Sheriffs: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

With over a thousand sheriffs up for election this year, John Oliver discusses how much power - and how little accountability - they have.
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  • Voting for law enforcement, what a great idea... How is this still a thing?

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  • Just three weeks later, and that H1N1 finger licking joke feels totally different

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  • Hold up there. I dislike Steven seagal as much as anyone but he's been a cop for over 25 years. He's actually trained as specialist similar to SWAT. That's probably the only legit thing about him. The ball was dropped here by the production team

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  • It's Rob Corddry!!!!! Awww... *sigh* Makes me nostalgic for the old Jon Stewart days of the Daily Show.

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  • john oliver is obviously oblivious of the dark world of the prison system lol

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  • People get punch drunk and violent as fuck when you give them narcan. It is dangerous, but they should have been trained on how to do it...

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  • I expected he'd talk about red john

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="443">07:23</a> What in cancer postulation

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  • John Oliver, you are boring. Address current crisis, Covid-19. And don't shriek so much.

    Josip NovakovichJosip Novakovich18 klukkustundum síðan
    • He already did two videos on it.

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  • Oh, I'm sorry. He didn't realize it's insensitive to say drugs are bad. So insensitive. That's just weird. You should listen to yourself and make fun of yourself a bit Mr. Oliver. You've lost it. There's good and bad in every sector. But, those law enforcement officers are the ones who come to your rescue when you're in trouble. When people get high and get behind the wheel, or go into a psychosis and try to hurt others,... it's the Sheriffs and Police officers that risk their own safety to help you and I - not your sensitivity crap. The problem is people have no shame anymore, and as such you're not ashamed of being stupid and ungrateful. Shame on you, really!

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  • Do a piece on Grifter Jordan Peterson and his cult of archetypal MRAs

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  • I'm about to run for sheriff

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  • Oliver got me questioning my sexuality all over again with that damn silky lookin horse!

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  • I'm concerned that the most information I could find about mine was his Facebook page. Not nothing, but hardly where I'd expect to find unbiased perspectives on the guy.

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  • Big meech lol

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  • Here in the part of Canada I live in Sheriffs just do court security and prisoner escorts.

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  • His wife should have had Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on her list. 😂

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  • Seeing as Segal supports someone who is clearly...Above The Law....I can't take him seriously as a police deputy.

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  • Me - read the title. Also Me - I'm not gonna like this am I.

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  • Sheriffs have a lot of power and that's why liberals hate them. Most are very good and are important to our freedoms.

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  • Why does America have so many elections???

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  • I am LOVING this show!

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  • I LOVE Liberals they pay me not to work! Gracias

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  • I'm pretty sure that's /not/ what cattle rustling is,,,

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  • Western men are full of perspiring moments in which they persevere through problems. SO whats up with this.

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  • are we just going to ignore that "one disastrous batmistva" line?

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    • It's yet another delicious ingredient in the comedy casserole that is Rob Corddry.

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  • Screw you ISproject - I have told you 100 times that I don't want to see this garbage.......yet, it constantly shows up in my play lists......I am subscribed to over 100 channels - why do you insist on showing me trash that I have told you that I am uninterested in!!!

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  • Our sheriff has refused to enforce new laws with which she does not agree. She also has stated publicly she will not enforce the governor's rules about the COVID-19 outbreak. The old west really does exist and I live there. (She left her firearm on the back of a toilet in a casino bathroom. It was turned in to security. She hadn't realized she left it. Yikes.)

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  • America seems to specialize in randomly making powerful, potentially dangerous positions with low oversight elected offices open to racist assholes who should never be in a position of authority.

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  • America seems to specialize in randomly making powerful, potentially dangerous positions with low oversight elected offices open to racist assholes who should never be in a position of authority.

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  • Bring back Tar & Feathering for people like this

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  • My takeaway from this video: don't use drugs or commit crimes.

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  • "You nerdy, intelligent bastard." "Uh... thank you?"

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  • Stay sexy you equine beast

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  • A "man" who let a woman give birth alone screaming in an isolation cell... Well to the rest of us lads I'm sure someone knows who this guy is, and you know what to do...

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  • Good segment, John.

    Rick KeppleRick KeppleDegi Síðan síðan
  • Many years ago, the wife and I were talking to a state representative and he said, "I'm not passing a law to help a bunch of poor people," and implied that my Army veteran wife's word wouldn't count along with mine. As a news reporter, I printed that shit. A chief of deputies once told me that if there was corruption in his department that he'd resign. Two weeks later, he resigned. A paper I wrote in college on bias in the media was published and so years later, when I was told to tone it down, I instead wrote that payday loan managers were going to hell and lost the newspaper a lot of advertising. Advertisers always try to control media content and you can tell who the audience is by who is advertising too. You can even tell the health of a local economy by your local media. Our newspaper went out of business. I've thought of our studio doing a local news broadcast. Probably not. Norm MacDonald once said, don't behave brilliantly or the world will hate you. I've always been the brilliant, straight news kind of guy and yep, people have hated me. After the wife died, I create music videos, short films, documentaries and now series and features for fun. I do not wish to speak to state representatives or anyone in politics anymore, because liars annoy me. I have a bad habit for blurting out the truth.

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  • State Hatch Acts also do a lot to prohibit deputies from running against their bosses...

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  • Anti immigrant means pro-American safety! I am all for it. Lets finish that wall!

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="613">10:13</a> Just because someone is a criminal (robbing and murdering) doesn't automatically make them liars.

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  • So far (<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="522">8:42</a>) this episode is just talking about past points brought up in previous episodes. I'm not saying this is bad, but for those with a memory longer than 5 minutes, it's not informative or entertaining.

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="458">7:38</a> But people who smoke, wouldn't it be arguable that in this day and age, they are choosing to get cancer?

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  • I've always agreed with every stance John Oliver took, but I'm gonna have to take the opposite side with drug addiction. Fuck those people. Let them all die and don't give them any attention. That will give kids something to think about before they try it. It worked for me.

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  • Thing is... here where I live, "sheriffs" are the people tasked with enforcing ordinary eviction and property-condemnation orders, and sometimes with holding actions if no one else is available in a domestic dispute. Not only are they not elected, but they're hired employees, subject to and vetted according to every background check there is... *before* they're put in the hiring queue... and they're really just a rung or two up the ladder from municipal dog-catchers. What we have here is police forces. Not one of them is elected (the very idea of elected community law-enforcers is *insane*), they're completely independent of sheriffs, but sheriffs ARE entitled to pretty high priority in the policing queue when needed. This isn't an 1830s nation of tiny villages with no outside support within two weeks' call. At least not in Canada.

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  • Why does Steven Seagal always wear that neck scarf? Internet just tell me why.

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    • To hide his double chin probably

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  • I am as unbiased as anyone can be. There was nothing wrong wit that PSA.

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  • Thats so insanely stupid for 2020.

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    • 2016 forced a mass recalibration of our insane-stupidity meters. It turns out America has vast resources of insane stupidity that are now being tapped. I call it the Teapot Dumb scandal.

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  • Yes! I know mine. Sheriff Dart, Chicago. He’s a great Sherrif, well loved.

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  • Ha.. sheriff Rob Corddry

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  • I voted Joe Arpaio out in 2016, and just realized I have no idea what our current sheriff is doing. Turns out he's offering up a new jail facility to help with COVID-19 overflow. And Joe Arpaio has filed to run for sheriff again in 2020. Sorry, Joe, I like having a sheriff who isn't notorious across state lines.

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  • Sheriffs, cops or whoever are crooks!😡

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  • The only good sheriff I know of is Parnell Mcnamara. He is constantly catching men in trafficking stings.

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  • What's with British men and fucking horses? First Daniel Radcliffe and now John Oliver? lol

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  • The prisoners made that place with blood & shit on the walls, they should live in it......

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  • Kenny Boone is actually Hank Hill with Peggy & Bobby looking at him off screen

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  • I'd vote for Wilkerson. The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a psycho with a badge!

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  • is it bad that sheriff wilkinson is a mood for me?

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  • This folks is what you end up looking and sounding like when you drink too much soy milk and talk like one has a carrot up the ass.

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  • My goodness! Do you really elect your police officers? That's total nonsense! Moreover, is that Tormund mthrfckng Giantsbane the guy at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="886">14:46</a>?

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  • Talk to your kids about FELONY EMBEZZLEMENT. We need a PSA for THAT.

    John BidochkaJohn Bidochka2 dögum síðan
  • So what you should be really saying is; "If you are a genuinely good person of good intent, with the willingness to put forth your best attempt at delivering such to your community.. And none of that which is conceptualized within your mind involves or is even remotely connected to prejudice or bigoted narrowminded views of any kind of individual person... Maybe look into what it takes to be a sheriff, and apply?"...

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  • At <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="204">3:24</a> we call that doing the "8 Mile" and just throwing all your shit on the table. Don't give'em nothing to come at you with.

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  • Janice from Accounting isn't on John's list?

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  • I'm starting to think John Oliver actually does have a thing for horses. He's mentioned it several times by now.

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  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="65">1:05</a> John, you're unfaithful to your Akhal Teke now? Well, I always liked this show, but that is a line not meant to be crossed. Unfaithfulness is the first way to hell. As John <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="192">3:12</a> said: "Have a fuck horse, alright - but do not dare to fuck a horse whilst having a side horse" Shame on you, Johnny Sleep-a-round! I'm done with you!

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  • Merica.

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  • It wasn't Kenny Boon, It was Denny Bone. Easy mistake to make. He Looks like Kenny, and has an obviously fake mustache.

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  • Canadian here (we don't get to see these on release). I know I don't have a sheriff, because that's just now how things work here, but I figured I'd google "who the fuck is my sheriff" for the kicks anyway. 2 of the top 3 results were articles discussing this episode. So uh, marketing I guess?

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  • No horse is shaggable.

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  • Until this program, there was only one video of a dog walking in shoes for the first time...

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  • Where's my sexy horse?

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  • Ya... Not funny this time

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  • Yea in other words

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  • Dick Jones need hi eyebrows lined up

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  • Stupid ignorant poor examples of human beings kill others because of lies. America, you invaded and killed a Nation that was not even guilty. How can you not say you are sorry. Are you crazy?

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  • Maybe it’s just because I’m not an American, but I have a big problem with electing every minor governmental official... why are Sheriffs, Coroners, Judges, etc. elected? It makes so little sense to elect people you would want to be impartial and skilled in their respective fields! It just opens up the system to easy corruption and flagrant abuse, especially since there is never that much turnout for smaller positions. Why not use rigorous vetting and selection committees or even sortition? Or keep them elected and have a non-elected, autonomous office to oversee them...

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  • Republicans and Americans in general. Go to Church and pray. Pray for your life, pray in tongues, pray until you get blue, pray for your life. Remember, the rest of the world now there is not a God. Not an Allah. Nothing like it at all.

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