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

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  • Published: 20 May 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 • 6 388

  • Vibhor Bajpai
    Vibhor Bajpai  8 hours back

    What the fuck is wrong with you people? How can you let a person who knows nothing about biology handle an entire dead body? DO YOU HAVE COMMON SENSE?

    • Kayla Lee
      Kayla Lee  14 hours back

      While on the topic of changing the death industry, "ask a mortician" is a great youtube channel that covers a lot of death-related issues worth being informed about. Highly recommend.

      • cumquatrct3
        cumquatrct3  1 days back

        It's amazing how the USA can claim to be so wealthy and have such a large military, yet still have public services of such an abysmally poor quality that they would be the shame of the poorest of countries. Autopsies in a garage lit by a single light-bulb performed by a corrupt cop? No it's not Somalia, it's the USA!

        • cumquatrct3
          cumquatrct3  1 days back

          It's amazing how the USA can claim to be so wealthy and have such a large military, yet still have public services of such an abysmally poor quality that they would be the shame of the poorest of countries. Autopsies in a garage lit by a single light-bulb performed by a corrupt cop? No it's not Somalia, it's the USA!

          • Stuart King
            Stuart King  2 days back

            Problem is that there are a million different things that only cost 3.75 that we need

            • Ryan Gainey
              Ryan Gainey  2 days back

              ...Now Oliver, I know this isn't at all the message you were trying to convey as you made all your points. But as a young man struggling to find good work as I'm sure many others are, having a bachelor's degree in philosophy of all things and not even being entirely sure what all to do with it, AND as a resident native to Georgia, you've just told me how bloody easy it is to get a job as a coroner. I completely agree with you and your ideals of how the system OUGHT to be. But the reality is that for the time being, this is a great opportunity as a gig to get a stable income in such a turbulent job environment! I'm not a medical student either, but I'll do my best. Which sounds terrible. But hey, I'm not like that crazy other guy!

              • Mindi City
                Mindi City  2 days back

                Update about Shawn Parcells: according to KCTV-5 out of Kansas (the same station he let film in his office), he now runs a tax consulting business called either I&A Forensic Accounting or I&A Business Consulting (the website says both), which among other things offers financial planning - something in which he is not licensed (at least as of June 4, 2019).

                • King0fBanditJing
                  King0fBanditJing  3 days back

                  wait, so with a steady hand, a will to do right by voiceless people, knowing big words and what side the liver is on I can just be elected to be a coroner? and I didn't need to be born there for it? where do I nominate myself?!

                  • Gabriel Pendragon
                    Gabriel Pendragon  3 days back

                    A lot of people don't have 4 bucks to spare. This problem is one part of the fallout from the extensive systemic problems in this country.

                    • Zutraxi
                      Zutraxi  3 days back

                      So happy they have to be trained in my country.

                      • Aryeh Sheinson
                        Aryeh Sheinson  4 days back

                        please tell me what freaking laptop you have, that has that port setup.... 0:09

                        • Stephen Key
                          Stephen Key  4 days back

                          Silence blanking and ghosting is what the weak do/use to not face the truth of the fact that they are flawed cunty cowardly weak excuses for human beings

                          • Stephen Key
                            Stephen Key  4 days back

                            Corruption is more sinister when bow ties are involved....

                            • Flame Kai'zer
                              Flame Kai'zer  4 days back

                              Forever was a damn good show

                              • Carrow Xhex
                                Carrow Xhex  4 days back

                                Maybe they should start training nurse practitioners to do the job or they should pay more.

                                • Jack Glenn
                                  Jack Glenn  5 days back

                                  the hairstylist tried to make John look like Austin Powers

                                  • Neil Stone
                                    Neil Stone  5 days back

                                    My sister’s friend Steve works at the morgue in a hospital, I think he’s a coroner, but he does have medical training as he was an EMT

                                    • Babbleplay
                                      Babbleplay  6 days back

                                      John Oliver has, unsurprisingly, never played any of the Fallout games, or he'd never have missed a chance to make a Mungo reference here.

                                      • Jared M
                                        Jared M  1 weeks back

                                        My dad died over a week ago, and they still haven't done his autopsy because there's so many in line ahead of him. In fact, we know exactly what happened, and did not authorize any autopsy. But since it was in a public place and not of natural causes, they said it has to be done. In top of that, they forced themselves into searching his car, then forced my mom to pay for the tow/holding fees THE NEXT DAY. Each day they were going to charge her more. All for nothing. They found nothing because there was nothing to find that we didn't already know, just like it'll be for this autopsy. We won't have a funeral until a week after his death, and that's hard enough. I can't imagine any more.

                                        • th792
                                          th792  2 weeks back

                                          If you let the ad play all the way the company gets charged and doesn't
                                          make any money. Our country is only flooded with ads because that
                                          strategy worked on boomers.

                                          • th792
                                            th792  2 weeks back

                                            If you let the ad play all the way the company gets charged and doesn't
                                            make any money. Our country is only flooded with ads because that
                                            strategy worked on boomers.

                                            • Riley Sitter
                                              Riley Sitter  2 weeks back

                                              RIP the show Forever. I loved it.

                                              • Krystle Barnes
                                                Krystle Barnes  2 weeks back

                                                As a resident of Arkansas, I now have to deal with everyone around me being a coroner...is what I would say if they weren't all felons. At least they don't cook meth anymore.

                                                • Peter Rivera Jr
                                                  Peter Rivera Jr  2 weeks back

                                                  Am I the only one who thinks Dana Delaney is sexy in Body of Proof

                                                  • Jacques McBrearty
                                                    Jacques McBrearty  2 weeks back

                                                    here in Canada the average waiting time is two to three months for the waiting time of death certificate

                                                    • Mikaela Naumann
                                                      Mikaela Naumann  2 weeks back

                                                      one of my family members is a funeral home director and his license plate was "undertaker"

                                                      • Colonel Sanders
                                                        Colonel Sanders  2 weeks back

                                                        Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what YOU can do for your country!!!!

                                                        • Hayato Inazumi
                                                          Hayato Inazumi  3 weeks back

                                                          This segment always makes me want to go watch The Autopsy of Jane Doe on Netflix, this ad brought to you by NETFLIX

                                                        • Jane A
                                                          Jane A  3 weeks back

                                                          My gg died alone and she wasn’t autopsied because we didn’t have the money to have it done. - $5k so they listed her death as natural although she had just had a new pacemaker installed a few weeks before.

                                                          • Gene Stewart
                                                            Gene Stewart  3 weeks back

                                                            America — oh, pardon me, MURKA — is the Land of Grift. Everything is always worse than we can imagine. Yet we permit grifters and psychopaths to run things. We deserve this if it's even nominally a Democracy.

                                                            • putsome basilonit
                                                              putsome basilonit  3 weeks back

                                                              The 2 dead people 1 lightbulb joke was actually pretty brilliant

                                                              • Thommy2n
                                                                Thommy2n  3 weeks back

                                                                Excuse me Mr. Oliver! I ALWAYS get the flash drive in right the first try.
                                                                ... I may accomplish that by staring directly at the male and female ports for several seconds to make sure it's flipped the right way.
                                                                THE POINT IS IT CAN BE DONE!

                                                                • se7en
                                                                  se7en  3 weeks back

                                                                  So one of those guys investigated on the Epstein "suicide"? 🤔

                                                                  • angel zephyr
                                                                    angel zephyr  3 weeks back

                                                                    ok but forever was a good show

                                                                    • Spencer McCormick
                                                                      Spencer McCormick  3 weeks back

                                                                      Shaun needs to have a movie made about his career. Seth Rogan would be perfect

                                                                      • Erika Hahn
                                                                        Erika Hahn  3 weeks back

                                                                        I always appreciate John Oliver and his team helping give the spotlight to important topics. I don't agree with him about supplements or some other topics but in this he is RIGHT on. Remember all the corpses found along a remote strip of road on a beach road in Long Island? One major reason police do not want homicides ruled as cause of death is the real estate agents go berserk because everything is tracked and metrics. When people go to buy property in that area they will see 5 homicides recorded in one year in a wealthy area. That's a big no no. So when the woman they were looking for originally before they found the other bodies by accident they drained a swamp ( you can't make this up) and ruled her death ACCIDENTAL (even tho her skeletal hyoid bone was off which could indicate strangulation) even though she had called 911 screaming someone was trying to kill her and seen by neighbors freaked out telling them her life was in before running into a wetland in her panic. Politics are in everything and to deny that is to be very naive. Homicides make a zip code look bad, hurt house prices. Therefor the police are under pressure to find a more palatable reason for end of life. Statistics are being tracked for everything health related by CDC if the manner of death is fuzzy then those statistics rarely show the true story when they are examined. The melamine scandal in dog food where many thousands of dogs died from eating (pet food unregulated in USA) the vets under-reported what killed the dog so the statistics after the fact may have been as low as 10% of what the actual death rate was. PS death and municipal spending are things people don't want to talk about. Add urine and poop to that list. No one wants to talk about sewering either. PPS Tracey Morgan is hilarious and can still laugh about not dying by WALMART. Good for him.

                                                                        • dennisestrada75
                                                                          dennisestrada75  3 weeks back

                                                                          Is there a way I can be buried asap before these incompetent dirt bags handle my dead remains?

                                                                          • Christian
                                                                            Christian  3 weeks back

                                                                            14:44 So nasty...

                                                                            • pittkendoka
                                                                              pittkendoka  3 weeks back

                                                                              "When I die just throw me in the trash" - Frank Reynolds.

                                                                              • Jono Priest
                                                                                Jono Priest  4 weeks back

                                                                                Did anyone else like forever

                                                                                • ElDeano09
                                                                                  ElDeano09  4 weeks back

                                                                                  Your vidoes reinforce how I despise humanity.

                                                                                  • Steve West
                                                                                    Steve West  4 weeks back

                                                                                    9:38 When did Archie Bunker become a medical examiner?

                                                                                    • K Szalankiewicz
                                                                                      K Szalankiewicz  4 weeks back

                                                                                      john oliver:the OG whistleblower

                                                                                      • Chi B.
                                                                                        Chi B.  4 weeks back

                                                                                        Put some respect on her spleen! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

                                                                                        • Erik S
                                                                                          Erik S  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Remember that Jeffrey Epstein did not kill himself

                                                                                          • Seiyuōkami Himura
                                                                                            Seiyuōkami Himura  4 weeks back

                                                                                            "You cant hire that which does not exist" yeah, id say that would stand to reason.

                                                                                            • Troy Timberman
                                                                                              Troy Timberman  4 weeks back

                                                                                              The county I grew up in is in rural Indiana and our coroner was a funeral director. Shade.

                                                                                              • Christina Rollins
                                                                                                Christina Rollins  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Investigate Epstein