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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 01:00 PM

A reminder about Dianne Feinsteins personal experience with gun violence:

She was president of the SF board of the supervisors when Harvey Milk and Mayor Moscone were murdered by gunfire.

From the Harvey Milk documentary film:



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Reply A reminder about Dianne Feinsteins personal experience with gun violence: (Original post)
mucifer Jan 2013 OP
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #1
vlyons Jan 2013 #4
SkyDaddy7 Jan 2013 #5
Brother Buzz Jan 2013 #2
freshwest Jan 2013 #3

Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:29 PM

1. This is burned into my memory--I was a freshman in high school in the San Francisco

area when the murder of Moscone and Milk happened. I remember watching this announcement by Dianne Feinstein live. There is also an interview where she talks about how Dan White walked past her office with a gun in his hands and then walked past her on the way out--it's a miracle he didn't decide to shoot her as well. She found Milk and Moscone dead in their offices.

I know Dianne Feinstein isn't that popular among progressives now, but at the time she became mayor in 1978, for young women like myself in the Bay Area, she became a role model. Although I have disagreed with many of her positions, I still have a certain amount of respect for her because of that awful day.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:52 PM

4. Dan White, an ex-cop,

pleaded the "twinkie defense" and was acquitted. Next day, bumper stickers all over town said,
"If you're White,
You can get away with murder."

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Response to vlyons (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 06:31 PM

5. He was NOT aquitted...

White was convicted of manslaughter rather than murder in the deaths of Milk and Moscone. He served 5yrs of 7yr sentence then went back to San Fran & committed suicide.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:33 PM

2. That, but being targeted by terrorists may have had a greater impact

The New World Liberation Army planted a bomb in her house, then shot out her windows.

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Response to mucifer (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:43 PM

3. Which makes her a good advocate - she's dealt with it. Strong woman. Thanks for bringing this here.

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