Music duo Insane Clown Posse loses gang lawsuit

By From page A9 | July 09, 2014

DETROIT — The federal government can’t be blamed for any fallout from a 2011 FBI report that put a gang tag on fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse, a judge said.

U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland dismissed a lawsuit by the rap-metal duo and fans, known as Juggalos, who said they’ve been targeted by police because they have jewelry or tattoos with the group’s symbol, a man running with a hatchet.

Cleland said the U.S. Justice Department is not responsible for how authorities use a national report on gangs.

The report “does not recommend any particular course of action for local law enforcement to follow, and instead operates as a descriptive, rather than prescriptive, assessment of nationwide gang trends,” Cleland said in a 14-page opinion last week.


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  • JimboJuly 09, 2014 - 10:45 pm

    Every juggalo I have met is a violent person that sees themselves in perpetual victimhood with no sense of personal responsibility for any of their own actions. The awful musicians are just as bad.

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