Insane Clown Posse’s FBI lawsuit is laughed out of town
THE Insane Clown Posse are an odd bunch. For starters, they think magnets are powered by witchcraft or something. And their fans? Well, their fans are VERY devoted (seriously – they make fans of The Smiths look like rational, reasonable people without a worrying neediness that burps out of their every pore).
As such, the ICP and their Juggalos are well known.
They’re so well known that the FBI started sniffing around them. Were Juggalos violent and mental and doing all manner of criminal stuff. Probably, but only as much as any group of people who come under any bracket are able or willing to engage in criminal activity.
However, the ICP didn’t like it.
Back in January, Insane Clown Posse and the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit against the FBI and the American Justice Department for the “unwarranted and unlawful decision” to tarnish its followers as gang members and subsequently treating them like they were.
American police eh? Bothering people with a heavy hand! Whatever next?
However, U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland has dismissed the Clown Posse’s lawsuit. A 14-page opinion released last week, Cleland noted the FBI’s gang threat assessment “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.”
The initial ICP lawsuit was provoked after the FBI’s report – ‘National Gang Threat Assessment: Emerging Trends’ – classified Juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang,” with warnings that they’d started expanding across the country and were known to “exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence.”
You would’ve though a load of white kids who like a rap-metal band would love to be profiled like the rest of hip hop and rap fans!