Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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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50 Comments

  1. Spiral Down on August 26, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    My mothers claim for hands ( her job gave her nerve damage and tendon issues) was 12x as thick 7:30
    She got screwed too, and wasn’t facing jail

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  5. William Busby on August 26, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Unfortunately most people never know who their prosecutors are if they are not involved somehow in the courts.

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  7. Uwe Hansen on August 26, 2021 at 10:32 pm

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  8. Jens Berlin on August 26, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    There is a great alternative in Germany, basically e.g. in case of suspected buying drugs online, the prosecutor can offer to close the case if you pay a certain amount to a non profit organisation. This is no admission of guilt and all records will be deleted.

  9. MMD on August 26, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    This is so depressing..

  10. Benjamin Chalker on August 26, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Rip

  11. loria g on August 26, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Yep, that’s what they do. They pressure you without giving all the facts. Then you find out what they did not tell after you agreed to take the plea. Too much dishonesty.

  12. Jacob Hamsher on August 26, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Also the best solution is just avoid going to Shreveport. There’s nothing there for you so don’t find yourself in Caddo Parish if you want to avoid death row apparently.

  13. AlienButtsecksTheMovie on August 26, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    These prosecutors should be burned in front of their families

  14. whatever_ImAGirl on August 26, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    "As we can’t actually take the time to look for proof and actual answers, let’s just send most cases to prison to """"protect"""" society from potential danger"

  15. Ian John on August 26, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I worked for that unforgivably dogshit customer service hotline for almost 2 years. I can say it was something watching them attempt to come in third in customer service rankings (out of 4) and continually fail.

    It probably says something that I was continually out center’s top agent not because I was necessarily good at my job, but because I was good at gaming the stats that created my job metrics.

  16. jsowau on August 26, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Hats off to you John for calling out your audience. Another example of your passion and commitment to the topics you present (incl. “what can you do now” that aims to inspire action to change large wrongs)👍

  17. Tom N. on August 26, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Prosecutors who are found to have committed such wrongs should have to finish the sentences themselves of those wrongfully convicted.

  18. Goatcha on August 26, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    10:37 Kill the Rat!

  19. lorane kenyon on August 26, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I have gotten out of jury duty 3 times so far because I explain truthfully that I have no respect for or belief in the "justice system." Defense lawyers and prosecutors cannot be trusted and lie more than the defendants. When the judge sees that I am getting thru to other jurors they cannot get rid of me fast enough.

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  21. Dana Collins on August 26, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    That reminds me of A Few Good Men, where Kaffee had pleaded out 44 cases in a row, and if he got one more, he won a set of steak knives.

    It always bugged me that they totally dropped that plotline. You never find out if he gets them or not.

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  24. Caje Quartz on August 26, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    “Fuck The Police” should also be accompanied by “Fuck The Prosecutors”

    Minority groups are those who have been disproportionately affected by the Criminal Justice System, and blacks in particular have always been subjugated to this form of racism within the US, Canada, and other white nations.

    If you didn’t already know that prosecutors were responsible for upholding one of the most longstanding traditions of white supremacy; then now you know.

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  27. Rory Smith on August 26, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    I love that he comes after at&t

  28. Dustin Sims on August 26, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    8-16-21 I had court this morning and stood my ground, told the judge and prosecutors that I wasn’t excepting their plea offer and the judge got confused.. she couldn’t understand what or why someone would not want to do 5yrs probation "deferred" rather than defend themselves against false charges brought by the state. The prosecutor said " um judge.. I’d just like to remind the defendent that if the plea offer isn’t excepted he WILL be a convicted felon"
    Yup, that’s just the confirmation I needed to tell me I’m fucked and the court has already made up their mind. But, I’m not gonna roll over after having my rights violated & the fact that the court docet has different charges than what I was accused of should throw up red flags but they do not give a fk. That’s redundant. Obviously they’ve made their decision. Oh well. I’ll die before I let them run me over like they do so many others every day.
    Gainesville TX, Cooke County. As corrupt as you couldn’t imagine. Jury selection 10-25
    Wish me luck.. not that it’ll make any difference..

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  30. Rowan Brown on August 26, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    I mean with Rogue One, the email analogy wasn’t too far off

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  33. Salvage Monster on August 26, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    I guess the Dental practice is as flawed as the legal system

  34. Heather Granger on August 26, 2021 at 11:04 pm

    O

  35. MailOrderDolph LundgrenSeaMonkeys on August 26, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Lol. Yep stacking charges is big in Lake County IN. And the judges own the work release program. How is that even legal to sentence someone to a facility that makes the judges money? Its real. The funny part is the last 2 County sherriffs here are now in prison. But they got Fed time in a country club. F in joke

  36. Salvage Monster on August 26, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    Prosecutors need to also be held accountable like the police and judges. If they use faulty faux science their careers need to end. If they suppress evidence their careers should end.

  37. Gnarly Jester on August 26, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    A segment on prosecutors and no mention of Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney 😤😤

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  39. Jacob Hamsher on August 26, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Louisiana is a truly terrifying place y’all.

  40. Adriana Shilling on August 26, 2021 at 11:12 pm

    Throw the jackass who said the system didn’t fail in prison for 30 years.. These are the so called “pro-lifers”.

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  42. Adriana Shilling on August 26, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    It’s not about the truth. It’s about throwing as many poor and minority people in prison.

  43. Lal on August 26, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Jim Williams=psychopath

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    If Hell is real place those guys are all there very slowly cooking for eternity. Sweet jesus christe this is absolute insanity.

  48. Kkay on August 26, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    Love this guy!

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