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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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31.

Hennessy    

You know, to hate the Juggalos is your right. To post spiteful comments about a complete group of people that you don't even know is stupid, but also your right! And you should be able to do so.
We just ask for the same rights even though I hope we put it to better use than some of you did here. God bless

255 days ago
32.

Alexandria Navens    

Can tell they are not the brighter apples in the bunch.
definition of a gang is a gathering, forming, organizing of a group.
Acts of the group speak for themselves

255 days ago
33.

Sargio    

I don't think the Insane Clown Posse understand how law works. They will fail.

255 days ago
34.

fandinomia    

haha that is kind of bogus to label them as a gang.. its just a bunch of fat, unsocial, hillbillies drinking faygo.

255 days ago
35.

crissann82    

Well all blacks are gang bangers all Muslim are terrorists all white ppl are racists so yeah why not this too? Fits

255 days ago
36.

Buster    

They are a gang. A lame gang, but they are a gang.

255 days ago
37.

whocares    

These people are a gang. I was dragged to one of their gatherings and got my ass kicked because i refused to paint my face.
**** THEM!!!!

254 days ago
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