Posted in music on July 22, 2014

White Flag

This story would have been funnier if it was a 'black flag', but punk and hardcore fans should nonetheless be amused by the eyewitness interviewed towards the end of this ABC report. Check out the news video below...

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Two American flags were mysteriously replaced by white flags on the Brooklyn Bridge sometime Monday night. The American flags were apparently painted white.

City officials are trying to figure out why two white flags were flying at the top of the Brooklyn Bridge where American flags are usually placed. The NYPD is investigating.

NOTHING could not be reached for comment.

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Comments (46)

Man even your breaking news is pretty damn irrelevant

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 3:32 PM

Who knew JJ is so patriotic!
Have some rage in you, man!

Posted by ME | July 22, 2014 3:34 PM

It's Larry Fitzmarice finally admitting all his interviews on Pitchfork are garbage and predictable.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 3:38 PM

oh brainclot!

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 3:38 PM

History of a Mag Wheel?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 3:43 PM

In case anyone thought NYHC was still scary and "street". Oof. I thought he'd just be on a bike, not in the full gear and everything.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 3:45 PM

Maybe it's just more shit for Nothing's "Guilty of Everything"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 3:47 PM

hipsters surrender

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 3:52 PM

3:45 it's still pretty safe to say he'd beat your ass silly, or, probably get DMS to jump you real bad.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 4:03 PM

Well which is it. Replaced by white flags or painted American flags?. What investigation, they have video cameras all over the place. They know exactly who was responsible.

Posted by dan | July 22, 2014 4:07 PM

4:03, D, is that you?

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 4:09 PM

"Terrorist act" -- really? Man, what an ego that guy must have to say that.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 4:37 PM

Harley did it...

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 4:41 PM

i know this is to drive ad dollars, but it really sucks for all the ads beneath this post that nobody is ever going to see.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 5:09 PM

5:09 - you learn that inciteful analysis in your HS advertising class?

Brilliant.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 6:07 PM

JJ was doing one of his walking tours. "And over here I beat up this Puerto Rican dude."

Posted by warbastard | July 22, 2014 7:03 PM

maybe white flag is reuniting? lol

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 7:25 PM

His autobiography is insane. 2017 Miramax movie with Mark Wahlberg.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 7:41 PM

John Joseph has a vagina.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 9:14 PM

That's not what your mom said

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 9:16 PM

No, 4:03pm is not me. I don't post anonymously.

So did John Joseph (herein JJ) deface these flags, since he was mentioned as being "on the scene"? If so fuck him. Is the Nothing part an inside joke or something? I

I am all for speaking one's mind but flag defacement is disgraceful and a stupid way to get your point across, especially when the defacing is done by a former Navy Seal, if it was done by John Joseph which wouldn't surprise me.

Oh wait, I forgot, John Joseph was a Navy Seal TRAINEE. He also was a Navy Seal trainee WHO WENT AWOL and laughably accused Harley Flanagan of ratting him out when JJ just got caught cuz where's the proof Harley ratted him out? If so why did JJ rejoin Harley onstage just six years after he (JJ) got caught by the MP? WTF was JJ complaining about anyway? He went AWOL, that's the REAL crime. He should've been reported. When you go AWOL that means someone else has to be sent to war in your place thus he/she is fighting when YOU should.

4:03pm Of course JJ would attack someone as for all his PMA, don't eat/hurt animals, he's a thug who'd hurt someone without hestiation. Of course DMS would jump someone as they have and will never fight one on one - see them jumping Harley at Webster Hall just over two years ago. And I've yet to hear of a one on one fight between one of them and Harley. You come off like it would be cool if they jumped someone when it would be total (continued) cowardice on their part.

Posted by D | July 22, 2014 9:23 PM

Why is BV reporting that John Joseph from Cro-Mags of all people is "on the scene"?

He must've done it, or it seems like he is at least a suspect.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 9:27 PM

BTW Brooklyn Vegan FUCK YOU for thinking replacing the American flag with white flags is "funny" when it's not, it's disrespectul and illegal (theft), assholes.

So you're saying NYC has surrended (with the white flags)? If so to who? The 9/11 terrorists? So you think 9/11 is funny? Or this city surrending to terrorists or anyone else trying to do harm to it (US since a city is really PEOPLE) is funny? FUCK YOU after each rhetorical question. You're a fucking piece of shit.

Posted by D | July 22, 2014 9:31 PM

John Joseph stole the American flag and disrespected American troops and all who served, fought, and died for America.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 9:40 PM

Fuck John Joseph!

John Joseph defaced or replaced the flag with surrender flags thus said NYC has surrended (as a white flag is the timeworn symbol of surrender)

Else why would Brooklyn Vegan, a music blog 1. report about white flags on the Brookklyn Bridge and 2. say John Joseph from Cro-Mags (who else, so you can knock off that "cyclist" shit like there's another John Joseph in music and connected to BV.)

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2014 9:50 PM

I'm really confused. who/where was the 'amusing eyewitness?' was joseph in the video? how do we know he was 'on the scene?'
feel dumb but i just don't get it can someone please help me out

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 12:06 AM

John joseph aint in the video

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 12:08 AM

John Joseph defaced or replaced the American flag - what else? Otherwise why mention him in the article.

He went AWOL from the armed forces (Navy Seals) to be exact and has railed against the government on his Cro-Mags page for years so it's not outrageous to say he was behind this.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 2:58 AM

hey 9:23 - if you're SO in love with the american flag, why don't you jerk off on it?

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 8:13 AM

oh, and by the way, if ANYONE in the military had an ounce of intelligence, they'd ALL go AWOL.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 8:15 AM

Dude, do you actually think JJ climbed the bridge at out thise flags up?! He was passing by and they interviewed him on his reaction to what had happened.

Fucking GED high in this place.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 8:24 AM

Jesus 9:23, give it a rest, go outside, it's summer. Fuck, what an absolute weirdo.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 8:27 AM

I wonder if Dido was involved..

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 8:39 AM

at what point exactly is John Joseph in this video?

Posted by Scooby Doosh | July 23, 2014 1:30 PM

i did it

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 2:40 PM

2 French flags

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2014 7:06 PM

8:13pm/8:15pm (same disrespectful idiot) - I respect what the flag stands for.

8:24pm Yes, I do. You would know about attending GED high, wouldn't you? Since you attended it and so what when you lack common sense and thinking outside the box.

JJ did it, it's too coincidental that he "happened to be on the scene".

Posted by D | July 23, 2014 8:30 PM

Hey 8:27am I go outside all the time, you should try to get a life and ignore me.

Posted by D | July 23, 2014 8:38 PM

Sorry I'm late. I've been away for a few days. "Black Flag" would have been funnier because no one who writes for BV knows enough about music to know there was an important West Coast punk band called White Flag at the same time as Black Flag.

Posted by xTAINTx | July 24, 2014 1:10 PM

LOL @ 8:39!

Apparently everyone else needs anger mgmt

XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 1:48 PM

This fake D fruit is so boring. I've seen other imposters with more panache. What a clown!

Posted by Anonymous | July 24, 2014 2:31 PM

[IF THE MODERATORS LET THIS POST]

Hey "D" you CUNT

Show your face sometime and I'll jump you by myself

Always have so much bullshit to say but you are a nobody who knows no one

Bitch

Posted by REAL DNYC | July 24, 2014 3:37 PM

JJ isn't even in this video... ANYWHERE. What in the fuck is even wrong with you loose cannons? Back in your padded cells..

Posted by Anonymous | July 25, 2014 3:18 PM

This pales in comparison to the word bridge tragedy ever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n-XnSoAneU

Posted by Anonymous | October 6, 2014 7:56 PM

That smoothie had way way too much fat in it! Not healthy.

Posted by Lia | November 21, 2014 11:40 AM

^commenting on really outdated articles. Nice one geezer

Posted by Anonymous | November 21, 2014 11:49 AM

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