The Miranda warning includes the right to a public defender. It doesn’t include the fact that public defenders are highly overworked and grossly underpaid.
Wait how do you pronounce New Orleans? New Or lens or New Or leah ends
So the big question is: who won the fight? Idiot judge? Or the lawyer?
John Oliver is a man of conviction and has fond many flaws in the America , yet nothing seams to change , why is that ?
What I learn from John Oliver every time he releases a video: the world is fucked up and nobody is doing shit about it
I hope they bury that judge in a deep dark hole
I think the most disturbing part of all of this is that Dennis Quaid is still alive.
god dammit florida…
Just going to gloss over a judge taking a public defender out of court and beating the shit out of him THEN coming back and calling 7 cases without the lawyer present? I mean yeah the public defender issue sucks pretty bad, but I’m pretty sure a judge being able to get away with that is FAR worse.
Please don’t satirise Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth like you did. She’s done more for the anglosphere than all of your fellow HBO comedians combined.
This is interesting, can anyone tell me if this also applies to Canada?
Is the problem overworked public defenders or morons who refuse to act civilized and stay out of trouble. It is not that difficult to stay out of jail. People make stupid choices and then expect others to feel sorry for them. I do not. You are entitled to an attorney but you are not guaranteed the right to a good one. You get exactly what you pay for.
Florida has no State income taxes morons, so if you are dumb enough to break the law, be prepared to pay a fee. Lesson? Don’t fucking break the law! Anyways, I moved to Australia, to much Black on white crime in USA. Look up, “white girl bleed a lot”
The great ol USA people.
The judge who fought the lawyer is still on the bench?? That’s fucked up.
Tattooing names on his back? No, that doesn’t make him a heroic lawyer, John. It makes him an idiot.
I thought debtor’s prison was against the law here in the U.S…
Dear Last Week crew: I applaud your enthusiasm for wanting to make this country a better place. But I wish you were more proactive about the process of actually making this country a better place. You point out what is wrong, and that’s about it. You might provide some slight direction on what needs to happen, but don’t do much to help actually get the ball rolling. For example, with the Florida judge who hears cases without the presence of the public defender, you should’ve told us his name and some sort of contact info for the courthouse or appropriate Florida government office to contact so we can send letters demanding that the judge be fired and replaced with someone who will do things right.
You all are clearly intelligent and have a great sense of justice. I just wish you would use your talents and influence to actually make things right rather than just pointing out what is wrong. You are passionate about convincing us what needs to be done, so enlighten us on exactly how to actually get it done.
I live at home so i’m fine just working 1 minimum wage job while i’m in college but most of my older co workers have 2 to 3 jobs and at least 1 is full time This is not what i call lazy but they are poor and just by talking i can always find out the reason they are in their current position. For example one was 2 semesters away from having a college degree in computers but she had to leave college to help her mother who was having health issues. So she started working multiple minimum wage jobs to take care of two people and never got out of that situation.
I was hoping for an episode on the immigration crisis in Europe but I doubt it would be done as well as all of the other episodes.
Muppet fuckability starts with Janice
America is broken!!!!!
I usually really enjoy John Oliver, but as a law student I found a number of issues with the points he was trying to make
1. Most cases end in plea bargaining so that the court system isn’t completely backed up with cases. Do you realize how long you would have to wait for a court date if everyone wanted a trial? 2. Public defenders try to get a plea deal because they have too much of a caseload to take them all to trial 3. The reason public defenders have such a heavy case load is because there simply aren’t enough lawyers that are willing to work pro bono. Most people become lawyers so they can work for a firm and work higher profile cases while getting paid ten times the amount you would working as a public defender. Most public defenders pay is absolute crap, but they do it because they like helping others. 4. Another sad but honest answer is that a lot of public defenders do not want to go to trial because they really are not that skilled of lawyers. I’m sure there are some absolutely fantastic lawyers that work pro bono because they enjoy it, but majority work it because they are either fresh out of law school or could not get hired by firms that only want the best lawyers. (if anyone watches “Better call Saul” that’s a really good representation of a skilled public defender) 5. Yes the Miranda warring does say that if you cannot afford an attorney one will be provided to you, but it says nothing about paying court fees. Almost everyone that goes to court must pay some kind of court fee because you are using up the time of the court. Most of the time some of the money from the fees will be paid to the public defender, so while you are not actually paying for a lawyer you pay the court cost that then pay a portion to your defender.
Other than these things I do agree that there are many problems with our legal system and they should be fixed. Still had a good laugh though as usual from John Oliver, keep it up.
Now imagine if 90%-95% said fuck no and stood up for themselves…. the game will break lol
Blame the sheriffs and police, they are so corrupt and sadistic that they will arrest people for grocery shopping. Felony GROCERY SHOPPING !!! , Purchase lemonade with intent to drink it.. Even when you don’t take a plea deal because you know your in the right and it’s a matter of principal. Yeah, give me a jury trial, if there’s one on it who has ever grocery shopped, ima go free. But they don’t give me a jury trial, they keep having me return a month later, every month sometimes twice a month. So they can make me sit for hours waiting, try yet again with more plea deals, and drag it out more when I refuse. Ultimatley dismissing the case when the time expires, about a year.
But even without a conviction, they manage to abuse me for a week in jail, charge me 1,000 dollars in bond to get out, cause me to lose my job by missing to to be in jail or court, then tag me with a criminal history that prevents me from working or getting into an apartment. Yes, no convictions and a criminal history. That is all it will say on the background check. No detail or explanation. Get beaten raped, robbed and abused by a sadistic and obviously corrupt county sheriff deputee or sergent and your the criminal.
Ya know, I can’t read a book in my own car in a parking lot at night with the dome light on because I must be breaking into someone else’s car. I’m a lowlife criminal scum. Cops don’t care they make their living from crime, if I was really a criminal they would leave me be. They know I’m not so they come after me every day. Cops follow me into stores and try to have me banned by lying to the store manager, owner or employee. But even if they can convince another customer to agree to ban me, then they issue me a trespass warning. This is how they arrest me for BS
When everything is against the law, everyone will be a criminal and when the laws no longer apply to police, nothing they ever do can be considered wrong.
Do people really think that because someone has a PD they are guilty? That is ridiculous. If they have a PD it means they cannot afford a lawyer, that is it.
im so glad I don’t live in florida anymore!
YAAAAY WE ARE BACK
what up Kima
Okey, I’ll google Diana + truth
..how can I unsee that o_0
why do I keep watching these videos ? oh yes it’s because this show is awesome 😀 and i am not from america
8:00 Your Honor, I’d like to request a continuance. Preferably a morning after a night when you’ve gotten laid… ;-)
I am honest to God surprised that only 4 people sent semen to John’s church.
The 5th amendment guarantees my right to speak to an attorney. If I can’t afford to, the public provides me with one. The 2nd amendment guarantees my right to bare arms. If I can’t afford it, the public should provide me with a gun.
Easily one of the most depressing episodes.
Ask yourself : In a court who is the boss? If you are not the boss then who else is the boss in the court? Guest? Do you want to get hurt as like the man at 8:16 in video? The best is just said: Yes or No because I feel I total lost in a jungle with many Tigers and Lions around.
this is why im voting for bernie sanders!!! we need a revolution and we are gonna have it.
After viewing this three words womes to my mind : Federal Reserve Bank. Also known for it’s real name : Central Bank of America.
As Andrew Jackson would say :
*”Gentlemen! I too have been a close observer of the doings of the Bank of the United States. I have had men watching you for a long time, and am convinced that you have used the funds of the bank to speculate in the breadstuffs of the country. When you won, you divided the profits amongst you, and when you lost, you charged it to the bank. You tell me that if I take the deposits from the bank and annul its charter I shall ruin ten thousand families. That may be true, gentlemen, but that is your sin! Should I let you go on, you will ruin fifty thousand families, and that would be my sin! You are a den of vipers and thieves. I have determined to rout you out, and by the Eternal, I will rout you out!”*
And once Andrew Jackson did became president of the United States (evading an assassination attempt by the way) and closed the Central Bank of America, for the first time in the country’s history since it’s fundation, *the national debt of the United States of America was reduced to a flat zero*.
What’s the link with this video ? Simple : the worst criminals are innocent, the best innocents are criminal ; criminals have the law on their side even when everything point out it should be against them, innocents have the law against them when it should stand with them ; criminals can afford to make justice out of injustice, innocents can’t afford to prevent justice to become injustice, and are charged guilty and forced to pay a fee for letting it to happen… But when we get private interests, unfair interests, unconstitutionnal interests and irrationnal interests out of the equation, things go well.
That’s frankly terrifying to know that this nation possess both one of the most unfair judicial system, the most corrupt militaro-industrial complex, the biggest army on earth and is controlled by the most elitist and ammoral institution the world have ever seen (FED.) And that since the world’s economy is being tied to the dollars ($), all nations on earth are inevitably tied to the United States policies… Please, let it be a second Andrew Jackson being born. Because i don’t know where this world is going, but i’m absolutely certain that whatever the destination is, i don’t want to get there…
god! America! your public defense system should not operate like a loan shark. you’re public defense system seems to be operating pretty much exactly like a loan shark. :O
Wow. What a perfect system we have! I’m not worried at all!
He is so correct! I had a case, innocent of charges. The public defender rescheduled me 3 time’s because I refused to plead out. He ended up walking out of the court and left me to another P.D. within minutes of my case being called. She actually got up and let me speak. Judge dismissed my.case. We do not have a justice system! Millions of people plead down for this reason.
Clearly an area in need of reform! Increased government spending could help the situation some, but that alone would be a Band-Aid. The underlying problem is that public defense is a form of price control. Price ceilings cause shortages, quality decay, black markets, and often the over-consumption by the few at the expense of the many. Despite being “free”, there are a limited number of public defenders, and they are currently rationed ineffectively. I propose 5 points, based on the issues John Oliver has brought to my attention, to improve this situation. 1. Require all lawyers to serve rotationally as public defenders in cases they are qualified to represent in. This “jury duty” will improve both numbers and quality. 2. Provide defendants with free access to a public law library, online resources, videos recorded by lawyers, and study time for personal legal defense 3. Where possible, reform the laws most frequently involved in public defense cases to be a) simple enough for personal defense, given a week or month of study b) have reduced sentencing for the poor, including public service substitution for confiscations and fines 4. Limit the number of cases handled by public defenders instead of granting them as an unwieldy right. Rationing could be done through random lottery, but I favor prioritizing the most complex cases, most serious crimes, and those judged by the court as physically or mentally incapable of representing themselves in court. 5. Public defenders are to be always paid by the government and never by a private person. If the government cannot afford their purchase, they must issue them a bond of credit with interest. BONUS 6. Have John Oliver visit Bill Gates and convince him to have Microsoft’s develop the perfect public defender, a lawyer AI. I have not had much time to think about this, but consider it a good rough sketch.
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▄▄▄▌▐██▌█ ░I know a few people who need a ride░ ▐
There is an easy fix to this problem. Don’t GET ARRESTED……
This country needs to be burned then rebuilt.
America is so shitty that even the shittiest places in the world go wtf is wrong with you guys ? Current turmoil Syria would be like you guys are so freaking inhuman..
USA “Justice” system… the most sickening evil system ever conceived…I don’t believe even Satan can come out something so twisted, evil and perverted…
US legal system is a big joke. It’s a big vicious cycle that leaves very little option for people who fall into the system, even for a non-violent “crime.” The situation is worse for people accused of cime involving a minor even though a minor may be a whore and seeking older men.
Yay, Kima Greggs :)
Hmmm. Do a lot of guilty people end up in jail? LOL (PS Amen)
Yeah, lately the show is more whiney and less funny. I’m going back to watching “Narcos”…
i hope jhon oliver is ok. this episode was so raw and not entertaining like other ones.
I think he should do an episode on youtubers
Sam the eagle will give you a blumpkin for $20
John Oliver loves his Raccoon impression……… and who am I kidding so do I.
So this notification came 2.35 am, sleep is for the weak! So not only justice system is failing by using the mandatory minimum sentences but also basically the public defendant is more like an excuse to say they provide a lawyer. The rich getting out no problem and yet a dying poor citizen has to endure constant harassment that cost more to tax payer than the actual good that comes out of it.
once again JO right on point…
Wait, so poor people have rights but the rest of us do not? I’m sensing a common theme here: we should pity the poor and be constantly robbed to support them, but the rest of us are just SOL.
And this fool just keeps on whining for his version of reform, when the obvious solution is an entirely new system. He won’t talk about that because he’s a left-wing shill.
it doesn’t have to make fiscal sense when you have a system that wants to maintain a gap of oppression on those that are poor and/or non-white. there’s an intentional separation because they want those people to know their place
Ok I know this is an American show, but come on Oliver give Jeremy Corbin a mention. If an American party elected a Socialist to run in the election the world would go crazy.
NOOOOOO! My church has closed down.
The last part of this video is an excellent PSA for people who can’t be bothered to actually watch the show. Would it be possible for LWT to upload just the last part so people can share it?
Ofcourse it was Florida. How could it not be Florida. Lauging my f*cking ass off
public defenders get overburdened with heavy workload, don’t get paid nearly enough, and lack the resources to defend people. Also, that judge apparently is on paid leave with promises to take anger management class. How’s that for justice?
Fuck the government.
Corn on the cob holders, lol!
John Oliver got one major fact wrong, the system is not broken for it is working exactly as designed. See we look at the criminal justice system as citizens and thus it seems completely broken. If you look at the system through the eyes of a businessman is working perfectly. Open up a prison and fill it with non-violent offenders that committed victimless crimes and watch the money role in. Invest a little bit of money in local elections and magically they start implementing tough on crime policies. Taxpayers get locked up for really no reason and then taxpayers foot the bill for the profits of the private prison and everything is great as long as you are a private company making the money if not your screwed.
We need to admit that our criminal justice system is not about justice but about abuse and profits. Considering how stacked the laws are in favour of the police the fact that there are so many cases that results in them paying out settlements is disturbing. The reality is that criminal justice has become a way to take money from the masses and give it to the rich, it is like reverse Robin Hood except for you are also the evil sheriff.
Of course it was Florida!
What a nice slave system…
Thanks for talking about this gross injustice in such a digestible way. Hilarious as always >:P
Why is there so many racoons in this show, don´t you know?
Uhmmm, this is Debtor’s Prison which was never outlawed, but given over to the states. Furthermore, it is a fact that the states with the most incarcerated populations have the highest number of person’s in jail for debt related issues the top reason of not being able to pay legal fees! Let’s talk about that during the next presidential debate!
Merica. Sad fucking Merica.
you should do something on the family courts like in my case where I pay half of everything I make the child support then my ex wife takes me to court and I can’t afford an attorney and even though I have hours of tapes of mental abuse to my son because I don’t know the procedure because I can’t afford an attorney the judge takes away all my rights to my child for no reason and then chastises me because I can’t afford an attorney
Is there a private jail system in Florida? Somebody is making money…
No ace attorney reference, I’m disappointed.
Florida just took the title from Texas for being the most backward, retarded, corrupted, state in the Union.
what can you expect from a police state
Now that…that’s some straight-up bullshit!
usa is so fucked up. thirld world country.
that raccoon joke is ironically racist
Three cheers for Debtor’s Prison…?
constitutional as fuck!!!
My reaction every time I watch John Oliver: “Hahaha, wait, shit, seriously…? God dammit…”
Cant Florida just float away.. what a fucked up state!
I’m glad that I’m not living in the USA :)
“Of course it was Florida!!”
I think everyone is starting to realise that the greatness of America is all just propaganda.
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