Uneasy Freedom

The mayor's killer is released

The countdown began last September, when the sign first appeared in San Francisco's heavily homosexual Castro Street district. It read: 100 DAYS UNTIL DAN WHITE IS FREE. Each day the number diminished, and occasionally the word FREE was crossed out and changed to DEAD.

Shortly after 8 a.m. last Friday, Dan White was freed from prison, having served five years of a seven-year eight-month sentence for killing San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay activist. At noon, 1,000 San Franciscans protested by marching noisily through...

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