Insane Clown Posse fans protest Federal Bureau of Investigation 'gang' classification

Insane Clown Posse, Juggalos to march on Washington to fight gang distinction

Juggalos set to march on Washington, DC on Saturday

The posse and the Juggalos thought this was hilarious at first.

The FBI, in a statement provided to NBC News, said its report was based on information provided by states and the report specifically notes "the Juggalos had been recognized as a gang in only four states".

Penix became a fan of Insane Clown Posse when she was 12 and said she used to hide it because she was bullied. He told Juggalos it was the most important day of their lives.

"It was supposed to take a couple hours", Haddad said.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in MI has been involved in their plight, stating that while Juggalos display distinctive tattoos and clothing and some wear clown makeup, this doesn't mean they are criminals. The case was dismissed but then later reinstated in September 2015. It's back in court next month.

The fanatic fans are "forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity". Social networking websites are a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand.

"It's bulls--!" Puterbaugh said of the gang label. It's the FBI's categorization of the band and its listeners as a gang that's the problem.

Jessica Bonometti, 34, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was a college student with a 3.9 grade-point average who believed the corrections system should be just that - corrective.

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The term "Juggalo" is derived from the lyrics of one of the band's songs.

Jason Webber, an organizer of the Juggalo march and publicst for the ICP's record label Psychopathic Records, said demonstrators will demand the Federal Bureau of Investigation rescind their characterization of the Juggalos, a label "that allegedly exposed law-abiding Juggalos to harassment and discrimination by police, employers and others, "NBC News reported".

The boss who wrote the memo, Tracey Lavely, said she is not authorized to speak about the case. By Juggalos' accounts, this has led to discrimination at work and society at large.

Scott Young, another Indiana Juggalo, said he's been pulled over because of the "hatchetman" stickers on his vehicle. According to the Department of Corrections document, she would be in violation of her probation if she ever wore an Insane Clown Posse T-shirt or put a band sticker on her auto.

The Juggalo March had been planned for more than a year and drew music fans from across the USA in a bid to change the group's reputation.

With Abraham Lincoln's giant statue looking on, Juggalos erected a stage and sound system and blasted hip-hop music as they chanted "family", painted each others' faces, and occasionally sprayed each other with the soft drink Faygo - a signature Insane Clown Posse move that some fans have described as a baptism. They simply want what the Constitution guarantees - freedom of expression.

About two dozen protesters have kicked off a day of diverse demonstrations in the nation's capital with a rally demanding that President Donald Trump take strong action against Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

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