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frame

1. tv. to cause an innocent person to be blamed for a crime; to contrive evidence so that someone appears to be guilty. (Originally underworld.) Jimmy tried to frame his sister for painting the cat yellow.
2. and frame-up and frameup n. a scheme where an innocent person is made to take the blame for something; incrimination caused by contrived evidence. (Underworld.) The frame-up would have worked if it weren’t for one little thing.

frameup

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During the late 1930s, for example, he defended the Moscow Trials, a judicial frameup of certain Soviet leaders who Joseph Stalin wanted out of the way.
59) Throughout the proceedings, local immigrant and anarchist groups treated the case as a frameup and fought for the defendants.
Radelet, a University of Florida sociologist, Bedau, a Tufts University professor of philosophy, and Putnam, a Boston-area writer, have compiled a ghastly collection of horror stories - cases of mistaken identity, innocent error, deliberate frameup, excessive prosecutorial zeal, and police malfeasance.
Jeffrey Tupas, secretary general of the National Union of Journalists in the Philippines Davao chapter, said it was sad that the Cagases had made a spectacle of the Bedolido murder case by painting themselves as victims of a frameup.
8) See, as an introduction, Alan Wald, The New York Intellectuals: The Rise and Decline of the Anti-Stalinist Left from the 1930s to the 1980s (Chapel Hill 1987), 128-163; Max Shachtman, Behind the Moscow Trial: The Greatest Frameup in History (New York 1936); John Dewey, et al.
But when "liberal anticommunists" were doing diddly about the shame of raw racial discrimination, it was the Communists who exposed the Scottsboro rape frameup, who put their bodies where their mouths were, going South to work for black voting rights, who with the black newspapers launched the campaign that ended the apartheid ban in our national pastime, who did the indispensable on-the-ground organizing in the creation of industrial unionism.
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