FBI’s Newest Gang Threat: Insane Clown Posse Fans – Juggalo Gang

FBI’s Newest Gang Threat: Insane Clown Posse Fans

The FBI considers the fans of shticky rap group Insane Clown Posse to represent a threat on par with the Crips, Bloods, and Aryan Brotherhood, according to its annual report on gang activity.

You might think Insane Clown Posse’s people — known as the Juggalos — are just a group of face-painting teenagers who wonder how magnets work. Not so, says the FBI’s 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. To the feds, Juggalos are a “loosely-organized hybrid gang” that are “forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity.”

Consult page 22 of the FBI’s brand-new annual report on gang activity nationwide. (.PDF) Listed in the same breath as street gangs with ties to murderous Mexican drug cartels is the Juggalo threat.

“Although recognized as a gang in only four states,” reports the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center,” many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence.” It takes a footnote to disclose the connection to the Insane Clown Posse. Which would make rappers Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope the Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff or Tookie Williams of their nefarious Juggalo army.


An example of a Juggalo in the FBI report

Other gangs cited in the report, like the Haitian Boys Posse or the Custer Street Gang, are linked to homicides, gun running, and drug trafficking. Juggalo gang activity cited by the FBI cites is a notably lower caliber: thefts, hand-to-hand drug sales and felony assaults. The FBI has recently had difficulty distinguishing ordinary American Muslims from terrorists; now it appears it has a similar problem distinguishing teenage fads from criminal conspiracies.

“Social networking websites are a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand,” the FBI warns.

Worse, “Juggalos’ disorganization and lack of structure within their groups, coupled with their transient nature, makes it difficult to classify them and identify their members and migration patterns.”

Actually, all the feds would have to do is wait for an Insane Clown Posse tour to roll through town. That’s what Brian Raftery did last year for a WIRED profile of Juggalo Nation. His description of the Juggalo threat:

They tend to feel that they’ve been misunderstood outsiders their whole lives, whether for being overweight, looking weird, being poor, or even for just liking ICP in the first place. It’s a world where man boobs are on proud display, where long-hairs and pink-hairs mingle, where nobody makes fun of the fat kid toweling off near Lake Hepatitis. For them, the Gathering is a place they can be accepted, a feeling reinforced by the constant chants of the Juggalo credo “Fam-uh-LEE! Fam-uh-LEE!”

The FBI even cautions that the Juggalos are among 53 gangs “whose members have served in or are affiliated with the U.S. military.” My colleague Katie Drummond somehow neglected to report the Army’s policy on face paint in her recent story on military body modification.

Most problematically, since Juggalos evidently believe themselves to be badasses, an FBI report legitimizing their outlaw image will surely embolden them. A generation of teenagers will come to believe it is acceptable to spray each other with Midwestern-specific soda and devalue lyricism in hip hop.


It took its time but now juggalos are now considered gang everywhere in the united states , this is a great day for America and hopefuly they come down harder on juggalo criminals.


4 responses to “FBI’s Newest Gang Threat: Insane Clown Posse Fans – Juggalo Gang

  1. My Dick In Your Mouth

    WoW look at u losers. u dnt no shit bout juggalos. ur a butt hurt fan & a piece a SHIT! ur must of got fuck in da ass by ur father & found out icp thinks ur horrible u dedicate a whole site about em. ur stupid. I hate fagget ass feminem butt i dnt dedicate a whole site to em u fuckin loser. u wish u could be a tru juggalo butt ur a bitch! Deal with it. ur dad did. so go cry bitch. i dear you to get at me.. dnt be a scared bitch behind ur moms computer and let me no where ur juggalo orgeys go down & ill cum woop ur bitch ass fagget. if i ever meet one of you guys i will KILL you!!! So Fuck Off Fagget and ill be seeing ya


  2. is that what you guys do in your life? look up news on some ones else shit and switch up the words? you gotta be one scared ass pussy to to really hate on us. and i love it how most of your comments there are the fam like us fuckin cursing out on you mutherfuckers instead of YOUR pussy gang trying to stand up for themselves.its okay though keep doin it, its fun to watch you guys fall in a ditch, very entertaining.

  3. Gabrielle Deaalmon

    I don’t know whether to laugh or sit here with a dumbfounded expression on my face, saying repeatedly “Duh, duh, duh…” You say yourself in the fifth paragraph of your cute little hurt-blog, “Juggalo gang activity cited by the FBI cites is a notably lower caliber: thefts, hand-to-hand drug sales and felony assaults.” Yet, we’re put in the same breadth as the Mexican cartel? Can you be any more ignorant? Don’t answer that question…I don’t think I want to know the answer. Oh, bet you’re surprised…I know how to spell and speak in schooled grammar. Oh no, must make me even harder to distinguish from the slaves of America since I can talk like them.

  4. Are you kiddin me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lmfao !!!!!!!!!! I am a juggalette for life! I am a mom of 4 and my hatchet man is clearly tattooed on my wrist! My first born come home from the hospital with a jugga baby onesie on him! Get a new hobbie and chilll the fuck out!!!!!!!

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