Pull the wool over someone’s eyes

Informal

To trick or deceive someone : to hide the truth from someone

He was too clever to let them pull the wool over his eyes.

Merrian Webster

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1 Interview with Barry Scheck of the Innocence Project

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16 mei 2011

Professor Barry Scheck speaks on the impact the Innocence Project has made on the criminal justice system.

2 Innocence Project | Barry Scheck & Kevin Richardson | Talks at Google

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4 okt. 2017

Co-Founder Barry Scheck speaks about The Innocence Project with Kevin Richardson, one of the men wrongly convicted in the Central Park Five case.

The Innocence Project, which is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, was founded by acclaimed lawyers Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld who realized that the emerging DNA evidence that was being used to identify the perpetrators of crimes could also be used to exonerate those who had been wrongly convicted. The organization began as a legal clinic at Cardozo Law School and became an independent nonprofit (still affiliated with Cardozo) in 2004. Since its founding, 351 people have been exonerated by DNA evidence of crimes for which they didn’t commit. The Innocence Project has helped in more than half of these cases.

The Innocence Project understood early on that each wrongful conviction was a learning opportunity, exposing flaws in the system that contributed to these terrible injustices. It advocates for science- and research-based reforms to prevent wrongful convictions. The organization has worked to pass more than a hundred state laws designed to reveal and protect against wrongful convictions, including laws that protect against eye witness misidentifications and false confessions, leading contributors to wrongful convictions.

Co-Founder Barry Scheck will talk about his groundbreaking work to disrupt the status quo of the criminal justice system and introduce you to a person helped by the Innocence Project who will share his story of perseverance on the long road to justice.

3 Children’s rights around the world: Afghanistan

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Across the world children are denied their human rights, including for example, their right to education. They are recruited into armed forces, subjected to the death penalyt, are forced to work and suffer many other human rights abuses.
 
In this film we see how the young Afghan girl Parwana has to work at a brick factory to support her family. In many countries child labor is still a serious problem that violates children’s rights.
 
The film was made by a local filmmaker, Emal Haidary, for Amnesty International.
 

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4 UNICEF BT Cotton – Documentary on Child Labour

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14 jun. 2012
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5 Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India | 101 East

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12 jun. 2020

From nail polish to lipstick, mica is found in cosmetics that millions of people use every day.

But unknown to consumers, the mineral that gives these products their shine is often extracted using antiquated methods in slave-like conditions, in one of the poorest regions of the world.

In the dusty hills of Jharkhand, India, deep crevices have been cleaved into the hard earth. Men, women and children rummage through the dirt, using their bare hands and a few rudimentary tools to scrape the ground.

They work under the constant threat of landslides and toxic dust, risking their lives in the hope they will find and sell enough mica to survive.

“I would rather work in the mines than die of starvation,” says a woman as she digs through the earth.

At another mine, Anil, 25, is searching through the rubble with his wife and their two young children. They live in a village at the foot of the mines, where there is no running water or electricity. Anil used to be a farmer, but a severe drought has left most of the land barren.

“Mica is the only option for us,” he says. “We have all come here to work … so we can buy rice and feed ourselves.”

From the impoverished miners to the mine owners and exporters who turn a blind eye to shocking conditions, 101 East traces the mica supply chain from the Indian countryside to the laboratories of major cosmetic brands in Europe.

Behind the Glitter: Mica and Child Mining in India | 101 East – Blog

 

6 India’s Child Miners: Growing Up, Underground

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18 jun. 2013

In the mountains of northeast India, children as young as 9 years old mine for coal.
 
 
 
 

7 Wrong Car Prank

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27 mrt. 2011

 

Grocery bagger with headphones puts people’s groceries in the wrong car and the car drives off.

A presentation of the Just For Laughs Gags. The funny hidden camera pranks show for the whole family. Juste pour rire les gags, l’émission de caméra caché la plus comique de la télé!