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. Niko Ništa

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

    2. Julien del Marmol

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

    3. Peter Hooper

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

    4. Ron C

      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.

    5. golan

      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.

    6. Santiago Pastrana

      facebook.com/Montreality/videos/10160282450995424/

    7. Yasmi. ne

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

    8. Mitchem Callahan

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

    9. A2k L

      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.

    10. GoJMe

      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!

    11. Scott Song

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

    12. Arrowhead Water

      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.

    13. Sydney Garrison

      John you are wrong I always read the assigned reading

    14. kyle xg

      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

    15. Bruce Fairbairn

      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. . .

    16. Anja Schmitz

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

    17. Pat Eder

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

    18. John Dodge

      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.

    19. Wesley Smith

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

    20. John Smith

      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.

    21. Michael Sevilla

      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 ;)

    22. MarcusDarkstar

      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.

    23. D Wood

      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.

    24. Tensai55

      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.

    25. Bill Freese

      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.

    26. Marc R

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

    27. Fiucik Miselfo

      this is stupid

    28. jay barbour

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

    29. Dingus Flotbottom

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

    30. Seth Ahl

      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..

    31. Sean Fowler

      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.

    32. cesar leon

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

    33. Guangfan Zheng

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

    34. MangaMan Reviews

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

    35. Suzanne Berry

      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.

    36. PortableDavers

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

    37. Ostryy Snayper

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

    38. RyanX1231

      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.

    39. Sami Al-Bakri

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

    40. Neil Anderson

      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

    41. Jaiiy Ouhz

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

    42. Ju Lia

      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.

    43. ArachCobra

      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.

    44. Alis Avdagić

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

    45. Mercedes Jorgio

      cverallo20@gmail.com

    46. BlaqRainFresh

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

    47. MegaGideo

      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.

    48. Darina Angelova

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

    49. The Gurge

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

    50. The Wonderlander

      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.