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

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  • Published on May 20, 2019
  • 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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Comments • 5 746

  • Adam Kidwell
    Adam Kidwell 8 hours ago

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

  • drmadjdsadjadi
    drmadjdsadjadi 9 hours ago

    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.

  • Caroline W
    Caroline W 12 hours ago

    9 months for a death certificate in LA county 🤯

  • StoreWTF
    StoreWTF 16 hours ago

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

  • josh656
    josh656 18 hours ago

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

  • Ali Elamin
    Ali Elamin 21 hour ago

    lol USC got fleeced 😂😂😂

  • niller
    niller 21 hour ago

    Only in america...

  • Nicole Bush
    Nicole Bush Day ago

    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. :(

  • 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.

  • InformationIsTheEdge
    InformationIsTheEdge 2 days ago +1

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

  • Danny Big D
    Danny Big D 2 days ago

    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

  • Callthemonster
    Callthemonster 2 days ago

    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.

  • Anssi_Ilari
    Anssi_Ilari 2 days ago

    What 3rd world nation was this from?

  • Brotherhood of Steel

    14:27 That lady has an ass for days.

  • Cathryn Petryk
    Cathryn Petryk 2 days ago

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

  • D
    D 3 days ago

    Ducky!!! Wassup man.

  • Vincent Ciccone
    Vincent Ciccone 3 days ago

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

  • Caroline Morris
    Caroline Morris 4 days ago

    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.

  • casey clark
    casey clark 5 days ago

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

  • Anita Leary
    Anita Leary 5 days ago

    OMG, this is scary.

  • EveryThingGirl238
    EveryThingGirl238 5 days ago +7

    "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.

  • A Serr
    A Serr 5 days ago

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

  • Lisa Hart
    Lisa Hart 5 days ago

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

  • Natnael Demil
    Natnael Demil 6 days ago

    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

  • Jason Reed
    Jason Reed 6 days ago

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

  • FireOccator
    FireOccator 6 days ago

    Is there something in America that isn't fucked?

  • Tanja Van Abel
    Tanja Van Abel 6 days ago

    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.

  • Victoria Victoria
    Victoria Victoria 6 days ago

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

  • Tenshi NoAkuma
    Tenshi NoAkuma 6 days ago +1

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

  • Ying D
    Ying D 6 days ago

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

  • Matthew Trevett
    Matthew Trevett 7 days ago

    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?

  • Ted Dernekxis
    Ted Dernekxis 7 days ago

    Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney

  • Ted Dernekxis
    Ted Dernekxis 7 days ago

    Anyone else hear hairdresser and think Sweeney

  • Jan Sitkowski
    Jan Sitkowski 7 days ago

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

  • Jan Sitkowski
    Jan Sitkowski 7 days ago

    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...

  • Zabeer Farid
    Zabeer Farid 7 days ago

    I did not expect Tracy Morgan to appear

  • AFox739
    AFox739 7 days ago

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

  • Z T
    Z T 7 days ago

    Oh hi.

  • vanessa perez
    vanessa perez 7 days ago

    🤢🤢🤢

  • S HH
    S HH 8 days ago

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

  • George Costarica
    George Costarica 8 days ago

    You're nobody till some body kills you.

  • Austin Anderson
    Austin Anderson 8 days ago

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

  • Finn Joey
    Finn Joey 8 days ago

    How is the US still a thing?

  • Dolph Youngin
    Dolph Youngin 8 days ago

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

  • Sunny Ling
    Sunny Ling 8 days ago

    ha

  • Petitio Principii
    Petitio Principii 8 days ago

    I wonder how it compares with other developed countries.

  • TrueMetis
    TrueMetis 9 days ago

    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.

  • Patrick Baker-Evens
    Patrick Baker-Evens 9 days ago

    The USA, the 1st world developing country.

  • rejvaik
    rejvaik 9 days ago

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

  • iNvRG
    iNvRG 9 days ago

    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.

  • JCD
    JCD 9 days ago

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

  • Heather Wade
    Heather Wade 9 days ago +5

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

  • Viktor Engelmann
    Viktor Engelmann 10 days ago +4

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

  • happyswedme
    happyswedme 10 days ago

    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

  • Bryce Adams
    Bryce Adams 10 days ago

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

  • JamesCPotter13
    JamesCPotter13 10 days ago +3

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

  • ArachCobra
    ArachCobra 10 days ago +1

    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.

  • Chris Honard
    Chris Honard 10 days ago

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

  • Stephen Hodge
    Stephen Hodge 11 days ago +3

    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!!!!!!

  • zerolosi
    zerolosi 11 days ago

    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

  • Wilmer Henao
    Wilmer Henao 11 days ago

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

    • Srirra Cha
      Srirra Cha 11 days ago +1

      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?”

  • Mel The Mom
    Mel The Mom 11 days ago +1

    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 🤷‍♂️

  • Scott Jewett
    Scott Jewett 11 days ago +1

    Forever was a good show, damn it!!!

  • DesertDaisy Marie
    DesertDaisy Marie 11 days ago

    America is not a civilised country 😡

  • fishballchikuwa
    fishballchikuwa 11 days ago

    tree fiddy and 25 cents

  • ACoolDragon
    ACoolDragon 11 days ago +1

    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

  • Kayleigh
    Kayleigh 11 days ago

    I miss the show Forever :’(

  • Bryant Moore
    Bryant Moore 12 days ago

    Squirt is the best!

  • Bald Arrow
    Bald Arrow 12 days ago

    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.

  • Vangundy
    Vangundy 12 days ago

    “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.

  • Richard Bastuck
    Richard Bastuck 12 days ago +2

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

  • Mike Fincher
    Mike Fincher 12 days ago +1

    Robot examiners on the way! 🤖

  • Karthik Rajendran
    Karthik Rajendran 13 days ago

    Does the 'gift horse in the mouth' expression really apply in this case? 🤔
    usclip.net/video/hnoMsftQPY8/video.html

  • Simone Scuderi
    Simone Scuderi 13 days ago

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

  • 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 ;)

  • Acrii Nightstalker
    Acrii Nightstalker 13 days ago

    HUGH MUNGO WHA?

  • heywannaexo
    heywannaexo 13 days ago

    This really makes me think about Sandra Bland.

  • Amin Negm-Awad
    Amin Negm-Awad 13 days ago

    Saying no word in an interview: usclip.net/video/iv07IUcOEB0/video.html

  • TinyMessyKitchen
    TinyMessyKitchen 13 days ago +4

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

  • TreueApostel
    TreueApostel 13 days ago +1

    I love him really - greetings from Germany :-)

  • Savanna Violets
    Savanna Violets 13 days ago

    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.

  • Varga Olivér - Iparbűvész

    Only tree fiddy!

  • hefeelslikeivan
    hefeelslikeivan 13 days ago

    I thought medical examiners were doctors ???

    • Robert Richardson
      Robert Richardson 10 days ago

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

  • Hans K
    Hans K 13 days ago

    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???

  • t brown
    t brown 13 days ago

    Dog ate his homework too

  • t brown
    t brown 13 days ago

    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

  • Laurence
    Laurence 13 days ago

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

  • Andy Luo
    Andy Luo 13 days ago +6

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

  • Matt Clark
    Matt Clark 13 days ago +1

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

  • Niko Bellic
    Niko Bellic 13 days ago

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

  • Dusty Trails
    Dusty Trails 14 days ago +1

    shawn parcells is a piece of shi*

  • The4blu
    The4blu 14 days ago +16

    Fun fact: the Los Angeles county coroner has a gift shop.

  • KhamulYT
    KhamulYT 14 days ago

    WTF is wrong with these horrible systems??? First World country MY ASS!

  • ytviewerLem 998
    ytviewerLem 998 14 days ago

    Disappointed John Oliver didn't mention the corrupt coroners in Florida falsely reporting Kratom as a cause of death despite the pharmacology not supporting this conclusion being possible from kratom alone.

  • bcool
    bcool 14 days ago

    why cant i watch that in austria?

  • Jennifer Taylor
    Jennifer Taylor 14 days ago

    Hugh mungo mistake

  • titlewave
    titlewave 14 days ago

    okay....this guy is definitely fucking dead bodies...

  • sir capitano
    sir capitano 14 days ago

    Who's awards where those at Tracy's is my question.

  • Spookay T'is Me
    Spookay T'is Me 14 days ago

    $3.75 ??? To expensive for the average American who likes to pay little to no tax, regardless of the community benifits.
    Think of something else, vid that expensive ass idea ain't gonna fly