Juries: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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John Oliver takes a look at why people of color are routinely excluded from becoming jurors, who their absence impacts, and what we can do to create a fairer system.
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  • So many “accidents”

    xjlonelystarxjlonelystar21 時間 前
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    peter cechpeter cech日 前
  • Having a majority black jury totally worked in the OJ Simpson case. They totally didn’t acquit solely because he was black.

    shrimp19921shrimp199214 日 前
  • That intelligence is not a desirable trait (apparently for many attorneys, mostly prosecutors) is something I can verify here in Texas. While in grad school, every professor I knew who would receive a summons also expected to be back in less than a hour to the extent it was almost a joke that a PhD was an assurance of not being chosen from the pool. Since graduate school, I have found that to be true. I've received at least a half dozen summons for jury duty, yet have always been dismissed. My father was an attorney in Dallas and called the jury selection process in Dallas "abysmal" for exactly that reason. He complained often that intelligence was a quick way to be stricken (and pre-emptive strikes may run out, but creativity to strike for cause is seemingly endless.) It's difficult to use emotional arguments if a juror is only going to accept something that is logically sound.

    harrison bergeronharrison bergeron4 日 前
  • Oh! This must be the beginning of the Danbury Saga! Fun!

    Warren GarabrandtWarren Garabrandt6 日 前
  • Juries are inherently flawed.

    Rita TaylorRita Taylor7 日 前
  • Been selected twice but both times they where ended in plea bargains before trial.

    jabadahut50jabadahut509 日 前
  • Why yes, I do LIKE RAKES!

    ViolentLeeViolentLee10 日 前
  • lol the race card rant..classic

    EveniosEvenios11 日 前
  • John Oliver nitpicking on the "Race Card" presentation is amongst the best things I've seen in a while

    M.G. KhatravinskyM.G. Khatravinsky11 日 前
  • One of the weirdest things in the US: having to be registered in order to be able to vote... In any functioning democracy you get to vote because you are a citzien... No registration needed

    Lars LLars L12 日 前
  • I think this is more of an issue with the adversarial legal system than anything else. They are striking black jurors because in their bigotry they think the black jurors will be more harsh. A lawyer shouldn't be trying to convict someone and a lawyer shouldn't be trying to exonerate someone. Lawyers should be doing their best to seek the truth. The adversarial system breeds corruption and turns court cases into dick measuring contests for lawyers. Whoever has the biggest dick gets to either put someone in jail or protect someone from jail whether they are innocent or guilty.

    VisitantVisitant12 日 前
  • Ah the start of the Danbury wars

    Andrew KnickerbockerAndrew Knickerbocker13 日 前
  • Oj Simpson black jury concluded case in 4 hours . It took 9 months to make the case

    MovieConMovieCon13 日 前
  • “You dont want smart people” I've heard from college professors that the fastest way they got kicked off jury... was to simply mention they were college professors

    TARINunit9TARINunit913 日 前
  • Wow, I didnt know women were a minority, I thought 50% of humans were women. Thanks Mr. Prosecutor guy

    Bill ChipherBill Chipher13 日 前

    Salt DaemonSalt Daemon14 日 前
  • Danbury wow it has been going on for longer than I thought. Don’t Danbury this up. Love from Australia

    kerry nichollskerry nicholls16 日 前
  • John give me a chance to help you write and I will be the Rudy of the office!!

    Michael WhiteheadMichael Whitehead18 日 前
  • I know someone that said "Who wants to be tried by 12 people that are too stupid to get out of jury duty"?

    berngirl 56berngirl 5618 日 前
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  • Did Oliver acknowledge he's an owl?

    Anurag ChakrabortyAnurag Chakraborty19 日 前
  • Whats wrong with an actual physical wheel? I say use a wheel instead of a computer program, and have alot of rules like a government sanctioned color of paper and let a blind citizen do the drawing so there are 3 problems.

    Muhammad UsmanMuhammad Usman21 日 前
  • I hate racists that pretend they aren't racist. Because they know what they're doing is bad and yet still do it. At least the KKK think they are good and are open about it

    Captain YumYumCaptain YumYum22 日 前
  • Still hoping we get a Greg Perry episode next season!

    Calvin JamesCalvin James23 日 前
  • "And, this is true, FUCK DANBURY!" Wait, that's true?

    JLJL26 日 前
  • Pls read amendment again. Of your peers is not there! Never has been.

    Cats NcatsCats Ncats28 日 前
  • I didnt see any thumbs down on any replies, am I trippin??????????????????????????

    Jonathan BaileyJonathan Bailey29 日 前
    • Wtf I've never seen that, there is always haters

      Jonathan BaileyJonathan Bailey29 日 前
  • America is just so racist it's hard to wrap your head around it

    Richard RichardsonRichard Richardsonヶ月 前
  • Didn't even talk about how Jury instruction can vary, and jurors are not properly taught what their role is.

    ChanchoChanchoヶ月 前
  • good content, no advertisements! awesome job

    Suyog DaniSuyog Daniヶ月 前
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    Tsbbss RuddhjTsbbss Ruddhjヶ月 前
  • please upload high resolution picture of stay up late by brian swords, i'm want to use it as wallpaper for my computer, please please please. I love that painting.

    Saniya 666Saniya 666ヶ月 前
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    Joshua MacasJoshua Macasヶ月 前
  • Currently working at a head shop and writing a complex program.... im a victim

    Derby WorkshopsDerby Workshopsヶ月 前
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    Lesiqa JeniLesiqa Jeniヶ月 前
  • Controversial opinion: Striking jurors for their race should be perfectly fine. Reasoning: Given there is a pool that is fairly representative of the actual community, being of any race is just as much an indicator for impartiality as social status, religious views, fashion choice and other outward presentory facetts attorneys use. So either it should be allowed to use *any* reason - or striking a juror should *not* be possible *at all* - and not to allow any jurors to be removed is really dangerous, because your conviction could go down to the luck of the draw. Hence, I believe that it should be perfectly okay to use race as a reason to remove a juror. This obviously goes both ways, I hope that much is clear. So a black defendant must be entitled to remove just as many white jurors as the DA is allowed to remove black jurors. Again, I want to stress: This only works if the pool is fair to begin with - and both sides have equal opportunity to remove. But if those are given, I don't think making one reason "not okay" and every other reason "okay" does only one thing: breed more controversy - and nothing else.

    QemeHQemeHヶ月 前
  • God bless you, John Oliver, sincerely; truthfully, in Jesus Christ's living, holy, sovereign name. All is well, content and full of joy in Christ. We love you. Merry Christmas. I thank God for everyday He gives you. God is love. God bless, save, protect, empower and have mercy upon America, in Jesus Christ's returning, wrathful Judge name. Fear not. Fear God only. Psalm 117 1 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. 2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Mark 1:3-4 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. John 3:16 Authorized (King James) Version 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Gregory BrumwellGregory Brumwellヶ月 前
  • Did these companies choosing jurors ever take a single statistics class? Randomized selection is rudimentary...

    Kai P.Kai P.ヶ月 前
  • As a german, I find this jury system itself very irritating and not really fair

    lis telis teヶ月 前
  • Just rewatched this...I'm very upset with myself that I forgot about "Greg". I almost hope they do a segment on him when the show comes back in February. You know, in a sort of, "know thine enemy", kind of way

    Wesley SmithWesley Smithヶ月 前
  • 4:25 Assuming that they are speaking only of people who are 18 yrs old or more...How the hell are 1/3 of the adults in a "civilized" city not voting AND don't have a driver's licence?!?

    AnnoyingMooseAnnoyingMooseヶ月 前
  • From 5:45 to 7:42 What are the chances that these were really accidents?

    Jeff FoehringerJeff Foehringerヶ月 前
  • I'm gonna say it. We gotta thank Brett Kavanaugh here. That was a respectable move. Hats off to him for catching on to that racism.

    Eric CanoEric Canoヶ月 前
  • so, ppl in the comments.... do you like rakes?

    pepe the frog poops on right wingerspepe the frog poops on right wingersヶ月 前
  • There is a podcast called In The Dark that did an deep dive into the curtis flowers case and it is absolutely depressing how terrible this man's trial was handled. Good news is he is free now and all charges have been dismissed.

    Mr MixxtMr Mixxtヶ月 前
  • You're exponentially more likely to win the lottery than be a black jurrer.

    QuietQuietヶ月 前
  • great video

    rbfreitasrbfreitasヶ月 前
  • John Oliver "I need a race card" Props guy "That's the... least weird thing you ever asked of me"

    Miguel SanchezMiguel Sanchezヶ月 前
  • Ah the danbury abuse begins.

    yearlygymnast 95yearlygymnast 95ヶ月 前
  • Juries with a diverse makeup: 12 Angry Men All white Juries: 12 Angry Men without Juror #8.

    Political NerdPolitical Nerdヶ月 前
  • I became addicted to John Oliver during lockdown and now I can't kick the habit. I doubt if there's been one show which hasn't made me VERY grateful I live in Australia and not the USA and this is no exception. Here, juries are chosen from the electoral rolls and there's no way anyone would know the ethnicity of anyone from those rolls. What's more, selection is done by the relevant Law Department, not a private company: that's about the silliest idea I ever heard of.

    Jude PowerJude Powerヶ月 前
  • Wah, the issue is not PEOPLE forgotten, the issue is SPECIFICICLY PICKED MINOTIRIES are forgotten, WAH!

    OmnissiahZelosOmnissiahZelosヶ月 前
  • Fun fact - Hartford and New Britain make up 90% of places in Connecticut that people actively go to instead of ending up there by accident

    HorseHorseヶ月 前
  • Ok first question from europe: Why do COMPANIES handle jury summoning????? WTFFF

    chris phamchris phamヶ月 前
  • "It is ridiculous to assume that a juror would be bias because the defendant is the same race" Isn't this entire video about proving that all white juries are a problem? If it's ridiculous to assume any juror would bias to or against a certain race then why are multi-racial juries necessary?

    TRDPaulTRDPaulヶ月 前
  • Maybe people who care so little about the future of their country they can't even be bothered to register to vote aren't the best people to have on juries

    TRDPaulTRDPaulヶ月 前
  • I'm a white guy who consistently throws out my jury summons. I am happy to be contributing my part in ensuring juries are more racially diverse.

    deathmetal11111deathmetal11111ヶ月 前
  • I will say this is where the show gets a little too left for me sometimes. I agree on the process of striking and all that, but you're championing a guy who's been judged guilty like 4 times to the same crime by multiple juries and gets by because there aren't black people in it. Like, at this point I think there's a real concern that he *actually fucking did it* because contrary to popular belief, while black people will not be partial to a black defendant, whites will not be partial to a white prosecutor. It's the exact same logic.

    LegalWrightsLegalWrightsヶ月 前
  • We were really stoned and sent my friend off to the shop with £20 to get a load of chocolate, crisps and some tobacco. He came back with a six-pack of yoghurt and bin liners, apparently, he couldn't remember what he was supposed to get so guessed. I still can't understand why he picked up the bin liners at least the yoghurt you could argue he really fancied them.

    Justin WebberJustin Webberヶ月 前
  • a wholefoods of Abigails hahaha im dead lool

    MonkeybarsMonkeybarsヶ月 前
  • Highly recommend the IN THE DARK Season 2 podcast in the Curtis Flowers case...

    Fabian LiesnerFabian Liesnerヶ月 前
  • 一行一行读下去,不要先看结果。 发件人告诉我... 测试后10分钟以内他的愿望就实现了。(所以我翻译成中文,在这里留言,原本是韩文的 *翻译技术很烂*) 大约需要1-2分钟,但感觉是值得的。 试试看吧 首先,准备好纸和笔.. 选择姓名时,请选择你确实认识的人的实名。 请写出凭直觉,瞬间出现在脑海里的答案。 一次阅读一行.. 如果你先看了答案就没什么意思了。 1。首先从上到下(垂直),写出从1到10的数字 2。在数字1和2的旁边各写出一个数字(从1到10之间的一位数) 3。其次在数字3和7的旁边各写出一名异性的名字。 4。在数字4,5,6的旁边各写出一个名字..朋友,家人都可以.... (你不认真回答,等于浪费你自己的时间) 5。 在数字8,9,10的旁边各写出一个歌曲的题目 .. (凭第一感觉) 6。最后,许一个愿望ba... 最近最希望发生的愿望,奇迹什么的... 许了愿望让我们看看这个游戏的结果吧。 首先在数字3旁边的名字,是你爱的人。 在数字7旁写下的是你喜欢,但不能实现的爱情。 在数字4旁边的人是最关心你的人。 在数字5旁边的人是给你带来好运的人。 在数字6旁边的人是对你不利的人。 在数字8写下的歌曲是对数字3写下的人最适合的歌曲。 在数字9写下的歌曲是对数字7写下的人最适合的歌曲。 在数字10写下的歌曲是歌曲是,最适合表达你的想法的歌曲。 最后,你把这片文章转载到其他留言板上,和数字2旁边写下的数字相应的篇数, 你的愿望就会成真

    8023ni8023niヶ月 前
  • I’ve served on juries twice. I go into court expecting an episode of “Perry Mason” and instead get “I love Lucy”. During voir-dire for the first trial I was on, the procedure was that each potential juror was called up to the bench and the lawyers would ask them questions then either lawyer could strike them. In this case, each time a potential juror approached the bench, one of the lawyers would call “Strike” if that person was Black, even before they reached the bench, with NO QUESTIONS having been asked. I don’t claim I’m the most racially sensitive or politically-correct person, but even I thought “WTF? This is so BLATANT.” The trial wound up being a mess. The judge threw the case out and APOLOGIZED to the jury. On the second trial, we DID have HBO in the Jury Room

    Fred BlonderFred Blonderヶ月 前
  • WRONG! You don't need a Driver's License, you just need to have a state issued ID, which everyone has

    lazy homebodylazy homebodyヶ月 前
  • 18:13 It's sad how most people hate jury duty and avoid it at all costs and yet this woman was perfectly willing and excited for it

    Clio AlexandraClio Alexandraヶ月 前
  • “We don’t want smart people” is similar to the intent of when Trump said “I love the poorly educated!”

    Fact: Beagles Are BestFact: Beagles Are Bestヶ月 前
  • Wtf? I don't get the racism in this world although its been going on i would say fron the beginning, but my question is why and fu*# racism to begin with. God if your real we need another flood!

    Jonathan BaileyJonathan Baileyヶ月 前
  • Wow I’m really shocked that Kavanaugh ruled that. I disagree with him on many issues but I agree with his verdict on that.

    AmethystEyesAmethystEyesヶ月 前
  • I wonder how long it takes Professor Duncan to get the jist of what he talks about? Sure sounds like an expert sometimes.

    VintageAntique77VintageAntique77ヶ月 前
  • 6:19 This is the reason a sewer plant get their name

    Advancering NewholderAdvancering Newholderヶ月 前
  • So fucking good!

    Dub man music Inc.Dub man music Inc.ヶ月 前
  • Juries don't judge the defendent, they judge the prosecutor's performance art

    Evelyn OkayEvelyn Okayヶ月 前
  • Clearly we need a whole bunch of judicial overhaul in this country. I’m interested to hear how it’s done in other countries. But I think juries should be truly random unless the potential juror genuinely has a conflict of interest with the case. Also, the jurors should be sufficiently provided for, and the jurors that really don’t have a great ability to complete it at that time should be able to leave bc I suppose you don’t want a juror that wants nothing more than to get out of there ASAP or has doctors appointments or something crucial. After hearing so much about court stagnation, I would think that america would try to increase its supply of lawyers and judges and clerks and legal researchers and decrease the prevalence of trial science and shit

    Claire MagnusonClaire Magnusonヶ月 前
  • Thanks John for talking about Allen county. The county, and this is true, that is in the worst in Indiana. And I live there

    vfigvfigヶ月 前
  • Wouldn't some sortof national Id card and registration be useful?

    thombaanthombaan2 ヶ月 前
  • good news, they eventually dropped the trial against Curtis Flowers

    DollfaceDollface2 ヶ月 前
  • home

    big Abig A2 ヶ月 前
  • JOHN OLIVER 2024

    Sharif AhmedSharif Ahmed2 ヶ月 前
  • What's interesting in Flowers vs. Mississippi is that Clarence Thomas was a dissenting opinion. With the reason being most of the black jurors that's were dismissed knew the family.

    Dale MichelleDale Michelle2 ヶ月 前
  • Almost every good sounding system in America has been perverted. However standing up against the perversion makes one anti-American. Most things are not black and white but the existence of this phenomenon is convenient to facism. Welcome to the dominant fascist state of the free world.

    Justin CocciaJustin Coccia2 ヶ月 前
  • In canada if i'm not mistaken we get chosen with our health card number, so no problem there. My sister-in-law had worked as a sheriff at court, transport the prisoner. She use to tell me if they went through all the people that were called they would go get those that skipped the call Oooor if they really had no one would go to the local shopping mall and mandate old people. Mostly because they just have time on there hands, lol. Thought that was funny. Beware the food court grandma.

    DannyGirlDannyGirl2 ヶ月 前
  • Lmao! We don’t get much of that in prison either! Free “food” sure.

    mandy mooremandy moore2 ヶ月 前
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    Edith OwensEdith Owens2 ヶ月 前
  • 0:53 Love this moment

    Çağdaş TaşÇağdaş Taş2 ヶ月 前
  • david dobrik

    Adrià CasanovasAdrià Casanovas2 ヶ月 前
  • Welcome to America, proudly racist since 1776

    maazmaaz2 ヶ月 前
  • Yet more race baiting with zero evidence. Your show used to be based on facts, John.

    CPLWeeksCPLWeeks2 ヶ月 前
  • A natureza é maravilhosa

    Charles RogersCharles Rogers2 ヶ月 前
  • I feel truly disgusted I ever supported this man. If it were up to me, I’d send him to Iran after he’s been dragged through the streets of New York behind his own godamn limo while Trump Tower burns in the background.

    Ryne McgriffinRyne Mcgriffin2 ヶ月 前
  • Dude keeps a “race card” card in his pocket?

    A PA P2 ヶ月 前
  • "Danbury, Connecticut can eat my whole ass!"

    Michael GirodatMichael Girodat2 ヶ月 前
  • Can I change my name :(

    Gregory SmithGregory Smith2 ヶ月 前
  • S a

    Jeri OranskiJeri Oranski2 ヶ月 前
  • When I had jury duty, I was allowed to go out to lunch. I went to lunch with a new jury duty friend

    Melinda DunnMelinda Dunn2 ヶ月 前
  • Here it is, here's the episode where it all started

    Superblobfish2Superblobfish22 ヶ月 前
  • I love that accepts and jokes about that he looks like an owl. I'm not saying he does but it's genuinely heart warming

    Marcio AlvaradoMarcio Alvarado2 ヶ月 前
  • his rant about the race card was freakin hilarious!

    Alexa AlesAlexa Ales2 ヶ月 前
  • having lived in NYC for 9 years as a foreigner I would have loved to do jury duty, cause it's such a cliche and seen on so many TV shows. I think that experience would have been great - being part of the american fabric of life. got a card once, was surprised since I am not a citizen, but nothing ever came of it. too bad ...

    Alexa AlesAlexa Ales2 ヶ月 前
  • I may be worried over nothing, but wouldn't making jury lists public be a risk to the safety of the jurors? Suppose a member of a crime syndicate gets convicted for murder and jailed, another member of that syndicate would find the names of witnesses, lawyers, and judge of that trial (as could already happen) but also the jurors who found them guilty. Then those people would be harassed, assaulted, or possibly killed for their member's incarceration.

    b4byj3susm4nb4byj3susm4n2 ヶ月 前