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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  • PLEASE check out the Curtis Flowers case. The system, and specifically this case, is heartbreaking.

  • The US is ...... I can't watch this anymore. Even the third world countries are far better...........

  • Disappointed that there is no Tyler Perry sketch at the end.

  • Fun fact, my city’s current DA narrowly beat a challenger in an election two years ago, garnering 51% of the 5%-of-voter turnout. It was the first time he had been opposed in 20 years. This I just learned today after A) not really knowing what DA’s are or do and B) not knowing they are elected officials. #themoreyouknow

  • America's judicial system is so rigged like a third world country. Every time I see the statue of Lady Justice I laughed at her blindfold

  • And they say "Blacks commit the most crimes" when in reality, it is the prosecutors who commit the most crimes.

  • I don't see how this gets any better as long as they "tough/weak on crime" meme persists. A prosecutor has more information than anyone in many cases. But if a good prosecutor dropped charges or didn't file often or severe enough they could easily lose their job to some clown who only cares about winning percentages and putting the absolute maximum people behind bars (or in the ground). We may all be able to agree that if we were falsely accused of a crime we'd want the prosecutor that would give us the greatest chance of achieving real justice. But when its not our lives at stake, too many people still just want "tough on crime" at all costs without really considering the catastrophic results.

  • Its the peoples fault for agreeing on such bullshit deal. Srsly ppl think before you decide. Dont let them pressure you. Its in your hands. A trial does not automatically mean conviction

  • Please can you do a video about Russian invasion on 20th/21st August 1968 - this year it is 50 years. People should be educated about this. Please, please.

  • technically, the plans were emailed by a person inside the empire :D

  • Americans say: Thank God for Mississipi. In Europe we say, thank God for America!

  • You should take a look at how continetal Europe runs justice. The adversarial system and elected prosecutors are utter nonsense.

  • That's our Justice system! Another win for the City on the Hill! USA! USA! USA!

  • John Oliver bought Russell Crowe’s jock strap for $87,000. What a fucking weirdo. Dude your a flaming homo. Go back to your own country and bring your $87,000 jock strap with you.

  • Take the nomination of the prosecutor out of the hands of the public if they're not investing the effort to vote properly for this. This is the exact system where you need a meritocratic approach. The DA should be the best person for the job, not someone elected by whoever turned up at the pools.

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  • 13:28 I literally peed my pants after that I can't breathe

  • All this could be read in The New Jim Crow by Michelle Washington that came out 6 years ago

  • I just got called up for jury duty in a month. Should I bring up how I feel that prosecutors have to much power to see if I get dismissed. I’m 19 and it’s my first time.

  • i seriously never read any books my english teacher assigned me during my 3 year in highschool. It was something wrong with her got only books with a female as main character and their problem (touching herself etc dramas) and the only time i got a male as a main character he was raped by other guys in the dormitory. SO the teacher said if i didnt read next book she would F me and i didnt read it but i read the summary and passed with E!!! I want to say F-CK u to my fugged up english teacher!

  • Here’s a solution...remove the white male bigots!

  • Here's a novel concept, don't commit a crime in the first place then you won't have to deal with this. I know, it's a strange concept for some.

  • John you are wrong I always read the assigned reading

  • I'll tell you this, i will take the plea deal, but once I'm out, I'm wiping out his whole family tree and amputating all his limbs surgically so he can live

  • Saying the punch line at the beginning, middle, end and everywhere else might be a good idea! Do DA's need to be lawyers? I may have to run. . .

  • That‘s not true, I read one book in English class...it was ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’...

  • john, buddy, we are pals and i love you but if you EVER besmirch taco bell again..

  • I've innocently pleaded for 30 days VS. 20 years and probation VS 2-5 years. DAMN RIGHT I did. they don' tell you that "guilty of" follows you for LIFE tho.

  • Here New Hampshire, while we do have "County Attorneys", most cases are prosecuted by attorneys employed by the individual police departments.

  • This is the most disgusting, infuriating, and terrifying thing I have seen in a very long time. What the fuck is happening?!? Thank you for bringing this up.

  • John I trolled the shit out of your church Number and paid all that money to all that numbers sent me to as you John ;)

  • Honestly, all these elections for DA's Judges, and numerous other officials that run unopposed thanks to voter apathy makes me reconsider pure democracies. I think our founding fathers had it right to make America a Republic rather than having the people decide everything directly. How much easier would it be to prioritize electing local mayors, governors etc and have them appoint judges, DA's etc that fit in line with your values/prioritizes than having elections for all of them? Hell, most Mayors run unopposed and that needs to stop. People need to devote more time to civic duty and elections but we might need also to streamline the entire process to better serve the will of the people.

  • I ve been there. If you can not afford an attorney they bend you over. Public pretenders don't even try. Don't matter if you're black or white poor eqyals guilty.

  • Ppl do crazy things to get out of jury duty. My dad went and bought a far right book (I think it was one of Ann Coulter's) that he'd never consider buying otherwise (and he's a conservative) and wore overalls to the selection process. He was pissed when he got chosen for the second round of selection. I don't remember what he said he did during the second round, but they chose someone else. My guess is the ppl wearing crazy stuff probably didn't want to be on the jury.

  • We don't reward police or DAs for accuracy. We reward them for arrests and convictions, whether accurate or not. We get what we pay for.

  • The USA is a fucked up country. And this system goes hands in hands with privatized prisons.

  • this is stupid

  • I think more accurate balance of crime and punishment would be found in flip dicking anarchy.

  • as if there's any way to unfuck the american justice system. burn it down, start again

  • I spent a weekend in jail during Mardi Gras for leaning with intent to fall. While in county I met a guy with a tattoo on his face who was in for impersonating a human being..

  • Most prosecutors aren't terrible people. They get paid terribly, and they are given huge dockets to clear each day. They HAVE to make plea deals all day, or they will never get through their dockets, and they will be fired. With that asterisk, you are otherwise on target.

  • so guys and gals, zero tolerance doesnt sound really nice now right?

  • Isn’t this the same content as the episode “public defendant”?

  • I guess the Ace Attorney games are more realistic that I first thought.

  • The Prince George’s County DA tried to indict my husband and me - because the person they really wanted was at work at husband’s business when the crime was committed. They accused us of accessory.

  • Now we see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being oppressed!

  • Im sorry but when he said Tyler Perry presents it made me lose my fucking mind 😂😂

  • If I ever get accused of a crime that I didn't commit, I'm just going to commit suicide to save myself the trouble because I know that I'll be horribly fucked and I won't have many options to kill myself in prison. I am not going through that. This is honestly my biggest fear. I actually had a nightmare the other night that I was executed and it was one of the most horrifying dreams I have ever had.

  • If you got to a trial. your chances of convicted are equal. Guilty or not does not matter.

  • 10 or 20 years ago, on a national news program reporting a local TV news-clip (from Orlando) on the prosecution of a daughter who (accidentally) killed her mother. I recognized the prosecutor as my former sister-in-law. My recollection is that the Mom died slowly and had enough time to videotape a statement that "it was just an accident and did not want her daughter prosecuted". Later that week, I was surprised to find-out that the Prosecutor confided to her sister (i.e., my former-wife) that she did not believe the daughter to be guilty, but was required to prosecute, or lose her job. Show less REPLY Hide replies

  • prosecutorial misconduct is rampant and affects everybody (except Hillary Clinton), not just the minority or the most vulnerable.

  • That's why I was always scared of living in the USA. The judicial system of the EU, though not perfect, is much more just.

  • This is disgusting. A court in not some sort of ballgame where you have to score the most points. It should be a service to society to attempt to find out the truth behind a crime and to punish those guilty of said crime.

  • John Oliver has some balls. He just insulted his bosses (AT&T) on their own cable network.

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  • I read the books in English class. . . but then I'm an author, a book nerd, and was an English major, so makes sense.

  • Make you think twice about those crime statistics the usual suspects like to toss around whenever they want to make a vague inferiority claim. Those statistics are made from convictions on record.

  • I don't get the Cheescake factory joke. Can someone please explain it to me.

  • Uhhh I live in WA State and i am confusion!!

  • I feel society is like a lazy person and a leaky rusty pipe the person doesn’t want to take the time to actually fix it so that person put some duct tape on it and thinking it’ll fix it it somehow does for a couple weeks and that person ignores it but then it starts leaking even more that person just put more duct tape on and it lasts for a couple weeks and that person ignores it and this repeats a few more times then somehow there’s mold and bugs and now that person has more problems even bigger problems and turns out that many people in that same apartment building did the same or had some other problem recently and the landlord/manager(s) did nothing about it and he/she knew about it. And now everyone has some problem in one way or another and the building is flooded and now everything is problematic and just broken in one way or another. Ok maybe this analogy isn’t quite exact but still the point still stands and I feel the gist of it is clear.

  • That's why my cantaloupe tasted odd.

  • Don’t dis my Taco Bell the lord тачанка loves it as much as I do

  • I bet you the 1.7k dislikes were teachers.

  • This is disgusting, the one prosecutor (Anderson) basically killed a man by withholding evidence and he gets 10 days? Fuck this country. The only winners are the rich white ones.

  • Mr. Morton came and spoke at our annual bar conference this year. He has made HUGE changes in the way prosecutorial pre-trial practices must be conducted in Texas, which other States have either looked at or adopted. Very inspirational man, great speaker-- have never heard so much silence in suspended belief as during his speech.

  • John growa moustache before prosecutors dicide for u

  • Let's see some fucked up shit from other countries they'll put the US to shame. Unfortunately, I don't see the John Oliver equivalents in the most fucked up countries due to censorship and violence.

  • Poor can’t afford good lawyers

  • Whites need to be barred from all government and law enforcement positions for 50yrs.

  • lol @ williamson county

  • Snow Dogs is a good movie, you limey fuck.

  • my comment isnt directed towards oliver the socialist nutbag because criticizing socialism is somehow evil even though socialism through out the history of time has proven itself to be factually evil. this is about the 5,000 plus people that buy into this shit. what the fuck is wrong with your brain, were you kicked by a horse?

  • DID THE DOG WIN?

  • I liked the video, but you're wrong about taco bell.

  • A British guy does yeoman service to America. Thanks Mr.Oliver.

  • A Harris County judge? Good call. But, just so you know, Houston...it's a terrible place to live. San Antonio is on the same path followed by DFW then Austin. If you are from that area and you actually like it, that's fine. My experience over there was depressing. People were coldhearted. Murders happened at least every other day. Everything gets stolen. Road rage. The heat. Money is the only thing anyone loves. A lot of major cities in America are rotting. It's a sign of the direction in which we're going as a whole. Cities are not inherently crime ridden. It's the sum total of everyone's decisions that defines a city. This means it's The People who're in decline. In America, it's become more about freedom from responsibility than freedom from oppression. Oppression and self-discipline are not the same thing. Laws are backed by violence while morals are backed with conscious awareness, enlightenment, self-confidence, faith...all the essentials of a thinking, healthy human being. The Melting Pot model does not yield utopia. Utopia requires participants to have the same or similar concepts of peace and improvement. This usually means common heritage of which Americans do not currently have and takes numerous generations cohesively working for the betterment of posterity to achieve. Overall, I consider the American social experiment to be a failure for the citizenry and an unprecedented success for the owners of country resources...human capital included. Americans could shoulder four times the poverty of today yet still have a mighty military and skilled labor. There's no imperative to invest in Americans anymore save for social responsibility from which owners have been freed. Right now, social stratification is a thing built on education and wealth. When genetic enhancement and physical augmentation arrive, I see a schism from which there is no return.

  • How is this 'plea bargaining' justice? It's crazy how americans are conditioned to ignore issues you see in developing countries by waving a flag in front of them. 'Pleading guilty and fighting it when you get home' is something you do if you get a parking ticket and you want to at least have gotten the 50% discount for paying within 14 days if you lose your appeal.

  • Could it be that guy just really like killing people and he knows that he can do it without getting into much trouble because he’s doing the legal way?

  • Is it just me or had glen ford been on the show before?

  • Oh Boy!! John Oliver, forever the middle of the road, wishy washy, silly liberal opines that prosecutorial misconduct can be addressed by voting them out of office. Oliver is pathetic. The failures of the American Justice system are structural. You cannot fix the fact that the system is a "pay for play" system. If the defendant does not have the resources to hire a team of lawyers, he or she does not stand a chance. And we will not even talk about the institutional racism inherent in the "Justice System." The idea that the deeply flawed "Justice System" can be fixed by "voting the bad prosecutors out of office" can only be proposed by a liberal fool like Oliver.

    • wow someone using liberal in the traditional sense. never thought i would see that outside communist circles on the internet.

  • Best piece of TV journalism I think I have ever seen.

  • John, Fix your friggin jacket!

  • Wow, this system is like a mini mass murder by a few who are going power crazy. Sound familiar?

  • Let's not forget that American prisons are for profit - and prosecutors are key to prison owners making their nut....

  • There tough on crime as long as it’s black people with white defendents they just can’t seem to convict white people of anything in this country!

  • Welcome the the black criminal injustice system, it works exactly as its supposed to!!

  • Everytime John talks about the justice system I get terrified. It's not about justice, just about money

  • But why are prosecutors elected? This seems like such a stupid idea to me.

  • It is just INSANE how fucking racist the US still is as a country in 2018!

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  • Hope there will be lawyer by the name of Phoenix Wright that would change one persecutor mind about clean justice after multiple murder related trials and that prosecutor would changed the entire Justice System in relation to the persecutors with new restriction and laws so they won't be like what we have now. (if you don't know Phoenix Wright is a character in Ace Attorney game series and part of the game's story (in Ace Attorney Investigations 2) where the persecutor Miles Edgeworth have exposed the toxic problem with their Prosecutor office with corrupt persecutor and illegal selling of evidence)

  • 'Notoriously' used after referring to RBG, John Oliver does it again

  • We need shows like this in India. Well researched and questions pertinent to the present situation.

  • I was involved in the criminal system if only for a misdemeanor. I plead guilty because I would have had to pay all the legal fees if I took it to trial and lost. How fucked up is that. Then as my punishment I had to pay the fine; legal fees of the prosecutor and two alcohol related classes out of my own pocket. I was deemed poor enough to need a public defender

  • The more I watch him, the more John Oliver reminds me of principal Nezu from My Hero Academia...

  • It's weird that the show didn't mention Larry Krasner, the new Philly DA who took over the office from the incompetent and corrupt Seth Williams. Krasner was a former public defender and civil rights/criminal defense attorney whose wife, a judge, was targeted by the police union for ouster because she was believed to be too fair in terms of sentencing and believing in the credibility of ordinary citizens versus the testimony of police. Krasner has been cleaning house and overhauling longstanding racist charging policy. Seems like a bizarre omission, especially given the call to action at the end of the segment.

  • Get cancer, Cuck!

  • "America is bad bad bad for the world " the ONLY arab staitment I agree with!

  • Офигеть! Не хочу в Америку !

  • 1:29 resistance is futile!