The FBI Still Considers Insane Clown Posse And Their Juggalos An "Organized gang"
Dismissed the case.
Washington, DC – Detroit-based duo Insane Clown Posse and their loyal legion of fans-known as Juggalos — gave a big blow in court on Monday (18 December). According to The Washington Post, a federal appeals court dismissed a lawsuit ICP filed against the Justice Department for labeling them a "loosely-organized hybrid gang" that engages in "sporadic, disorganized, individualistic" of the crime.
The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the FBI said in 2011 his appointment was not reviewable because it was not a "final agency action."
The FBI has classified ICP and the Juggalos as a gang in their National Gang Threat Assessment list from the year 2011.
In September, more than 1,000 supporters gathered in Washington, DC, to protest the FBI's classification. ICP and its followers claimed the "gang" title violated their First and Fifth Amendment rights, which leads them to be unfairly attacked by government officials.
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The court argued that the group failed to illustrate the FBI designation given rise to legal ramifications.
"The government officials that have harmed the appellants were not bound by the Juggalo gang designation, nor were they required to consider the 2011 NGIC report," the court wrote. "Therefore, the government officials' actions are not the direct consequences of the Juggalo gang designation in the 2011 NGIC report, but rather are the product of their own independent of the decision making."
Until now, violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope have yet to comment on the statement publicly.