Insane Clown Posse Declares Legal War on FBI
They’re no strangers to controversy and it seems Insane Clown Posse's antics over the years have garnered the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department.
Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph William Utsler) have joined forces with four of their biggest fans to file a lawsuit against the FBI and Department of Justice for violating their constitutional rights by classifying their Juggalo following as a gang.
Mr. J explained, “It’s time for the FBI to come to its senses and recognize that Juggalos are not a gang but a worldwide family united by the love of music.
“There has never been — and will never be — a music fan base quite like Juggalos, and while it is easy to fear what one does not understand, discrimination and bigotry against any group of people is just plain wrong and un-American.”
As a result of the 2011 decision to call the Juggalos a “hybrid gang,” several fans have been harassed and even faced unfair treatment, according to the plaintiffs.
“It’s unfair that police are treating fans of ICP like criminals just because of the music we like. Even though the Juggalo community has had a positive effect on my life, now I feel I have to cover my tattoos in certain areas or risk being harassed by police. It’s wrong to make me hide who I am,” explained one Juggalo.
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