St. Francis College Lecture with Jonathan Fleming

On October 28, 2014 Bob Rahn, Kim Anklin, and Jonathan Fleming were honored to be guest lecturers hosted by Professor Emily Horowitz at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. Their presentation to the class covered wrongful convictions and the high price of innocence, specifically Fleming’s wrongful conviction and subsequent exoneration.

Joining Rahn and Anklin, Jonathan Fleming  was able to speak to students and faculty about his first hand experience of being innocently incarcerated for close to 25 years and what it took to regain his freedom.

DSC_0059Each spoke about their direct participation in re-investigating Fleming’s conviction and uncovering prosecutorial misconduct and overlooked evidence. Fleming was exonerated in April of 2014.

While the case has many compelling aspects, two exceptionally important events effected its outcome. First, Kim and Bob were successful in obtaining a sworn affidavit from a new witness that was the impetus behind the Kings County District Attorney’s Conviction Integrity Unit reopening its case and agreeing to work with them. Secondly, they located a witness and obtained a recorded statement and signed affidavit in which he identified the true shooter and confirmed that Mr. Fleming was innocent.

Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin have received high honors from their peers for their painstaking work on the Fleming case, and have managed to keep the best interest of their client in the forefront since his release

Criminal Justice majors at St. Francis College learn about social issues; the theory, research, policy, and practice of criminal justice; and how to think critically and objectively. Class instruction is often complimented by guest lecturers and adjunct instructors.

The video is the complete lecture in which you will hear directly from Bob Rahn, Kim Anklin, and the exonerated Jonathan Fleming. Fleming’s emotional story speaks to the heart of the issue of wrongful convictions, as well as clarifying his personal sacrifices and what he missed the 25 years he was incarcerated.

Students had several well thought questions for all three in the Q&A session following.

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Kim Anklin, Jonathan Fleming, Professor Emily Horowitz, Bob Rahn

St. Francis Professor Emily Horowitz has conducted research on wrongful convictions and false confessions. Her work has appeared in the New York Times (with journalist Debbie Nathan), CounterpunchReproductive Rights Reality Check, the Italian newspaper Il Foglio Quotidiano, and the social science journal The Journal of the Institute of Justice and International Studies.

Horowitz says, “Thank you all so much for coming and speaking to our students yesterday. You were all remarkable and make a great team. Bob did such a good job setting up the story and the case and putting everything in context, and Kim did a great job giving the story a human angle and explaining the “web of impact”…and then Jonathan did such a beautiful job telling the story from his perspective. It was an amazing event.”

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Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin are available for interviews or speaking engagements.  Contact ImaginePublicity at 843-808-08509 or email contact@imaginepublicity.com 

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One comment on “St. Francis College Lecture with Jonathan Fleming
  1. Reblogged this on ImaginePublicity and commented:

    Includes powerful video of the complete lecture in which you will hear directly from Bob Rahn, Kim Anklin, and the exonerated Jonathan Fleming. Fleming’s emotional story speaks to the heart of the issue of wrongful convictions, as well as clarifying his personal sacrifices and what he missed the 25 years he was incarcerated.

    Students had several well thought questions for all three in the Q&A session following.

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