Dan White's Case Summary

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On November 10, 1978, Dan White voluntarily left his position on the San Fransisco Board of Supervisors as a police and firefighter. This was because the annual salary was not enough to provide for White's family. A couple of weeks later, on November 27th, the press conference was about to announce White's replacement when he entered though a window avoiding the metal detector and shot Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk who was the member of the Board. This became known as "The Twinkie Defense". White's legal team pronounced that White was suffering untreated depression and that decreased his capacity to know right from wrong. White's diet composed of junk food which was the evidence of the depression. The case led to abolishing diminished

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