Insane Clown Posse Hires Legal Counsel To Fight FBI’s Gang Label On Juggalo Fans

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Speaking to their fans and media at their 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos music festival over the weekend, the Insane Clown Posse announced that they’ve retained legal counsel to investigate and pursue legal action to protect themselves and fans against persecution, following their recent “gang” classification by the FBI.

“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,” said ICP’s Shaggy 2 Dope.

ICP member, Violent J, adds, “We’re not attacking the FBI, but they got this wrong. The Juggalos are not a gang, and that needs to be fixed.”

Late last year, news surfaced that the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment division had labeled Juggalos (the name adopted by ICP fans) as a “gang,” who can be treated in the same ways as notorious violent gangs such as Aryan Brotherhood, Bloods, Crips and the Latin Kings by law enforcement.

In their speech to the crowd, both  ICP members recalled hearing stories of parolee fans who were violated and/or sent back to prison just for being fans of the group; and further, hearing about harassment all around the country aimed at their fanbase.

Both Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have hired the law firm of Hertz Schram to protect themselves and their fanbase from being stereotyped and harassed in everyday life, and plan to seek monetary compensation and/or other injunctive relief  to rid Juggalos of being wrongly judged because of the music they like.

“We are seeking individual Juggalos whose rights have been violated as a result of the mistaken belief that they are a ‘gang member,’ ” ICP counsel, Howard Hertz of Hertz Schram PC, said in a statement.

The group has even launched a website dedicated to the cause at JuggalosFightBack.com.

3 comments
  1. What can us los n lettes do to help? I havent been in trouble yet, but live in a small town and its goin round that im a gangsta because of my hatchet gear and sticker on my ride. I LOVE and will represent ICP till DEATH. This gang shit is whack i dont need no gang if ima fuck shit up ima do it all by my damn self. I dont need nobody backin my crazy ass. One of the only reasons i stay focused when i’m pissed and want to kick some ass is because 1st my daughter 2nd ICP. Jammin and screamin the words about everything i’d like to do to all these stupid people we all have to deal with every day calms me down and if anything keeps me from fuckin up. Juggaltte for Life. MMFCL. Love Anger* :)

  2. WEATHER OR NOT YOU GUYS BEAT THESE PUNK ASS FEDS WE ALL GOT YOUR BACKS. WE ARE A FAMILY NOT A DAMN GANG. IVE BEEN DOWN SINCE YOU GUYS CAME OUT IN THE 80S BEEN TO MANY SHOWS EVEN LOST A TOOTH TOO A FAGO BOTTLE AT HALLOWICKED 2007. ITS ALL GOOD THOUGH WE WILL STAND AND FIGHT TOGETHER HOMIES AND WE WILL COME OUT ON TOP THIS I AM VERY SURE OF

  3. Homie MCL and all due respect , but ICP wasn’t out in the 80’s .. and Faygo .ummmh a ” Y ” in the spelling .That’s all other wise everything else you said , a big WHOOP WHOOP ..

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