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Insane Clown Posse pursues legal action against FBI

The hip-hop group takes umbrage at the FBI’s classification of its fans, the Juggalos, as a gang

Juggalos. They love Faygo and face paint, but above all, the hardcore hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse. Last year, in its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) classified all those who are “down with the clown,” as they might say, as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang,” on par with the Crips and the Bloods.

One can imagine that didn’t sit particularly well with the Juggalo community, which refers to itself as a family. On Friday, at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos in Cave-In-Rock, Ill., ICP members Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope announced that they and their record label, Psychopathic Records, would be pursuing legal action against the FBI.

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