Thousands of Juggalos to rally against gang branding in Washginton DC

The Insane Clown Posse Sues Feds Over Gang Label

The term Juggalo comes from a 1992 ICP song called "The Juggla".

Well, yes and no. Many Juggalos like to dress up as wicked clowns, their faces painted in black and white. This was the 18th year for the Gathering.

But yeah, I could see how you might think I was talking about the commander in chief. The author, Nathan Rabin, told NPR back in 2013 that "for 360 days, being a Juggalo makes them an outcast and makes them reviled and makes them a pariah". The fans of the horror-core rap duo Insane Clown Posse are often adorned in face paint, tattoos and other symbols similar to those of group. "It's this alternate universe they can escape into from the dreariness and the mundanity of everyday life".

Penix became a fan of Insane Clown Posse when she was 12 and said she used to hide it because she was bullied. It's a bit of political activism in response to the Federal Bureau of Investigation categorizing the following of the rap-rock-duo's devotees as a "loosely organized hybrid gang".

"It's bulls--!" Puterbaugh said of the gang label. They kept committing the same crimes as before - drive-by shootings, assaults, drug sales - only now they did so in the name of Juggalos. However, they added that the majority of Insane Clown Posse fans are not involved in criminal activity or organized crime. In 2014, two men tried to carve and burn a tattoo from their housemate's arm because they thought he had disrespected the fan group.

The lawsuit asks a judge to order the DOJ to remove the Juggalos from the government's list of gangs so that the fans of ICP will no longer be unconstitutionally and unjustifiably singled out as targets for scrutiny and harassment by law enforcement authorities throughout the country. FBI investigators did note that the majority of people calling themselves Juggalos were simply dedicated music lovers and not violent thugs - and yet their listing in the 2011 report lumped all those together.

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"We represent people who weren't born with a silver spoon in their mouth but instead with a rusty fork", one member of the group, Violent J, said during an interview in 1995. "It isn't fair just because this group depicts violent images, talks about very crude murder scenarios".

Bonometti worries that she'll never be able to work in her field again, because Juggalos have been branded as a threat.

The lawsuit was initially dismissed by a judge in 2014, but the ICP won an appeal in 2015 ordering a MI court to take up the case. The lawsuit goes on to assert that the DOJ's classification of the Juggalos as a gang is unconstitutionally vague and violates the Juggalos' constitutional rights to association and speech.

Marchers held signs that said "American Juggalo Taxpayer" and "Faygo not Fascism".

If the crowd lacked the projected strength, they made up for it in show, with many participants decked out in pro-Trump garb and carrying American flags. The march was described on its website as "a collective statement from the Juggalo Family to the world about what we are and what we are not".

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