Some legendary acts made their way to this year’s Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn. Punk icons Bad Brains and Cro-Mags rocked Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn along with Body Count, Straight Line Stitch and Unlocking the Truth.
In July 2012, New York's multi-venue CBGB's Festival was tainted by an incident involving former Cro-Mags founding bassist Harley Flanagan. An altercation occurred between Flanagan and current Cro-Mags members where the bassist apparently pulled out a hunting knife and slashed multiple people. Flanagan maintained that his actions were in self-defense, leading to an eventual dismissal of his assaul