Month: October 2014

KIm Anklin, District Attorney Kenneth Thompson, Bob Rahn

St. Francis College Hosts Lecture on Investigating Wrongful Convictions

On Tuesday, October 28, 2104 Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin of Management Resources LTD of NY will be guest lecturers at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn, New York, Room 4202, at 11:00am. The lecture will center around the wrongful conviction and subsequent exoneration of Jonathan Fleming who served 25 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Management Resources was contracted by the family of Jonathan Fleming and over the period of a year they were able to uncover several problems in the original investigation, along with new witness testimony and uncovered evidence, which lead to Fleming’s exoneration and release from prison in April, 2014. 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. They recently participated in an online course sponsored by Penn State, Presumed Innocent? The Social Science of Wrongful Conviction and Kim Anklin has continued to answer questions of the students in their …

Shattered Lives: Living in the Aftermath of Homicide

Over the years Shattered Lives Radio has given hours of airtime to individuals and organizations which have had the experience of homicide in their lives. The aftermath of that experience can take many directions, from becoming an outspoken advocate for change, to those who have a difficult time functioning. Host Donna Gore has had a personal experience with homicide, having lost her father to random murder over 30 years ago. As host of the show she’s presented several guests who share this common bond. Addie Carone Addie Carone, in her mid 80’s is a former social worker and matriarch of the Carone family of Connecticut. Addie’s twin son Peter was murdered in March 1987, with the perpetrator released on bond, setting in motion a virtual lifetime of not knowing, a fugitive status, which took on international proportions. She lives her life with a sense of grace and “new normalcy” and she does “what one has to do.” The wealthy Zachs family demonstrated the most egregious misconduct imaginable by conspiring with others to harbor their fugitive son for 22 years, …

TEDx Vancouver, Jeff Mudgett

TEDx Vancouver Features Jeff Mudgett for “TILT”

    On Saturday, October 18, 2014 Jeff Mudgett will step into the spotlight of the TEDx Vancouver live event being held at the Queen Elizabeth Theater in Vancouver, BC. Mudgett has created something a little “tilted” to comply with the theme of the TEDx Vancouver conference, TILT. His presentation will swear in the audience as a “Grand Jury” to interactively conclude a legal decision: if evidence he produces is enough to show probable cause and take his case to trial, something never done at TEDx. What case? The possibility of the true identity of Jack the Ripper, none other than Mudgett’s great-great-grandfather, Herman Webster Mudgett, known in American criminal history as H. H. Holmes, architect of the Murder Castle in Chicago, IL and dubbed “America’s First Serial Killer.” Mudgett’s book, BLOODSTAINS, tells the story of H. H. Holmes from a completely new angle, a personal history combined with methodical research into an ancestor no one would willingly claim. Herman Webster Mudgett was a swinder, a con man, a womanizer and, at his worst, H. H. Holmes, …

Dottie Laster, human trafficking

Human Trafficking in Houston: A Community Policy Forum

    OnTuesday, October 7, 2014 at 6pm (Central) human trafficking activist and advocate Dottie Laster CEO of Laster Global Consulting and affiliated with Bernardo Kohler Center, joins Elijah Rising’s Founder and Executive Director, Cat French, along with Harris County Attorney Linda Geffin, and former trafficking victim Kathryn Griffin-Townsend for a community policy forum about trafficking in Houston. Each of the participants have been active in the trafficking issue for several years and each bring a different perspective to the discussion. Craft Salon & Style Bar, 2307 Dunlavy Street in Houston will be hosting the event to provoke and inspire thoughtful policy discussion. The forum is open to the public, but reservations are required.  RSVP to Cara Crafton at caracrafton@gmail.com Dottie Laster and Laster Global Consulting has a long history with Elijah Rising having trained their members in best practices and setting up a model for their organization. Founder, Cat French often works on Laster’s team when an intervention, rescue and restoration is in progress. Uniting their efforts as individuals and organizations they have had much success in the Houston area and beyond. Through …

Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit,Susan Murphy Milano,Time's Up,EAA

Legacy of Susan Murphy Milano’s Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit and Apple iEAA App Explained

Just as a podcast stays around forever, the legacy of Susan Murphy Milano and the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit lives on for the benefit of victims of abuse.   In November of 2011 The Roth Show featured Susan Murphy Milano, Attorney Holly Hughes and the developer of the iEAA Apple App, Chet Hosmer, on the show to explain the details of how the Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit (EAA) should be used. Not only has it been used in several high risk domestic violence cases, but those who created their personalized EAA are still alive to tell about it. The Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit is a revolutionary new tool described and detailed in the book, Time’s Up: A Guide on How to Safely Leave an Abusive and Stalking Relationship by Susan MurphyMilano.  Since the release of the book on April 12, 2010, thousands have become aware of a new standard of safety which goes well beyond current planning measures for abuse victims. Used by hundreds of advocates and victims, they are the living testament to the success of the EAA. The world knows …