There have been many, many days over the past year in which PI Kim Anklin would have chosen to be out on the water in her fishing boat, serenely thinking about how to catch that illusive fish versus the “real criminal.”
Kim Anklin and Bob Rahn of Management Resources, LTD have experienced a life-altering change, adding a once in a lifetime, “case of the century” to their respective resumes. That case is the wrongful conviction of Jonathan Fleming.
Much has been said and written on social media regarding the incredible metamorphosis of the incarcerated man and the time warp in which he was trapped, literally and figuratively. However, with the emphasis on the injustice of it all, the public has not been privy to the sweat, tears, trials, tribulations and perseverance to see the case through to the end…still to be revealed.
How many private investigation firms would have taken on such a case? Truth be told, former investigators did not have the skill and dedication, particularly when the retainer ran out. In this case, investment in humanitarianism and a life long bond trumped money. With such selflessness came rewards beyond compare for Jonathan Fleming in the form of freedom.
As for Bob and Kim, they are carrying on, doing their quality work. To continue wrongfully incarcerated cases, whether this one or new cases which come along, financial compensation must be part of the equation for the investigators and those wrongfully imprisoned for very different reasons.
Why has this very important need seemingly “fallen through the cracks “in a big way? Perhaps the reasons are complex, or as simple as “once labelled a criminal, always a criminal.” Will other PI organizations choose to assist others who are wrongfully convicted in the future? Only time will tell.
Shattered Lives Radio has taken the position that these issues need to be illuminated and must be rectified. Join us for the discussion with Kim and Bob.
LISTEN TO SHATTERED LIVES RADIO
- Kim on the first Shattered Lives Radio show dedicated to Jonathan Fleming –An important moment in time!
- Summary of the case and prior casework
- Close to coming up for parole and a 25 to life sentence
- No one said…. ”Y’ know he did it…” “You can’t “unsee what you saw or let the ball go”
- This case and the impact on the death penalty
- What about resources for Jonathan and others?
- How do you investigate a case such as this one?
- How do you vet the cases that you chose to work on?
- What do PI’s do versus families expectations?
- Unprecedented cooperation and collaboration prior to this case
- Conviction Integrity Units in New York
- Kings County the highest exhortation rates
- Kim’s advice to other PI’s – “Just take one case…”
- ‘Any regrets?
- Changing political administrations…. And the long wait
- How Jonathan spent his time in prison… A stabbing, no college opportunities
- Ex-prisoner benefits versus “benefits” for exonorees
- Chances of parole
- How did Jonathan cope?
- What does “freedom” mean?
- Fundraising for Jonathan
- Is Jonathan’s record expunged?
- The Julie Rea Harper Case in Illinois:
- Cutting the ties? Profiling and time standing still- “Stuck in a time warp”
- Management Resources Contact Info
- Tel: 845-781-7233
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