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The Michigan rap group Insane Clown Posse filed suit on Wednesday against the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, saying that the United States government had made the “unwarranted and unlawful decision” to classify fans of the band as criminal gang members, leading to their harassment by law enforcement and causing them “significant harm.”
The lawsuit was filed in Federal District Court in Detroit by lawyers for the band and for the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
Insane Clown Posse filed an earlier lawsuit against the F.B.I. in 2012, seeking the documents that the bureau had used to reach its determination that Juggalos should be classified as a gang.
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All that aside, certainly you do see the importance of what they are doing here, right? The FBI has been a heavy hand used by the government in culture wars for decades.
I dont need to identify with some group to make myself a shining red beacon for police attention. I just need to behave like a jackass. Behaving like a jackass was a target of police scrutiny long before being a "Juggalo" was. It just so happens that there is a lot of jackass behavior that goes along with being a Juggalo.
It's a world of contradictions. Interesting in a stupid and pointless sort of way.
To think that these terrible "rappers" decades after being deemed utter trash and complete failures as musicians and artists actually had some hillbilly fanbase in rural America.
NGIC Juggalos Report
While the majority of fans exercise their lifestyles in a peaceful manner, a small portion of this group have added a criminal element that has slowly been taking hold in certain states.