Why We Badly Need Bail Reform in America - The Jim Jefferies Show

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  • Published on Aug 18, 2019
  • The bail system in America is, among other things, very racist.
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Comments • 502

  • Keith Riley
    Keith Riley 7 days ago

    "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishments inflicted." - 8th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

  • KushkingLA
    KushkingLA 8 days ago

    Well, maybe dont commit crimes and you wont need to worry about bail.

    • jen ko
      jen ko 4 days ago

      Did...did you watch the video?

  • Will Not
    Will Not 10 days ago

    Algorithm is based on experience made in the past :D

  • Vega Vapp
    Vega Vapp 11 days ago

    No wonder god did what he did to the dog's wife !!!!

  • Luvenia Vaughan
    Luvenia Vaughan 12 days ago

    SOOOO, MOST people do NOT have a clue about how the system is screwing them over UNTIL they get accused of something they did NOT do. America has a VERY CORRUPT LEGAL SYSTEM and NO, ZERO JUSTICE SYSTEM!!!!

  • Rat Bat Nuff Time
    Rat Bat Nuff Time 12 days ago +1

    The harder you fight to change it, the harder the lobbyists will fight to ensure it stays the same because bail bondsmem are worried about their profit margins.

  • Aidan Kelley
    Aidan Kelley 19 days ago

    oh idk, maybe when you have an automatic system choosing what your sentencing is, make it so the Race doesn't get placed in as a factor, problem solved!

    • eric moss
      eric moss 15 days ago

      To a point. In the US, blacks use weed at about the same rate as whites, but get arrested about 4x as often. So the sentencing could be fair, but it doesn't help if the arrest rates are not. It would also require laws not be aimed squarely at one segment of society. Nixon aimed the War on Drugs at the blacks and the anti-war hippies, so while alcohol results in ~11000 traffic deaths per year, plus all the liver-related deaths, and weed very little, it's those who smoke who get nailed based on "Reefer Madness" propaganda. One last (?) point is that judges are there to judge circumstances, and minimum sentencing laws (an automatic system) are causing them to put people into jail for decades for what should be a minor infraction.

  • OhPlease a
    OhPlease a 22 days ago

    Tell me again why america is so great to live in? Ooooooh... you need to be white, male, straight, christian and at least in the top 10% earners ... all else will fit in the cast system, next the less 90% earners, than the dogs and cats of white males, asian males top 10% earners, latino and black males top 10% earners, and completely at the bottom, women, gays, lesbians and people from other religion. Wow so nice to live in an a segregated land.

  • Josh St. Louis
    Josh St. Louis 23 days ago

    I'm not sure about specifically lactose, but I have sure seen a lot of intolerant people.

  • Anne Irungu
    Anne Irungu 26 days ago

    This show should be called, "Man With an Accent; Yelling"

  • steve hofmann
    steve hofmann 29 days ago

    Listen here you cheese head. You have to stop yelling all the time or you are definitely going to hurt something or #2 you should run for President.

  • Eire
    Eire 29 days ago

    Say sorry to Avi

  • Alex Muir
    Alex Muir 29 days ago

    I would bet that the software isn't racist. Society is. The algorithms probably don't consider skin colour. However the metrics used to determine outcomes as described in the piece reflect societal inequality.

  • Sick Of It
    Sick Of It 29 days ago

    So what ever happened with Jim’s video editing escapades with that Jew?

  • Robert Richardson
    Robert Richardson 29 days ago

    Been arrested more than a few times and bail is in fact bullshit. It's just too gd tempting to post if you can because you want out at any cost because for me it is so dehuminizing regardless of guilt or innocence. If you are in there, you are guilty because why else would you be in that jumpsuit and unable to make any decisions for yourself?

  • Religion LOL
    Religion LOL Month ago

    Don't like jail? Don't go to jail.

  • mxt mxt
    mxt mxt Month ago

    The software isn't necessarily racist. Black people are poor so they have fewer reasons to not run away. In many black areas there are no jobs...or no jobs worth having.

  • UninstallingWindows

    Bail is the most absurd thing in US justice system. I mean...imagine a scenario.
    A guy suspected of robbing a bank is arrested and his bail is determined to be 10 000$.
    The guy( who actually is a criminal who just robbed 1 000 000$ ) will pay the 10k, and then fly off to another country to enjoy his money.
    At the same time, a poor guy who is suspected of robbing a bank( but is actually innocent ) can't afford his 10k bail and must stay in jail for months...perhaps a year until his court case is finally settled. During that time...he will lose his job...marriage, reputation, health(gets beaten up in prison).
    Bail is not about keeping the criminals in jail... it's about releasing them selectively, based on their financial status. It has nothing to do with "making the person not run away".
    If a murderer is given bail of 10 000$ and he is wealthy enough to pay his bail(or can just borrow the money)....do you think he will return to the court whilst knowing that he is actually a murderer and will face a life in prison or death penalty? No, he would wave goodbye to his 10k and take his chances in another country.
    Only a guilty person who is confident that he didn't leave behind enough evidence to get convicted would return to "get his money back".
    Innocent people will not run away anyways...bail or no bail...and guilty ones will run regardless of bail.

  • Anton Wereta
    Anton Wereta Month ago

    Trust the ruthless jail to bein Baltimore lol

  • Lu H
    Lu H Month ago

    You are hardly in a position to call anyone racist, Jim.

  • Gary Mota
    Gary Mota Month ago

    If you're poor, you'll stay in jail till your trial. Can take months

  • Moptimus Prime
    Moptimus Prime Month ago

    There is a simple formula for bail.
    White person formula: bail X 0.10
    Black person formula: bail X 100
    Other minorities formula: bail X 10

  • Don Ghidoni
    Don Ghidoni Month ago

    The courts are corporations for profit plain and simple. Reconstruction!

  • Matty80822
    Matty80822 Month ago

    dog looks like a Hawaiian unko who decided to dress up as a California surfer brah for halloween

  • Luis meza de la torre

    With the current labor conditions, you are going to have more people sitting in jail = worst conditions = more jails = more judges = more $$..BailHotline Bail Bonds bailout homeless people because money is not the only option.

  • Nick-N-Nels
    Nick-N-Nels Month ago

    Hey jimmy boy... 👻

    • calibrazxr750
      calibrazxr750 27 days ago

      Oi, what are you playing at, Jim has a new video out and I can't take the piss out of you if you don't comment. Come on, Jim exposed, Avi very angry, FBI paid by comedy central, ect. Where is all the outrage. Standards lad, standards.

  • Chris Hayes
    Chris Hayes Month ago +1

    Jim why do you think Muslims make dogs vomit?

  • nikada vise
    nikada vise Month ago

    Why isn't this how on comcast on demand or seemingly not even there anymore????? Was there a few weeks ago...........now.............nothing?????????????

  • tremer 2009
    tremer 2009 Month ago

    Thanks The Jim Jeffries Show.😊 "If your unfairly jailed because you're poor look on the bright side? Oh no no sorry i don't know what the "bright side"...i was hoping that you could make an example of the "bright side" you're the one with all the free time, i'm busy?"😄

  • Eric Hardric
    Eric Hardric Month ago

    America's prison system is SOOO fucked up! Now they have prisons for profit, it's modern day slavery and the only real difference is they don't use whips and some white people get to take part. If America stopped locking up non violent offenders the jails would be almost empty.

  • Joseph Cavanagh
    Joseph Cavanagh Month ago +1

    Manipulative editing-out-interview shit head. Apologize for your Mohammed drawings, hypocrite

  • PRUSER27
    PRUSER27 Month ago

    I disagree with the point that makers of the algorithm have to be racist. I dont think it sees race because its never told what it is. Instead its the whole american history that lead to black people sharing similar backgrounds.

  • clumsiii
    clumsiii Month ago +1

    Oh man Jim! Brilliant sliding behind Brett's face just brilliant 3:42

  • Thomas Smith
    Thomas Smith Month ago

    Ameriker is Fahked !

  • sonia alcocer
    sonia alcocer Month ago +2

    No cash bail is the way to go.
    I hope California does it and other states follow but it probably won't happen because of the lobbyist.

  • tiny99990
    tiny99990 Month ago

    The bail system is an excellent way to oppress the poor, our criminal justice system was supposed to be the same for everyone thats why lady justice is blind folded she is not supposed to see the color of someones skin, or how well they are dressed, or even what they are throwing at her (hint: its 100$ bills in bags with $$ signs on them) but the bail system is merely one example of how Justice cares about the money you have, the rich get out the poor get jailed... thats how it works until you are actually proven guilty...

  • Jace Cavacini
    Jace Cavacini Month ago +2

    Wow, those bail bondsmen and bounty hunters look like PEAK DOUCHEBAGGERY.

  • Billy But Whole
    Billy But Whole Month ago

    Yeah sure, algorthms are racist.... or maybe... black people commit disproportionally more crimes so they are disproportionally targeted by the racist algorithms. i expected a good ol rant about how system itself is fucked, i got a pathetic race card pull instead. fuck you Jim.

  • * 9/11 DANCING ISRAEL'S*

    I love beer 😂😂😂

  • Leto Atreides
    Leto Atreides Month ago

    He's off actually. Judges set high bails, like 50 k for small offenses. Bail bondsmen front that 50 k and takes 7.5 k even if the offender shows up for trial, it's thrown out or he's innocent. The bail bondsmen then gives 2.5 to the judge for their re-election campaign, then donate 2.5 k to conservative elections. Then keep 2.5 k.
    It's an iron triangle of misery.

  • Len Moore
    Len Moore Month ago

    I could eat him up!!

  • Mat S
    Mat S Month ago

    If a third world country had a justice systems like the US, the US would invade them to „free the people“

  • treeclimberuk
    treeclimberuk Month ago

    That looked like a straw bale not hay stupid cunt.

  • Jack O'Jack
    Jack O'Jack Month ago +1

    Brett Kavanaugh explained at his hearing that he kept a fart log for him and his buddies, he must've been really busy in school.

  • Marco D
    Marco D Month ago

    Few things are so obviously unjust as bail. Get rid of it, now!

  • VitalyMack
    VitalyMack Month ago

    I have a feeling that the bail system isn't racist at all. Its just a symptom of past racist culture.

  • Glen Wright
    Glen Wright Month ago

    America, greatest country on Earth 😂😂😂😂

  • Ichijo Festival
    Ichijo Festival Month ago

    For anyone wanting more, John Oliver did a piece on Bail a few years ago that is still painfully relevant.
    thexvid.com/video/IS5mwymTIJU/video.html

  • Kristopher Tower
    Kristopher Tower Month ago

    is it just me or is this guy drunk?

  • John Taylor
    John Taylor Month ago

    We've gone to Ludicrous Speed, welcome to Spaceballs.

  • Jesus Will Reign
    Jesus Will Reign Month ago

    This type of programming keeps you stupid. Programming like this show keeps low IQ people sedated.

  • Jonathan Sheneman
    Jonathan Sheneman Month ago

    Jim needs to be deported, he’s an undeserving special needs adult but also a upper class white foreigner who’s big story this week to his woke stick in the butt fans are alleged shitheads and fuckups are having a tough time and alleged shitheads fuckups of color even more so! Let me give a fuck some time never. Holy shit I feel great!

  • zebras don't fly for a reason

    ...unfunny, annoying, unwatchable...

  • selva raj
    selva raj Month ago

    Watching Jim is like watching a drunk at a bar, but he's right! N he's drunk. Is he drunk? But he's right.

  • John Denver
    John Denver Month ago +1

    Jim autistic racist Jefferies

  • bhu nji
    bhu nji Month ago

    Is Jim Jefferies ever sober?

  • ZionHillCalling
    ZionHillCalling Month ago

    Dutch prison is so.... civilized. That shit looks more like the type of concentration camps you would expect in North Korea.

  • MrPedur
    MrPedur Month ago +3

    Jim -- - please mention this on your broadcast -- Since Sandy Hook - 2012 - USA have experienced 2191 mass shootings - just so you know the facts:-/ Information from an article in Vox Aug. 11- 2019-by German Lopez and Kavya Sukumar-

  • Eisdax
    Eisdax Month ago +1

    IF the US so desperately needs a fucking "pay to get out of prison" system, why not use a percentage instead of a fixed amount, so that when spoiled, rich pricks get in prison, they *really* feel the pain when they have to pay up to get out of jail.


    But I guess it has more to do with making and keeping the rich people happy,...

  • James Thompke
    James Thompke Month ago

    Straw bales are yellow, and hay bales are green. Straw bales (wheat by product) are very light. A large child could pick up a (yellow) straw bale. A hay bale is another story. It can be outrageously heavy, and animals eat it. Most animals do not eat straw, but they do sleep in it to keep warm. So, when news talks about hay they should avoid showing (yellow) straw bales? Hay is green, and always will be green.