posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 10:25 PM
Originally posted by eNumbra
Originally posted by tsurfer2000h
reply to post by projectvxn
In fact Juggalos are a family and not a gang no matter what the FBI want people to believe.
I'm sure the Bloods and Crips consider themselves families too.
edit on 9/30/2012 by eNumbra because: (no reason given)
So do politicians and fraternities? So does the army...
Really, I think acknowledging these idiots who believe themselves to be part of a "gang" just makes the problem worse. (Referring to people who
actually admit/flaunt/advertise they are in a gang or speak about wanting to be in one.)
People form group relationships anywhere and everywhere. I know that negative connotations are given to groups considered gangs for reason, but all
that does in my opinion is draw more attention and increase the appeal to people that would join those groups in the first place.
In this case a performance group has stated they are not a gang, but are being labelled as one, along with their fans. In which case, some of their
fans probably are involved in shady dealings but it's not to say all should be listed as such if there is no formal membership or initiations. Simply
wearing crappy makeup and listening to music is not adequate evidence of gang activity.
On the other hand, the fans who are possibly starting gangs should be looked at individually, especially if they are using a moniker that is the same
as normal fans who simply like the music/style of the group.
edit on 30-9-2012 by boncho because: (no reason given)