Essentially, it's implausibly small potatoes in the wake of yesterday's events, but I was going to post an entry about it before that tragedy engulfed the day. Remember the violent culmination of the great Cro-Mags schism that went down this summer (which I discussed here, here and yet again here)? Well, as it's turned out, there's been a development. I first spotted it on my old colleague Chris Harris' almighty Gun Shy Assassin, but evidently the case against Harley Flanagan has been dropped. Four second degree felony assault charges and a weapons possession count have been thrown out. He's in the clear.
In the wake of this, I wouldn't expect the original Cro-Mags to ever make up and play nice again, but who knows? I'd be curious to hear what John Joseph has to say about it, but I'd imagine both sides of this dispute are ready to move beyond it.
Honestly, this post was really just an excuse to showcase the photograph from 1986 of the Cro-Mags in slightly cheeries times by JJ Gonson above (see the rest here).