Death Penalty: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

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Can the death penalty be executed humanely? 
Should we even be implementing it at all?
Why are we talking about this on a comedy show?
John Oliver tackles the tough questions.

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Kristyn Dobson
I've been watching kpop videos for the past hour, and reading so many comments like "Oh my god (insert oppa's name) i love you! Take me home!" I'm over here like "AHHH JOHN OLIVER SARANGHAE" XD
PurplePoisen 13
I love this episode way to much.
timothy selix
U shld kill those corrupts government officials. That i agree
pale blue dot
8 + people who where Innocent have been killed
ScarlettMoon
They should kill rapists, murders, animal abusers, pedophiles, and people who kill kids. Earth is overpopulated
Lucas Kemmerich Espinosa
Dealth penalty's only problem is the cost, make that shit cheap and less burocratic and it will be awesome
Luksuman LuXuS
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Tournel Henry
Well, I don't agree with that statistics. How does it cost 308 million USD to put a person on an electric chair and kill him?
Fleez
Karjala perkele.
callmewisdom
How tf are those death penalties so ridicolously expensive?!
zombiechick49
For years now, my dream has been to move to New York. However, the more I watch LWT and other news shows, I want les and less to move to America. As a Scottish person, I don't deal with many of the issues facing this nation and honestly at this point, I don't want to be a part of this.
Special Agent Washing Tub
I feel like I should be insulted by your fake Texan accent, given I'm from Texas, but I'm a bit too busy laughing my ass off X'D
Nato Boram
I wouldn't call this segment "comprehensive", it just rose more questions about the credibility of each and every facts he gave us :(
uniqueUsername_1024
The death penalty basically punishes someone by committing the same crime as the accused and then claims to have the moral high ground because they taught a lesson to a dead person.
Daniel Grundfest
YOU ALL NEED TO YOUTUBE:how late night comedians hurt america.
Jonathan Crosby
America: Hey guys! I have a good idea! I'm gonna take the moral high ground on prisoners who've committed murder, rape, and other horrendous crimes.
Rest Of World: Sounds good! What are you gonna do?
America: I'm gonna murder the murderers. Sounds legit.
Space Monkey
Either bring back the guillotine or the rifle Squad cuz that's the the only Humane thing
Space Monkey
Sounds like torture
frecklefart66
i mean if yer not gonna put them to work, put em down. fuck dude. (i'm a bad person though so.....maybe don't listen to me)
László Domonkos
I just can't wrap my head around it. Why does an execution costs so much? Is the preparation longer and more difficult because of higher stakes?
xWood4000
The ironic thing is that lesbian weddings were illegal until this year and the church still has problems with it in Finland.
shydreamguy wantsaboyfriend
I'm All for killing the guilty who deserve it but I live in Texas and in 1 year a few years ago After 13 people were put to death on death row all 13 were found to have been innocent of the crimes they had been convicted of,,,, after they were all dead . The Main reason for this, I believe is Da's knowingly convicting those who they knew before trial to be innocent .who they convicted simply to further their own careers .
Gianpaolo C
Really? I mean, Mr Scratch and The reaper BOTH escaped prison in Criminal Minds!
Ronan Campbell
How the heck does a execution cost $308 million in California.
Nina Claes
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Julian Fritz
Ok someone please explain to me how the fuck killing one person can cost more than keeping them alive with food and water etc. as well as paying prison staff for like 40-50 years??!?!?! Like assuming 8 bucks for food and water and labor per day, thats $118,660 for 40 years... how can a bullet or electricity going through a chair once cost 120 thousand dollars... and that number from cali saying that each execution cost 308 mil is fucking ridiculous.
Reb Brown
I think John Oliver should take over the role of Q in the Bond movies.
guy3480
How botched was the execution if he died?!
Haassan1
Tee-hee-hee.
Ginger in a Jacket
Shouldn't the person live if the execution was botched.
aryamanW
How does it cost 308,000,000 dollars to carry out a death sentence?
Katiebells
Singapore has death penalty and it works
Mr. Traditional
If we lived in magical world where we could be sure of someone's guilt, why would it need to be expensive? No jail time, no appeals, poof. Guilt guaranteed. If we we're sure of their guilt, we could execute them in the hour without issue. It would cost 5 bucks, tops - bullet, soap for the wall, ice cold beer for the marksman.
Paweł Mulak
I think that some people just deserve death. Massive murdereres, sick bastards that stab the knife into the stomach of their victim with smile on their faces.
ipceas
Am i the only one who is bothered by his tie?
Amithyst Stonewall
Wouldn't cost so much if you just shot em in the head instead of spending money on fancy 'last meals' and expensive chemicals. >_>
rwpla
"innocent people being killed by our government" is kind of an understatement considering decades of illegal invasions, mass rape, massacres and genocides that uk, us french have been carrying out for decades.
優さん
American people completely destroyed Iraq, Syria and Libya, countless families destroyed and seperated, orphans, widows... while none of them did any harm to USA and yet people are having discussion over some dozen of people that may have been killed unjustly.
johnathan van voornveld
Britain still does have the death penalty, they got rid of it for all things minus piracy (the taking over ship one not the copying dvds and so on lol). if you commit piracy in England you can still be given the death penalty.
johnathan van voornveld
Britain still does have the death penalty, they got rid of it for all things minus piracy (the taking over ship one not the copying dvds and so on lol). if you commit piracy in England you can still be given the death penalty.
Tyg Rahof
If they murdered your daughter you would support the death penalty. The death penalty should stand. Every second a murderer is still alive is an insult to those they killed.
Joe Hartman
I have been watching a number of court cases where the defendants violently murdered their children and others including LEOs and innocent people without regard or mercy of their victims. I have no love for those that are given a sentenced of death. I love Comedy Central mostly for South Park, the liberal views I once had years ago I have grown out of over the past ten-years.

I have no love or compassion for those that have been given a Death Sentence, I even seen a Failed Lethal Injection and I had no compassion for this individual as he had none for his victim. Before you start preaching about righteous bullshit, take into consideration or better yet preach your bullshit to the victims of these remorseful evil individuals where ridding this world of them and let GOD deal with them

I jumped the gun before Obama and Angela Merkel, You have to be kidding me. Germany and the rest of Europe is under invasion and it's all done for m=nothing more than financial gains. As I said, I love South Park, but the rest of this bullshit you can have it. In twenty-years tell me how all of this is working for you.
Andre Buitendag
I'm born and raised in South Africa and under no circumstances would I ever trust me government with that kind of power.
Natural Dada
lol
Michael Weinberger
Realize this, capital punishment is a terrible paradox, regardless of how it is carried out the method is irrelevant to the same inhumane act. The paradox?: Our US tax dollars are used to murder US citizens on US soil, which links every single tax payer to the murder. According to US law, Murder In The First Degree, even by proxy, ( hiring a hitman ) is defined as intentional and premeditated, which is an offense that warrants the death penalty... There is no fundamental difference between one person paying another person to kill a person, and a group of people paying another group of people to kill a group of people. The same laws are broken and a perpetuating cycle continues. Either every US tax payer should be held accountable for the sanctioned murders their hard-earned money bought and paid for, ( and repeat this egregious penalty by death problem ) or we can agree to abolish this barbaric practice as a nation and move forward with the logical benevolence of mankind.
Valod Kreslobochi
Natural selection
Brandon Lorenzo
Is it really a botched execution if he dies during it? XD
NoBop2000
I dont think there is a moral problem with the death penalty. I'd be for it if it wasn't so damn expensive. I only am against it because its a waste of taxpayer money.
petuniash
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Thomas Hall
stop calling it "capital punishment" or whatever and call it what it is. murder.
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