Municipal Violations: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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If you have money, committing a municipal violation may pose you a minor inconvenience. If you don’t, it can ruin your life.

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Owen eldridge
Fund services for the people your stealing from. 😒
Adam Smith
GZA is the true hero here
randomlineofletters
In german-lessons in Germany I wondered considerably if there was actually a need to make a word "kafkaesk(que)" out of Franz Kafka's name. But having read his "der Proceß" and seeing John Olivers Clips about the mills of the american legal system ... that's the definition of kafkaesk.
cocacraesh
The more I know about US law enforcement, the more I think it's not to protect its people but to suck them dry.
Picnic Basket Sam
#shutdownthefuckbarrel
Joseph Bruno
Municipal court is a legal shakedown for money from the poor and less fortunate.
Quantum Dogma
#ShutDownTheF&c$Barrel
Erik BuddhaTao
Rich people love this... when a rich person gets a ticket it is meaningless. So the burden of supporting these towns is on the poor. This is why income taxes are much more fair. They are based on earnings.
Desi Ferber
For such a self-depreciating man, John, you have a lovely voice. Also, you're just awesome in general...
Captian Morgan
Wendy's chili: sauce, beans, vegetables, and chopped up burger meat that sat on the griddle too long.
Nathan Wolftown
once a cop pulled me over for no seatbelt and didnt give me a ticket because he was embarrased that he couldnt figure out if i was a girl or a boy.
Feik Neyme
I have no sympathy at all for these people. Don't break traffic laws and you wont be faced with the hassle that comes with being caught.
War Beast
The more I listen to this the more I realize how lucky I was that I never got busted driving with a suspended license in Florida. They suspend your license in that state is you don't have insurance. So if you can't afford to pay a good bit of money for insurance you lose your license can't go to work unless you drive illegally and risk being in debt to one of these companies for what could be a good portion of your life.
Abbys Monologues
time to invest some time and energy in a take back plan.
cooldrewo
I think is fair to say america is the scummiest most vile country on earth in greed hands down
Liam Carballal
This is why we need a strong independent court system
Seth Cannon
I LITERALLY spent the night in jail for spitting on a dirt path. I literally went to county jail for the night. I didnt spit tobacco it was saliva. Now i have a misdemeanor spitting charge. Because it is an ordinance in Peoria, Az. (a suburb of Phoenix).
Brandy Granados
I'm just now getting my driver lisence back after 7 years because a ticket of driving without insurance(it was 2 days late) it was a 650 dollar ticket....that's more than rent for my 3bd house
Homeschool
careful terrorists are gonna use your videos as examples of why merica deserves to be destroyed.
Haven Price
Fuck

and they are bringing private prisons back

And a fine for petty loitering? Combined with the above ... Sounds like a race fuelled-money hell cycle
cjnogodula
Why are all the fucks being censored this is HBO gotdamit
christdragon
Just more prof that this country is totally Fu*ked!!
Samuel Franklin
John Oliver, you depress me.
Brandon Hall
I got a inspection sticker ticket in WV, it was a 5 dollar ticket but after court cost and other state fee I paid 125 dollars.
Jack Sparrow
its like child support, lets suspend their DL and throw in them in sale.... yeah totally going going to get money out of billy if hes sitting in jail then homeless.
Morten hamselv
I dont understand you americans... why dont you people do something about.. land of the free, you get pissed on.. iam glad i come from Scandinavia but our government whats the same... i can say this if they cancel free healthcare or the right to a courtcase that would = war
DavidFrostbite
Is there any update to this story?
Johannes Snutt
If you get a fine you cant pay you can commit another crime to pay your debt. That way you can get a nice justice system funded by pushing criminals with minor offences to get fast money by committing harder crimes.
anonymous
i would've fed the meth dealing gator to another meth dealer and robbed them both
brennenderopa
Here is a secret to not getting fined. Look at the funny numbers on the side of the road, then look at the funny numbers in your cockpit and match them together. E voila, no more traffic fines.
Chris St. Aubin
I love this show but damn it makes me angry sometimes.
Aly-Bocar Cisse
Unbelievable ... WTF ????
RMAGGR
Speaking as someone who has spent most of my life in third world countries, I'm starting to get the idea that America is a really shitty place.
Ryan Yeager
#shutdownthefuckbarrel
Connor Owen
This is modern debtors prison
MemeWarVeteran2016
Iowa ain't as bad. But Chicago and Illinois, $65 ticket for an expired meter, it's free for the 1st ticket in Iowa City. Go Fuck Yourself Chicago.
Patar
His college girl impression is also a puppet impression
Ally Lauren
these fees should be based on your income. it's just super unfair that a poor person can accidentally speed and have their life ruined, while a rich person can intentionally speed and walk away with no problem
LiiMuRi
This kind of stuff is the result of an irrational fear of taxes. Just pay a bit more and get your services properly working without having to extort people for the money
Lucianroc
This country is fucked up xd
GuillotineStare
I worked at taco bell..... And i could afford a speeding ticket. A ticket, I brought on myself BTW. So fuck off with these sob stories.
happyyy go luck
she was on tru tv yelling at a cop b4 hbo lol
Leif Ashryver
this is why privitization of anything involving the justice system is a terrible idea, because they have to make a profit, and that profit has to come from somewhere, and it ends up ruining people's lives.
Saint Death
Oh I'm sorry. I have gotten two tickets in my entire life. One was for speeding, and the second was for an accident that wasn't even my fault. Guess what I did? I paid it off right away. Not sure why this is such a difficult concept for people. It's called being an adult and taking responsibility.
Luke Rainforth
He wath in jail for at leath thithty oa thevenny dayth
Alex Wallace
shout out to the one time i got a ticket for speeding through a school zone of a town is never been too during a thunderstorm and I got a ticket for $750. that's how much i make in a month
AnalKarl der vierte
16:18 Man those are big lips. You can make a dinghi out of those.
AnalKarl der vierte
I do get that some folks out there are very poor, but how can 41$ be a problem if you own a car? Somewhere there has to be a way.
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