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Insane Clown Posse

Juggalos Case Dismissed

'Gang' Label Sticks for Now

7/8/2014 8:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Insane Clown Posse and their Juggalo fans say they're NOT a gang ... but for now the FBI can keep calling them one because a federal judge has tossed out the band's lawsuit.

ICP had filed the suit -- along with several Juggalos --  claiming the FBI wrongly classified them as a hybrid criminal gang. They say police hassle them because of the gang label. One fan who sued is in the military and fears punishment from superiors. 

But a federal judge dismissed the case last week ... saying ICP should not have sued the FBI ... because the harassment is coming from local law enforcement agencies -- not the Feds. As for the military plaintiff ... the judge pointed out nothing's actually happened to him yet.

The Juggalos -- who usually identify themselves with tattoos of the ICP's hatchetman logo -- say the fight isn't over ... their ACLU lawyers have already filed an appeal.

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