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

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    America’s system for conducting death investigations is a mess. John Oliver explains why we should all be a little more concerned about fixing it.
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    1. TheStigma

      Dr. Harlon at that moment (inside his own head): "If you don't shut your mouth boy, I'mma eat your spleen too..." Goddamn, that was more chilling than Hannibal - and the guy is real and at large. The US is one seriously fucked up place...

    2. manwiththestar

      2:14 "dick in a box" assuming gender, transphobia, santaphobia, hate speech?

    3. Minitaur

      Coroners make anywhere from 48k and 72k... might need to rethink my career choices.

    4. Carter Rendon

      *whispers* Caitlin Doughty

    5. Marik Ishtar

      no one has that any more

    6. henry turner

      Surgeon General should make decisions. Mediacal doctors give opinion so if that's all I'm getting I need it from Chief Executive official.

    7. x1101126

      Really? Is that all true? I really can't believe it.

    8. maithili pokle

      Hey can I get an email id to contact your show? I don't want to write what I want to write over here or on Facebook or Twitter.

    9. Adam Kidwell

      $3.75 per capita is $1,227,000,000 dollars...

    10. drmadjdsadjadi

      By definition, a degree from USC must be worth something (in fact, it must be worth quite a lot). If that were not the case, people would not have paid so much to try to get it through illegal means.

    11. Caroline W

      9 months for a death certificate in LA county 🤯

    12. StoreWTF

      Taxes are for businesses to pay the “easy to not be part of life, when you’re not a business

    13. josh656

      If you want to know the meaning of horrific death investigations, look up Japanese Unit 731.

    14. Ali Elamin

      lol USC got fleeced 😂😂😂

    15. niller

      Only in america...

    16. Nicole Bush

      My dad died 7 months ago and I never realized how much we needed his death certificate. Anything that pertained to my dad, we had to whip out his death certificate. Utilities, mortgage, car insurance, cellphone, life insurance, pension, social security... the faster you get it, the sooner everything runs smoother for an easier grieving process. I couldnt imagine waiting 6 months for a death certificate. :(

    17. InformationIsTheEdge

      I was almost a Samurai, almost a Pirate and almost a Ninja all at the same time! I could have settled a LOT of bets.

    18. InformationIsTheEdge

      Glenn Close AND Tracy Morgan in the same episode! John Oliver is coming up in the world!

    19. Danny Big D

      Listening to some that are SO far left and about to fall over. Its not different then those that ONLY listen to Fox. You watched for over 2 years about pres Trump and RUSSIA.. then oops ALL of that was lie. John here we can play past clips and find he out right LIED..and its OK! Now.. we have impeach... ok great.. if Trump did something GET HIM! But what crime?.. you know what trump is covering up.... ok covering up what? You know.. hes covering up pffft We listen to a DEM for two years had PROOF TRUMP AND RUSSIA. DEM's.. out right lied and.. its OK! Wait till Trump wins 2020.. IMPEACH PART 2. Am I the only one that LISTENED to what the DEMS were going to do if they won the house? They've done nothing and its OK! We hear a leading DEM say "he should be in prison".. great.. for what? Here you are making sure that COP JUDGE looks at YOU as innocent 1st. Yet Pres Trump.. we dont. We find Obama year ago said "Americas dream is to be like Trump"..strange how that never got talked about much haha

    20. Callthemonster

      This makes me sick. I am from Kansas City, MO and I even almost went to the same college as that moron. I have had relatives and friends that have died there. I cannot believe they allow these conditions.

    21. Anssi_Ilari

      What 3rd world nation was this from?

    22. Brotherhood of Steel

      14:27 That lady has an ass for days.

    23. Cathryn Petryk

      2020 technology shall regress to the technology if 2010, except for the ability to send interviews back in time to Last Week Tonight

    24. D

      Ducky!!! Wassup man.

    25. Vincent Ciccone

      Most county funds, (75%) go to government workers, worthless lazy government workers.

    26. Caroline Morris

      I am in the wrong line of work. I can make more in something completely unrelated to my job and get a good job doing something I am totally unqualified for. It's like a bankrupt casino owner thinking he can be president.

    27. casey clark

      I need a judge to say who's to say if they did it or not🙄

    28. Anita Leary

      OMG, this is scary.

    29. EveryThingGirl238

      "Look to your left, and look to your right, those people can be, and ARE, coroners in Arkansas." So a lamp and a bookbag, the world is a strange one.

      1. Some One

        They're as, if not more, eligible as real people.

    30. A Serr

      My grandmother died 5 weeks ago and we are still waiting on the death certificate. America

    31. Lisa Hart

      Every time I watch this show, it makes me Crack up while simultaneously pissing me off at the stupidity of the human race... LOL

    32. Natnael Demil

      A Conservatives, by definition, loves their country. They want to preserve the political, economic and cultural systems that make it what it is. Leftists, by definition, hate their country. They hate the governmental, economic and cultural systems that make it what it is. Leftists are like someone saying they love a person whose appearance, habits and personality they dislike. It makes literally no sense. Oliver looks at a few abuses and excoriates an entire system- one which works well far more than the isolated exceptions he chose to appeal, well, to idiots like you incapable of research or logic. It's the one thing he knows how to do to ve funny. What Oliver knows, being of British birth, is that coroners go back a very long way. What he also knows, being an intelligent if profoundly dishonest man, is that entrenched systems usually are workable if only because they've been in place serving a necesary function a very long time. People simply wouldn't put up with incompetence here past viability

    33. Jason Reed

      Today I learned that my cat on my left, and my cat on my right, are in fact coroners

    34. FireOccator

      Is there something in America that isn't fucked?

    35. Tanja Van Abel

      This is the real face of american CSI. No fancy ME labs and evidence labs. The various CSI series probably have more money to through around, than the real ME and evidence labs in the USA.

    36. Victoria Victoria

      8:25 more examples of terrorist police slop polluting the world ....

    37. Tenshi NoAkuma

      Man I liked forever. Too bad it got canned but atleast it had an ending

    38. Ying D

      John, can you do an episode about new california free health care for the illegals? How do you spin this far left action?

    39. Matthew Trevett

      The funding mentioned at the end of the video works out to roughly $375-$400 per *dead* person per year. Seems like a pretty reasonable amount of funding?

    40. Ted Dernekxis

      Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney

    41. Ted Dernekxis

      Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney

    42. Jan Sitkowski

      Well, O.J. Simpson investigation was botched, exactly because of this problem to be honest...

    43. Jan Sitkowski

      To be honest, I don't care, because I'm cynical, and I say if my body won't rise from the dead and kill the man, it means I don't care. Also I don't care because I don't live in USA. So good luck, USA'ians...

    44. Zabeer Farid

      I did not expect Tracy Morgan to appear

    45. AFox739

      Cliff Steele Robotman voice: THE FUCK?! *It's all in your head...all in your head...*

    46. Z T

      Oh hi.

    47. vanessa perez


    48. S HH

      On my left is a bush and my right is a dog

      1. Youtube University

        Arkansas Coroners

    49. George Costarica

      You're nobody till some body kills you.

    50. Austin Anderson

      to be fair, 3.75 doesn't sound like a lot individually but 1 billion can give lawmakers sticker shock

    51. Finn Joey

      How is the US still a thing?

    52. Dolph Youngin

      The US is as fucked up as all those countries we think we're better than.

    53. Sunny Ling


    54. Petitio Principii

      I wonder how it compares with other developed countries.

    55. TrueMetis

      America, why does your solution to "how to we find specialists" always seem to be "elect them"? Between judges, sheriffs, and coroners I'm really quite worried about you.

    56. Patrick Baker-Evens

      The USA, the 1st world developing country.

    57. rejvaik

      This is why professional criminals prefer to not leave bodies behind for death investigators and forensic autopsies

    58. iNvRG

      Coroners are needed when the state needs to cover up a death or two or a few. I mean some high ranking politicians have come from Arkansas who have shady death trails behind them.

    59. JCD

      sorry man, you should have used Michael C. Hall for that last bit... just sayin'

    60. Heather Wade

      Just wait until someone you love dies and you want answers. The process will crush your soul.

    61. Viktor Engelmann

      Is there any - ANY job that the US government doesn't delegate to the private sector without quality-requirements?

    62. happyswedme

      Here is a fun thing that happend This past may i was accepting votes in the eu elections when someone showed up with both their and their parents voting card stating that their parent had died and this should not have received a voting card for this election Turned out this was a standing problem since they died in the us during early 2000 and there was still no official death certificates the electoral authority still cannot count the as dead and strike them from the voter roll Since the voting age is 18 people born in May of 2001 had the right to vote in this election people who died before some voters were even born still can be used to commit voter fraud in Europe because the us administration is so massively inefficient

    63. Bryce Adams

      " please write down whatever is killing you on a Post-It note." That's a law in lovecraftian literature.

    64. JamesCPotter13

      Thank you for depressing me, John. I had buried my feelings about FOREVER long ago.

    65. ArachCobra

      I just knew the moment you said they were outsourcing to private contractors that this was gonna get a whole lot worse. This shit is definitely not helping your ratio of solved to unsolved cases.

    66. Chris Honard

      Dear Mr. Grant, two words...Mungo Jerry.

    67. Stephen Hodge

      Once again how is that possible, coroners not medically qualified, goes with house inspectors in SC not certified? Why is the United States not united!!!!!!

    68. zerolosi

      Anyone ever added up the amount of money it would take to solve all the problems John brings up? Very curious to see the actual figure

    69. Wilmer Henao

      Hey John Oliver. Why don't you talk about the homelessness in california. Oh! I forgot!. It's a democrat state.

      1. Srirra Cha

        The format of the show is such that they tackle one topic at a time. Maybe he will talk about your subject who’s to say? I mean “yes, he didnt talk about all the possible subjects in the world yet?”

    70. Mel The Mom

      I love the Marlon Bindi reference...I'm mentally clinging to it, while trying not to cry about all the other things he talked about, like the poor man burned in the car, and the medical examiner just like 🤷‍♂️

    71. Scott Jewett

      Forever was a good show, damn it!!!

    72. DesertDaisy Marie

      America is not a civilised country 😡

    73. fishballchikuwa

      tree fiddy and 25 cents

    74. ACoolDragon

      I thought I had a strong stomach for this stuff but even with all the jokes it took me 3 WEEKS to finish this episode. Jon Oliver some topics are too heavy for the argument that this is a comedy show to be valid lol

    75. Kayleigh

      I miss the show Forever :’(

    76. Bryant Moore

      Squirt is the best!

    77. Bald Arrow

      Seeing so many U.S. citizens in the comments angrily responding to non US citizens when the latter point out how problematic things in US seem to be,is the very reason why this,and every other country in this world,is going to CONTINUE to be run by assholes,incompetents and greedy people,and progress will come slowly and at great cost. Instead of throwing the good,ol' ''well,your country sucks too,so...'' bullshit rant,maybe try and focus on becoming a BETTER country? Crazy idea,right? But I guess you'd be content on living in hell on earth,as long as everyone else lived the same way,too. Exactly how far removed are you from middle ages simpletons and peasants? Think about it.

    78. Vangundy

      “New Orleans coroner his name is frank minyard fuck with me wrong you’ll be waking up in his yard”- Run this town remix Lil Wayne.

    79. Richard Bastuck

      So he's just one dangling light bulb... OVER HIS DEAD BODY

    80. Mike Fincher

      Robot examiners on the way! 🤖

    81. Karthik Rajendran

      Does the 'gift horse in the mouth' expression really apply in this case? 🤔

    82. Simone Scuderi

      Forever was a great show, too bad it was a badly copied plot.

    83. feito_de_poeira_estelar_original_[TM]

      The private, profit-oriented US prison industry is apparently leaving large profit margins on the sidelines. I need to set up a shell company in Delaware quickly and skim off big profits. See you, MAGAs ;)

    84. Acrii Nightstalker


    85. heywannaexo

      This really makes me think about Sandra Bland.

    86. Amin Negm-Awad

      Saying no word in an interview:

    87. TinyMessyKitchen

      Happy to say my coroner is a primary care physician, so she is legit. Whew!

    88. TreueApostel

      I love him really - greetings from Germany :-)

    89. Savanna Violets

      wow, this is actually SUCH a big deal, this is not okay. It’s disguisting and we need to take it very seriously. The fact that there was an uncovered and unrefrigerated body in the corner that there was no big deal about. These are people’s bodies for fuck sake! We have to have proper doctors, facilities, and autopsies.

    90. Varga Olivér - Iparbűvész

      Only tree fiddy!

    91. hefeelslikeivan

      I thought medical examiners were doctors ???

      1. Robert Richardson

        They are by definition, coroner's are elected and require no medical training

    92. Hans K

      What the fuck America?!? So ugly Johny English is telling us that in the USA the murderer can be also the coroner of the deceased OR you can end up in Jeffrey Dahmer Jr.s hobby shed???

    93. t brown

      Dog ate his homework too

    94. t brown

      We are the prophets of prime time Our oracles are tv guides We need the right time and channel Cause we are dying to see who survives New trends in substance abuse? Who would have guessed that drug abusers are innovators seeking to exand an activity i had myself considered sufficiently effective How about the violations of the rules which describe which bodies may be resold A home buisness which buys bodies and sells the valuable parts to medical schools was fined for using bodies of people who died of some disease

    95. Laurence

      That was most times I’ve ever heard John’s audience - or any audience - groan.

    96. Andy Luo

      Forever was such a good show; I would do anything to get a Season 2

      1. VeritasVirtus Libertas

        You can watch Harrow tv series..same actor,same job

      2. Tenshiko374

        yes me too 😫

    97. Matt Clark

      Awww Squirt is one of my favorite sodas! Though I wouldn't ever drink 40 ounces of it at once >

    98. Niko Bellic

      When the guy was asked about his dog eating organs he almost smiles. Dudes a psycho.

    99. Dusty Trails

      shawn parcells is a piece of shi*