Insane Clown Posse Sues FBI

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The following statement appears today on the Insane Clown Posse's official website:

Hertz Schram PC … on behalf of Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, has filed suit against the FBI in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging the FBI's violation of the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") for its failure to produce any documentary evidence in support of the FBI’s classification of the groups' fan base, the Juggalos, as a gang in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment: Emerging Trends.

Well, that was really their lawyers' statement. ICP itself had this to say:

The idea of calling the Juggalos and Juggalettes a "gang" is straight up bullshit. [Indeed it is. See "Legal Action Announced at Gathering of the Juggalos," Lowering the Bar (Aug. 14, 2012).] We are not a gang! We are a family! We come together for our luv of the Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Records, and our Juggalo pride. Can we take a fuckin’ second to note that Jimmy Buffet[t]’s Parrot Heads, Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters, Justin Bieber’s Beliebers, the Grateful Dead’s DeadHeads and many more haven’t been labeled as a gang? [Also a valid point, suggesting the FBI's action was arbitrary and capricious.]

Really, this is the first time in the history of rock-n-roll that any music fans have been labeled as a "gang" and that’s probably because it makes no damn sense! But no matter how fuckin' cracked out it is there have still been a lot of Ninjas who have been gettin' shit for their Insane Clown Posse apparel, Hatchetman tattoos, and for showing support to The Ha[t]chet. [It is totally fuckin' cracked out; see link above.] Juggalos are fans of music – not hardened, organized gang members! And that is why the Insane Clown Posse, Psychopathic Records, and their legal team are fighting for YOU!

According to this report, the legal team also expects to file suits on behalf of individual Juggalos who believe they have been mistreated by law enforcement. Juggalos who think they may have a claim should fill out the questionnaire at Juggalos Fight Back.