I have been sitting at my desk all day waiting for something, anything to rise from the Twitterverse about the events at the 13th Annual Gathering Of The Juggalos (no shame), but I never expected this to be the result:
Insane Clown Posse have announced they are pursuing legal action against The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s after the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report classified the hiphop act’s fans as “gang members.” This is not a joke.
Speaking to a gather (no pun intended) of 1500 fans on festival grounds earlier today, ICP’s Violent J commented:
“no matter what it costs or what it takes… The main fact is, we’re not just layin’ down and taking it up the ass.”
The 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment lists Insane Clown Posse’s fans, known as Juggalos, under “non-traditional gangs.” The report places Juggalos among such notorious entities as the Aryan Brotherhood, Bloods, Crips and the Latin Kings and states, “…many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence. Law enforcement officials in at least 21 states have identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets….”
Shaggy 2 Dope stated, “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.”
A video statement from the duo is expected to appear on the JuggalosFightBack shortly.
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