Monday, October 07, 2013
Purple City Hall
San Francisco's City Hall has been lit bright purple for the entire month of October by Mayor Ed Lee's administration to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This dedicated month has been around since 1981 but it's the first time in memory that City Hall has gone purple in solidarity. Mayor Lee's inquisition last year of Sheriff Mirkarimi for suspected spousal abuse was one of the few glimmering moments of purported moral superiority from his ethically challenged administration. It's surprising Lee hasn't also hung a banner from a City Hall balcony proclaiming, "Mirkarimi Is a Wife Beater, and I Still Hate Him."
Update: Mayor Lee didn't have to put up a banner. The San Francisco Chronicle did it for him today, Wednesday the 9th, in three separate articles, most of them referencing Beverly Upton who feeds at the public trough with Domestic Violence Program funds for herself and her cronies.