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.
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.
Each 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…
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