Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

čas přidán 6. 08. 2018
John Oliver explains how prosecutors use, or in some cases misuse, their power within our criminal justice system and why it’s important to know whether or not your district attorney is a dog.
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  • what's the go with the cheesecake factory jokes? i don't get it.

  • "Land of the free" HAHAHAHAAHAH Death to America!!!!!!

  • America has failed

  • So, the Borg will decide?

  • The only true benefit of the death penalty is revenge.

  • I think Oliver looked better with bangs.

  • Glen Ford mentioned at 13:52 has been mentioned in another piece where the show talks about prisoners. Poor old man

  • The more I watch videos from this channel and hear about American cases in law school (in Canada) the more I am astonished by how flawed the American justice system is; even North Korea's justice system is less corrupt.

  • Everytime he makes fun of at&t i laugh. My parents worked a hotline for them in canada. And the calls they got were stupid

  • How do you not have captions on a 2 month old video?

  • Lawyers don’t prosecute one another because they’re members of the same fraternal order or sum shit.

  • Thats not true Mrs. Carr I read every book you told me to... 😊

  • I honestly could not say for 100 certainty that, that dog is not my district attorney.

  • Your judicial system is broken. So many people go to jail because someone pointed the finger at them. They dont even get the chance to defend themselves in an evidence based trial because your lawyers got too much on their f_____g desk? And people in the states wonder why all prisons are spilling. LOL! Same shit happened a couple hundred years back in the european dark ages and your society is willingly going straight back there. Your president is the living example for the degeneration of american citizens.

  • Fuck the Connicks.

  • Even so, I definitely want to be a prosecutor:)

  • America, the land where there are no consiquences for wrongful imprisonment. Where convicted rapists will get less time in prison than an innocent person. Where self defence is considered murder and where flaws are overlooked because "at least we arent beheading people in the streets" Gotta love it...

  • i will murder the persecutor and then they will have something real to charge me with. its happy ending for both of us.

  • America land of the free... Are you sure?

  • FOR PROFIT PRISONS NEED TO BE OUTLAWED IN THIS COUNTRY. There should be NO incentive for jail sentences period and nobody should profit off of another persona misery so blatantly. Non violent drug offenders belong in TREATMENT not jails or prisons. We need complete judicial and prison reform IMMEDIATELY, America holds 6% of the worlds population yet 26% of the worlds prison population! Its disgusting and we need and demand reform 🤔😤🤦‍♂️

  • I've been watching this show for years but I've never realized how long Oliver's fingers are. Love you parrot boy, keep up the laughs and depressing stories!!

  • That group chant “prosecutors will decide” will be in my nightmares. Creepy as fuck

  • Prosecutors have so much power because you no longer have a common law system. The system now is maritime/admiralty which is civil in nature and about debt collection. If a prosecutor does not get a conviction he has to pay for the case. This is why they have a 99 percent conviction rate. If only 15 percent of the people went to trial it would collapse the system. SO they threaten you with crazy amounts of time to plead out, If you do not plead out they will railroad you in a kangaroo court.

  • On point!

  • I just learned about the issue at around 7:00 from an IamA on Reddit by a supposed convicted rapist, who claimed to have stalked two women, grabbed their hands, and dragged them to his truck to rape them at knifepoint. I didn’t see his proof myself, but if he was telling the truth, consider that he said he made a deal with a prosecutor to get 6 years in a mental health facility and only two years in jail. He didn’t seem sorry for his violent crimes and still saw himself as a victim. He thought his victims had a better life than him because they had money and husbands. In fact, he even admitted eventually that he raped them not because of their physical appearance so much as the fact he felt that they were „better“ than him and knew it. He’s been put for 10 years now, which means he is now off the sex offenders registry. Because he agreed to subvert the American justice system in a back room deal with a prosecutor? He said his victims vehemently opposed his release when they were notified. He seemed to be saying this derisively, like „stupid silly women“, but can you imagine the terror and anger these women were feeling? Where is the justice in a violent rapist getting six years of tax-paid psychological care (when people who actually want to change in a rehab center or with therapy need to pay exorbitant amounts of money and struggle to get insurance coverage) Imagine how that rape victim must have felt when her rapist (so she must have thought) was given a mere 2 years, in exchange for not having to go through a trial, in which he would be publicly forced to answer for his crimes. And also consider that the fucking court didn’t even bother to check if the DNA evidence matched that man before sending him to prison! Meanwhile the real rapist goes free and maybe raped another person. If he’s found this time, no big deal, cause he can just make a deal with a prosecutor and get free food and entertainment for a few years. Maybe free therapy as well. Did I get anything wrong? Please tell me if so, because I really hope the American justice system is not like this. Sorry for English, it’s not my mother tongue.

  • I see you Cuzzo!!!! Stan, nice to see you on John Oliver!!! Loved this episode!!! The system is indeed rigged. Inequality and Injustice are pervasive in our criminal system. Fight the good fight! Take care! Tell Lina I love her!

  • Holy shit, USA is one fucked up country.

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  • Buzz, buzz, buzz.

  • Fuck the DA

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  • Aah America... the land of the brave and free to fuck up... Prosecutors XDD

  • Racists,angry,dumb,stupid, Ignorant,incompetent,assholes, americans y r u getting offended here...... Oooh it is you i mentioned....

  • I’m actually sitting on death row because of John Oliver’s bangs right now! PLEASE HELP!

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  • Trial by ambush is really the fault of the public defender. The DA's job is to represent the state's case as best as possible. One part of this is giving the defender only that evidence which is asked for. The defender has the job of demanding such evidence during discovery, and if he doesn't raise an objection to evidence which only shows up on the day of the trial, and have it thrown out, he really isn't doing his job right. Incidentally, also, if he doesn't raise an objection at that moment, the lack thereof may be a sticking point against an appellate lawyer who might want to use the fact to overturn a verdict. That being said, public defenders aren't paid nearly as much as DAs, so it's expected to see much better lawyers on the states side. As to the race issue.. if they call you up, show up. I was once called up to potentially serve on a jury for a very major drug case. 180 people were called up to potentially serve on as 12 jurors and 6 alternates, which is about what you might expect for a major, violent felony like murder or forcible rape... not a single black person was in attendance. The only ethic minority was a Puerto Rican guy whom the defense probably had eliminated in the first round, as he was a federal marshal. This was in a county where juries are selected by a lottery of registered voters. Despite having a more or less average percentage of black and Hispanic folks in the county, there was exceptionally poor voter registration among those groups, meaning that it was nigh impossible to get one on a jury. The moral of my story is, if you want to make a change, you have to actually participate in the system.

  • Our justice system is severely broken. So broken that no one even knows where to begin to fix it.

  • The world has basically turned to Shithole of profit making in every aspect. Thanks whites for giving us this Shithole civilization.

  • I wanna punch the guy who thinks he's being smart when he says "it's better than dieing there".

  • what the actual fuck?!

  • NEVER PLEA.

  • USA what a shitty country hahaha

  • america is so fucked up its not even funny,im so happy to not live in that country and that i am in europe whered no death sentence

  • Prosecutors DON'T decide if charges will be filed; Grand Juries do. Educate yourself.

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  • Not to mention that in the US, the mandate of prosecutors is to obtain "prosecution"; whereas in other countries, such as Canada and the UK, their mandate is to bring about "justice" based on a prima facie review of the evidence.

  • John Oliver works for the corrupted Elite, simply watch John Oliver Venezuela debunked and understand the lies John Oliver's putting into your head.

  • What a truly akward duet

  • My blood ran cold. I am not American. But I know a bit how the judicial system works but I didn't know it was this fucked up. It is almost like some caricatural TV show episodes in which some silly nasty tactics are used by the prosecution. It feels like what is actually a caricature is in fact reality and not fiction. Damn I am having troubles finishing my pastas now that I am thinking about all of this.

  • A,t times, John Oliver, I think your own country would need your help for some years. Also among the topics you deal with, the most important should be education, or more to the point, the decline of education in the English speaking part of the world.

  • Hi LastWeekTonight As a Dane binge-watching this show I must admit... Your American systems are generally retarded. Election, Justice, your moron president, and the amount of people with the same IQ as him - all pretty flawed and cringe-worthy.

  • I wonder how many letters RBG gets just urging her to stay alive.

  • Missed opportunity to have them all say "resistance is futile"

  • Jesus Christ...for the first time in a long while I am genuinely horrified. The sheer amount of leeway these murderous psychopaths have is beyond disturbing. They are a perversion of the very concept of justice!

  • 3:21 lol this buffered as he said at&t

  • Asshole should be sentenced to death for taking the years and lives of so many innocent people.

  • When I left Washington I could because my DA did door to door campaigning and so we met him and learned his stance on gay rights (it was this whole thing. Look it up, Arlene's Flowers, Richland, WA.) but now I live in Idaho and I've got no idea who it is. Probably a sentient potato.

  • Problem isn’t prosecutors or plea bargains. There are evil people out there who should be locked up. Problem is bad public defenders who fail to properly serve their clients.

  • It's a lesson we've been taught since the count of monte cristo. Magistrates and Cops are bad people, and they should be all executed whenever they make mistakes. personally, i love the Count's tactic of killing the cops' family first, even knowing that I'd never exist since my Grandfather is a pig. every cops who has ever made a mistake should have to have half of their fingers removed. every prosecutor should have one necessary organ removed.

  • What do you call a thousand lawyers chained to the bottom of the sea?

  • But we have the best system in the world! Its a fucking Joke!!!at least defense lawyers have one job. defend their client no matter innocent or guilty. the prosecutors have an obligation to seek the truth! these motherfuckers don't give a shit. if they can make the case , even knowing the person is innocent, they'll still put that person behind bars just because they want extra notch on their belt! the system is broken and only favors the wealthy. if your poor, black or Spanish your basically screwed!I'll tell everyone this. if they were to be hunted down and systematically killed, I wouldn't give a shit! and that's the truth.in fact , If a cop, prosecutor, or even judges were on fire. I wouldn't piss on them to put them out!!! also you can add most politicians to that list as well....fuck them all. cut off their heads an fuck'em with a broomstick!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • How is America's judicial system any better than other countries in the world? At least in a 3rd world country, the corruption is transparent. So depressing to realize that America really doesn't do it better than any other country on Earth. It just puts on a veneer of a "fair" trial prolonging an inevitably identical outcome.

  • Gosh...This shit is even worse than some 3rd world countries.!!!

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  • When John Oliver hits on something that you, the viewer, actually know something about, as I do as a prosecutor for the past 28 years, you realize that this really is just a comedy show. It purports to give actual facts in between the gags, but the reality is that the "facts" are just set-ups for the punchline. The trouble is when people take these comedy "news" shows as the truth.

    • OlManDownTheRoad So what’s the ‚truth‘ then?

  • We, here in Los Angeles Cunty, used to have a stellar District Attorney, Vincent Bugliosi. He was the most meticulous district attorney that the County ever had, and probably ever will have.He is most remembered for his successful prosecution of the Manson family for their brutal murders. Mr. Manson has written sevreal books, all of which are very readable and absolutely full of common sense. Look at his books, Mr. Oliver, and enjoy.

  • I still don't like criminals.

  • This is why I want to be a criminal defense attorney and not a prosecutor. The deck is stacked against me, I know, but if I can help a few innocent people get out of doing time (or help them do less time), I will consider the venture a success. However, being an attorney is not my final goal. Hopefully, I will be able to get in the Senate or the House one day and then I'll do my best to nip this issue in the bud once and for all. Wish me luck (for the sake of these poor, innocent people).

  • I'm not going to sugar coat it... Fuck Prosecutors...

  • @ john oliver and English teachers everywhere, I promise you, I'm that one kid who read every book you ever assigned. Your career isn't totally worthless

  • How do we begin to clear this 💩 out?

  • Spoiler: sometimes the English teachers themselves have not read the book 🙄

  • it's not true, non lazy people actually read English books, especially when they weren't particularly difficulties

  • this shit goes on every day, and no one cares

  • Mr. Ford was kicked out of prison because he had stage 3 or stage 4 cancer and the State Prison System didn't want to pay for his treatment.

  • you made that cuba gooding jr. joke after the people vs. oj?

  • um to be fair, if you agree with the o.j. simpson verdict you shouldn't be allowed within a mile of a court

  • I would argue that "the prosecutors will decide" is not an issue, or, better said, not the issue. Someone has to decide. The election of prosecutors and judges in the US, and, from what i understood, a political control on the prosecutors does not sound like the best of recipes. I prefer the system where you are trained to become a prosecutor/judge, and are both independent from the other democratic powers, as to offer a safeguard against outside pressure. You'd want someone with this amount of power to be subjected, before reaching this position, to all kinds of tests. Campaining is for politicians.

  • Because Snow dogs is amazing!

  • "AT&T, new owners of HBO, long time owners of an unforgivably dogshit customer service hotline" I really like this form of native advertising where we shit on companies, and they pay for it. Sure, there's no foreseeable hope of ever being able to overcome the crushing power of the U.S. telecom oligopoly...but at least we can have a laugh amirite?

  • 1:31 ... the BORG are HERE O.o ... Resitance is futile >.

  • I started disliking every video in which he refers to someone fucking something as an anecdote. It's like it's happening in every video. Can't the writers figure something else out?

  • but but don't resist against the police, blue lives matter!

  • dear John, give your researchers/writers a raise.. they've earnt it 3 fold this time 👏

  • Well, it would help if they required actual repercussions of prosecutors abusing their power. Require the State or DA's office pays the victim a heavy time-based restitution for screwing with an innocent's life. The 'win' culture was born out of their quasi-immunity. Take that away from them and suddenly that Hot Dawg putting them all away, is a fiscal burden no state will want.

  • Well put a tie on a orange chicken and call me trump. Prosecutors, defenders of the rule of laha Ha Ha Ha, are training wheels for ALL Judges. Summary Justice is without a court or justice and is a favorite tool of these bastards We lost our home because the bond to start the rebuild was $6,000.00. And that was just the start of cost of delays.

  • What people don't understand are that, in our society, there ARE people who are throwaways, miscreants, whatever you want to call them and they have just resorted to a life of crime.

  • 10:35 ”please don't die“ lmaaoo

  • My public defender lied to me and forced me into a plea bargain so he could become a judge. He never gave me the pardon he promised and he is a drunk. His name is John Linn in Des Moines County, Iowa.

    • Todd From Iowa is there anything the average citizen can do for this issue?

  • the worst state is florida

  • to: John Oliver cast and crew how about exposing the the blood for profit trade and how they lie to blood donors ( ie tell thing that there blood say a life a person in a certain hospital ) making billions of dollars for selling of blood while getting it for free...

  • Resistance is useless , I mean prosecutors must decide.

  • REBEL SCUM

  • if u don't laugh ur an uneducated swine

  • I’m a conservative... relax trolls. And the ‘9 dogs’ joke is perhaps the best satire I have seen in decades. I actually laughed out loud. I almost never agree with John, but good satire is good satire and funny is funny.

    • fensterfred Won’t be baited. It was excellent satire. Makes no difference whether I agree or not.

    • Did you agree with him on this one though?

  • Remember aaron swartz i guess they use the same tactic what is going on with the US justice system entrapment,silent trial,secret prison WTF!!!

  • Politics are confusing. I’ll try to not be involved.

  • Maybe I should run for my local DA. Then I’d allow a trial that is truly fair. Arizona, vote for me next election if you’re tired of these assholes hurting the people.

  • But did the dog win?

  • The only rational, ethical position is and always has been abolition. Socialists were right all along.