Posted in music on May 5, 2014

More than 17 years after being sentenced to jail for killing Angel Melendez, Michael Alig is a free man. Psychecyberadiant Scotto went to pick him up at the prison today with club kid Astro Erle and he's documenting the whole thing on Instagram, the video you can watch below of his first words out of jail included...


UPDATE: From jail, Michael immediately met up with James St. James.

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Comments (25)

Ah, a post on BV about the freedom of a drug-addicted murderer. Keep it classy!

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 4:58 PM

He'll be sending out tweets from his K-hole tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 5:00 PM

The Limelight is closed, Gatien was deported, the LES is all chain stores, and NYC is one big mall. Welcome back.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 5:09 PM

Will he be joining Pizza Underground now too?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 5:09 PM

money success fame glamour

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 5:15 PM

He's having surgery next week to have his banged out asshole reconstructed

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 5:16 PM

Plenty of places to shop.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 5:28 PM

In related news, the guy the movie BLOW was based on gets released in November.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 6:21 PM

Bet angels family is looking for some payback...

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 7:29 PM

bygones bro

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 7:59 PM

Why are we glorifying this murderer?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 9:55 PM

I remember thus guy. Kind of a psycho, right? How the hell do you walk after 17 on a murder rap?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 10:19 PM

Really nice that BrooklynVegan wants to repeatedly celebrate a convicted murderer. This site has gone to shite.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 10:54 PM

@ anon 10:19 prolly because he's white

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 10:56 PM

"with club kid Astro Erie"...there are still club kids?

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2014 11:16 PM

10:19pm He's white. I guarantee if he was black or non-white he'd be serving either 25 years or life without parole.

He isn't doing shit in NYC nightlife. The '90s are over and so is the NYC he inhabited and polluted.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 12:32 AM

Whatever, man. He served his time!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 1:57 AM

It's not glorifying a murderer. He did his time, and now the world is ready to give him another chance. We all deserve one. I'm sure he's been through enough trying to cleanse away the drugs...trust me, it's a painful process where one would slit his/her throat simply to get over the pain. I do n poo t condone what he did, but I'm willing to forgive like any other person who has.

Posted by mona | May 6, 2014 2:33 AM

Michale alig is a has been and a murderer. Only idiots praise the release of a murderer back into our society. Angel melendez deserves a second chance more so than this idiot. And for those people who say he's "served his time"..., well that might be true here on earth, but how does unviversal divine law handle murders? Choose your idols carefully. What if this was the murderer of one of YOUR relatives? Would he be getting the SAME PRAISE FROM YOU?

Posted by Alex | May 6, 2014 2:36 AM

Welcome to obscurity. Welcome to a club world that doesn't exist anymore. Alig is going to be a fish out of water. A hasbeen that is pretty much irrelevant in the new nightlife world.
Good luck trying to insert yourself into the world of bottle service, selfies, superstar DJs that suck, girls who think they live in an episode of Sex and the City, and douchey stockbrokers who buy bottles in hopes of scoring women.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 12:26 PM

Cause there's no better way to uphold whatever faux NYC-LES cred you're always trying to tout than to gleefully inform all of us that some scumbag who injected fucking Drano into somebody to kill them is a free man now!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 4:23 PM

Maybe he could show how to suck city dicks.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 5:19 PM

clown shit

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2014 6:01 PM

what the hell is this comment section even

Posted by ben | May 6, 2014 7:09 PM

James St. James forgot to tell him nobody wears Ceasar's anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | May 9, 2014 1:03 PM

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