Posted in metal | music on October 1, 2012

"They should be embarrassed that they jumped me and I am going to court for putting them in the hospital." - Harley Flanagan via NY Natives

Harley on a horse
Jon Joseph

You probably remember the now infamous 'Cro-Mags incident' that took place during the 'CBGB Festival' over the summer, and how Harley Flanagan, who was the one arrested, is claiming he was jumped and that it was all self defense. Vice has an update:

...the state's case isn't coming together as easily as everyone assumed it would. With Harley in court, the judge asks the assistant district attorney what's up. No grand jury has been convened yet, the ADA replies, and the case gets adjourned to Dec. 5.

If the case doesn't come together, with witness statements and testimony and a grand jury the thumbs up to the ADA to proceed, then the clock runs out on the charges on December 8, and Harley can shut the door on the legal troubles stemming from that night in July...

...To hear the other side tell it, Flanagan was crazed on the night of July 6, and may or may not have smuggled the knife into Webster Hall in his ass. Harley, speaking to me, paints a different picture: He was invited backstage and was ambushed, and in a subsequent fight for his life got stabbed, coming out of the VIP room with an oozing leg wound that at first looked like a compound fracture. "The only thing I did wrong that night was go out to the club," said Flanagan on Thursday. "I got jumped by a bunch of wannabe thugs."

Harley didn't know he was in trouble until the cops arrived and he was labeled as the assailant. He spent the next six days on Rikers Island, somewhat of a celebrity because of his case's notoriety. "I was like a white Mike Tyson," he says.

In Rikers, his leg wound, which had been simply stitched up, became infected with staph and MRSA and ballooned, and after being released on bail, he wound up in a hospital bed for ten days

John Joseph is likely claiming that the Harley-sympathetic Vice article is filled with lies. What do you think?



Comments (23)

JJ's a weirdo.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:53 AM

settle it with a tickle fight.
in humus.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 9:56 AM

"Harley is the real, JJ is jabroni I fuck his mother" - Iron Sheik

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 10:04 AM

These boys need to chill.

Posted by Stephan Urquelle | October 1, 2012 10:13 AM

no one will talk. we'll see what happens.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 10:18 AM

9:56..your comment was funny until you added hummus and spelled it wrong..

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 10:23 AM

angry sausage boys
they fight like little children
isn't it music?

Posted by sausage | October 1, 2012 10:35 AM

@10:04 - will you make her humble?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 11:11 AM

the headline for the post should be assholes being assholes surrounded by more assholes, one of which is riding a horse.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 11:23 AM

If this doesn't bring D back, nothing will


Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 11:27 AM

Send them all where they belong.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 12:19 PM

Where is D?

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 12:34 PM

Ok, so is he admitting to bringing the knife or now claiming that it was someone else's? If this case falls apart, that would be quite pathetic. What about Mikey Couls, he doesnt wanna testify against him? He's the one who got stabbed.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 1:39 PM

Rick ta Life would approve this picture.

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 3:31 PM


Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 4:50 PM

Cro Mags Poetry Slam!

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 6:48 PM

WHERE IS D??????

Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2012 8:00 PM

cul de sac justice.
cul de sac justice.
cul de sac justice.

i'm a cowboy...
on a steel horse i ride
and i'm wanted (wanted)
dead or alive.

Posted by jon_bon_joseph | October 2, 2012 12:22 AM

They are gay and faggot" says Iron sheik

Posted by Anonymous | October 2, 2012 7:40 AM

YO buyz my book! did i mention, buy my book? YO buy$ my book YO! I cants read but YO! buyz my book!

Posted by John Joseph | October 2, 2012 11:47 PM

a drug dealing gang that pretends to support PMA and Krisna now claim that 1 lone 40+ year old man attacked them all, destroyed them at their CBGB festival and put them all in the hospital.

1st DMS gang were a racist skinhead gang, then an urban rap gang, now one middle aged man can put them out of commission????

bring back HARLEY to lead CRO-MAGS !!!!

Posted by DM$ | October 2, 2012 11:53 PM

I'm laughing at the frowny baby in the picture and all of the people who take him and his band seriously.

Posted by Yahoo Registration | November 25, 2012 4:06 AM

Harley is over 50 yrs old, hes a compulsive liar, has served time as a child molester,and is a BIG mo-fo BackStabber,,also a thief, and whiteboy wigger btw when he was younger the PR gangs of LES broke his arms and legs with bats!!! mr black belt!! ha ha:)

Posted by LES payback | February 25, 2013 6:35 PM

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