With a DOJ like this this, who needs defense lawyers?
"Mr. Lee was terribly misguided, and his actions had tragic, unthinkable consequences. But he appears to have believed that he was, in Dr. King’s eloquent words, engaging in 'the language of the unheard.'"
While sentencing guidelines indicated that Lee should be incarcerated for over 200 months, a memo from the US Attorney's office for the District of Minnesota at the time of sentencing recommended a lesser sentence. The US Attorney stated that while "Mr. Lee committed a crime that cost a man his life," HIS MOTIVES for setting the blaze should be taken into consideration at sentencing.
"Mr. Lee’s motive for setting the fire is a foremost issue," the US Attorney's office wrote….