The Law: A Way for Lester

The law is designed to provide order in human affairs, but its technicalities sometimes lead it helplessly toward injustices. In such cases, though, men can occasionally find ways to rescue fairness. In Michigan recently a way was found for Lester Stiggers.

A black child of divorced Arkansas parents, Stiggers awoke one night at age ten to find his father trying to attack him sexually. At 15, when his father came at him with a belt, Lester in desperation blew the man apart with a shotgun. Sentenced to life imprisonment for first-degree murder, he went...

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