Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Judy Collins - Me & My Uncle
MR. KUNSTLER: Who was present at that press conference?
THE WITNESS: There were a number of people who were singers, entertainers. Jerry Rubin was there, Abbie Hoffman was there. Allen Ginsberg was there, and sang a mantra.
MR. KUNSTLER: Now what did you do at that press conference?
THE WITNESS: Well---[sings] "Where have all the flowers---
THE COURT: Just a minute, young lady.
THE WITNESS: [sings] "---where have all the flowers gone?"
DEPUTY MARSHAL JOHN J. GRACIOUS: I'm sorry. The Judge would like to speak to you.
THE COURT: We don't allow any singing in this Court. I'm sorry.
THE WITNESS: May I recite the words?
MR. KUNSTLER: Well, your Honor, we have had films. I think it is as legitimate as a movie. It is the actual thing she did. She sang "Where Have All the Flowers Gone," which is a well-known peace song, and she sang it, and the jury is not getting the flavor.
THE COURT: You asked her what she did, and she proceeded to sing.
MR. KUNSTLER: That is what she did, your Honor.
THE WITNESS: That's what I do.
FYI - The witness was Judy Collins. From the Chicago Seven Trial.