Brushing under the carpet

Sweep something under the carpet
UK (US sweep sth under the rug)

To hide a problem or try to keep it secret instead of dealing with it:

The committee is being accused of sweeping financial problems under the carpet to avoid embarrassment.

Cambridge Dictionary

1 Dead End: An investigation gone wrong – The Fifth Estate

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In première gegaan op 7 apr. 2019

Two young men were on an ATV at a cottage near Haliburton, Ont., in August 2012 when it crashed into a steel gate, leaving one dead and the other unscathed. What happened that day has become the subject of an almost seven-year investigation involving four different police forces. The father of the teen who died is committed to exposing what he believes is a bungled OPP investigation.

2 The true injustice of wrongful conviction | Jeffrey Deskovic | TEDxMarthasVineyard

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Gepubliceerd op 24 nov. 2015

In this harrowing but moving talk, Jeffrey Deskovic describes his own wrongful conviction as a teenager and the horrible impact miscarriages of justice like this have on our society. Ultimately, Jeffrey urges us to join him in fighting for justice system reform and for the wrongfully convicted.
Jeffrey Deskovic, M.A., served 16 years in prison prior to being exonerated by DNA nine years ago. Jeff has a masters degree from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, which included a thesis on the causes of wrongful conviction and the reforms needed to address these cracks in the system. He has delivered more than 100 presentations across the country; authored more than 200 articles; lobbied elected officials as well as testified in several legislative hearings where wrongful conviction prevention measures were considered; given hundreds of print, radio, and television interviews. Jeff committed $1.5 million dollars from the compensation he received to launch The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice, a 501 C which fights wrongful convictions by raising awareness, seeking changes in the law, freeing wrongfully convicted, and helping exonerees reintegrate.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Does anyone still believe that the US legal system has anything to do with truth, or safety of society, or even punishment? Get that clear guys, the american prison system is an industry, and people are the raw material. They just have to keep the prisons full to keep the cash flowing. It is totally irrellevant if someone is guilty or not. If you have bad luck, you get convicted, regardless of what you did or did not do. And as long as there are companies making profit from this system, it’s not going to change. But hey, thats capitalism in its purest form. So in essence, this is the american way of life, right there.

Brandon Heath Shaw
It is better that ten guilty escape than one innocent suffer. – William Blackstone
Chris P
I met Jeff Descovic after he helped free William Lopez. I say “helped” because it was the truth that truly set him free. Since then I’ve donated to the foundation, and brought my children to meet him and some of his volunteers.
I like the way he speaks, specifically, in the words he chooses. He’s very clear in his explanations.

3 Dog Switch Prank

3 mei 2011

Pedestrians are left with a woman’s dog but somehow end up with a different puppy before she comes back. JFL British Edition is a presentation of JustForLaughsTV, the official Just For Laughs Gags YouTube channel. Home of the funniest, greatest, most amazing, most hilarious, win filled, comedy galore, hidden camera pranks in the world!