Here’s An Unworthy Cause: Donate To Cro-Mags Stabber’s Legal Defense

Harley Flanagan

That’s. Fucking. Balls.

BALLS! Whoever initiated this donations page for Harley Flanagan must need a motherfucking wheelbarrow to carry those humungoid balls around. Holy shit.

What’s next — donating money to finance puppy-drownings?

Harley Flanagan needs to go away. Anyone who would bring a hunter knife to a show and stab and bite people needs to be locked up and monitored 24-7, because he’s crazy and he’ll only do it again.

I’m not saying donate to Randy Blythe’s legal defense. I’ve already done that. But at least Randy didn’t stab people and fucking bite their faces.

Flanagan was arrested in New York City on July 6 after attacking current members of the band. He and Parris Mayhew, the two founding members of the Mags, are not in the band anymore. I think he was none too happy with that.

He was reportedly taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of a broken leg; he has been charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon. I also bet they gave him a psych evaluation while at Bellevue.

Flanagan is in jail on $25,000 bail.

The big-balled friends and fans of Harley Flanagan have set up a legal defense fund, to pay for his attorney fees and hopefully make his bail.

He could get a public defender; as for bail, I think he needs to spend some time in jail to think about what the fuck he did.

To quote the donations page: “C’mon people, everybody knows Harley, he doesn’t react short of reason. So he didn’t just show up and do things because it was a dull Friday and he was bored. Harley, no matter what you may think of him, has provided the NYC punk scene entertainment since his 1970′s days in the Stimulators. The guy is a legend. And right now he’s up against it big time, and needs a helping hand.”

He shouldn’t have used his own hands to fucking attack people, assholes.

Damn, those balls have to be the size of Kansas.

Meanwhile, the Cro-Mags have issued a statement on Friday’s nastiness.

“WE…as a band are truly sorry for the way it all turned out in every regard — even the ex-member who’s family is now effected by his choices,” the statement says. “Our prayers go out to them as well as Mike C., and the others who were hurt, but it was ‘his’ choice to come to our concert with a hunting knife, standing by our dressing door. Who knows what his actual intent was, obviously he wasn’t there with it to cut bread for a peace offering as he was heard saying outside he was putting an end to us playing without him. Let’s move on now and stop the trash-talking. Keep that PMA — that’s what we are all about.”

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.

  • http://mostlymetal.wordpress.com/ Angel

    Was he on bath salts?

  • EarlyMorningCoffee

    Charis Harris, do you actually get paid to write? Because that is some lazy reporting. You should be ashamed.

  • djwt

    So i guess you were a witness since you know exactly what happened?

  • Freerandyblythenow

    Free Randy Blythe.

  • Paris

    You don’t have a clue. Self righteous corporate shitbag

  • Stacy

    You have no clue what this is all about! There are two sides to every story. Something doesnt add up here. You obviously believe everything you read! But you would. You dont like the defense fund dont donate. This article was a waste of my time! Maybe if you knew more about the past 20yrs nyhc you’d understand what I’m not even gonna bother to explain. You look like your 12! Refer to “balls” a bit much. Well fuzz nuts, INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY! Thats where I come from.