Inner West Whispers – 297

Trump attack at Maccas – Without a bike – Sticky Fingers unstuck
  • The Star Observer last week reported an incident at Stanmore McDonald’s in the early hours of the morning where two gay men were allegedly involved in a violent altercation with a vocal Donald Trump supporter who declared that “Trump’s won, straight white men rule” and later attacked them. One of the men ended up in hospital, but charges have reportedly been laid against the attacker who will soon appear in court.
  • A Marrickville man had his bicycle nicked from the front of his house late last month, but unfortunately for 24-year-old Clay the bike is not easily replaceable. Clay’s arm was amputated 12 years ago, and his bike was designed especially to accommodate his needs. His prosthetic arm, which he uses to ride, was also stolen at the same time. He feels that the chances of the bike and arm showing up again are slim, so has set up a Go-Fund-Me page to cover replacement costs. The fundraiser was sitting at half way to his $9,000 goal when we last checked.
  • Former Inner West darlings, ARIA nominated Sticky Fingers, who famously introduced themselves with a gig on a Newtown balcony and used to bartend at the Annandale Hotel have announced an indefinite hiatus, after Indigenous singer songwriter Thelma Plum claimed the band’s frontman Dylan Frost had been violent towards her and racially abusive towards the Indigenous metal band Dispossessed. Frost posted on Facebook that his behaviours has been ‘largely unacceptable’ and that he was struggling with his mental health and addiction. The band said they had been going through ‘internal issues’, “They’ve heightened to the point where it’s not fair to anyone involved for us not to do something.”