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27th Feb '18 7:15:47 AM JJHIL325
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** The manager in [[https://notalwaysright.com/taking-stock-harassment-claims/97823/ this story]] fires an employee under completely fabricated sexual assault claims, to cover for [[{{Nepotism}} his son]] botching the inventory check. The problem is, [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant senior management]] suddenly has to investigate the reported sexual assault...

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** The manager in [[https://notalwaysright.com/taking-stock-harassment-claims/97823/ this story]] fires an employee under completely fabricated sexual assault claims, to cover for [[{{Nepotism}} his son]] botching the inventory check. The problem is, [[AwakeningTheSleepingGiant senior management]] suddenly has to investigate the reported sexual assault...assault. It doesn't take long for Human Resources to discover what actually happened, and they fired the manager and son.
11th Feb '18 6:26:11 PM TheSinful
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** Even his less powerful methods of hiding himself are easily noticeable to the Jedi. When Harry puts up protections to hide his magic use, the Jedi can no longer sense his actions but they can easily sense the empty void in the Force where he is.
1st Feb '18 10:28:17 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': After illegal use of the Arch of Kresnik, Ponix fudges the records of such use, and then he fudges his previous fudge. This is because defying this trope was part of his training as an intelligence officer.
13th Jan '18 8:54:37 PM JackG
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* ''Film/BestSeller''. Meecham doesn't believe Cleve's story about being a corporate hitman until someone tries to blow up their taxi. Later Cleve takes Meecham to a woman who helped carry out one of his hits, only for her to be murdered by Pearlman, ostensibly a 'public relations' man for Kappa Industries. Cleve is furious until Meecham points to the now-dead Pearlman and says, "You asshole, ''he's'' your corroboration!"
10th Jan '18 3:49:18 PM sgamer82
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* A lot of the murderers in ''Series/{{Columbo}}'' do this. As do about half of the murderers in ''Series/{{Monk}}'' and the various ''Franchise/LawAndOrder'' spin-offs.
1st Jan '18 3:37:28 PM StrixObscuro
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* ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'':
** "Serendipity" has a double example; desperate to avoid being fingered for the death of a woman he impregnated, a plastic surgeon inserted a fake vein filled with blood from one of his patients into his own arm in order to beat a paternity test. Unfortunately for him, the patient was a serial rapist who targeted children, and thus he experienced even ''more'' scrutiny, leading to him being murdered by his wife and posthumously being implicated for the crime for which he was originally being investigated.
** In "Ritual", a white pedophile anthropologist attempted to hide his double life from his wife by murdering his victim and arranging the body in such a way that it looked like a Santerian-style sacrifice. However, the police consulted with actual Santerians who pointed out that the "sacrifice" was not consistent with their methods, leading the police to search for someone who would be familiar enough with Santeria to attempt to reproduce the sacrifice but not familiar enough to do the sacrifice correctly, and thus they came upon the white anthropologist.
8th Dec '17 7:37:33 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', Klara first came to the Runaways' attention when they stopped a fire in a factory where she happened to be working. Afraid that they were one of the two gangs that were hunting for people with superpowers, she fled the scene via a hole in the back of the factory, rather than going out through the front with the other children who'd been caught in the fire. Had she gone through the front with the rest, nobody would have paid attention to her, but her attempts to hide attracted Karolina's attention, leading her to discover Klara's horrible home life.
8th Dec '17 7:05:32 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' is all about averting this trope. Rather than being KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade, anyone who finds out about {{Eldritch Abomination}}s is conscripted into the Laundry's bloated bureaucracy. If you start killing off your own citizens because [[YouKnowTooMuch they know too much]], sooner or later something will go wrong and the associated publicity will cost more than just giving them a public service job.

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* ''Literature/TheLaundrySeries'' ''Literature/TheLaundryFiles'' is all about averting this trope. Rather than being KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade, anyone who finds out about {{Eldritch Abomination}}s is conscripted into the Laundry's bloated bureaucracy. If you start killing off your own citizens because [[YouKnowTooMuch they know too much]], sooner or later something will go wrong and the associated publicity will cost more than just giving them a public service job.
1st Dec '17 10:11:42 AM CrypticMirror
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* This was often used in ''Series/{{Quincy}} M.E.'' but the episode "Visitors in Paradise" was a real standout example, where Quincy was convinced that the death was exactly what was claimed until the bad guys started trying to run him out of town and made him go back over everything in greater detail.

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* This was often used in ''Series/{{Quincy}} M.E.'' ''Series/QuincyME'', but the episode "Visitors in Paradise" was a real standout example, example; where Quincy was convinced that the death was exactly what was claimed until the bad guys started trying to run him out of town and made him go back over everything in greater detail.
29th Nov '17 7:30:15 AM CrypticMirror
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* This was often used in ''Series/{{Qunicy}}M.E.'' but the episode "Visitors in Paradise" was a real standout example, where Quincy was convinced that the death was exactly what was claimed until the bad guys started trying to run him out of town and made him go back over everything in greater detail.

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* This was often used in ''Series/{{Qunicy}}M.''Series/{{Quincy}} M.E.'' but the episode "Visitors in Paradise" was a real standout example, where Quincy was convinced that the death was exactly what was claimed until the bad guys started trying to run him out of town and made him go back over everything in greater detail.
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