Daily Archives: November 21, 2011

Juggalo Problem – Buchanan High School focus of recent violence and vandalism


READ THIS AGAIN JUGGALO IDIOTS
SOMEONE SAYS THEY ARE NOT A JUGGALO THEY GET BEAT UP – SERIOUSLY DONT TRY AND SAY THIS IS PEOPLE BEATING UP JUGGALOS

““As many as five young men asked a 15-year-old on his way home walking north from Garfield Elementary School if he was a Juggalo. He told them he was not,” ”

AND THEN HE GOT BEAT UP

THIS IS THE JUGGALO GANG ONCE AGAIN JUGGALOS ARE JUST MISREPRESENTING THE TRUTH TO PUSH THE JUGGALO AGENDA.

Clovis Police are starting to increase their security efforts surrounding the Buchanan High School community due to four separate incidents involving assault and vandalism in the past month.

Buchanan High School

The most recent crime was reported this past late Friday night in one of the parking lots on the high school campus, which is located next to the cross streets of Minnewawa and Nees Avenues, in the city of Clovis. That crime saw four different tires belonging to varsity football players being slashed.

The players were away for a playoff game versus Tulare Union High School this past Friday, and took a bus down south. The four cars left behind in the parking lot were vandalized. Police indicated that all four vehicles that had their tires slashed had Buchanan varsity football stickers.

A Clovis PD press release also gave details of a Nov. 12 incident involving a teenage 15-year-old boy getting beaten and having his bicycle stolen, while riding along near the campus tennis courts with some of his friends.

“As many as six young men jumped him and began kicking and hitting him before stealing his BMX bike,” the release said.

Another story reported of a Halloween incident around 9 p.m. south of the tennis courts in a field on the campus, which involved three assault victims ages 16-18.

“Six young men began circling the 18-year-old victim. He told officers they kicked and hit him before spraying him, his 16-year-old girlfriend, and their 17-year-old friend with pepper spray while accusing them of being Juggalos” the police release said.

The 18-year-old was taken to the hospital and was treated for injuries. The fourth and final report also referred to another Halloween altercation.

This one came before 10:00 p.m. near Garfield Elementary School, which is next to Buchanan. A 15-year-old was making his trek home on foot all alone before being approached.

“As many as five young men asked a 15-year-old on his way home walking north from Garfield Elementary School if he was a Juggalo. He told them he was not,” the release stated. “Then, one of the suspects punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. While the suspects ran off, the victim got up and walked toward Buchanan High.”

Officers are beginning to believe that all four incidents are not only gang related, but also may have ties to a gang called the Juggalo gang, who are known for wearing black and white paint on their faces to resemble the hip-hop music group Insane Clown Posse.

Typical Juggalo Makeup

According to a Nov. 2 story from the Los Angeles Times, only four states so far have recognized the Juggalo gang; California, Utah, Arizona and Pennsylvania. But as many as 21 states have recognized criminal Juggalo subsets according to that same report.

Clovis Police officials have confirmed that the victims have no affiliation with a Juggalo gang and that they were wearing Halloween costumes before being assaulted.

The police department is increasing patrols around the campus at night. Anyone with information on the suspects of interest is being urged to call the Clovis Police Department at (559) 324-2800, or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.

Salt lake city explains why they see juggalos as a gang


SALT LAKE CITY — A recent national report released by the FBI lists Salt Lake County as a community with one of the top 10 worst gang problems in the entire nation.

But following a recent inquiry by KSL News, federal officials Friday retracted some of those statistics and admitted there was a big error in calculating the data for Utah.

While gangs are still a serious problem in Salt Lake County, the FBI on Friday said there are an estimated 2,500 gang members in the county — not more than 15,000 as the bureau originally reported.
“I think the (FBI) stat is erroneous. The suggestion that Salt Lake has 15,000 documented gang members is inaccurate. How that inaccuracy was achieved, I don’t know,” Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder told KSL News last week. “I think the Metro numbers are very accurate.”

In October, the National Gang Intelligence Center released its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment report. According to the report, Salt Lake County ranks ninth in the nation for having the most gang members, with 15,574. That number also put Salt Lake County in fourth place in the West for the county with the most gang members, ahead of counties such as Clark County, Nev., Orange County, Calif., San Diego County, Riverside County, Calif., and Ventura County, Calif.

When officers with the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit saw the numbers, they immediately knew they were flawed.

“I think the (FBI) stat is erroneous. The suggestion that Salt Lake has 15,000 documented gang members is inaccurate. How that inaccuracy was achieved, I don’t know,” Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder told KSL News last week. “I think the Metro numbers are very accurate.”

The Metro Gang Unit said it had counted about 2,500 documented gang members in Salt Lake County, about 13,000 fewer than what the FBI reported.

KSL News contacted the FBI’s Salt Lake City Office about how the numbers were tabulated.

After two weeks of making calls back to national headquarters in Washington D.C., David Johnson, special agent-in-charge of the Salt Lake field office, was informed that the Salt Lake County numbers are wrong.

The group that compiled the report had apparently asked each individual police agency in Salt Lake County to submit reports about the number of gang members in the county. The data was likely added all together as if each city had broken down its numbers, rather than the cities submitting numbers for the county population of gang members.

The group that compiled the report had apparently asked each individual police agency in Salt Lake County to submit reports about the number of gang members in the county. The data was likely added all together as if each city had broken down its numbers, rather than the cities submitting numbers for the county population of gang members.

“We think they were just compounded. The number was consistently about 2,500 from each of the reporting agencies. We just think whoever calculated them added them up,” Johnson said.

The FBI now says there are an estimated 2,500 gang members in Salt Lake County, the same number that the Metro Gang Unit compiled.

Johnson noted that the statistics for the report were compiled by people in Washington D.C. Neither his office nor the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force had a role in making up the report.

“The data call went out. Agencies here responded to that data call. And all of the analysis and totaling was done back there, not here,” he said.

According to the original report, “The assessment is based on federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and corrections agency intelligence, including information and data provided by the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) and the National Gang Center. Additionally, this assessment is supplemented by information retrieved from open source documents and data collected through April 2011.”

Johnson said the Salt Lake County statistics are believed to be a “fairly isolated incident” and the entire FBI report is not flawed.

While the gang problem in the county isn’t nearly as bad as originally reported, gang members still pose a “significant threat” as they continue to participate in drug-related crimes and violent crimes in Salt Lake County, Johnson said. Much of activity and crimes committed by gangs in the county are “profit driven,” he said.

The report noted that Utah is one of five states that reported the most activity of Juggalos. Juggalos are fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse. But four states — including Utah — now classify Juggalos as a gang, according to the FBI.

“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,” the FBI report states. “Transient, criminal Juggalo groups pose a threat to communities due to the potential for violence, drug use/sales, and their general destructive and violent nature.”

At the Metro Gang Unit’s annual gang conference, a training class on Juggalos has been one of the most popular for several years. During the 2007 Utah Gang Conference, an officer teaching a class on Juggalos admitted that Utah officials struggled with whether to classify them as a gang, noting that the majority of Juggalos were just juveniles who liked the music of Insane Clown Posse.

But because enough of them engaged in a pattern of criminal behavior and fit the criteria for being classified as a gang, they were included in their gang monitoring.

The FBI gang threat assessment report also noted that Utah is one of several states experiencing a “significant increase” in outlaw motorcycle gangs.

Juggalos attack on halloween , start punching members of the public and stealing bikes…


(Press Release) Clovis Police are stepping up patrols around the Buchanan High School complex at night after three reports of batteries on juveniles and one 18-year-old on the campus over the past two weeks. The latest incident happened on about 8:00 p.m. on November 12th when a 15-year-old was “riding bikes” with his friends near the tennis courts. As many as six young men jumped him and began kicking and hitting him before stealing his BMX bike. MMFWCL JUGGALOS

The other two incidents happened on Halloween night. The first took place just before 9:00 p.m. south of the tennis courts in a field on campus. Six young men began circling the 18-year-old victim. He told officers they kicked and hit him before spraying him, his 16-year-old girlfriend, and their 17-year-old friend with pepper spray while accusing them of being Juggalos. The 18-year-old went to the hospital for treatment of injuries.

The second Halloween night incident happened just before 10:00 p.m. As many as five young men asked a 15-year-old on his way home walking north from Garfield Elementary School if he was a Juggalo. He told them he was not. Then, one of the suspects punched him in the face, knocking him to the ground. While the suspects ran off, the victim got up and walked toward Buchanan High.

Officers believe the last two incidents are related due to the “Juggalo” reference. None of the victims is a member of a Juggalo gang. All were wearing Halloween costumes.

Clovis Police are working to gather information about the suspects in all three cases, and are increasing patrols around the campus complex at night. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Clovis Police Department at (559) 324-2800 or Crime Stoppers at (559) 498-STOP.