Insane Clown Posse are investigating a possible lawsuit against the FBI in response to the agency’s decision to classify the “Juggalos” as a gang. ICP announced their intentions on a newly established website, Juggalos Fight Back, where they’re also asking Juggalos to report possible violations against their civil rights.
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.
The FBI identified the Juggalos as “hybrid gang” in their “2011 National Gang Threat Assessment” alongside the groups like the Latin Kings. The Juggalos “are rapidly expanding into many U.S. communities” and “engage in criminal activity and violence, the report said.
Update: In an interview with Vice, ICP said the lawsuit has to do with both protecting their brand and fans. Not only have retailers stop selling the group’s merchandise due to the gang classification, but if fans on probation were to wear a piece of merchandise, they’d be in violation of probation for wearing gang signs. As Violent J explained, “They’re trying to kill our band, and we have to fight back.”