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Dan White: The "Twinkie" Defense

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on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Dan White: The "Twinkie" Defense

Who Was Dan White? Found guilty on two counts of voluntary manslaughter
-Received 7 years and 8 months in prison with parole in 5 years with good behavior Dave Fernandez Dan White: The "Twinkie" Defense Political Career Represented mostly conservative largely Catholic district in southeast section of San Francisco
-Opposed a gay parade in the city
-Opposed a proposal to prohibit job discrimination against homosexuals. Assassination Realizing he would not be re appointed Dan White gathered some ammunition and a .38 caliber revolver and went to city hall Daniel J. White was born September 2nd, 1946 in Long Beach, California Former Police Officer and Firefighter in San Francisco before becoming a politician Appointed to San Francisco Board of Supervisors as a Democrat on January 8, 1978 Appointed Supervisor along with Harvey Milk in 1978 Depressed and frustrated he resigned on November 10th 1978 but changed his mind days later but could not rescind his resignation because it had already been processed Only Mayor Mascone could reappoint him to Supervisor but the pressure to not reappoint White was increasing
-Harvey Milk urged him not to in order for a liberal to be appointed
-Jonestown Massacre White was not reappointed despite having a petition of 1100 signatures and was not even notified by the Mayor Shot Mayor four times; twice in the chest and twice in the head Went to Harvey Milk next and shot him five times; three in his chest and twice in the head Charged with two counts of murder for which he could have served life in prison or receive the death penalty if convicted Defense Diminished Capacity
-"willful, deliberate, and premeditated" Dan White was examined by 4 psychiatrists and 1 psychologist and they determined he suffered from serious depression Dr. Martin Blinder gave controversial testimony
-"Manic depressive syndrome dating back to adolescence"
-Circumvented the mental processes necessary for premeditation, malice, and intent
-Altered eating habits in response to illness
-Binged on junk food in response to depression
-Binder cited studies linking sugar to violence during depression
-Twinkies and Coca-Cola Twinkie Defense
-"Trivialization by media" Verdict & Sentence "White Night Riot" After his parole, Dan White attached a garden hose to the exhaust pipe of his car and sat in the running vehicle in a closed garage until he died
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