Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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    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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    1. Tj H

      14:32 seriousness aside, who else for a second thought he was gonna say "I'd been a bad boy!" right there?

    2. Exhausted Nymoil

      I too am potted

    3. Irfan Khan

      It was a very terrifying statement in the end. "They fucking will." Shudder!

    4. Robbie E. Rios

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    5. song boat

      I am a victim of chemical warfare committed by my local government officials. The motive was to eliminate me from my property for the purpose of one of the officials acquiring it. Here is a link to the basics of my complaint. I have been a victim of chemical warfare committed by my local government officials. The motive was to eliminate me from my property for the purpose of one of the officials acquiring it. Here is a link to the basics of my complaint. I am a victim of chemical warfare committed by my local government officials. The motive was to eliminate me from my property for the purpose of one of the officials acquiring it. Here is a link to the basics of my complaint. I have been a victim of chemical warfare committed by my local government officials. The motive was to eliminate me from my property for the purpose of one of the officials acquiring it. Here is a link to the basics of my complaint. docs.google.com/document/d/1KQ4ZqKOG_AFhjPQ32GSpriMlb6oRpIEEnpTR-Tyr7MA/edit?usp=sharing. The FBI has supposedly done an investigation, however the SA who came to my home for the purpose of reviewing my hard copy evidence refused to do that. He advised me he did not intend to review anything. He asked that I verbally tell him the story. I advised him that it was not possible for me to tell him or anyone else this story. It had taken 6 years for me to compile what I had for him to review. He also did not recognize that private property rights are Federally protected rights. That is all I have heard from him since, "no violation of Federal law has occurred". Either he is from another country or needs to find another job. In the USA nobody has the right to do anything to another person's property. This happened in spite of a civil court order, the chemical warfare continued ongoing for over 5 years at which time, having no protection of the law. I had the choice to stay and die a slow agonizing death or to flee and seek compensation if I did survive. The condition of my skin made it unbearable to wear clothes, I was blind and had been since 2007. I never had the opportunity to get my vision restored until 2012. After fleeing from my home, business and property I was homeless for the next four years. Yes this happened in the City of Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. Most of these individuals are still holding their positions in local government. @t I am not going to go away. I cannot afford to just have all my assets taken by self serving government officials and be left with lifelong health issues. It's not going to happen. They can delay and him-haw around all they want but the Bill of Rights says "private property is never to be taken". So I do not recognize any statute of limitation, even though the conspiracy against rights has not expired yet.. The FBI has supposedly done an investigation, however the SA who came to my home for the purpose of reviewing my hard copy evidence refused to do that. He advised me he did not intend to review anything. He asked that I verbally tell him the story. I advised him that it was not possible for me to tell him or anyone else this story. It had taken 6 years for me to compile what I had for him to review. He also did not recognize that private property rights are Federally protected rights. That is all I have heard from him since, "no violation of Federal law has occurred". Either he is from another country or needs to find another job. In the USA nobody has the right to do anything to another person's property. This happened in spite of a civil court order, the chemical warfare continued ongoing for over 5 years at which time, having no protection of the law. I had the choice to stay and die a slow agonizing death or to flee and seek compensation if I did survive. The condition of my skin made it unbearable to wear clothes, I was blind and had been since 2007. I never had the opportunity to get my vision restored until 2012. After fleeing from my home, business and property I was homeless for the next four years. Yes this happened in the City of Montrose, Lee County, Iowa. Most of these individuals are still holding their positions in local government. poisonedbymyneighorfromhell.com

    6. li kevin

      isn't this like burying evidence?

    7. Tara Gragg

      Prepping for an eventual trial eventually.

    8. Ailsa Main

      Why would they want more people to be prosecuted when it costs them money to keep people in jail

    9. Muhammad Asadullah

      Either people don't give a damn, or most are merciless, blood thirsty animals craving for maxing people to be punished even for crimes they didn't do. Either case, they are equally responsible for the crimes of prosecutors, for electing them!

    10. stacy youst

      You and your team deserve all the Emmys, hell, all the prizes.

    11. Andethidial

      Sounds like this also made for locking up more black people for 25 yrs because they got some weed in the pocket or other little shit...USA dismantles itself

    12. Hamed Jabbari

      This is so disturbing, I'm nauseous. I can't watch it all...

    13. BoldWriter

      Conviction by legal blackmail.

    14. i'm thinking

      America is a sociopath's paradise.

    15. Miss Amazon

      If it wasn't for John Oliver.....I wouldn't know shit about politics & the government!! 😳🤓😏

    16. D Ferrise

      THIS NEEDS TO BE SHARED ALLLLLL OVER THE FUCKING PLACE!!!!!

    17. Frank Grimes

      John Oliver is the enemy of the American people. He should be deported. Or better yet, aborted.

    18. Brendahayz Pxh

      *_how can you say that?_*

    19. Jerry Dark

      Thumbs Up for 12:19 LOL

    20. Noah Blough

      I’m sorry, I’m really tired of people saying Harvey Weinstein’s appearance is evidence he’s a sex offender; liberal/the left, I thought were against judging people’s appearances.

    21. JackHad Room

      I hope this inspired people to run against their local DA.

    22. Antony Khoury

      Nothin Ike making fun of your parent company!

    23. Steven K

      America, fuck yeah! Land of the free... Hahahaha

    24. Iowa pictures

      who owns these dogs?

    25. Zedef z

      It's ok to be guilty, just have a lot of money.

    26. André / Pyroghoul

      Man, if John Oliver was the Custer service representative, I would only call AT and T, and a BELL ringer, who only rings for on demand.

    27. Phil Buckler

      Thumbs up for AT&T Comment!

    28. M. M.

      The real problem here is the very fact that prosecutors are elected. And to be elected, they have to please people, and we all know how blood-thirsty people can be.

    29. STAGEDKERNEL

      The Jews of the Judical system are very judgemental, we got it... There is a reson why there is Jewish name Judith exists. Rodney is an Ukranian/Russian second name means related/relative.

      1. GeniusLad32

        Oh fuck off

    30. Dr. Fun Bags PHD

      It's scary to hear how similar prosecutors are to the prosecutors in the Ace Attorney games. The games revolve around you playing a defense attorney who is trying to prove his clients innocent the examining evidence and providing counter-arguments. Some points may not happen as often, and there may be some stretch theories, the patterns are still there. To go through the list: Strike plea deals: Normally the plea would be self-defense but the clients in the game know they did not do it and labeling them as a person who still killed someone would be hard for some of them to deal with. (Pretty rare in the game) Giving evidence to the defense at the last minute: Prosecutors in the game view the evidence as weapons for attacking the defense and will hold off revealing until they think the time is right. Examples in the game are when an updated autopsy report is presented, or the murder weapon is produced in the middle of the trial. (Happens in almost every case) Accountability towards crimes they have committed: Many of the prosecutors in the game are shown committing a crime that they very rarely if at all, get in trouble with and it's practically insane some of what they get away with. Ex. Miles Edgeworth withholds important witness testimony, Franziska Von Karma uses a whip in the courtroom, Godot takes his cup of hot coffee and through at the defense attorney's face. (Happens in almost every case) Prosecutors are paid more for convictions: While a bit of a stretch, most of the prosecutors are shown to have no real worries about money. The main prosecutor of the series, Miles Edgeworth, is shown to be very formal, owns an expensive red sports car, and lives in a mansion. His own guardian and mentor, Manfred Von Karma, is also shown to have a similar lifestyle to Miles and his wealth would make sense as he has never lost a single case in his 40-year long career as a prosecutor. (Mainly correlation but still interesting) 'Win at all costs' culture: Many of the prosecutors in the game adapt this as the ONLY way of being a professional prosecutor. As mentioned before, Manfred Von Karma had a 40-year win streak, and Miles Edgeworth had a 5-year win streak. Because of what they were taught, they believed that their purpose was to find every defendant guilty, as they are nothing but a criminal trying to escape the law. This ended up with innocent people being convicted as guilty. The most common crime that happens in the game is murder, and in the game, it is worthy of a death penalty that can sometimes be carried out in less than two years. (A lot of prosecutors are like this) As far as these points go, the prosecutors are a little more extreme with these points, but they are not that different when looked at correctly. The problem is that these points work okay in a game because IT'S A GAME. You have as much time as you need to solve the case, you can create a checkpoint to go back to certain moments and repeat them, there is normally a single path to follow with the truth at the end of it, and it doesn't affect real lives. These prosecutors work fine in the game because of these facts, but in real life, they would be the worst kind of people to be in the courtroom, which unfortunately seems to somewhat be the case.

    31. Amberlance

      "Innocent until proven guilty... and dont worry, you WILL be found guilty"

    32. Greenbean Casserole

      With all those hand movements, is John Oliver conducting his camera crew?

      1. GeniusLad32

        He's British. We like hand movements.

    33. Kap Papino

      when will John Oliver focus on catch and release of drug, weapon, theft offenders n cook county. There are people with more than 70 arrest being released to pray on society for political reasons. Everyone gets an i - bond

    34. WilloftheNinja

      This is some Ace Attorney type stuff going on here.

    35. Lee Haber

      Why the hell are district attorney's elected? It seems like a terrible idea to make such a position political in nature.

    36. Sharn Peacock

      As far as I can tell, a lot of the problems within the Justice System (at least, the ones presented on Last Week Tonight) all come down to HOW these people are paid. For example: -Cops get paid by arrests, and -Prosecuters get paid by convictions If they were to get paid by a standard metric, such as by the hour, do you think this might lessen the corruption and wrongful convictions? Just a thought.

    37. Slavka Zittova

      America, the country of freedom..

    38. Matthew Walton

      Here's a thought, maybe take the handling of evidence and jury selection out of the hands of the DA and prosecutors and put it in the hands of an independent body?

    39. shuja1410

      *The whole system is corrupted by racism* *Saudi innocent men were captured by a racist FBI and found guilty by a racist prosecutors and judged by a racist judge*

    40. Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter

      19:43 - that sounded almost exactly like the Borg !! Resistance is futile. You will go to prison. The prosecutor will decide.

    41. Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter

      I'm seriously curious if the subjects talked about by John Oliver are also happening in other countries in the world. That would imply the world is bonkers.

    42. Kris Doyle

      Man when they edit John's face into pictures they really like giving him a fat neck lol.

    43. daniel job

      The magnificent desolation of the US justice system!

    44. Josh Gellis

      *Tyler Perry is such a fucking annoying pedophile.*

    45. YouTube Kacke und mehr

      In Germany the longest time in prison is 15 years

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    47. Diego C

      There is no real Justice in America. What else is new

    48. Alicia Creighton

      In Canada the disclosure as it is called must be complete before trial cordinator gets a hold of it. I used to work as a law clerk for a criminal lawyer and I used to have to pick this up. If there is new evidence then the crown gets ass kicked by judge and then we have to do a recess to give time to add the information to the case.

    49. Trent Rubenacker

      Have you ever heard the phrase “it is better a hundred guilty persons should escape than one innocent person should suffer.”? Benjamin Franklin said that, and he didnt know it, but he was deciding an Alpha level of .01 for the Hypothesis test (in this case a trial), in which the null hypothesis is always 'not guilty'. In reality, type one errors are more common in the justice system than type two errors and that is horrific. When the highest incarceration rate in the world ( besides arguably North Korea) is the result of a system so skewed, that is tyranny.

    50. Trent Rubenacker

      I was reading a book when my English teacher assigned it. I then stopped reading it and went on spark notes.