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8 only to the laws of Congress, but also to the policies, practices and decisions of State government. Section 12 of Article I of the Constitution of Virginia provides: That the freedoms of speech and of the press are among the great bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained except by despotic governments; that any citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of that right; that the General Assembly shall not pass any law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, nor the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for the redress of grievances.
Grievant’s postings on her social media page expressing her enthusiasm for and
enjoyment of the music of the Insane Clown Posse are clearly speech. The question then become whether that speech is protected from interference by the Department of Corrections. In
San Diego v. Roe
543 U.S. 77, the Supreme Court held: A government employee does not relinquish all First Amendment rights otherwise enjoyed by citizens just by reason of his or her employment. See,
e. g., Keyishian
Board of Regents of Univ. of State of N. Y.,
385 U. S. 589, 605-606 (1967). On the other hand, a governmental employer may impose certain restraints on the speech of its employees, restraints that would be unconstitutional if applied to the general public. The Court has recognized the right of employees to speak on matters of public concern, typically matters concerning government policies that are of interest to the public at large, a subject on which public employees are uniquely qualified to comment. See
Connick, supra; Pickering
Board of Ed. of Township High School Dist. 205, Will Cty.,
391 U. S. 563 (1968). Outside of this category, the Court has held that when government employees speak or write on their own time on topics unrelated to their employment, the speech can have First Amendment protection, absent some governmental justification “far stronger than mere speculation” in regulating it.
513 U. S. 454, 465, 475 (1995) (
). *** This concern prompted the Court in
to explain a threshold inquiry (implicit in
itself) that in order to merit
balancing, a public employee’s speech must touch on a matter of “public [543 U.S. 83] concern.” 461 U. S., at 143 (internal quotation marks omitted).
held that a public employee’s speech is entitled to
balancing only when the employee speaks “as a citizen upon matters of
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9 public concern” rather than “as an employee upon matters only of personal interest.” 461 U. S., at 147. The threshold que
stion in this case is whether Grievant’s postings
were a matter of public concern rather than on matters of personal interest. The facts presented to the Hearing Officer are not sufficient for the Hearing
Officer to conclude that Grievant’s speech was r
egarding a matter of public concern. The evidence presented showed that Grievant
postings on a social media site reflected her personal preference regarding a type of music and enjoyment of identifying with others fans of the Insane Clown Posse. Because the Hearing Officer cannot conclude that Grievant was addressing a matter of public concern, it is not appropriate
to apply the Pickering balancing test. The Agency did not violate Grievant’s freedom of
speech when it took disciplinary action against her for her postings regarding Juggalos and the Insane Clown Posse. Grievant argued that her dismissal was arbitrary or capricious. The Agency presented sufficient facts and policy to show its removal of Grievant was not in disregard of any material facts or without a reasoned basis.
Va. Code § 2.2-3005.1
authorizes Hearing Officers to order appropriate remedies
including “mitigation or reduction of the agency disciplinary action.” Mitigation must be “in accordance with rules established by the Department of
Human Resource Management
Rules for Conducting Grievance Hearings,
“[a] hearing officer must give deference to the agency’s consideration and assessment of any
mitigating and aggravating circumstances. Thus, a hearing officer may mitigate the
agency’s discipline only if, under the record evidence, the agency’s discipline exceeds the limits of reasonableness. If the hearing officer mitigates the agency’s discipline, the hearing officer shall state in the hearing decision the basis for mitigation.” A non
-exclusive list of examples includes whether (1) the employee received adequate notice of the existence of the rule that the employee is accused of violating, (2) the agency has consistently applied disciplinary action among similarly situated employees, and (3) the disciplinary action was free of improper motive. The Hearing Officer believes that the Agency is removing an otherwise valuable
employee. The Hearing Officer, however, is not a “super personnel officer” who can
substitute his human resource decision onto an agency who has met its burden of proof supporting disciplinary action. In light of the standard set forth in the Rules, the Hearing Officer finds no mitigating circumstances exist to reduce the disciplinary action.
Va. Code § 2.2-3005.
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10 For the reasons stated herein, the Agenc
y’s issuance to the Grievant of a Group
III Written Notice of disciplinary action with removal is
You may file an administrative review request within
days from the date the decision was issued, if any of the following apply: 1. If you believe the hearing decision is inconsistent with state policy or agency policy, you may request the Director of the Department of Human Resource Management to review the decision. You must state the specific policy and explain why you believe the decision is inconsistent with that policy. Please address your request to: Director Department of Human Resource Management 101 North 14
Floor Richmond, VA 23219 or, send by fax to (804) 371-7401, or e-mail. 2. If you believe that the hearing decision does not comply with the grievance procedure or if you have new evidence that could not have been discovered before the hearing, you may request that EDR review the decision. You must state the specific portion of the grievance procedure with which you believe the decision does not comply. Please address your request to: Office of Employment Dispute Resolution Department of Human Resource Management 101 North 14
Floor Richmond, VA 23219 or, send by e-mail to EDR@dhrm.virginia.gov, or by fax to (804) 786-1606. You may request more than one type of review. Your request must be in writing and must be
by the reviewer within 15 calendar days of the date the decision was issued. You must provide a copy of all of your appeals to the other party, EDR,
and the hearing officer. The hearing officer’s
decision becomes final
when the 15-calendar day period has expired, or when requests for administrative review have been decided. You may request a judicial review if you believe the decision is contradictory to law. You must file a notice of appeal with the clerk of the circuit court in the jurisdiction in which the grievance arose within
of the date when the decision becomes final.
Agencies must request and receive prior approval from EDR before filing a notice of appeal.
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11 [See Sections 7.1 through 7.3 of the Grievance Procedure Manual for a more detailed
explanation, or call EDR’s toll
-free Advice Line at 888-232-3842 to learn more about appeal rights from an EDR Consultant].
/s/ Carl Wilson Schmidt
______________________________ Carl Wilson Schmidt, Esq. Hearing Offi
This is great news for those that have to deal with juggalo gangs including the juggalo riders bitch and the juggalo minish boys .
Historical gangs The Inner City Posse (ICP), a now defunct gang founded by Insane Clown Posse member Joseph “Violent J” Bruce in the late 80s. The gang became the original name of the “I.C.P.” rap group, before the members decided to go with a horrorcore element to their stage presence. Arizona Maricopa County The Juggalo Rydas Bitch (JRB) gang in Phoenix, Arizona. The East Side Juggalos, a gang in Phoenix, Arizona. The Red Hatchet Representing gang in Phoenix, Arizona. The gang is allies with the Bloods. The Rez Life gang in Fort McDowell, Arizona. Pima County The Krazee Juggalo Mafia, a gang in Tucson, Arizona. California Solano County The 45’z San Joaquin County The Homies for Life The Lotis Pod Family Stanislaus County The Modesto Family Klowns, a gang in Modesto, California The Pyschopathic Criminal Klowns, a gang in Modesto, California The Juggalo Rider Bitch gang, a gang in Modesto, California The Down 2 Party gang, a gang in Modesto, California The Nothing 2 Lose gang, a gang in Modesto, California El Dorado County The Hangtown Klownz Colorado Aurora The A-Town Voodoo Clowns Denver The Denver City Killaz (DCK) The Denver’s Most Hated Juggalos (DMHJ) The Eastside Juggalos (EJ) The Kritikal Klique Souljaz (KKS) The Suicidal Killaz (SK) Garfield The Juggalo Rydas Pueblo The Pueblo Clown Posse, a gang allegedly linked to the West Side Crips in Pueblo. The Pueblo Town Juggalos, a gang allegedly linked to the West Side Crips in Pueblo. Florida Lake County The Kotton Mouth Kings (KMK), a gang named after the rap group of the same name. Iowa Dubuque In Dubuque, the Juggalos are allegedly allies of the Gangster Disciples. Illinois Jo Daviess County The West Syde Clown Ryders The Juggalo Rydas Bitch (JRB) gang The Juggalo Street Crew (JRC) Kansas Sedgwick County The Juggalo $treet Mafia (J$M), a gang with ties to the Folk Nation Wichita The Juggalo $treet Mafia (J$M) The Kotton Mouth Klick (KMK) The Northend Villains The Juggalo Rydas Bitch (JRB) gang Prison system The Juggalo Ryda East Coast prison gang. The gang has ties to white supremacist prison gangs. Michigan  Emmet County Juggalo Minish Boys (JMB) Missouri The Juggalo Rydas Bitch (JRB) gang. On September 2008, gang member Dewey W. Dixon was arrested for shooting a vacant house with a Mac-10 semiautomatic machine gun. The failed drive-by shooting was intentionally for a rival. North Carolina Statesville The Juggalos of Statesville, is a gang with ties to the Sureños. Oklahoma Tulsa The Juggalo Ryders, a gang allies with the Piru Bloods. The 3 Ring Clique, a gang allies with the Piru Bloods. The Juggalo Gang, a gang allies with the Piru Bloods. Norman The Juggalo Ryder Bitch (JRB) gang. Pennsylvania Lackawanna County The Juggalo Rydas Bitch (JRB) gang. The gang is affiliated to both the Bloods and the Crips locally Tennessee Knoxville The Three Star Ninjas Sumner County The Juggalo Rydas Texas Prison The Juggalo Rydas, a gang affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, and the peckerwood gangs Aryan Circle, and Aryan Brotherhood. The 3-11 Mafia, a gang affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan, and the peckerwood gangs Aryan Circle, and Aryan Brotherhood. Utah Salt Lake County The DownTown Clowns The East Side Juggalo Crew The Kearns Town Juggalo Crew, a gang in Kearns, Utah affiliated with the Kearns Town Bloods. The Juggalo Killers (JK) in Kearns, Utah (a gang that originated in Ogden, Utah – see below). The Magna Town Wicked Clowns, a gang in Magna, Utah The Juggalo Killers (JK) in Magna, Utah (a gang that originated in Ogden, Utah – see below). Weber County The original Juggalo Killers (JK) in Ogden, Utah. The gang is the result of incarcerated Juggalos aligning with the Aryan Brothers Liberation gang in prison. Virginia Fairfax County The Gangster Disciples in Rose Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia. Members reportedly “consider themselves Juggalos.” Washington King County The Downtown Juggalos, a gang in Seattle, Washington. On April 14, 2008, gang member Steven Bauder was sentenced to 26 years in prison for the murder of homeless man Noel Lopez. Pierce County The 253 Wicked Klowns, a gang allies with the Piru Bloods. The Tak Town Klowns, a gang allies with the Piru Bloods. The Juggalo Empire gang, a gang allies with the Piru Bloods. The Psychopathic Juggalos, a gang allies with the Piru Bloods. Prison system The Tac Town Klowns, a gang affiliated with white supremacist prison gangs. The Juggalo Rydas Bitch (JRB) gang. The gang is affiliated with white supremacist prison gangs. The 420 Goon Squad, a gang affiliated with white supremacist prison gangs. Wisconsin Sheboygan County The Big Money Hustlas Sheboygan (BMH$), a structured gang in Northeast Wisconsin. In 2008, it was reported that the gang contains 8 members and 6 associates – ages 14 to 21. The gang was said to be implanted by Chicago Juggalo members whom were recruiting. The same report stated that the gang had been, “linked to crimes such as graffiti, possession of narcotics, and theft.” The gang’s colors are red, black, and white; and the gang’s hand sign is the gang’s traditional “WC” for “wicked clowns”. In 2008, it was reported that the gang contains 8 members and 6 associates – ages 14 to 21. The gang was said to be implanted by Chicago Juggalo members whom were recruiting. The same report stated that the gang had been, “linked to crimes such as graffiti, possession of narcotics, and theft.” The gang’s colors are red, black, and white; and the gang’s hand sign is the gang’s traditional “WC” for “wicked clowns”. In 2008, it was reported that the gang contains 8 members and 6 associates – ages 14 to 21. The gang was said to be implanted by Chicago Juggalo members whom were recruiting. The same report stated that the gang had been, “linked to crimes such as graffiti, possession of narcotics, and theft.” The gang’s colors are red, black, and white; and the gang’s hand sign is the gang’s traditional “WC” for “wicked clowns”.
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Before the story comes out on what excatly happened – the rumor is more of the same from icp
Esham – No more Gathering of the juggalos
As part of its ongoing battle with the FBI, the Insane Clown Posse is planning a march on Washington, D.C. with its fanbase, who are known as Juggalos.
The announcement was made at this weekend’s Gathering of the Juggalos festival in Thornville, Ohio. ICP and its fans will take the nation’s capital on Sept. 16, 2017, frontman Joe “Violent J” Bruce announced.
“In 2017, the weekend of Sept. 17, we need you. We’re gonna do a (expletive) march on Washington,” J told fans during the group’s seminar discussion at the Gathering, an announcement that was met with hearty applause. “They call the Juggalo World a movement, right? Well, let’s move!”
J also announced the group would be throwing “a huge Juggalo concert” that weekend, free of charge, at Jiffy Lube Live in nearby Bristow, Virginia.
The route for the march was also unveiled. It will begin at the Lincoln Memorial, proceed down Constitution Ave. and will end at the Washington Monument, where artists and fans will speak about what it means to be a Juggalo.
“We are going to explain to the world who the (expletive) we really are,” J said. The following day, on Sunday, Sept. 17, the group will throw a picnic for fans, J said.
ICP has been entangled with the FBI since Juggalos were classified as a “loosely organized hybrid gang” in the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report. In 2014, ICP sued the FBI and the U.S. Justice Department over the designation, but the lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge. ICP appealed the ruling, and won an appeal in an Ohio court in September 2015.
Regarding the march, J said he was unsure how it would be received. “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” he said. “We could totally embarrass ourselves, and there could be 25 people (that show up).”
The Gathering of the Juggalos closed out its 17th year on Saturday night with a performance by ICP.
We here at Lette’s Respect celebrate beautiful “bearded” ladies and unconventional beauty that defies all norms and pushes the boundaries of what is acceptable. It is time to celebrate freedom of expression in all forms, without limitation or exception. Everyone is welcome, one universal family, free 2 be! That is why we believe that this year’s 2016 Miss Juggalette Pageant, a celebration of wild women, reinventing standards of beauty with no bounds with that ever-so-subtle touch of Detroit class, is ready for the amazing, incredible, death-defying presence of a TRUE circus icon–May we present our pledge to support and honor our SISTER, Miss Alexis Macknight aka Burger, in her choice to enlist in the running for the title of the Juggalette Queen 2016! We believe Alexis has the power to take the pageant up to a new level of consciousness and thought. If we are to continue forward in creating a space for universal family without limitation (and lots of laughs and clowning along the way), we can think of no other person to better carry the torch, shed the Carnival Light in the Dark, and move us forward. For that, she gets all our RESPECT in the world. #lettesrespect2016 #realjuggalofamily #allshapessizescolorsandgenders #deezycandar
Video of us preforming our song Juggalo Holocaust from our show with Bless The Dead, Control The Devastator, Articulator ,on 12/05/15
at The Hell stage at The Masquerade. Give our Facebook a like! thank you to all our supporters! https://www.facebook.com/DrenchedInSinATL
and advertises the fuck out of it on tmz..
Insane Clown Posse has joined the chorus to bring a smile to the little girl who was horribly burned in an arson fire, and turns out the group has a familial connection.
ICP is asking Juggalos to send Christmas cards to Safyre Terry — the 8-year-old who lost her family in the fire. Turns out Safyre’s dad — who died in the blaze — was part of the Juggalo community.
Violent J tells us he saw a pic of Safyre and her dad, David, and noticed he had a tattoo of the group’s album cover on his forearm.
J was moved and sent Safyre an autographed ICP photo, two fuzzy ICP blankets, a bunch of toys and an XMAS card filled with money.
ICP is asking all Juggalos to send Safyre some Juggalo holiday love.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2015/12/13/insane-cl … z3uHU5dZ5a