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BloodoftheKings
11-02-2011, 06:56 PM
The FBI has classified fans of the Detroit-based hip-hop band Insane Clown Posse--who call themselves Juggalos and paint their faces like their heros--as a violent, fast-growing "gang" worth monitoring. News of the bureau's move first came courtesy of Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman.

The Juggalos are highlighted in the bureau's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report as a "non-traditional gangs" alongside the traditional ethnic-based Asian, East African and Caribbean gangs; the report classifies Juggalos among "hybrid gangs" such as the Latin Kings.

According to information from the National Gang Intelligence Center cited in the report, the Juggalos "are rapidly expanding into many U.S. communities" and "engage in criminal activity and violence."

Law enforcement officials in at least 21 states "have identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets," according to the NGIC.

More from the report:
Most crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and often involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism. However, open source reporting suggests that a small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, thefts, robberies, and drug sales.

The report states that in January 2011, a suspected Juggalo member shot and wounded a couple in King County, Wash.; in 2010, "two suspected Juggalo associates were charged with beating and robbing an elderly homeless man."

However, FBI specialists note that it can be hard to get a fix on the Juggalos and their whereabouts. Juggalos' "disorganization and lack of structure within their groups, coupled with their transient nature, makes it difficult to classify them and identify their members and migration patterns."

And:
Many criminal Juggalo subsets are comprised of transient or homeless individuals, according to law enforcement reporting. Most Juggalo criminal groups are not motivated to migrate based upon traditional needs of a gang. However, law enforcement reporting suggests that Juggalo criminal activity has increased over the past several years and has expanded to several other states. Transient, criminal Juggalo groups pose a threat to communities due to the potential for violence, drug use/sales, and their general destructive and violent nature.

Though law enforcement officials in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Washington "report the most Juggalo gang-related criminal activity," Juggalos "are present in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia." Juggalo gangs are expanding in New Mexico, in particular, "because they are attracted to the tribal and cultural traditions of the Native Americans residing nearby."

The FBI "gang" classification has prompted some purportedly law-abiding Juggalos to launch a petition in protest:
Many are college students, college graduates, and some with very high degrees in many different fields. Others are humble, work long hours, and earn everything that they own. True Juggalos and Juggalettes are a part of a sub culture to America, and are NOT criminals! This discrimination should not be allowed against innocent people because, of people claiming false belief in our culture.

A representative for the Insane Clown Posse did not immediately return requests for comment left with Psychopathic Records, the band's label.
The fascination with the Juggalos and their annual Gathering of the Juggalos--what the band itself bills as "the Most Controversial Music Festival in the World!"--has sparked media interest. Last year, the Village Voice ran a cover story, in which the writer, Camille Dodero, gave a firsthand account of the Juggalo gathering in rural Illinois (readers should note that Dodero's saga contains graphic accounts of sexual acts and drug use):

A map given at the entrance shows how HogRock has been carved into an Insane Clown Posse theme park: Three camping areas are rechristened the "Chaos District," "Loonie Boonies," and "Red Mist Mountain." Scattered around them are six separate stages, a wrestling ring, and an autograph tent. There is the Main Stage, where ICP will headline and Method Man will get his cheek bloodied from a flying object. There is the Second Stage, where bong MC Afroman will get figuratively stoned and reality-TV star Tila Tequila will get literally stoned. There is the Seminar Tent, where omnipresent porn icon Ron Jeremy will initial the sunburnt breast of a Juggalette already sporting a neck hickey, then take her inside his trailer.

Dodero thinks the recent "gang" classification is "ludicrous."

"It's like classifying New York Giants fans as a gang because people have committed crimes while wearing New York Giants hats," Dodero told The Cutline. "This whole gang thing is an allegation Juggalos have been dealing with for years. It's just strange the FBI has decided now to add them to their roster, when Juggalos have actually been getting the best (least outright and spiteful) press in the last 18 months than ever before."

MPF
11-02-2011, 07:00 PM
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Indestructible
11-02-2011, 07:03 PM
Watch they are going to start arresting all juggalos because a few of them have comitted crimes. I wouldn't be surprsied if the FBI crashed the gathering of the juggalos next year and started arresting everyone whether they did something wrong or not.

metallicbrian666
11-02-2011, 07:08 PM
Watch they are going to start arresting all juggalos because a few of them have comitted crimes. I wouldn't be surprsied if the FBI crashed the gathering of the juggalos next year and started arresting everyone whether they did something wrong or not.
You make it sound like a bad thing.

christopher
11-02-2011, 07:09 PM
I don't remember the story exactly, but I think Tila Tequila was almost raped at a Gathering of the Juggalos a few years back. She walked on stage in only a g string, so she should have expected some sort of reaction from the crowd by doing that.

daimonos
11-02-2011, 07:09 PM
Watch they are going to start arresting all juggalos because a few of them have comitted crimes. I wouldn't be surprsied if the FBI crashed the gathering of the juggalos next year and started arresting everyone whether they did something wrong or not.

We can only hope.

Indestructible
11-02-2011, 07:11 PM
You make it sound like a bad thing.

It is if they are going to start attacking people who aren't causing trouble. If there are people breaking the law then yes they have to be dealt with. But the FBI is going to use this to justify arresting anyone for whatever reason they want. I think ICP is the worst thing ever but can't we just leave the juggalos and juggeletes alone?

metallicbrian666
11-02-2011, 07:20 PM
It is if they are going to start attacking people who aren't causing trouble. If there are people breaking the law then yes they have to be dealt with. But the FBI is going to use this to justify arresting anyone for whatever reason they want. I think ICP is the worst thing ever but can't we just leave the juggalos and juggeletes alone?
No

mankvill
11-02-2011, 07:23 PM
Hopefully this gets them all locked up for life

JRA
11-02-2011, 08:02 PM
I hate to side with ConcentrationCamp McBlackHawk but this is sort of unlawful. If you switched the word "Juggalo" with the word "metalhead" everyone here would lose their minds. Hell it probably happened a once in the 80's. West Memphis 3.

BloodoftheKings
11-02-2011, 08:35 PM
I hate to side with ConcentrationCamp McBlackHawk but this is sort of unlawful. If you switched the word "Juggalo" with the word "metalhead" everyone here would lose their minds. Hell it probably happened a once in the 80's. West Memphis 3.

Basically the same analogy that guy gave in the last paragraph of the article. We all like to make jokes about juggalos being sent to death camps but this really is ridiculous.

Triggz
11-02-2011, 09:09 PM
For further reading, incredibly entertaining:

http://www.topix.com/forum/who/insane-clown-posse

IrritatedTrout
11-03-2011, 04:33 AM
Classic.

ChildrenofSodom
11-03-2011, 05:19 AM
This is going to sound very "class"ist, but all the poor white trash kids, who coincidentally sold drugs, robbed convenience stores, and/or got their girlfriends pregnant sophomore year, wore ICP clothes and tattoos in my town. Not a "gang" in the traditional sense, but they definitely aren't adding anything positive to the mix.

treghet
11-03-2011, 05:23 AM
This is going to sound very "class"ist, but all the poor white trash kids, who coincidentally sold drugs, robbed convenience stores, and/or got their girlfriends pregnant sophomore year, wore ICP clothes and tattoos in my town. Not a "gang" in the traditional sense, but they definitely aren't adding anything positive to the mix.

It's true that a lot of juggalos are idiots - just watch the short film on this year's gathering - but to make a blanket statement like that is wrong.

ChildrenofSodom
11-03-2011, 05:47 AM
Absolutely. They shouldn't be prosecuted or grouped together for law enforcement purposes. But they do suck and should be encouraged to cut their own balls/Fallopian tubes off/out.

treghet
11-03-2011, 05:57 AM
But they do suck and should be encouraged to cut their own balls/Fallopian tubes off/out.

:lol:

ChildrenofSodom
11-03-2011, 06:17 AM
"Many are college students, college graduates, and some with very high degrees in many different fields."

I hope I never see the day when my doctor rolls up his sleeves for surgery, exposing his hatchet man tattoo.

Epidemic Reign
11-03-2011, 06:21 AM
"Many are college students, college graduates, and some with very high degrees in many different fields."

I hope I never see the day when my doctor rolls up his sleeves for surgery, exposing his hatchet man tattoo.

GONNA CHECK YO BRAIN RIGHT NOW MUTHAFUCKA

Ay nurse bitch, get me a hunnid cc's of Faygo, STAT!

treghet
11-03-2011, 06:26 AM
http://memegenerator.net/cache/instances/400x/10/10867/11128772.jpg

Epidemic Reign
11-03-2011, 06:30 AM
http://memegenerator.net/cache/instances/400x/10/10867/11128772.jpg

I thought ICP was supposed to be edgy or some shit until I heard that Miracles song.

It was like listening to Will Smith... if Will Smith were two dumbshit white dudes with grease paint.

treghet
11-03-2011, 06:34 AM
They were different in the '90s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hyMG3b05u0&ob=av2e

Epidemic Reign
11-03-2011, 06:50 AM
They were different in the '90s. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hyMG3b05u0&ob=av2e

Oh, I get it now. They cut their hair and stopped doing drugs like Metallica :lol:

IrritatedTrout
11-03-2011, 07:06 AM
GONNA CHECK YO BRAIN RIGHT NOW MUTHAFUCKA

Ay nurse bitch, get me a hunnid cc's of Faygo, STAT!

:lol::lol:

Indestructible
11-03-2011, 07:36 AM
Absolutely. They shouldn't be prosecuted or grouped together for law enforcement purposes. But they do suck and should be encouraged to cut their own balls/Fallopian tubes off/out.

I hope you stopped your plans to become a politican........

IrritatedTrout
11-03-2011, 07:38 AM
I heard that's gonna be his platform. ChildrenofSodom 2012.:usa:

Epidemic Reign
11-03-2011, 07:41 AM
I'll vote :party:

treghet
11-03-2011, 07:42 AM
I hope you stopped your plans to become a politican........

http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/45414bcf353ae4b472f1e8c1c76d904e.jpg

Epidemic Reign
11-03-2011, 07:45 AM
http://images.sodahead.com/polls/000934313/no_jokes_please_500x375_answer_1_xlarge.jpeg

No bombs, no guns, no children mugging people on runways? :lol:

Maiden33
11-03-2011, 07:53 AM
I hope you stopped your plans to become a politican........

You really, really need to learn how to joke.

Epidemic Reign
11-03-2011, 07:56 AM
I was too lazy to edit out the pictures. :tongue:

Oh that's fine, I'm just trying to figure out what fucking point they were trying to get across with that last one :lol:

Sanitarium78
11-03-2011, 07:57 AM
Yes, both ICP and their juggalos are annoying but to be classified as a gang is fucking stupid. Also, they're a "fast growing gang?" Way to stay on top of things there FBI. But the Juggalos have been around for a long time now. It's not like it's some super crime ring that sprung up overnight.

I know the priorities are fucked up in this country but it's good to see something like this just to reaffirm that fact.

If some of them cause trouble then take legal action against them. But i'm guessing most of them just live their lives day by day and don't do any gang like activity. Just leave them alone and let them live in the fucked up and puzzling world of worshiping ICP.

treghet
11-03-2011, 07:57 AM
Oh that's fine, I'm just trying to figure out what fucking point they were trying to get across with that last one :lol:

Out of boredom I edited them out anyway. But yeah... dunno what that one is. :lol:

Dissimulate
11-03-2011, 09:43 AM
Out of boredom I edited them out anyway. But yeah... dunno what that one is. :lol:
Plane hijacking?

A lot of juggalos are dumbfucks, but that seems to be more a product of their white trash surroundings then their musical taste.

brutal_descent
11-03-2011, 10:21 AM
You really, really need to learn how to joke.

JOKES ARE CONSPIRACIES

dun dun dun dun

ChildrenofSodom
11-03-2011, 10:39 AM
If you guys actually read the report, DHS says that they're an unconventional gang that spawns decentralized, disconnected gang activity in various areas. Small groups of Juggalos are organizing to commit crimes. They aren't indicting ICP or the entire "family" as a gang or gang members; the media coverage isn't accurate in that respect.

This is not, in any way, similar to the West Memphis 3 or anti-metalhead panics. There are documented reports of groups of Juggalos organizing to commit crime (which is what a gang is.)

HackedUpForBBQ
11-03-2011, 04:19 PM
I don't remember the story exactly, but I think Tila Tequila was almost raped at a Gathering of the Juggalos a few years back. She walked on stage in only a g string, so she should have expected some sort of reaction from the crowd by doing that.

I believe she was hit in the head with a brick

SomewhereInTime72
11-03-2011, 05:28 PM
I don't care, this is hilarious.

masterguy49
11-03-2011, 05:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drMzeN1eXdA

HIT EM WITH A 12 GAUGE BUCKET... CHICKEN NUGGET


WHO'S GOIN CHICKEN HUNTIN!?

WE'S GOIN CHICKEN HUNTIN!!!

CUT A MUTHA FUCKIN CHICKEN UP!


IDK guys, ICP is pretty awesome

Div
11-03-2011, 07:57 PM
im glad the government is finally doing something productive

powerslave_85
11-03-2011, 08:02 PM
This is idiotic. Any group of people that size is bound to have criminals. It's pretty well-known that their big gathering is waaaaay less violent than other festivals of similar or larger size.

Don't get me wrong, I think it's all pretty fucking stupid, but it's also weirdly fascinating.

hellawaits77ny
11-03-2011, 09:35 PM
This is one of the most outrageously, stupid things I've heard in a while. I dig me some ICP

IrritatedTrout
11-04-2011, 03:19 AM
This is one of the most outrageously, stupid things I've heard in a while. I dig me some ICP

You listen to ICP and this is one of the stupidest things you've heard in awhile? Loose your CD's or something?

rjturtle9
11-04-2011, 01:03 PM
You listen to ICP and this is one of the stupidest things you've heard in awhile? Loose your CD's or something?

:lol: :lol:

Sepultura69
11-05-2011, 10:35 AM
I don't remember the story exactly, but I think Tila Tequila was almost raped at a Gathering of the Juggalos a few years back. She walked on stage in only a g string, so she should have expected some sort of reaction from the crowd by doing that.

Yup. Method Man from the Wu Tang Clan was also harmed at that show as well. He sued the people in charge of the festival. Forgot what the story was, but method man ended up getting stitches on his head i believe. Stupid fan through a broken bottle or something at him? Anyways, I always find it funny when random old school hip hop artists perform at these shit hole redneck festivals. Many classic artists such as Slick Rick, Redman, Ice Cube, Method man and many more have performed at the gathering of the juggaloes. I just have no fucking idea why they would :(

dcmetal108
11-05-2011, 11:52 AM
Yup. Method Man from the Wu Tang Clan was also harmed at that show as well. He sued the people in charge of the festival. Forgot what the story was, but method man ended up getting stitches on his head i believe. Stupid fan through a broken bottle or something at him? Anyways, I always find it funny when random old school hip hop artists perform at these shit hole redneck festivals. Many classic artists such as Slick Rick, Redman, Ice Cube, Method man and many more have performed at the gathering of the juggaloes. I just have no fucking idea why they would :(

Most of them are good friends with ICP. Thats one of the reasons also why if you look they have old school wreslting legends (Roddy Piper, Mick Foley, Terry Funk) there everything year. They are all friends.

ShatteredFlame
11-05-2011, 12:06 PM
Yesterday I saw a ICP sticker on a stop sign. True story.

hellawaits77ny
11-05-2011, 09:03 PM
You listen to ICP and this is one of the stupidest things you've heard in awhile? Loose your CD's or something?

No harm in liking other styles of music than metal.

BloodoftheKings
11-05-2011, 10:05 PM
No harm in liking other styles of music than metal.

He didn't say that cause they're a rap group, he said that cause they're ICP.

hellawaits77ny
11-06-2011, 01:10 AM
He didn't say that cause they're a rap group, he said that cause they're ICP.

I got his drift