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Insane Clown Posse

Sues Federal Government

Juggalos Aren't a Gang, We're a Family

1/8/2014 10:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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The Insane Clown Posse is OUTRAGED the Federal Government has labeled their followers as a dangerous gang ... so now they've filed a lawsuit, demanding the Feds take back what they said.

ICP claims a 2011 FBI report -- which referred to Juggalos as a "loosely organized hybrid gang" -- wrongly characterizes their fans as violent lawbreakers ... and has led to unwarranted harassment of their fans by law enforcement.

In addition to ICP members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, several fans are also party to the suit, and they cite several examples during which they were allegedly subjected to such harassment.

One fan says he's been stopped multiple times by cops because of his ICP clothing. Another says he was forced to remove his Juggalo tattoos in order to enlist in the military.

ICP admits some of their fans have broken the law in the past, but they insist "it is wrong to designate the entire group of supporters as a criminal gang based on the acts of a few." During a news conference, Shaggy 2 Dope said, "We're not a gang. We're a family."

ICP says the FBI report violates their constitutional right to free speech as well as their right to associate with whoever they want. They want the Feds to stop with the gang talk once and for all.

58 COMMENTS

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Truth44    

What a bunch of D-BAGS!!!!!

197 days ago
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Brent    

Bunch of fake ass *******!!!! Go drink some ***o and run scared from Marshal lol

197 days ago
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Kelly    

Sounds like they have a good case. NSA/FBI = the new Stasi.

197 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

A$$ Clowns

197 days ago
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Tarington    

Boo woo, feds harassing about bunch of creepy violent clowns and their fans, so sad -- said NOBODY.

197 days ago
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wildwanders    

Bring on the Faygo cannons!

197 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

well if you bust their fans wouldnt you have to bust all rap fans too?

197 days ago
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Nickylala    

Unorganized group of losers is more accurate.

197 days ago
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John Cena    

HAHA **** all those bunch of clown ****s.

197 days ago
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Kelly    

If "fans" are being labelled by the government, couldn't all the dozens and dozens of criminal"rappers" that TMZ reports about be considered one gang?

197 days ago
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dippydoo    

see here is the issue.... I've never met a nice chill juggalo. ive only met brash mean Angry cold hearted people. **** I've never heard one juggalo concert going down without some form of crazy violence. Sorry but I consider all juggalos on par with gang members. even gangs do toy drives.

197 days ago
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billybob    

lame, they should try to sell records instead

197 days ago
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slobeachbum101    

I dispise Juggalos

197 days ago
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dippydoo    

http://m.tmz.com/#Article/2013/09/17/insane-clown-posse-sued-ex-publicist-dildos-vagina-tighteners-tommy-guns yea these dudes r stand up human beings... smh...

197 days ago
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spinner25    

This is ludicrous. Their colors are gang colors. Their hand signs are gang signs. They're wanna be" gangstas" and everyone is hip to their BS. WAHHHHHHHH WAHHHHHH

197 days ago
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