Yesterday’s Crimes: The White Night Riot at 40

San Francisco Weekly - 05-17


On-again, off-again public servant Dan White walked into San Francisco’s City Hall on Nov. 27, 1978 and unloaded his gun into Mayor George Moscone. The ex-cop, ex-fireman and former San Francisco supervisor then reloaded his old police service revolver, strolled across the hall and put five shots into his political rival, Harvey Milk, the “Mayor of the Castro” and most prominent out gay elected official in the country if not the world.