Hardcore American hip hop duo Insane Clown Posse, are prepared to go to court to defend their fans. The founders of Psychopathic Records are ready to sue the FBI after their fans, dubbed Juggalos, were described by the agency as gang members.
In the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment Report, the army of Insane Clown Posse fans were reportedly described as “a loosely organized hybrid gang”.
“Although recognized as a gang in only four states, many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence. Law enforcement officials in at least 21 states have identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets, according to the National Gang Intelligence Center reporting,” Rolling Stone magazine cites from the official document.
Insane Clown Posse demand their followers are removed from the gang list.
They have asked their fans who already suffered from being on the list to turn to them for help, at no charge. The rappers say their fans’ legal situation will be studied by a team of lawyers.
“If you or someone you know have suffered any negative consequence with a governmental representative, including law enforcement, border patrol, airline security, or other local, state or federal governmental agency or employee as a result of your status as a Juggalo, we want to know about it,” Insane Clown Posse wrote on the special website they launched.
“We are prepared….to fight for you in Court, if possible,” they promise.