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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ken alexander
The death penalty shouldn't be expensive, you find them guilty and the hang them in a public square.
Hapy Jac
The United States needs to bring back the firing squad or Hanging (with a long drop). Those are the two best bets to execute a person with, maybe the exception of the guillotine. It should also be a PUBLIC EXECUTION! That way people will see what will happen WHEN not if they get caught after breaking a law that requires the death penalty.
Jaffa T
I wish we did have the death penalty in the UK! Especially for rapists, child & animal abusers and murderers!
l cy
hmm, i might have to rethink of my stance on death penalty, huh, reddit couldnt change my mind, but this does? Oh right then
Haikulapsi
Suomi mainittu, torilla tavataan! :DD
Fireball Flareblitz
Describe the face at 0:30
RCV_L
why is it so expensive? just fucking shoot them with a fucking gun, not make them watch the lord of the rings
Anna Kox
Fun fact: The McRib is available in Germany all year.
Martin Fry
Me:I LOVE JOHN OLIVER <3My friend:for real there talking about the death penalty .-.Me: .__________. UMMMM.....
Koli024
anything for a tiny hamster eating a tiny burritio.

10 min later.

awww, like i know im mentaly destroy from the death penalty part.
but still awww :D
jaelynn zee
10:28 It's clear that people are skimming money off of EVERYTHING! No way it should cost that much to house people. The private companies are price gouging. It's happening in health care, private prisons, etc. I cant tell a story that PROVES how private industry are deliberately trying to run Medicare fund down by overcharging.

Patient needs B12 shots to live, Medicare won't cover vitamins, yet webpages says if Dr says patient needs it to live, it would be covered. Patient diagnosed the B12 def themselves and Dr confirmed with bloodwork.

Patient was doing the shots at home from 1999-2014 and price was $2/mo, in 2014 price went to $20/mo. Patient cannot afford an extra $240/yr. Patient now has to go into clinic monthly, which is causing B12 levels to drop b/c they are disabled and can't make it in every month! Patient goes in and has a nurse do it, then the clinic bills Medicare $150 for ONE SHOT, rather than covering it for $20/mo! They are stealing $130/mo per patient, from Medicare, by doing this!
Minion Jericho
Awh, the good ol' days when we laughed at a president we respected. I miss those days.
Bryton Randall
the tie
brazil has a high rate of poverty
I was in it for the hamsters
Dustin Harford
I used to be largely in favour of the death penalty, but have since come to the conclusion that while wrongful conviction is a minority, that's still too much. Plus, when considering the most violent of crimes, it does cost $40K/year to run a jail cell, and that's still much cheaper than killing someone who is innocent.
ViGor Nano
Hang all heretics
Arnaud DE GUEYER
where does the number come frome 308 milion for 1 execution ??? i can do it for free so wtf ?
Tara Lyall
"If you kill a killer, then the number of killers in the world remains the same." ~ Batman (DC Comics)

"That's why I don't stop at one killer." ~ The Punisher (Marvel Comics)

It's amazing how graphic novels originally created for younger audiences really tackle the morally challenging and profound questions, situations and problems in our society. Whether you believe in that or the death penalty or not is up to you.

In the end, justice is just really what we get when the decision is in our favour.
New Known
As John Oliver said, the outcome is the same - they're dead. So why do we spend so much? To make an inhumane act slightly more humane by using poison instead of a kitchen knife?
MrFlipperInvader782
his eyes look tired from shock with the death penalty
OhBarry23
Having innocent people spending their life in prison is not better than killing them, that's a bullshit argument. I would choose death over life sentence.
sandhiya ann
nice dimples
my profile pic is a close up of my penis
so why is the death penalty so expensive?
Joshua Kim
What if someone commits mass genocide. Why should this person not be penalized with death?
Lisa Feisthome
🤣👏🤣
Billy
I skipped to the tiny hamster eating the burrito
The Kegster
Dude just fucking hang them
Hugh McAloon
Masterful!
Wardog
If they want the death penalty to be faster then line the GUILTY fuckers up in a room then have soldiers mow em down! Along with including rapists and pedos on the kill list! It's way cheaper.
The Reaper
I have a solution. Instead of injecting them with something that costs millions of dollars, how about just shoot them. It would be cheaper, quicker and more effective. It would also be less inhuman because the person would not feel it. Or if the court wants them to feel pain because the murder was so terrible, shoot them and let them bleed to death.
Mike Hawk
chobani is awesome though. the founder even pays dividends to his employees. they are part owner.
KarliN L White
John was better in the beginning of the series. Shame. These days it's just tipsy tipsy tipsy kinda show. Overreacting unnecessary amount of times. This show used to focus on important matters that people didn't look deeply enough so that it would get the attention it needs. What I see today is just Trump and Trump and Trump and Trump. Where else do I hear about it? Everywhere.
vino peroni
Anti death penalty advocates say that death penalty should be abolished because it's not a deterrent to crime, but even jails are not deterrents to crimes, so they should also demand government to abolish jails, they don't make sense. Criminals are a liability & danger to us they deserve death by being killed
Ugur Derin
John Oliver should not have ill-spoken of "any list that includes Iran, China, Iraq and Saudi Arabia." That's racist and Orientalist. He probably would not do that today. Maybe this can be forgiven for the very beginning of this show.
What if it is a list of backwards countries with great food?
҉K҉N҉ I҉G҉HT҉F҉ I҉ ҉R҉Ế҉6҉6҉
hamster eating mini borito vs man eating borito challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mays Hilwuin
I am soooooooo fond of you, John!!!!!!! You make my life much more bearable!!!! You have no idea how much I love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Danielle
I'd be for death penalty if it involved torture, people get excuted for killing people but people who beat people, raped them, fucked them up for life get away with it or get a few years fuck that.
Widdekuu91
Well...without thinking about it, I'd instinctively say that if someone is found guilty with enough proof (actual proof) and gets out of jail where he mis-used other inmates and then first things first, goes right back to the victims family and does something awfull and then shows he has no regret, might not be capable of regret at all and simply enjoys seeing other people hurting, without anything in the future that might change that, then I'd suggest, if the crime he did was unacceptable and there is basically nobody around that still cares for him and he doesn't even care for himself anymore and just lusts after horrible crimes and can only be happy when others cry...that a lethal injection is an option.

But when I force myself to think about that a little longer, it feels morally wrong.
Cookie Crumble
Death penalty, You're damn if you do and you're damn if you don't.
Ste Bear
It really comes down to bloodlust and the primitive desire for revenge. It's something we need to grow out of.
Le Touriste
Why exactly is this so costy?
MadSwedishGamer
I'm pretty sure most Asian countries would like to be on a list containing Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and China. The list of Asian countries.
An American Idiot
308 million per execution....... what? I must be missing something... where is all that money going?
St T.
How do we teach that killing is wrong by killing.
Rynosaur94
I find the argument that the Death penalty would still be super expensive, if we assume a 0% false conviction rate, to be somewhat fallacious. If we KNEW anyone convicted was guilty then there would be no need for the appeals cases that are the vast majority of that budget.

I'm against the Death Penalty because we can't be sure of a 100% guilt rate. But I just found that particular part of John's argument pretty poorly thought out.
ShadowsAndLight
....why is executing someone so expensive? I didn't think it would be in the millions 8/ That makes little sense
Arctisavanger
Death penalty for serial killers.
Flame Dragoon
if you kill someone on purpose, it's only fair that you are killed in return.
Morty Guy
"Botched Executions, $308 million per execution" Lol aren't bullets cheap in good ol' Murica? Also to solve the "innocents executed" maybe they could stay in jail for a bit and if not found innocent they get executed?
DWRich17
Save 307.9 million dollars, and fill the room with carbon monoxide the night before.
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