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May 22, 1979 - Verdicts & Executions.

May 22, 1979 - Verdicts & Executions. San Francisco erupts in night of violence after jury convicts Dan White of Voluntary Manslaughter, rather than Murder of Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. Florida gets ready to execute John Spenkelink and Willie Darden, the first executions in the state since 1964. Canadian Parliamentary elections set with Pierre Elliot Trudeau facing Joe Clark in a neck-and-neck race. Gas rationing proves successful in California. And the Grand Jury meets to decide fate on Bert Lance.

Two Days In May - 22nd And 23rd, 1979.

News for May 22nd and 23rd 1979. Verdict on Dan White murder trial of Supervisor Harvey Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone bring violence, temporary stays of execution in Florida for John Spinkelink and Willie Darden, Canadian elections, Sen. Herman Talmadge hearings, Bert Lance hearings, Gas crisis and rationing, renegade State Senators in Texas and 14 men, women and children gunned down by police in El Salvador.

Prop 8 Upheld: Fearless Response

(full disclosure: I work for the Courage Campaign) The California Supreme Court announced today its deeply disappointing decision to uphold Proposi