Horrorcore duo Insane Clown Posse have vowed to fight back an FBI report released last year, branding their passionate fan base The Juggalos as a violent criminal gang. Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope voiced their opinion at their recent Gathering of the Juggalos, and have said that they are seeking out legal means in order to sue the FBI.
The report, which came out in October last year, labelled their fans as a “A loosely-organized hybrid gang”, which means they exhibit gang-like behaviour and engage in criminal activity and violence. This puts them in the same list as some of America’s most well-known crime gangs the Crips, Bloods, and Aryan Brotherhood.
Many criminal Juggalo subsets are comprised of transient or homeless individuals, according to law enforcement reports. Most Juggalo criminal groups are not motivated to migrate based upon traditional needs of a gang. However, the reports also suggest that criminal activity has increased over the past several years and has expanded to several other states.
The group spoke about the matter at their recent Gathering of the Juggalos festival, sharing the problems of their fans, and what they plan to do to try and fix it (video below).
“It’s been almost a year since Juggalos were put on the National Gang Threat Assessment and we are hearing too many stories from our fans about the trouble it’s causing them. Just because you like a music group, doesn’t make you a criminal. We’re not attacking the FBI, but they got this wrong. The Juggalos are not a gang, and that needs to be fixed.”
They’ve also launched a website juggalosfightback.com in order to hear Juggalo feedback on any trouble they’ve had being branded as a criminal under this report.
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