‘Juggalos’ Considered A Gang, FBI Says
November 2, 2011 by staff
‘Juggalos’ Considered A Gang, FBI Says, Fans of rap duo Insane Clown Posse have been placed on the FBI list of new criminal gangs. And the fans – who call themselves Juggalos – are not very happy about the appointment.
The duo Insane Clown Posse performs Hardcore Hip Hop Detroit they call horrorcore and is known for its live performances. Juggalos, like Insane Clown Posse, known for wearing face paint, soft drink Faygo and for its annual meeting of the Juggalos “celebration.
However, the FBI National Gang Threat 2011 Assessment Report of the Juggalos called “a concern to the police” after being alarmed by his “general destructive and violent,” the report said.
“Most of the crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic and often involve a simple assault, and personal drug possession, theft and vandalism,” the report said.
However, the report says, a small number of Juggalos are forming groups and participate in more organized gang and criminal activity, “such as assault offenses, thefts, robberies and drug sales.”
According to the report, Juggalos have been linked to a series of recent crimes, including a shooting in January and the assault of a homeless man last year. “Transitory groups, criminal Juggalo threaten communities because of the possibility that drug violence / sales, and its general character, destructive and violent,” the report said.
More than 200 Juggalos have signed an online petition to protest the classification and asking the FBI to reverse their decision.
“I’ve been a Juggalo of pride for many years. I’m tired of being labeled a gang member. I work long hours and live a daily life, like a normal individual. I think the Constitution gives us the legal right perfect to be part of a society that sees different beliefs, “wrote the author Jasper Beal.
Another petitioner, Keith Myers, wrote: “I am a father, I am a child, I am a college student, I am a JUGGALO, I am not a gang member.”
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