White, Dan

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Dan White
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Name
White, Dan Gender: M
Daniel James White
born on 2 September 1946 at 08:13 (= 08:13 AM )
Place Bellflower, California, 33n53, 118w07
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Shaw, Victoria
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 09°35' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 29°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°46'



Biography

American homicide, a disgruntled former City of San Francisco employee who shot Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk on 11/27/1978, 10:45 AM PST. A married man with three kids, he had been refused when he asked for a raise and piqued, quit his job. Milk, an openly gay civil servant, was hired in his place. White's crime left shockwaves that caused riot and reform, made and broke political careers in a city with a huge gay population and strong feelings about sexual lifestyles.

The son of an Irish-American fireman, White was a square-jawed Army vet, an ex-cop and fireman who had been awarded two commendations for heroism. He represented the blue-collar conservative with his seat on San Francisco's Board of Supervisors and in his campaign for office had promised that he would not be forced out of office by "splinter groups of radicals, social deviates and incorrigibles."

When White found that his financial picture was tight, supporting a family on a supervisor's $9,600-a-year salary, he had resigned. When he changed his mind, Mayor Moscone would not re-admit him. Convinced that Moscone had unjustly prevented his reinstatement, White slipped into City Hall through a basement window and calmly put five hollow-point .38 slugs into Moscone. He then reloaded, walked across the hall and killed his fellow supervisor, Milk.

The case was argued by the now-famous "twinkie defense." White's attorney told the jury that his depressed client was possessed of "diminished capacity" at the time of the crime due to imbalance brought on by junk food and sugar excess. The jury apparently agreed as they convicted White on the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. A mob of 5,000 San Franciscans, mostly gay, stormed City Hall in protest, causing a million-dollars of damage.

White served five years in prison and was released on 1/06/1984. About a year and a half later, haunted by death-threats, unable to get a job and severely depressed, White committed suicide by sitting in a running car that was parked in a garage; he died of carbon monoxide poisoning on 10/21/1985, San Francisco, CA.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • homicide victim relationship with Milk, Harvey (born 22 May 1930)
  • homicide victim relationship with Moscone, George (born 24 November 1929)

Events

  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 27 November 1978 at 10:45 AM in San Francisco, CA (Shot Moscone and Milk)
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  • Social : Deinstitutionalized - prison, hospital 6 January 1984 (Released after five years)
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  • Death by Suicide 21 October 1985 (Carbon monoxide poisoning/car in garage)
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Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Victoria Shaw. (Same in Contemporary American Horoscopes)

Categories

  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Homophobe)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode (Crime of passion)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Three)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (One son born with Down's Syndrome)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once (Shot two men)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Five years)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Carbon monxide poisoning)
  • Vocation : Law : Fire department (Former fireman)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army vet)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (City Supervisor)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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