any means co-incidental or by accident, but by design. African Americans have historically been in ideological and political opposition to the conservative and wealthy serving Republican party, and lower voter turn out has often helped Republicans. The "War on drugs" was/is essentially to reap massive profits and lucrative contracts for the private prison industry with filling prison cell quotas, with people convicted with ridiculous prison terms, three-strike laws for drug possessions, profits for prosecutorial firms and kick backs for politicians and the justice system. The justice system is notorious more for imprisonment and exacerbating hardening criminals, than it is for re-habilitation. The United States has the largest prison population per capita than any other country in the world in relation to overall global population.

  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="672">11:12</a> The speed of that transition is eye-blinkingly impressive

  • The beginning of this should say: "Voting! The only form of Masturbation allowed in public " Cause your vote doesn't matter dumb fucks. It a government of representatives and in most cases they don't have to listen to you. So in other words your still all dumb slaves.

  • Federal appeals court upholds ruling that limiting Amendment 4 is unconstitutional A federal appeals court upheld a judge’s decision against restrictions imposed by state lawmakers last year limiting a ballot measure allowing felons to register to vote, ruling that it’s unconstitutional to force felons to first pay off their financial obligations before registering. Wednesday’s ruling by three judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta applies only to the 17 felons who sued the state last year, arguing they were too poor to pay back all fines, fees and restitution to victims before voting. Passed by nearly two-thirds of Floridians who voted in 2018, the Amendment 4 ballot measure restored the right to vote to felons who completed “all terms of sentence.” Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill last year into law defining “all terms” to include all financial obligations, and the Florida Supreme Court agreed. But that requirement violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, the judges wrote in Wednesday’s ruling. They added that it was “undeniable” that the requirement punished poor felons, while wealthier felons wouldn’t be similarly denied the opportunity to register because they can afford to pay their obligations. “Here, these plaintiffs are punished more harshly than those who committed precisely the same crime - by having their right to vote taken from them likely for their entire lives,” the judges wrote. “And this punishment is linked not to their culpability, but rather to the exogenous fact of their wealth.”

  • did you just fuckin say 10% of the adult population of florida are ex fellons? <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="214">3:34</a> ?!?

  • This is an extremely rich irony coming from a person who committed one of the biggest Medicare fraud schemes I believe in our nations history or at least in Florida’s history, so ya Rick Scott can fuck off...

  • Florida is to the USA what the USA is for the world lol

  • Do criminals lose citizenship when convicted in the USA?

  • Can‘t you argue that the question if someone goes to church is religious discrimination ? I mean if it‘s asked in this occasion it probably has an affect on the outcome and I can‘t see how this is not a violation against the law. I‘m no Lawyer at all as you can tell but I mean isn‘t the freedom to religion a constitutional or even human right (I really don‘t know for sure :D) and there are probably cases that Lawyers won with less 🤔

  • Gee when Mitch was making his point about law breakers, I thought he was talking about politicians.

    • Well... Not GOP ones at least.

  • If Bernie Sanders gets in office I see this being a thing of the past due to him pushing the fact that felons are citizens and should not have their right to vote taken away. Also Bernie Sanders is not someone who flip flops on issues. The only time I have seen him change his mind on an issue was when he found that the information he was given on a subject was wrong and someone explained to him the way he was misled, and one time when he rescinded his support for someone only after they asked him to. Bernie has been working hard to push for equal rights for all groups of people including LGTBQ+ community, homeless, elderly, and more. He has been consistent since his teens when he was arrested for taking part in a march with MLK Jr. So in essence Bernie Sanders will fix this if he is put into office, that is if the right wing does not do to him what they did to MLK, JFK, and Lincoln.

  • Research fail: Terrorists DO vote. Its was a well-known tactic of a terrorist group that was in Washington State to try to take over the local city council by...running and voting. After that failed they poisoned the salad bars. It was the same for OmShinRikioh (not sure how many words their name is supposed to be, split the difference with capitals). Trying "from the inside" is OFTEN a first-hand tactic to keep under the radar and while they gather supplies for their larger more...terror (? I just tend to get pissed off) events. And where as a REAL group for change would keep running for office and keep fighting, eventually getting elected by changing minds and being able to enact effective measures (see the LGBT rights and civil rights groups), terrorists just go "whelp we didn't win let's blow shit up."

  • Someone throw a drunk alligator on Rick Scott.

  • Police arrest people who do not support the politicians the police are employed by to take away their political power.

  • I'd bet my left nut he let's more whites have their voting rights back

  • Even murderers and sex offenders should be allowed to vote. The whole point of being part of a democracy is that popular opinion determines where the society goes. Every tax payer should have equal votes. That also means that the state you live in shouldn't make your vote more or less valuable.

  • It's one of the deterrents Oliver. Before one commits a felony thry need to ask themselves, "Do I want to risk giving up my right to vote forever?" so shut up you fucking limey. 😁

    • @Niamh Speirs I view it differently. The time served is punishment for the crime. It's a deterrent. Obviously their are a lot of people that are either willing to do the time if caught or too stupid to realize they may get caught. Either way I don't want a person that can stick a gun in another person face or rape somebody against their will to ever make decisions that will affect me or my kids or the future of my country. Let's leave that task to the people that can follow the rules. Look at it this way, what do we have 400 or 500 million people in the United States and one or two million of those people are convicted felons. That's not a bad percentage of the population that's disenfranchised. It's the worst of the lot. We really don't need their input. There's enough people as it is that should not be allowed to vote yet are able to. Last thing we need to do is worry about the voting rights of people not allowed to vote that shouldn't be allowed to vote.

    • Beaches south of L.A. I get what you are saying and I don’t know how people commit these types of crimes either but that doesn’t stop a person from being a citizen when they are in or released from prison - they still pay taxes and I assume are eligible for the draft ( I’m Scottish my knowledge on US politics is limited ) - It sounds like taxation without representation. Also what about the Gordon Gekko’s and Jordan Belforts of the world who commit terrible crimes but are hardly punished for it - why are they more worthy of the vote when they f***** millions of people ?

    • @Niamh Speirs I don't think it's unreasonable to phylosophically have the belief that I personally could never, let's say do a home invasion, rape or armed robbery. Those are such heigness acts against another human being. I can't even imagine how bad a person has to be to do such things. All I know is it's pretty bad. I certainly don't want a person that could do those things to ever decide who my elected officials are going to be. Why? Because their values are rotten and because of it I think they are incapable of making a educated responsible decision as to whom is the best choice. So they pay their debt to society by serving their prison sentence. Now they are free but they have clearly demonstrated they have different values than the rest of society therefore they can not vote. It's very simple.

    • Beaches south of L.A. In fairness I don’t think anyone should have a gun - but it’s unfair and illogical - the punishment is prison. how is it helpful to society to deprive people of their vote once they are released ?

    • @Niamh Speirs unless you are a convicted felon they are. Once time is served and ones debt to society has been payed all constitutional priveledges are restored except for two(that I know about) you can't purchase a firearm and you can't vote. That's the deal. If you don't want to lose those rights forever don't commit any felonies. It's not that difficult to not be a criminal. You know the Golden rule? Do unto others...?

  • I think we should abolish the ban.

  • And what did the world get in terms of Mr Trump when all the perfect people who have never made a mistake in their life were allowed to Vote...??? I know I know he lost the Popular Vote but still almost 50% of the nation supported him.