August 11, 2012
Last fall, the FBI officially named Juggalos “a loosely-organized hybrid gang.” This afternoon, Insane Clown Posse announced at the annual Gathering of the Juggalos “seminar,” a veritable State of the Juggalo Union address given to “the heartbeat of the entire Juggalo world,” that they were planning to sue the FBI in response.
In the agency’s “2011 National Gang Threat Assessment” report, the FBI identified Juggalos (“traditionally fans of the musical group the Insane Clown Posse”) as a “hybrid gang,” specifically “a criminal organization formed on the street” on par the Crips, Bloods, and MS-13. Prior to that, four states individually recognized Juggalos as a gang: California, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Arizona.
Just last month, a 20-year-old Albuquerque Juggalo who’d missed probation after serving time for charges related to two underlying armed robbery cases ended up on New Mexico’s Most Wanted list, his highly-sought fugitive status linked to his explicit affiliation to the “Insane Clown Posse ‘Juggalo’” gang.