San Francisco — Ex-San Francisco official to leave state prison today
Former San Francisco Supervisor Dan White was to be released on parole today after serving five years in Soledad State Prison on a manslaughter conviction for the killings of Mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk in 1978.
Though it is certain he will not relocate in San Francisco, White's parole plans have been kept secret by state prison authorities concerned for his safety because the White case is an emotional hotpoint here.
In addition to general community outrage over the light sentence, the gay community statewide has made a continuous issue of the killings - through demonstrations like one planned for tonight - because Mr. Milk was the nation's first openly gay public official.