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. Bilinda Law-Morley

      Look, i know this is really inappropriate, especially because i do think it's a literally tragically flawed system, and yet it's the best on offer....but... @12:00 when the prosecutor "slid up behind" defendants and went "buzz" to imitate electricity, it would have been even better if he'd had an electric razor n buzzed that, for a genuinely appropriate fright sound. Sorry, i have an unfortunate sense of must admit... Also, John really has to get over the bangs thing. It was a long time ago John, and you were young and badly advised (mich like many of these defendants). Let it go.

    2. PepperedBacon ESO

      Can u quit geolocking your content???!

    3. Daniel

      How is a prosecutor who gets off on having people executed regardless of guilt not a serial killer?

    4. PaddySnuffles

      In Canada the prosecution _must_ share with the defence absolutely everything they have on the case or the case can be found to violate a person's Charter rights and thrown out to avoid the very issue talked about here.

    5. Hayley Pond

      Criminals running the justice system, who would have guessed.

    6. Michael Moore

      what's the go with the cheesecake factory jokes? i don't get it.

    7. SammySalSaSucker92

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

    8. thetruephoenixful

      America has failed

    9. Natalia Storm

      So, the Borg will decide?

    10. Sadie M

      The only true benefit of the death penalty is revenge.

    11. William Tschirhart

      I think Oliver looked better with bangs.

    12. Tamilmani Thiruvengadam

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

    13. Kim Jung

      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.

    14. Terry Gallinger

      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

    15. crippledcommie

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

    16. Wannabe Bonsai

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

    17. Pedro Soto

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

    18. 1GirlWolfPack

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

    19. Rasierer Ramon

      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.

    20. Tubfart504

      Fuck the Connicks.

    21. Aurelia Moon

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

    22. Lietus

      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...

    23. Captain Angry

      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?

    25. Tybetts

      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 🤔😤🤦‍♂️

    26. Wes Jeselnick

      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!!

    27. Ashley Atkisson

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

    28. High Frequency Radio

      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.

    29. Ricky Santiago

      On point!

    30. plaksa

      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.

    31. eileen perez

      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!

    32. John

      Holy shit, USA is one fucked up country.

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    34. Abimanyu Putra

      Buzz, buzz, buzz.

    35. CezrDaPleazr

      Fuck the DA

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    37. Maksim  Korobkin

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

    38. Sameer Ullah

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

    39. Citizen I

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

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    41. Jermaine Race

      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.

    42. Jam&Delena

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

    43. Ls Vijay

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

    44. Koalasaurus123

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

    45. Koalasaurus123

      what the actual fuck?!

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    47. Nacho Eche

      USA what a shitty country hahaha

    48. Hagen Rehmsmeier

      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

    49. CPLWeeks

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

    50. Gabriel Urban