Juries: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


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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  • T Lindsay
    T LindsayDag siden

    The amount of respect I have lost for your work after finding out you’re associated with the next for autism event is astronomical. If you can’t do the one google search it takes to listen to autistic voices on this matter, then I dont trust you to properly research your stories. Nothing about us, without us!

  • Xander Anderson
    Xander AndersonDag siden

    John: most states ban people with felony charges" Me: that seems fair. You probably don't want someone who had committed a crime on a jury for a trial.

  • Anthony Mort
    Anthony Mort3 dager siden

    I like danbury

  • SS C
    SS C4 dager siden

    ah... the danbury saga. so this is where it started...

  • cruisepaige
    cruisepaige4 dager siden

    I cringe so much when a person says “Blacks” when referring to Black people.

  • cruisepaige
    cruisepaige4 dager siden

    The Constitution does not say “ ury of your peers.” 6th Amendment: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” No peers.

  • Eggs Bruhnadict

    Eggs Bruhnadict

    21 time siden

    Peer means someone who has the same ability of another person

  • Vicki T
    Vicki T4 dager siden

    I was called for jury duty when I was 7 months pregnant with twins(I had been called previously too); I sent in the form with my number. A few weeks later a nervous sounding man called and said I wasn’t excluded and needed to arrive, etc. After hearing him nagging me for 10 minutes I finally told him fine, but that I needed a bathroom break every 10 minutes and a bucket because I was still fucking vomiting. Click... I haven’t been called since. The twins are 17 now..

  • Bane Rifthammer
    Bane Rifthammer5 dager siden

    I love this show you are truly doing good work by telling the truth to the masses.rock on John Oliver and co

  • Ross Vegas
    Ross Vegas5 dager siden

    My dad is 53 and has never even been summoned for jury duty. Now that Oliver’s pointed out how fucked the system is, I wonder if there’s a reason for that or if it really is completely random?

  • Vincent Arui
    Vincent Arui5 dager siden

    10:26 Women are a minority?

  • ramalagoprapjamwemlopre
    ramalagoprapjamwemlopre5 dager siden

    If you're searching for what John Oliver said about Danbury, go to 6:16

  • R Adebowale
    R Adebowale6 dager siden

    Anytime you may question whether a black person is telling the truth about a racist incident, please rewatch that ‘80s segment from the Philadelphia DA’s office. Shameful.

  • Jerel Boza
    Jerel Boza6 dager siden

    Wow didn't expect Kavanaugh to say or do that.

  • Depressed Litherds
    Depressed Litherds7 dager siden

    True danbury is fucking delightful, fuck that place

  • J A
    J A7 dager siden

    As a white man I agree that we need more black people on juries. That way I can finally go home. I've been called every year since I turned 18...

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  • RJ
    RJ9 dager siden

    Some of these "accidents" don't seem like accidents to me...

  • John Wild
    John Wild9 dager siden

    Racism isn't ok... so why did he go racist against white people I was agreeing until that point

  • Eggs Bruhnadict

    Eggs Bruhnadict

    21 time siden

    Say the 14 words. Go on, talk about how white people are being oppressed.

  • Mathias Johnsson
    Mathias Johnsson10 dager siden

    Jesus. The whole American jury system is wo fucked up too begin with real countries use professionals.not some random idiots

  • Michael Rottinger
    Michael Rottinger11 dager siden

    did anerthang happen yet tho

  • K M
    K M11 dager siden

    This show should be mandatory viewing in the White House.

  • Scott Mactavish
    Scott Mactavish11 dager siden

    With a college degree, I've not been selected in 30 years. Way to go Floriduh!

  • SuperSupreme OptimistPrime
    SuperSupreme OptimistPrime11 dager siden

    I spent 9 hours being seated on 3 juries today, I'd better watch this as a refresher. 😬

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  • Arnaud Hudon-Turgeon
    Arnaud Hudon-Turgeon12 dager siden

    I don't know if these things (non randomized systems) happen also in Canada, but I've received jury duty letters 3 times already and I'm only 31. I don't know of anyone else in my family or friends that got one in their lifetime, don't know if it's just coincidence or I'm on some sort of special list but it's odd.

  • Jeremy Kirkham
    Jeremy Kirkham13 dager siden

    How is there private companies for jury selection? That is just dystopian.

  • DryBones271
    DryBones27113 dager siden

    Why is Oklahoma shaped like it's blaming someone?

  • Ayman Mansour
    Ayman Mansour14 dager siden

    so relevant these day.. Thanks Mr. Oliver :-)

  • Benjamin
    Benjamin14 dager siden

    In Florida you have to actually sign up to be randomly selected for jury duty and sign an affidavit to even be eligible to be included on the list.

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  • Andy Ngô
    Andy Ngô14 dager siden

    I've served on a jury before and I'll be truthful, I'm scared to death if I ever have to be judged by them. 50% shouldn't even be there as they can't understand a simple Truth Table. The other 25% are initially not impartial and/or will treat hypothetical situations like facts. If the other 25% don't reel the 75% in, you're looking at a defendant who's going to be convicted when they shouldn't be. 9:21 - Also, there is nothing proprietary about a jury selection algorithm: 1) Add everyone to a master list. 2) Use random number generator to pick a random person 3) Discard if already served within a year. 4) Repeat 2-3 until fill courthouse. Even in a big city like NYC, there's only 10M residents. A crappy MySQL database can handle that load. If 10% of the population is non-white, the chances of all 200 people being White is 1 in 1.4B.

  • MisterTutor2010
    MisterTutor201014 dager siden

    My mother got jury duty after she passed away, twice :)

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  • pop5678eye
    pop5678eye15 dager siden

    'this goes across the board, you don't want smart people' sums up pretty much the entirety of jury selection in America and why in most other democracies they don't have juries, and instead they have a panel of qualified, named, accountable judges instead. Yes, historically the reason jury trials were written into our Constitution was because of the secretive, authoritarian system in place by the British before American independence. But in the 21st century jury trials have devolved to prosecutors (who have almost the entire authority to select the jury) making sure that the people on the jury are selected because they have no understanding of the law at all. In fact, as a juror you can be jailed for trying to look up judicial terms on your own that you don't understand.

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  • St Schless
    St Schless16 dager siden

    Wow! John went full on Tucker Carlson on that question segment! All he was missing was the befuddled facial expression! Stay away from The Dark Side John Oliver!! Lol!

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  • Edna Jones
    Edna Jones19 dager siden

    Yea jury duty was the worse, 3 days of my life I'll never get back and only had me interested when we finally got some info on the case to not be chosen in the final selection.

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  • ZephyrFluous
    ZephyrFluous19 dager siden

    My very first jury summons gave me hell, I had to take time of work within the limit they hold us to, giving me a point against my attendance, had to make sure I had the car rather than my roommate who still had to work that day, only for the motherfuckers who sent it to never need me in the first place. I appreciate the zonkey compliment though

  • averagejoe455
    averagejoe45519 dager siden

    I filled out my last jury summons in crayon with a serial killer scrawl and never heard back.

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    Benjamin Gal-Or20 dager siden

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  • Ira Isaacs
    Ira Isaacs21 dag siden

    I had a feeling we were going to go the route of race what a shock

  • Nathaniel Wildstone
    Nathaniel Wildstone21 dag siden

    Wow. Thank you John Oliver for covering this!

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  • Julio Tavares
    Julio Tavares23 dager siden

    As a Hispanic man having to serve as a juror this coming week, I can say I dont mind being discriminated agaisnt. #fuckjuryduty

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    Tako Sha24 dager siden

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  • PiedPiper11
    PiedPiper1125 dager siden

    If anyone remembers the CBS show Becker, there was an episode where Becker gets called for jury duty and keeps getting rejected from trials because he came off as too smart.

  • 1boredom2strikes3
    1boredom2strikes325 dager siden

    You really can tell the writers of these jokes are not white. Maybe have one of them do this show then, John. You racist.

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  • El Hopper
    El Hopper25 dager siden

    Watching John go off about Danbury made me laugh so hard

  • BeaterWRX
    BeaterWRX25 dager siden

    Can we do jury duty from home over Zoom now? That would make it a lot more tolerable.

  • Tralfazz74
    Tralfazz7426 dager siden

    Welcome back to this week's episode of "Racism can Never Die"

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  • j v
    j v26 dager siden

    whats with picking a fight w/Danbury?

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    26 dager siden

    PS 'a thrashing'?

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  • Paul Harris
    Paul Harris27 dager siden

    The jury system is shit. Especially, in racist countries. It is considered to be the personification of democracy. We do not have democracy. We never did (representative? what the fuck is that). To evaluate a person effectively, u must love that person (group). otherwise, ur ur evaulation will be filled with ur social dogmas. That is one. 2. With us being bombarded with discriminatory media images for thousands of years and dark races being feared, hated, hunted, etc, there is not way anyone could have a clear view on darkness, including blacks of USA who r the most self-stigmatized blacks on the planet (survival is a bitch when u have to contort ur consciousness into the expectations of ur enemy). I could go on, but it is not worth my time

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    John Lavvas27 dager siden

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  • John Bailey
    John Bailey27 dager siden

    Tbf, making a computer program that randomly selects people from a large population is not that difficult to do, there are tutorials for smaller scale everywhere, and scaling it up isn't that difficult either.

  • SilverLetomi
    SilverLetomi28 dager siden

    I forgot this was the original Danbury episode

  • TheJumper
    TheJumper28 dager siden

    Well i think if you are not registered to vote you give a fuck about your country so you arent really in a position to complain that you are not invited for jury duty.

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  • Просто о Фантастическом
    Просто о Фантастическом28 dager siden

    Who is here (besides me) because of the Derek Chauvin trial?

  • Wangan Midnight
    Wangan Midnight28 dager siden

    I don't believe in these convenient "accidents" Outsourcing is a good way to avoid accountability even when they're probably asking 'companies' to be 'selective'.

  • Jena Johnson
    Jena Johnson28 dager siden

    I just discovered John and I have been binging all the videos and learning so much!! Thank you

  • Mini_Squatch
    Mini_Squatch28 dager siden

    I wonder if/how the system goes against people with disabilities, and doubly so for disabled people of color?

  • Martial
    Martial28 dager siden

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  • Allison Hart
    Allison Hart29 dager siden

    8:13 - am i the only one who thinks it's shitty the language the lawyer used to pin the blame on the college intern programmer? i feel like he (and even John) should have said something about how if you have a (possibly UNPAID!!!) college kid having final say on programming govt. software, it's NOT the fault of said college kid when things fuck up.

  • dzhellek
    dzhellek29 dager siden

    5:25 I'd be more interested in what state gave that kid a driver's license.

  • Coby Fong
    Coby Fong29 dager siden

    Coooooollll he mentioned Connecticut.

  • Amber Dent
    Amber Dent29 dager siden

    As someone intimately familiar with Allen County...yeah. I'm not surprised.

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  • undrline
    undrlineMåned siden

    I was so sure he was going to make a comment about Bob Enyart's appearance ... the 'stache, the glasses ... c'mon!

  • TheChiog
    TheChiogMåned siden

    20:25 or... weird idea, i know, but how about just not having juries. You know, like countries with functioning legal systems

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  • Michael Dally
    Michael DallyMåned siden

    oh Greg

  • Makure
    MakureMåned siden

    Wow, is this extremely relevant now in MN

  • Zach Morgan
    Zach MorganMåned siden

    We want GREG WE WANT GREG!

  • Bradley Rose
    Bradley RoseMåned siden

    John Oliver is an Owl Supremacist

  • Andi Garcia
    Andi GarciaMåned siden

    Also minorities can’t afford to be off work for the duration of the trial

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  • Conor S
    Conor SMåned siden

    I think everybody deserves the oppurtunity to be miserable and uncomfortable in a jury, no matter your colour or background.