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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  • I read the English book my teacher assimged

    Koala From TomorrowKoala From Tomorrow日 前
  • Tip: become a prosecutor so that you never get prosecuted

    Square Tom MemesSquare Tom Memes日 前
  • Are you Sure you didnt made a Mistake there and Described the Legal System of China or Saudi Arabia or Something ?

    Gilder von SchattenkreuzGilder von Schattenkreuz日 前
  • Irgh... that sounds terrifyingly awful. Land of the free my ass.

    Philipp SchmitzPhilipp Schmitz日 前
  • Wow look at our system working.smh

    Slow As-HellSlow As-Hell4 日 前
  • 7:00 the defense is able to ask the court for an extension because of it.

    Jihadi Sultans 2Jihadi Sultans 24 日 前
  • 10:35 ooohhh that one didn’t age quite so well

    IHitTheDwellerIHitTheDweller5 日 前
  • God I wish all prosecutors were like Klavier Gavin from Ace Attorney 😔

    100 0100 08 日 前
  • Here to RGB, it’s a shame that the Republicans are giant hypocrites and pushed for a justice that would probably be the anthesis to what RGB would of wanted.

    OPmules25OPmules2510 日 前
  • 9:01 tf why is he confused with his hands?

    Dunkster 420Dunkster 42017 日 前
  • A blow of air out the nose is the closest thing I get to a laugh from Oliver. Bill Maher is much better.

    Reflecting Both SidesReflecting Both Sides18 日 前
  • I live in Washington state so I can say that the dog is a good boy

    Andrew WangAndrew Wang18 日 前

    Ey BossEy Boss21 日 前
  • The beautiful sociology specifically disagree because oyster positionally snow like a expensive bronze. quixotic, special notify

    marvin furiomarvin furio22 日 前
  • If he’s so remorseful for taking away someone’s life why doesn’t he go into the garage with his car keys and a garden hose and think long and hard about what justice requires of him.

    Thomas ConnorsThomas Connors24 日 前
  • The book "As I Lay Dying" has a chapter whose entire contents read as such "My mother is a fish." This was required reading. Dr. Seuss had more literary complexity.

    The Last Boy ScoutThe Last Boy Scout26 日 前
  • Lol. Knights versus Aristocracy and cheap metals isn't a white pride event, it's an Erasmus trickle. There are just no whites strong enough for the opposition except those that wander with Samurai ways. The Devil belongs to Charles V. I'm not embracing Nazism. My dad's German but works with the atom bomb! Hilarious! They use that theme where WWII is historically unsolvable so they bomb your intelligence. I deny them white pride in my music collection. It's a historically inept concept. I think anti-semitism is an Italian concept, actually.

    Four Books UnknownFour Books Unknown26 日 前
  • 10:35 she died like last second. God dammit

    pandabear4565pandabear456527 日 前
  • Always sad rewatching these where he's begging RBG to not die.

    Robert FalkRobert Falk27 日 前
  • I got convicted on hearsay about 6 years ago, but had it thrown out because the judge refused to let me have discovery before the trial. I've also been in jury duty and had to recuse myself because I knew the arresting officer was corrupt and I had a personal story of him trying to break into my house with video proof. That Sargent never thought he'd be taken down, he's now in jail for falsifying police reports.

    T DT D27 日 前
  • Rip RBG

    Mitchell worboysMitchell worboys27 日 前
  • Yikess! RIP RBG....! That joke is so sad

    H PhamH Pham28 日 前
  • 8:06 Gonna call bullshit* on this, I did read a few of the books assigned in class: Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, 1984 and I would've totally read Catch-22 had it been assigned. For the rest, Cliff hooked me up with his notes and I'd do a quick skim of the book itself to look for stuff I thought my teacher would focus on. Otherwise my report on the Great Gatsby would've been something along the lines of "he wasn't so great. Kinda like Robert Duvall in The Great Santini. He's presented as being this super awesome guy but it turns out, when you look at him up close, he has a lot of character flaws." *Playful bullshit, not actual criticism. Edited to clarify, I read the Cliff Notes and skimmed the book.

    Roboto MrRoboto Mrヶ月 前
  • Rest in peace RBG. Good dog.

    Kristian ThalerKristian Thalerヶ月 前
  • 10:34........ 2020, well shit.

    Andrew WeisbrodtAndrew Weisbrodtヶ月 前
  • fucking hell i had no idea prosecutors in the us are elected.. thats absolutely insane

    YahikkoxYahikkoxヶ月 前
  • Oooh the RBG joke did _not_ age well

    The Lazy GamerThe Lazy Gamerヶ月 前
  • @10:38 RBG You had one job.

    krishna murthykrishna murthyヶ月 前
  • The striped adapter acromegaly stir because wine qualitatively float via a waiting gum. woebegone, charming chef

    Nick BarnesNick Barnesヶ月 前
  • Did that dog get any votes?

    himanshu modihimanshu modi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
  • The languid karen understandably boast because disease seasonally concentrate via a rapid fifth. encouraging, wide-eyed handle

    Johnson JamseJohnson Jamseヶ月 前
  • Cantaloupe are great just make sure you cut peel off around the edge trust me you don't want to make that mistake. Also clean out the seats🤷👍 banana peels are way easier and good for the skin

    unbroken1010unbroken1010ヶ月 前
  • Ok the joke begging RGB's doggo avatar not to die did not age well

    James SkeltonJames Skeltonヶ月 前
  • 10:44 well that didn’t age well....

    connor mcnaryconnor mcnaryヶ月 前
  • Five zero four three six one zero six three six... Jim Williams office phone number bruh

    Mr Spaghetti WesternMr Spaghetti Westernヶ月 前
  • I am an African American man who has a child from a girl I dated in college. I moved to the Tampa area from Atlanta to be with my son and help raise him. One day after visitation with him, me and my now wife were dropping him off to his mother when the mother told me to move out of the doorway so that she could go tell my now wife that she is pregnant with my second child (a lie). I stood in the doorway and told her to not do this. Long story short, later that night (3 hours later) she called the police and said I assaulted her by standing in front of the open door. I have never assaulted anyone ever and I am now a licensed psychotherapist and help people with their emotional and behavioral problems. I had to go to court and Glenn Beck's wife was the prosecutor. She threatened me with a year in prison if I went to trial. I had a public defender. A very smart and assertive African American woman. The jury of "my peers" was 6 white men and women. I was found unanimously not guilty. A guilty verdict would had precluded me from ever being a therapist again and had me spend a year in prison. I have NEVER been convicted of anything other than driving violations and am SO thankful I took it to trial and that my public defender was well prepared.

    Huey TranHuey Tranヶ月 前
  • Trial dawg died

    Siddharth GaneshSiddharth Ganeshヶ月 前
  • “We didn’t fail him because we could’ve done worse” is the kind of argument I’d expect TRUNP to make, NOT a professional judge

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיヶ月 前
  • Can I tell you something? This show is definitely better than being executed or dying in prison

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיヶ月 前
  • Did Neil Armstrong become Annoying Orange for the sake of a punchline? John? Hey, John!! Hey, John, John, hey, hey, John, hey, John, hey!! John John John John John John John!! Did Neil Armstrong become Annoying Orange for the sake of a punchline?

    שחר אטדגישחר אטדגיヶ月 前
  • Rewarding prosecuter for getting convictions, rewarding jails for holding more people, I mean- it’s more a problem about The American mindset than the system

    RushRushヶ月 前
  • I fell asleep to a different episode, and woke up briefly when Harry Connick Jr was singing with his dad. This morning I had to come back and find it just to check if it was a weird dream or if it really happened

    Kenzie LassenKenzie Lassen2 ヶ月 前
  • A couple years ago I was wrongly accused of a crime ( charges were eventually dropped) I remember a lot of these things happening, the prosecution holding evidence, as well as the prosecutor getting into literal verbal fights with the judge, but one of the biggest things I remember from it is that my lawyer once told me that he used to be a prosecutor and he had to quit that job because he felt like he was being told to put people he knew to be innocent in prison almost everyday

    Agent SheenxAgent Sheenx2 ヶ月 前
  • So sad that 2 years later, she did unfortunately die. And these racist Republican death row addicted prosecutors are of course pro-life.

    Devil DollDevil Doll2 ヶ月 前
  • The more or this show I watch the more I realize it’s basically a show for reasons not to live in America

    mandy mooremandy moore2 ヶ月 前
  • Winging the presentation always worked for me

    shavturtleshavturtle2 ヶ月 前
  • Prosecutors office; the step-stool to American legislature, perched on top of the poor, disenfranchised, and minorities.

    Juliette De MasoJuliette De Maso2 ヶ月 前
  • Ouch, all the “please don’t die” jokes about RBG hurt now.

    김연희김연희2 ヶ月 前
  • She did die

    Tom CurlTom Curl2 ヶ月 前
  • who else is watching this after RBG died? still upset about that, not gonna lie.

    Amelia SabolAmelia Sabol2 ヶ月 前
  • My DA is Jack McCoy

    britney901britney9012 ヶ月 前
  • Rip rbg

    Larkin NorredLarkin Norred2 ヶ月 前
  • It's always a good day when there's a new John Oliver episode 💛

    Rose FahmidaRose Fahmida2 ヶ月 前
  • why aren't prosecutors paid the same as public defendants?

    RenchesAndSordsRenchesAndSords2 ヶ月 前
  • Update: Chihuahua died

    Chris SmithChris Smith2 ヶ月 前
  • “Prosecutors will decide”... sounded awfully like “resistance is futile” Borg style 😂

    Martin JørgensenMartin Jørgensen2 ヶ月 前
  • TV shows always have characters going on about "how can you morally justify being a defence lawyer" but in real life that question should be asked about prosecutors

    Jessamine HaakJessamine Haak2 ヶ月 前
  • Those penguins were clearly more white than black.

    Johan NewazJohan Newaz3 ヶ月 前
  • I lived this. My life was ruined by false allegations and my pos public defender didn't want to defend me. He visited me in jail twice in the year I was incarcerated. The system is broke. I lost my job and my home because my bond was so high. I suffer from schizophrenia, depression, bipolar, PTSD and anxiety. I was denied mental health care. I was so ready to go home I didn't care anymore. The system is so broken.

    Bradley HendersonBradley Henderson3 ヶ月 前
  • These local elections in many places are kept VERY quite.

    Coolnvigilant OutreachCoolnvigilant Outreach3 ヶ月 前
  • Okay this is the second time he said don't die. At this point he ist basically responsible for her death. It is called Caster Curse or jinxing it. Fucking hurts everytime he says it.

    Jakob HahnJakob Hahn3 ヶ月 前
  • This is depressing. I am not American but the sheer fact that a half serious comedy must address problems like this is just not right. I have started to watch this guy a few months back and I learned much more about the states than before all my life. People are making careers by destroying others life and this is institutional.

    Máté ÓcsaiMáté Ócsai3 ヶ月 前
  • 10:38 Nnnnnooooo!!!!! It hits different now.

    Madison MyersMadison Myers3 ヶ月 前
  • Does anybody know if Harry Connick Sr. ever got into trouble for buzzing in defendants ears? That certainly sounds like maybe contempt of court

    Gabe RobisonGabe Robison3 ヶ月 前
  • My great grandpa was asked to run for DA but he said, "You can be an honest lawyer or a politician." and refused

    Caitlyn WIlliamsCaitlyn WIlliams3 ヶ月 前
  • 10:27 oof this aged like milk

    garrett holdergarrett holder3 ヶ月 前
  • John says "jurors" and "juries" hilariously.

    19:19:3 ヶ月 前
  • OK, I've become addicted, but there's something problematic. Before this video, another LWT segment on Saudi Arabia was censored by JPworlds. Is JPworlds so powerful they can can censor HBO? Did HBO decide to put the lid on? Now, to my way of thinking, the Saudi program must be revelatory, fascinating, and therefore, should not be censored.

    stealthhumorstealthhumor3 ヶ月 前
  • Rest In Peace RBG😢 We are all upset at your untimely death

    BlackPanda56 MomeneBlackPanda56 Momene3 ヶ月 前
  • Plea deals are nothing more than blackmail

    Gale SandersGale Sanders3 ヶ月 前
  • Sadly, that's all it (criminal justice reform) is .. talk.. talk.. talk and nothing being done, seriously. Violating 'due process' is a federal crime. The Fourteenth Amendment secures the right to due process "That’s why it’s a federal crime for anyone acting under “color of law” willfully to deprive or conspire to deprive a person of a right protected by the Constitution or U.S. law" "The rate of wrongful convictions in the United States is estimated to be somewhere between 2% to 10%. That may sound low, but when applied to a prison population of 2.3 million, the numbers become staggering. Can there really be 46,000 to 230,000 innocent people locked away? Mar 11, 2018" "As of February 6, 2020, the Registry has 2,551 known exonerations in the United States since 1989." ONLY 2,551 exonerations of wrongful convictions since 1989 when there are anywhere from 46 - 230,000 innocent Americans wrongfully incarcerated This is a serious issue that gets little to no attention. "According to the Vera Institute of Justice, incarceration costs an average of more than $31,000 per inmate, per year, nationwide. In some states, it's as much as $60,000." $45, 000 x 100,000 (averaging) = $4,500,000,000.per year to incarcerate INNOCENT AMERICANS What we need is more national attention, because prosecutors will never change as long as they know they can get away with it .. and they only get away with it because the national media refuses to expose them. John, the real problem that needs exposed is the American Bar Association. The (ABA) is a self regulating entity the admittingly refuses to self regulate Model Rule 8.3(a) Reporting Professional Misconduct “Imposes a mandatory reporting obligation on every lawyer with respect to other lawyers’ violations of the professional rules. Probably no other professional requirement is as widely ignored by lawyers subject to it.”1 “Moreover, the lawyer’s duty to report professional misconduct is the foundation for the claim that we can be trusted to regulate ourselves as a profession. If we fail in our duty, we forfeit that trust and have no right to enjoy the privilege of self regulation or the confidence and respect of the public.”2" " other professional requirement is as widely ignored by lawyers subject to it.”1 Since they refuse to regulate their own they, by their own admission, have lost that right to self regulation. Again, violating due process is a federal crime There can not be any sort of 'criminal justice reform' without the ABA being forced to face their failure in regulating their own. Why change the way they do things when there's no reprimand for doing it wrong?

    Steve GilmoreSteve Gilmore3 ヶ月 前
  • 10:36 didn‘t age well

    trocrewtrocrew3 ヶ月 前
    • Indeed :(

      JK AsturiasJK Asturias3 ヶ月 前
  • And here I was thinking Ace Attorney was unrealistic

    E. GordbortE. Gordbort4 ヶ月 前
  • I know who my local DA is, he’s my uncle. Lol And luckily, he is a good one.

    Cindy AshCindy Ash4 ヶ月 前
  • Anybody who orders or goes along with the death penalty and kills an innocent person. Those people should get the same death penalty if they make a mistake - This will put an end of not showing remorse, or admitting your.. "mistakes." - A sane person would apply life sentences, so at the very least, a person can have time and a chance to prove their innocence.

    George GatesGeorge Gates4 ヶ月 前
  • to his most important trial dog "please don't die; please don't die, I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to hang in there". RIP RBG and thank Dog for John Oliver's show. Laugh and learn

    jack harrisonjack harrison4 ヶ月 前
  • Rest in peace Ruth, I just wish you could've hung around a bit longer.

    Gabriel CarroGabriel Carro4 ヶ月 前
  • 10:33 Dammit.

    Philip RPhilip R4 ヶ月 前
    • Ugh :/

      JK AsturiasJK Asturias3 ヶ月 前
    • Came to the comments after I saw that

      VinylVinyl4 ヶ月 前
  • He’s describing Camila Harris.

    Scrimmy BingusScrimmy Bingus4 ヶ月 前

    Chris EvansChris Evans4 ヶ月 前
  • R.I.P. RBG

    OllomopOllomop4 ヶ月 前
  • Ummmm the ruth bager ginsberg joke aged well............

    Jonathan QuinonesJonathan Quinones4 ヶ月 前
    • @Ilan Smolders jokes are fine people die

      LacroyyyLacroyyy2 ヶ月 前
    • @Lacroyyy dunno

      Ilan SmoldersIlan Smolders2 ヶ月 前
    • @Ilan Smolders if I made a kobe joke a week before he died?

      LacroyyyLacroyyy2 ヶ月 前
    • @Lacroyyy not at these crucial moments

      Ilan SmoldersIlan Smolders2 ヶ月 前
    • I mean you could say that about a joke made about anyone, people will die, rip rbg

      LacroyyyLacroyyy4 ヶ月 前
  • The prosecutor who was quoted as saying "I did something very, very bad." Legitimately has my sympathy. There is true remorse in his eyes, and he comes across as having had to reevaluate his personal biases. I wish he had set an example for other republicans. I could forgive so much if they just admitted that they were wrong.

    Mike SandersMike Sanders4 ヶ月 前
  • Bad news: She died, just five months too early

    JohnJohn4 ヶ月 前
  • Watching old videos and now getting really sad about RBG.

    Bryon S.Bryon S.4 ヶ月 前
  • RIP RBG, You were and are forever a hero

    Apollo RangerApollo Ranger4 ヶ月 前
  • You have a population of 330million and "Your Justice System will Collapse without DA" , Come to India where Justice is given even after 70 years ,no matter whether The victim and Alleged is alive or not and we don't have a fucking DA system .😭.But We get Justice even if it is late (At which point It is not Justice at all) but we don't Collapse.

    Aditya Narayan RaiAditya Narayan Rai4 ヶ月 前
  • Ouch, all the “please don’t die” jokes about RBG hurt now.

    Chengar QordathChengar Qordath4 ヶ月 前
    • I know. She came sooooooooo close to making it. She's a trooper. RIP The Notorious RBG.

      Jeffrow RyanJeffrow Ryan25 日 前
    • I don't think John was joking

      Darius BrownDarius Brownヶ月 前
    • Too true

      DrTXBooksDrTXBooks2 ヶ月 前
    • 😢

      VinistaVinista2 ヶ月 前
    • @Serena Bean And bye abortion.

      WolfexerWolfexer2 ヶ月 前
  • The "prosecutors will decide" things sounds eerily like the Borg

    Eagle1116Eagle11164 ヶ月 前
  • Justice is always to rich and powerful. Only idiots thinks that justice system works for common people.

    Technical Architect MishraGTechnical Architect MishraG4 ヶ月 前
  • John "Please don't die" That aged like milk

    Supported Living NetworkSupported Living Network4 ヶ月 前
  • 10:34 “Please don’t die.” Uhhhhhhh.......

    John DanielsonJohn Danielson4 ヶ月 前
  • Rest in power, may memories of you serve as a blessing, our beloved RBG ❤️

    Sarah Jane SmithSarah Jane Smith4 ヶ月 前
  • Now RBG is dead :(

    RichRich4 ヶ月 前
  • Ooph at 10:32

    Heston Diego JayasingheHeston Diego Jayasinghe4 ヶ月 前
  • 10:34 ow...

    Atticus VAtticus V4 ヶ月 前
  • Rewatching this after RBG passed... we almost made it

    Kyle SchubertKyle Schubert4 ヶ月 前
  • "Please don't die"... well, she tried...

    Will XWill X4 ヶ月 前
  • RIP RBG.

    chaw1032chaw10324 ヶ月 前