The FBI report on Insane Clown Posse’s fans being labeled a gang has been declassified.
You can read the report in full below.
The ruling nixed a 2014 lawsuit brought by ICP. The band claimed the FBI’s decision violated their constitutional rights and caused concert cancellations due to concerns from law enforcement.
All of this stems from the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center listing the Juggalos as “a loosely organized hybrid gang” in a 2011 threat assessment profile.
Now, the report has been declassified and Consequence Of Sound is sharing it in full.
The report includes redacted emails and press clippings with crimes committed by ICP fans, including “drug sales, drug possession, and child endangerment.”
To support conclusion that Juggalos are a gang, the FBI claims ICP includes their teachings in lyrics, movies, album covers and websites, and that their fans follow the duo “in a religious manner.”
You can read the report in full below:
Insane Clown Posse’s claims
Insane Clown Posse say the FBI’s labeling of Juggalos as a gang has caused their supporters unnecessary and extreme trouble. According to the group, fans of ICP have been denied admittance for military service, lost jobs and more for being a Juggalo.
Last year, ICP brought national attention to the matter with the an event that organized to voice their opposition to the FBI’s classification of Juggalos as a hybrid gang.
Shaggy 2 Dope spoke to us ahead of the group’s march on Washington, admitting the unlikelihood of the FBI overturning the gang designation while standing firm against the classification.
“It’d be great, but the chances of that happening are slim to none,” Shaggy said. “This is just us standing up, the Juggalos standing up and being, like, ‘Yo, fuck you, too. We’re in this bitch and we ain’t a fucking gang.'”