Bitter Legacy

A mayor's killer may be freed

The brutal murders of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, 49, and Supervisor Harvey Milk, 48, in their city hall offices almost five years ago set in motion events that are still unfolding. Moscone's death resurrected the then fading political career of Dianne Feinstein, who as president of the board of supervisors automatically succeeded him as mayor. She later won election in her own right. Milk, the self-styled "mayor of Castro Street" (the center of San Francisco's major homosexual district), became a martyred pioneer of gay politics and a...

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