The Insane Clown Posse is one of those music groups that isn't quite contemporary or modern or old school or normal, but they are successful and have millions of fans. Strange happenings are nothing new, but the CSMonitor reported on Jan. 8, 2014, that the current situation may be the weirdest yet. The Insane Clown Posse is suing the FBI for calling them a gang.
ICP filed a federal lawsuit against the FBI and the Justice Department for the "unwarranted and unlawful decision" to label the Juggalos as a "loosely-affiliated hybrid gang" way back in 2011. The Insane Clown Posse says this has brought about unfair treatment from police and "significant harm" to their fans.
"Organized crime is by no means part of the Juggalo culture," the complaint reads.
Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope (legal names Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler) say they are not engaged in organized violence nor mass scale dope dealing.
The Insane Clown Posse has actually contemplated a suit against the FBI for quite some time now, but they had to gather enough evidence for a case. The evidence they have gathered alleges that unfair treatment has been directed at their fans, the Juggalos.
Four Juggalos joined the Insane Clown Posse for the suit.
One fan has said that he has been stopped time and time again by the police for wearing a necklace of a man with a hatchet. That symbol is actually significant for the ICP. Another fan claims the Army wouldn't allow him to enlist until he got rid of his Juggalo tattoos because they were looked at as being gang-related.
So far, the FBI states the evidence from the Insane Clown Posse against them is very thin.