1997-05-15 - Re: Disinformation in L.A.

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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Message ID: <19970515002241.20918@bywater.songbird.com>
Reply To: <199705140807.BAA14329@fat.doobie.com>
UTC Datetime: 1997-05-15 07:46:22 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 15:46:22 +0800

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From: Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com>
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 15:46:22 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Disinformation in L.A.
In-Reply-To: <199705140807.BAA14329@fat.doobie.com>
Message-ID: <19970515002241.20918@bywater.songbird.com>
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On Wed, May 14, 1997 at 09:28:16AM -0400, Tom Allard wrote:
> >   Didn't her boss's murderer walk on the charge by using the defence
> > that he ate too many Twinkies?
> >   No political intrigue here...
> That was the defense, yes.  Dan White was a former cop and treated like a 
> hero by fellow cops.  The prosecution never really challenged the Twinkie 
> defense, nor did they bring up politics or homophobia as motives.  With a 
> prosecution like that, who needs a defense?

Dan White committed suicide, after a while.  He probably died sooner
than the state could have killed him, with appeals and all.  Anyway, 
Feinstein has had a fair amount of first hand experience with gun 
violence -- more than most people on this list.  Her stand on gun 
control is probably the most principled and honest one she has made.

Kent Crispin				"No reason to get excited",
kent@songbird.com			the thief he kindly spoke...
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