was the first sunny day of the New Year and Purple Berets
activists, besieged by months of rain, floods and a bad
case of cabin fever, were rarin' to get out in the sun.
And what better place than the sunny steps of the Sonoma
County Hall of Justice?
noon a hardy band of women's rights workers, armed only
with flyers and songsheets, serenaded the courthouse workers,
giving them a little comic relief from their dull, depressing
work environment – and, while we were at it, calling for
the resignation of District Attorney Mike Mullins and
Sheriff Jim Piccinini
and demanding that two of their underlings be fired.
flyer detailed the aborted Louis Pelfini murder trial
– a domestic violence homicide trial gone south because
of a botched investigation and videotaped evidence of
prosecutorial misconduct on the part of Deputy D.A. Brooke
Halsey that rises to the level of conspiracy to commit
the song – well the song speaks for itself ...
in hopes to add cheer to your New Year, here's the song
we sang in the District Attorney's office this afternoon.
You can sing along.
Twelve Days of Christmas
(Lyrics by the Purple Berets)
the first day of Christmas Mike Mullins gave to me
Another domestic violence homicide.
On the second day ... A botched investigation
On the third day ... Sandbagged discovery
On the fourth day ... A perjuring pathologist
On the fifth day ... Five smokin' videos!
On the sixth day ... Obstruction of justice
On the seventh day ... Seven counts of conspiracy
On the eighth day ... Freedom for Pelfini
On the ninth day ... Halsey's disbarment
On the tenth day ... A federal investigation
On the eleventh day ... His own resignation
On the twelfth day ... District Attorney Passalacqua!