Horror rappers Insane Clown Posse have taken legal action against officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation after their face-painted fans were added to the organization's National Gang Threat Assessment list.
The group's followers, dubbed Juggalos, were classified as a gang in the bureau's 2011 update for exhibiting thug-like behavior and allegedly engaging in criminal activity. The report stated that most Juggalo-related crime is "sporadic, disorganized, individualistic" and involves "simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft and vandalism."
The findings infuriated members of the group. On Tuesday, their legal team filed papers against the FBI at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
A post on the band's website reads, "Listen up, Homies! This is the biggest thing to rock the Juggalo and Juggalette universe... The Insane Clown Posse and (record label) Psychopathic Records have kept their word and filed a lawsuit against the FBI on behalf of the Juggalo Family TODAY!
"(The band members) said they would be fightin' for the family's rights no matter how much time or money it took! And now today, September 25th, 2012, ICP and Psychopathic have made those promises a reality by officially filing their lawsuit against the FBI!
"The idea of calling the Juggalos and Juggalettes a 'gang' is straight up bulls---. We are not a gang! We are a family! We come together for our luv of the Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Records, and our Juggalo pride. Can we take a f---in' second to note that Jimmy Buffet's Parrot Heads, Lady Gaga's Little Monsters, Justin Bieber's Beliebers, the Grateful Dead's DeadHeads and many more haven't been labeled as a gang?
"Really, this is the first time in the history of rock-n-roll that any music fans have been labeled as a 'gang' and that's probably because it makes no damn sense! Juggalos are fans of music -- not hardened, organized gang members! And that is why the Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Records, and their legal team are fighting for YOU!"
ICP fans are a family? Yea a family of drug addicted, law breaking, medical ripoff artist. They come to Southern Illinois every year and cause nothing but trouble for the small poor county they meet at. Drug use is rampant at this event and as it is on private land law enforcement can't go on there. There have been stabbings and a drowning last year that is suspect for a crime but other then these law enforcement is restricted on what it can do. Those that go to the local medical facilities for emergency attention give false names and addresses. Never pay these bills. Arrested for driving cases. Never show up or pay the fines.
No, they are going to lose this lawsuit big time as their followers are out of control and break the laws all the time.