Juries: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Publicēšanas datums 16 aug 2020
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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  • I love this show you are truly doing good work by telling the truth to the masses.rock on John Oliver and co

  • 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?

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  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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  • This show should be mandatory viewing in the White House.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

  • Why is Oklahoma shaped like it's blaming someone?

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

  • 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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  • 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.

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

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  • '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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  • Society: discusses ways to "fix" any issue USA: "Oh and can we make that all-white while we're at it? We have these bothersome POCs we can't get rid of fast enough"

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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

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

  • Wow. Thank you John Oliver for covering this!

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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  • Watching John go off about Danbury made me laugh so hard

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

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • I forgot this was the original Danbury episode

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

  • 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'.

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

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

  • *Greg: "My goals are beyond your understanding."*

  • "accidentally"

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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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  • oh Greg

  • Wow, is this extremely relevant now in MN

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

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

  • My grandpa has always wanted to serve on a jury, he probably never has because he's really well educated, he had a degree in engineering from Virginia Tech and he worked at the arsenal near us.

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  • 8:37 - “part-time college student” - this leads me to assume that there was no ill intent, just really shitty optimization attempt or manner of dealing with limited memory.

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