Insane Clown Posse Fans Are 'Gang Threat': FBI

Listeners listed alongside Crips, Bloods
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2011 4:47 PM CDT

(Newser) – If rappers Insane Clown Posse have a show in your town, lock your windows and bolt your door: Their fans, who call themselves Juggalos, are officially a “gang threat,” according to the FBI. Their inclusion in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment apparently puts them in a league with the Bloods and Crips, notes Spencer Ackerman at Wired. The agency says the “loosely-organized hybrid gang” is “forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity.”

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“Although recognized as a gang in only four states,” the FBI says, “many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence.” The Feds cite thefts, drugs, and felony assaults among the Juggalos’ crimes, noting that it can be “difficult to classify them and identify their members.” The agency points out the Insane Clown Posse connection only in a footnote. (Read more music stories.)

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