Juggalos Vs. The FBI, The Verdict
July 8, 2014 10:29 PM Subscribe
The FBI will continue to get to refer to Juggalos as a gang. "A federal judge has dismissed Insane Clown Posse's lawsuit against the FBI and the Justice Department, allowing the agencies to continue classifying the group's fans, called Juggalos, as a "gang." According to the Associated Press's Tuesday report, U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland ruled last week that because a 2011 FBI report on gangs is "descriptive," and not " prescriptive," it doesn't break any laws." Violent J plans to appeal.The Michigan ACLU supported the lawsuit
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and Michael J. Steinberg (who you can see on a video at juggalosfightback.com,
, but doesn't look like they've updated the site since the results came in) says that the root of the problem is the FBI's "arbitrary and erroneous branding" and likens trying to stop that to playing Whack-A-Mole. Vice also has some commentary on the subject about labeling and profiling.
Previously reported on here.
Oh god, THIS is what I came up with for JulyByWomen?! Well, nobody else had done it yet....