The Cro-Mags present on the Cafe 611 in Frederick, MD on September 12 had a pretty serious incident involving two workers members of Destroy Zine and Cro-Mags vocalist and bassist Harley Flanagan. In line with Flanagan, members of Destroy Zine maced individuals by the merch desk and stabbed him with a razor. Workers from Destroy Zine paint a distinct image of what occurred that evening, saying Flanagan tried to sexually assault their editor and photographer.
Cro-Mags have now issued an announcement saying the band has since acquired quite a few demise threats, and that native police are investigating the problem. The next assertion was emailed to Steel Injection.
“Cro-Mags‘ Harley Flanagan and his 20-year-old son had been assaulted earlier than a Cro-Mags present they had been taking part in with DRI at Café 611 in Frederick, MD this previous Tuesday evening, Sept. 12th. A small native ‘zine’ had written to the band previous to the present asking to interview them. In correspondence, the band declined the interview with a proof however provided them 3 free passes to the present.
“In line with witnesses, together with the proprietor of the venue and DRI, the group got here in and arrange a desk to promote their journal. Previous to the present, in a room full of individuals, together with young children, and Harley‘s son, a person and girl from the journal approached the Cro-Mags merch desk subsequent to theirs and began speaking. She shared that she was the mannequin on the again cowl. Flanagan, in entrance of his son stated, ‘seems cool, I’ll choose one up after the present’ and walked away. It was not lengthy earlier than the girl began yelling that Flanagan had harassed her, at which level his son got here to the opposite aspect of the merch desk with one of many different individuals from the journal who began yelling that Flanagan had assaulted his girlfriend.
“As Harley‘s son and the person received bodily, the person pulled out a can of Mace and sprayed each Flanagan and son immediately of their faces. And proceeded to spray the room of patrons with Mace.
“The membership proprietor witnessed all of this. Flanagan Jr and the journal man quickly hit the bottom preventing and the remainder of their crew, together with the woman received concerned.
“When Flanagan came to visit, the woman jumped on his again and commenced hitting him with a billy membership. He was at the moment slashed with a knife, by means of his pants. The woman was bodily faraway from Flanagan‘s again by a retired Police Officer, there along with his son (who’s cooperating with native police).
“The membership proprietor got here to the melee, police confirmed up and the journal group was faraway from the premises. Flanagan performed the present with a flesh wound and the remnants of mace in his eyes and nostril.
“A number of witnesses have come ahead, all cooperating with police, most notably the membership proprietor, the retired police officer and the band DRI.
“The band has since acquired quite a few demise threats because the journal has been spreading their story on social media which started with harassment and has now change into assault.
“Native enterprise homeowners have since come ahead with related experiences involving the couple from the journal and are presently cooperating with authorities through the investigation. The FBI might change into concerned as threats of violence and demise have been acquired throughout state traces.
“The victims pressed expenses the morning after the occasion and the assault is presently being investigated by the Frederick, MD Police Division.
“Harley needs to state emphatically, ‘the concept of assaulting a girl is reprehensible to me and it did not occur and it would not occur.’
“Any additional feedback will come from Mr. Flanagan‘s lawyer Harley Breite, Esq. of Wayne, NJ.”
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