Lethal Injections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog.
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  • See a vet; he has something to take down 200 lb quadrupeds. It'll work on bipeds.

    Day BrownDay BrownPřed 36 minutami
  • There's over 10k on death row in USA and they're costing us over 70k a year each thus I say to hell with them

    Adam JamaAdam JamaPřed hodinou
  • If we kill them how are we not like them

    savannah Williamssavannah WilliamsPřed hodinou
  • How humane were those criminals when they did what they did to their victims? My grandfather was murdered, shot in the chest. My grandmother had to helplessly watch on, hands tied behind her back, while her husband gasped for air, blood running out of his mouth. His murderer was never caught. But if he was I would like him to experience the worst possible pain during an execution.

    Willem GrieselWillem GrieselPřed hodinou
  • I agree the death penalty should be reserved for the serial rapist, the human trafficker, only the most deliberately vile and twisted of criminals. However, would argue that there is a much more humane way to deal with death row inmates. I mean c'mon! Setting an appointed day/time? bringing in a spiritual advisor to talk about when they're gonna kill you? The anticipation would be awful. What the justice system needs to do is hold the sentenced individuals in a small but comforting space. Not strapped down like some mid-evil sacrifice, but free to relax within the area as they like. The execution should take place at an undisclosed time to limit the mental trauma. Metal arms with rows of sharp teeth enter through a slight opening in the unit. The mechanism is controlled by a medical professional viewing an indistinguishable image of the room on a monitor to avoid any psychological distress. They would start by gripping whatever they can get ahold of -- a leg perhaps -- and pulling forcefully until it gives way. This process would then be repeated several times to clear out remaining limbs, the spine, lungs, brain, and other organic matter before washing the smaller remnants down a drain. This saves the individual from the dehumanized feeling of thrashing about in restraints and instead allows for total autonomy while they are spontaneously dismembered. It sounds like a long shot, but it really is for the best! I look forward to an America where everyone, even the very worst of us, has access to humane medical procedures. Whether it's at day 42, or year 42, all organized deaths deserve equality!

    Jimmy SampsonJimmy SampsonPřed hodinou
  • Definitely zootooia though

    Gabriel SchieringGabriel SchieringPřed 2 hodinami
  • Soooooo we are totally against executing prisoners who are guilty of committing the worst crimes but are totally okay with executing innocent children in their mothers womb who have never done anything wrong? That makes perfect logically consistent sense.

    James smithJames smithPřed 3 hodinami
  • I wonder how many of the people that criticize lethal injection would still be against it if someone brutally murdered one of their own family members? If their mindset would change then that would make them a hypocrite and not to be taken seriously. I agree that lethal injection should be permitted but made more humane.

    Baron1250Baron1250Před 3 hodinami
  • Yeah good job defending these monsters!!! They deserve a bullet in the head!!!!

    Kris OvertonKris OvertonPřed 4 hodinami
  • 1:56 Jesuses? Jesii

    teabooksteabooksPřed 4 hodinami
  • I went to the site. Worth it

    Hourglass MageHourglass MagePřed 4 hodinami
  • People who get the death penalty have done truly horrific crimes. They don’t deserve pity. Weak society we live in. Especially considering if a friend lies to you, you stop being friends with them. You don’t go, “oh man I’m a good person so I’ll keep letting this person f*** me over” 🙄 people die everyday in war fighting for our country. Why should the criminal monsters get to live.

    W WoodW WoodPřed 4 hodinami
  • so what dead penalty is dead penalty how they die i dont care

    snipes4eversnipes4everPřed 5 hodinami
  • Start with the same anesthesia inhaled during surgery...puts you out and kills pain. Then switch to helium gas (not nitrogen). Helium has the unique property that it doesn't cause the oxygen-starvation relfex (feeling of suffocation) the way other gases do such as nitrogen, CO2, etc.

    forbes magforbes magPřed 7 hodinami
  • I saw a special once where they talked about CO2 (or some inert gas) poisoning as a humane way to execute people. I think we should eliminate it but.... Except in the case of Anders Breivic.. fuck that guy...

    S4njuroS4njuroPřed 7 hodinami
  • You shine light in very important topics. Thank you

    Lupita GarciaLupita GarciaPřed 8 hodinami
  • If a murderer is convicted of a murder and murdered persons relatives would have to choose between putting theyr tax money to either executing the son of a bitch or keeping him in a cell with free housing and free food guess whitch one they would choose

    arskaarskaPřed 9 hodinami
  • Guillotine vs lethal injection? Well the guillotine is messy but it does kill people a lot faster.

    DestinyHimeDestinyHimePřed 10 hodinami
  • Why don't they just use the gas that puts you to sleep before surgery?

    Mitas MightMitas MightPřed 10 hodinami
  • Also: A non-rebreather with at 15-25 with pure helium or nitrogen would be the best option. A dose of midazolam then they just lay there with a NRB on. I guess nitrogen would be best with the helium shortage and all.

    fordrac1ng81fordrac1ng81Před 10 hodinami
  • People who have no idea about medicine watch one and see them jerking around which to the layman means there's pain. In reality drugs like versed will disconnect them from reality. They aren't making any new memories, they don't know what's going on now, etc. We used a combination of Versed and either Succs, vec or roc (paralytics) every time we intubate also known as Rapid sequence induction. If you gave them the same stuff but didn't tube them, they would slowly suffocate but the paralytic would keep them from jumping around. Just because something looks better on the outside, doesn't mean it's better for the patient. It's why people work trauma codes in the field until the patient is in the ambulance and then time of death is called. If medics didn't do anything, families would get upset. Nobody works trauma codes for a reason - it's nearly impossible to bring someone back from it. Either way, lethal injection is harmless and society is doing itself a disservice by forcing drug companies to prohibit sales to prisons.

    fordrac1ng81fordrac1ng81Před 11 hodinami
  • 🔨 use this or a plastic bag... lol

    Travis HardyTravis HardyPřed 11 hodinami
  • John against criminals getting lethal injections but happy when a innocent baby gets a late term abortion with lethal injection. liberals more about criminals then babies thats so weird

    Michael DavidMichael DavidPřed 11 hodinami
  • However the death, and whatever the pain in the legally sanctioned death penalty, there is something that, to me, keeps on niggling in the back of my mind: But how do you think the victim, if any, of the convicted, must have felt? Kill the bastard!

    ERSCTSAERSCTSAPřed 12 hodinami
  • Guillotine or 45 to the head. Simple

    J RAN 85J RAN 85Před 13 hodinami
  • Only in America is placing a convicted murderer in a facility where they receive free medical, dental, internet, education, social media, and television at the cost of honest tax payers viewed as "justice"

    J RAN 85J RAN 85Před 14 hodinami
  • The absolute hypocrisy committed by this fuck. Its inhumane to kill rapists, murderers, the scum of society but perfectly fine to end an unborn child’s life.

    Ben DoverBen DoverPřed 14 hodinami
  • I always give j.o. a pass, i like his accent. This was a good special. Make those ppl work.

    Storn OlsonStorn OlsonPřed 15 hodinami
  • Awwwwwwwwwwwww you mean the guys who rape and murder families might not get the most humane death? I feel soooooo terrible for them. GTFO.

    Kenny NanceKenny NancePřed 16 hodinami
  • death penalty is barbarism

    Sick BozoSick BozoPřed 16 hodinami
  • Oklahoma does look like a butcher knife :v

    DRJDRJPřed 16 hodinami
  • Your predecessor's conceiving you was a "lethal injection." It created a comedienne.

    Dan JakewayDan JakewayPřed 17 hodinami
  • I lived in a bunker or something because waking up in 2019 and hearing that in the so-called ""land of freedom and democracy"' death penalty is still a thing, is simply terrifying.

    blaqoDblaqoDPřed 17 hodinami
  • Its funny how people want to give comfort to people who gave know comfort or compassion to the people that they terrorised , raped, beat then killed. They should just hang them so everybody can see. That way it might help deterring the next monster from committing a crime that would result in getting hung...

    Nj NNj NPřed 17 hodinami
  • We can apparently "humanely" kill cows and pigs, so why don't we just do the same procedure to our death row inmates?

    Moritz DurtschiMoritz DurtschiPřed 19 hodinami
  • I thought it was a good idea before I saw the judge suggesting guillotine

    Sharma ChintanSharma ChintanPřed 19 hodinami
  • Best case scenario it hurts!

    PaddleFlambeauPaddleFlambeauPřed 20 hodinami
  • You're quite ignorant if you believe the death penalty cost more then keeping a person incarcerated for life (15 years)... The punishment for murder should mirror the guilty persons crime, or better yet a Ramsay Bolton style would be great.

    Mega68Mega68Před 21 hodinou
  • Call me a Texan, Lord knows I am, but I think I'd rather just have a truck back over me.

    Dovie DossettDovie DossettPřed 21 hodinou
  • I don't get it. Doctors in Belgium give you some nice orangeade, you pass out in minutes and are dead shortly thereafter. This is called legal euthanasia. Why can't we manage it again?

    Dovie DossettDovie DossettPřed 21 hodinou
  • Later that night John fapped to MILF porn.

    InMaTeofDeathInMaTeofDeathPřed 22 hodinami
  • Hardcore History podcast does a great episode on executions in historical times. Highly recommend.

    Earl SpencerEarl SpencerPřed 23 hodinami
  • Euthanasia ought to be provided by medical doctors, but for the purpose of allowing terminally ill people to go to sleep and never wake up. If no medical doctor is willing to do it on criminals, that's a bad sign.

    John Michael ReedJohn Michael ReedPřed dnem
  • You are against the death penalty but are for abortions yeah makes sense

    LDInfernokiller 0820LDInfernokiller 0820Před dnem
    • LDInfernokiller 0820 What a good point, (precisely what happens when people decide their own subjective morals instead of leaving it to a higher being)

      Khadeeja SKhadeeja SPřed 18 hodinami
  • Love this guy, he is amazing and speaks the truth whether u like it or not hahahahaha yes JO!!!!

    Ms. Gin-GinMs. Gin-GinPřed dnem
  • 15:50 I'm not the only one who hears a slight German accent Right

    Mr Van Der PloegMr Van Der PloegPřed dnem
  • If I ever need to be executed, I want the anesthesiologist who put me under for my colonoscopy. HE knew what he was doing. I went down with a smile and woke up to The Price Is Right. Nothing in between.

    Rasha SedenRasha SedenPřed dnem
  • What a buzzkill man....tell me more about this amazing amphibian

    Old Man MercenaryOld Man MercenaryPřed dnem
  • I don`t understand how they aren`t capable of finding an anehstetic. You have lots of hospitals who do surgeries everyday and 360 million people, how are you not able to find someone competent.

    AlexWithLettersAlexWithLettersPřed dnem
  • I vote for a death row island reality show. Suge Knight can host a survivor type of show on the beach where they had fyre festival. Inmates can sleep in fema tents and compete for Instagram shout outs. If anyone steps out of line, Ja Rule will rap and pitch them ideas until their brain explodes.

    Johnny SmokeJohnny SmokePřed dnem
  • Have stool and rope, will travel. Problem solved.

    Russell Buck FletcherRussell Buck FletcherPřed dnem
  • Carbon monoxide chamber should do it.

    Amani LeeAmani LeePřed dnem
  • I’ve seen a lot of people saying that we are moving backward, typically by people whose world view is formed by either FOX News or late night shows. During the Middle Ages, if you couldn’t execute someone quickly and painlessly, you would be next. Also, when they weren’t running political purges, the Inquisition seemed to be more willing to hear out the mental illness argument.

    Honest DoomHonest DoomPřed dnem
  • Play stupid games, win stupid prizes... They're not in that position without being a piece of shit to society.

    Steve JustusSteve JustusPřed dnem
  • this idiot can do this long bit on why we should not kill the worst people who walk the earth, but it total ok with killing the most innocent among us by the millions! John Oliver is one of the most perverted people on TV.

    sponationsponationPřed dnem
  • If anyone's seen gore videos, you know that there are some rare people who shouldn't exist in society.

    Thomas StuartThomas StuartPřed dnem
  • How about a bullet to the back of the head?

    Gregory JacksonGregory JacksonPřed dnem
  • dont like it go away. keep the death penitently

    laxfury00 Smithslaxfury00 SmithsPřed dnem
  • This guy makes cursing so hilarious.

    mngentrymngentryPřed dnem
  • America: only good at overdosing when its by mistake

    blob fishblob fishPřed dnem
  • Missionary is NOT good for your hips

    Devon YoungDevon YoungPřed dnem
  • Bring back the firing squad, it'll always work. No pain

    Bryan MaterkowskiBryan MaterkowskiPřed dnem
  • The problem with this conclusion "it's about who we are" is that this is typicaly a moral judgement on what is right and what is wrong. And the problem with those kind of argumentation is that this is highly dependant of the culture. You considere YOUR way to think the right way and the others are barbarians... And no definitive answer can be given if you fight on a "moral" level. A more pragmatic way to analyse the problem is much more basic: "Is it efficient?". Does death penalty reduces crimes? Answer: FUCK NO! In 19th century in london, pickpocketing was sentenced to death. And the event where you had the most of pickpocket was... during public executions of... pickpockets. If it does not work for simple thieves, of course it won't work for murders. So, if you (personnaly) want death penalty to be applied, you don't want justice, you want REVENGE, since death penalty is basically useless for you or for society in general. And what does work? Well... basically... Social justice (redistricbution of wealth) and weapon restrictions.

    Pr. shadokoPr. shadokoPřed dnem
  • Bullets. Cheaper. Quicker. And really fantastic for stopping violent offenders. Really it’s to keep them from killing or raping again. If they’re dead they can’t do it again. They were going to anyway.

    Rabbid SquirrelRabbid SquirrelPřed dnem
  • Notice how he quickly bypasses any discussion about nitrogen gas at 17:37? It causes a rapid, painless, loss of consciousness, without a felling of suffocation. Totally different that than the old gas chambers using cyanide that he described earlier in the video.

    BigPoppaChumpBigPoppaChumpPřed dnem
    • +Eddy Surcan Mink and other diving or borrowing animals are sensitive to low oxygen levels, unlike humans. They would probably have a suffocation stress reaction to nitrogen, unlike people.

      BigPoppaChumpBigPoppaChumpPřed 8 hodinami
    • only, in theory, it was tried for fur animals and as euthanasia for pets. Let's just say it was problematic.

      Eddy SurcanEddy SurcanPřed 11 hodinami
  • Why don't they use fentanyl? It seems to be very effective.

    Robert SouthRobert SouthPřed dnem
  • When he said Jay Chapman had a can-do attitude for killing people, did anyone else think of Mr. Meseeks?

    FiddlebirdBlueFiddlebirdBluePřed dnem
  • what an analogy all along. hatsoff john oliver

    saket sagarsaket sagarPřed dnem
  • "This desert rain frog - it sounds like a dog's toy" - my dog immediately looks up to see where the squeaking comes from :D

    aGuyNamedJonasaGuyNamedJonasPřed dnem
  • Anyone else pissed they cut from deposition video JUST BEFORE 10AM 10:31

    Jacob MarkoJacob MarkoPřed dnem
  • I support the death penalty but lethal injection isn’t just want we need

    AJ MaralloAJ MaralloPřed dnem
  • How about killing them with heroin overdose? Edit: Ok I saw at the end of the video that is leaves the person gulping like a fish on land.

    mcfigumcfiguPřed dnem
  • People aren't ok with killing criminals but killing a developing baby with a heart beat is fine smh.

    o0squid0oo0squid0oPřed dnem
    • +Marla Maples So since it has its own heartbeat does the mother have two hearts?

      o0squid0oo0squid0oPřed dnem
    • +o0squid0o it's fetal tissue. I'm sorry you can't comprehend the difference. Maybe it's a deficiency in your genetic code.

      Marla MaplesMarla MaplesPřed dnem
    • +Marla Maples I'm not religious you idiot just a rational person if it has a heartbeat and a separate genetic code it is alive and shouldn't be murdered because you made a poor life choice...

      o0squid0oo0squid0oPřed dnem
    • +o0squid0o yeah, the mindset of someone with reason and the understanding of science. Go breastfeed that heartbeat. If it doesn't suckle, hit it in the head with your bible.

      Marla MaplesMarla MaplesPřed dnem
    • +Marla Maples I wasn't responding to your clearly idiotic and irrational idea nor does it relate to my original post your just making a fool out of yourself the reality is the thing you compare to a cyst or just dead skin cells has its own heartbeat and genetic code that is completely different from the mother and you want to just murder it because muh body clearly I can't change your mind but you do show a clear picture of the mindset of people like you its just ignorance I guess.

      o0squid0oo0squid0oPřed dnem
  • They kill our pets, how do they put dogs to sleep? And cats? They say it is comfortable and painless to them, so could that not be used?

    Alex RiptideAlex RiptidePřed dnem
    • +Marla Maples Apparently.

      Alex RiptideAlex RiptidePřed dnem
    • You missed the part that explains the difference.

      Marla MaplesMarla MaplesPřed dnem
  • Yea if a man rapes and kills a child, just make society (including child's parents) finance his life in prison..

    fevkaladeninfevkifevkaladeninfevkiPřed dnem
    • fevkaladeninfevki: Vengeance isn't a thing. You only pretend it is.

      Marla MaplesMarla MaplesPřed dnem
  • It's so strange that people use a made up, fictional character to address issues. I've never understood why people believe in all the ridiculousness of a man made book, and will go so far as to say it is all facts and "gods" words lol. But hey whatever helps you sleep at night I guess. I am just grateful my parents didn't brainwash me as a child like most people do in the church

    Jason McCordJason McCordPřed dnem
    • Jason McCord: a study called neurological theology explains the belief as a programming error in our software where some of us need solutions to unsolvable problems whereas others just put the 'unknown' aside and work on something else. Natural selection is unthinking and persistent.

      Marla MaplesMarla MaplesPřed dnem
  • thanks to the romans for carrying out the death penalty. very kind of you to save my soul from eternal hellfire. greetings from europe, and the rest of the civilized world, we have a solution to your problem...actually never mind, I will settle for thoughts and prayers, that usually works for you.

    Kevin BraunKevin BraunPřed dnem
  • Also the first birthday he ever had 12:18

    an Irishmanan IrishmanPřed dnem
  • I don't support the death penalty, and won't, ever, but why don't they just use nitrogen? I mean, hypoxia, unconscious really quickly, death comes soon after, basically painless... Eh.

    Olivia esddmsOlivia esddmsPřed dnem
  • Why not give them a lethal injection of Fentanyl? Wouldn't that be more humane than anything what's out there right now?

    le onle onPřed dnem
    • lol cant believe it came up later in the vid

      le onle onPřed dnem
  • carfentanil, nitrous oxide and cocaine would prolly do it

    blob fishblob fishPřed dnem
  • Such a coincidence that the state of Oklahoma looks like a fucking hatchet :p

    freakymoviedudefreakymoviedudePřed dnem
  • Iseriusly suport lethal injections, but only for people in the level of Pablo Scobar, the ones that would still be doing crimes even in the inside of any humane prission.

    Nicolas ReinaldetNicolas ReinaldetPřed dnem
  • Giftshop. Fun fact: "gift" means "poison" in German.

    Anne MehlfeldAnne MehlfeldPřed dnem
  • to be fair, using n2o as an execution method is probably the most human, you don't feel pain from the lack of oxygen, you just pass out and die. Still against the death penalty though

    isaaccadeisaaccadePřed dnem
  • Is there any humane method to kill animals we eat?

    Aris PapachristouAris PapachristouPřed dnem
  • murdering babies in the womb tells a lot about us also :)

    Rethinking fornowRethinking fornowPřed dnem
    • +L Thompson oh, I don't know.. But I'd like to see the freedom to choose life given to the babies in the womb who can't talk yet, walk yet. The helpless one's, I'd like them to have the opportunity of life. Why do you hate babies in the womb?

      Rethinking fornowRethinking fornowPřed dnem
    • So does freedom of choice. Don't expect or demand that everyone think like you do, or act like you do. But DO give them freedom, the freedom to choose. We're losing too many freedoms every day.

      L ThompsonL ThompsonPřed dnem
  • The only people that we should execute is human traffickers and traitors

    C MurphyC MurphyPřed dnem
  • Whew! I am glad John looked so serious and concerned over this issue, and still had time to slip in several disgusting child molestation jokes. Hes still "got it".

    Doom FoodDoom FoodPřed dnem
  • 2 bullets in the chest 2 in the head and we follow with the next one

  • This is so horrible im actually feeling bad for death row inmates that may have done something to deserve it. That's like hiring serial killers to kill serial killers and paying them for it

    Mythic PeyoteMythic PeyotePřed dnem
  • Glock chair and straps 👍

    Canadian AussieCanadian AussiePřed dnem
  • As a small animal vet this is somewhat strange viewing. 1/ yes the paralytic agent seems to be entirely for those watching. 2/ Why is the potassium (the stuff John correctly describes as burning) given in such a low volume/high concentration? 3/ His description of death by suffocation seems a little off, as though technically true (and still fairly awful) the drugs usually used (barbiturates) are themselves anæsthetic agents, so you wouldn't be conscious, or aware of the suffocation, anymore than you'd be aware of a surgery after your anæsthesia was induced with a barbiturate. Other than that, yes, the whole process seems very badly planned and cruel.

    ieyasumcbobieyasumcbobPřed dnem
  • How about a fuking bullet the brain. Fast and cheap and don't need an expert

    James BondJames BondPřed dnem
  • I sorry, but when a person stabs a pregnant woman to death 40 times, do they really deserve our sympathy? Did that person show any sympathy when they murdered their victims? Fuck no! If you brutally murder a person, not only should you be put to death, but you should be forced to suffer as your victim did. So what if they are fully aware that they are suffocating? They are murderous pieces of shit! Let them suffer as they die! Maybe then they will realize how their victims felt.

    Rusty ShacklefordRusty ShacklefordPřed dnem
  • can confirm. wikileaksorwhatever.com brings up the banner. im dead laughing! edit-poor choice of words.

    connor mcnaryconnor mcnaryPřed dnem
  • Fentanyl is so lethal, police dogs who get it on their nose when drug sniffing sometimes drop dead. Just give a mega dose of fentanyl. It's readily available and for sure is not painful.

    MakerInMotionMakerInMotionPřed dnem
  • We need to understand humanity is not "humane". It is cruel, greedy and selfish.

    Frances AFrances APřed dnem
  • Nazis and trumptards deserve that torture TBH af #bashthefash #AOC2024

    Bruce WayneBruce WaynePřed 2 dny
  • America has a long history of choosing DP options lightly. The electric chair was also picked without medical input ; it was T.A.Edison's insistence that electrocution was a painless way to go that made it the solution instead of hanging... No doctor opinion went into that choice.

    Thomas RebotierThomas RebotierPřed 2 dny
Lethal Injections: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)