05/26/13 - posted by Frank Dunnigan
There are at least two legal terms with San Francisco origins:

TWINKIE DEFENSE—a discredited argument (not actually used at trial--the phrase turned out to be a reporter's concoction) for diminished capacity because of consumption of large amounts of junk food.

PATTY HEARST DEFENSE—coercion or “brain-washing” can be used to explain a person’s criminal behavior after being held hostage following an abduction/kidnapping.

And whoever would have thought that one of the many "crimes of the century" would have taken place in April, 1974 at the Hibernia Bank at 22nd & Noriega in the quiet, peaceful Sunset District?

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