Two men Fresno police say are members of the Juggalo street gang face felony firearms charges in separate cases.
The Juggalos are fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse and sometimes wear face paint and clothing with an emblem of a running man carrying a hatchet. In 2011, the FBI designated them a “loosely organized hybrid gang” that commits assaults and vandalism. That prompted the Insane Clown Posse members Joseph Bruce (Violent J) and Joseph Utsler (Shaggy 2 Dope) to file a lawsuit against the FBI, according to Law Enforcement Today. A judge dismissed the suit in 2014.
Fresno police Lt. Burke Farrah of the Street Violence Section said Juggalos are not major players among local gangs. The gun charges the two men face arose out of “interpersonal disputes,” he said.
Police say Daniel Casanova, 30, was arrested on suspicion of cutting a man across the face in August and then firing a handgun at a relative of the victim who was chasing him. Casanova was arrested last month and is charged with assault with a firearm.
Joseph Thomas, 26, is accused of a shooting Nov. 1 near a market at Fruit and Dakota avenues following a dispute with another gang member. He was arrested the following day on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Farrah said Juggalo gang members have kept a low profile for the past several years. At one time, members would gather at Cary Park near Fashion Fair mall. Juggalos also would sometimes be seen at Eaton Plaza in downtown Fresno. They no longer have a defined area in the city.
The Juggalos were designated by police as a street gang in the mid-2000s. To fit the legal definition of a gang, a group must have at least three members who use a common name, sign or symbol and commit crimes. For an individual to be designated a gang member, there are additional criteria, including tattoos, and how he or she self-identifies when booked in Fresno County Jail.
The reason I’ve been quiet is because I’ve been trying to just ignore EVERYTHING. That maybe you’d all naturally go away like a human and move on. But instead you didn’t. So now I gotta banish you myself. Not just banish you from the halls of Valhalla but from my own bottomline myself. I will be in Detroit for Juggalo weekend 2016 and I hope to Odin that you guys will be there so I can point you guys out as who you really are. And I personally hope when that happens that the crowd takes your fucking head’s because more than likely a good asswhippin’ is what you guys need to maybe get some common sense knocked into your head. Make you realize that everything you’ve done is wrong and that I’m right. Enough is enough and it’s time to move on.
This ain’t a diss. This is the truth. It’s time that it all came to an end. 2 long you motherfuckers have gotten away with alot of illegal activity. I’ve been hearing around the grapevine that you guys just got handed legal papers and that a lawsuit is pending for what you did to Horrorflik Musick. I hope you lose that case because a mental ass whippin’ will do the same as a physical whippin‘. And that’s knock some sense into ya’s and make you realize that what you’ve done was wrong. If you guys were “true” friends. You would’nt have done those so-called parodies or all those jokes. But instead. Your not “true” friends, your nothing more than the mud and slime that gets trapped on the bottom of my size 10 Doc Marten’s. Trashy heartless scumbags with no soul’s.
In closing. I’m sorry to your families. But not to you guys yourselves. And I end this with a quote from one of my new friends in the underground… FEAR WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. AND HATE WHAT YOU CAN’T FUCKING CONQUER, BITCH!
These sorts of threats are not taken lightly , your names and photos will be sent to security at Harpos and St. Andrew’s Hall – Joseph Green of Petoskey and Randall Belcher of Detroit
The first ever juggalo holocaust mixtape The Need To Feed Part 2 is looking for submissions – get at me
A Winlock man who recently pleaded guilty to shooting his ex-girlfriend in the back on July 18 near Winolequa Park was sentenced to more than 18 years in prison Wednesday.
Joseph M. Lowery, 20, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree attempted murder in the shooting. His sentencing was scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The hearing had been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 1, but was rescheduled again for later in the day Wednesday.
Lowery was sentenced to 220 months, or just over 18 years, in prison with credit for 59 days served. He was also ordered to have no contact with the woman he is accused of shooting after his release.
According to court documents, Lowery shot the woman because she disrespected “the Juggalo family.”
The term “Juggalo” primarily refers to fans of the music group Insane Clown Posse. Law enforcement agencies consider some Juggalo organizations to be gangs.
A 16-year-old Centralia boy was also arrested after the shooting. He was charged in juvenile court with unlawful possession of a firearm and tampering with evidence.
AFTRE ALL MY ARTISTS LEFT ME I GOT RID OF HORRORFLICK AND DROPPED THE HATCHET. JUGGALO FAMILY DOESNT EXIST SO I AM JOINING THE JH YALL CAN WHOOP WHOOP THE FUCK ON OUTTA HERE WITH YA MOMMA LOL!
The attack happened at 4:30 a.m.
Nightmares can come true: a woman in North Carolina told police she was attacked in her home by an ax-wielding clown.
The victim told the police in Hickory, N.C. that a person wearing a clown mask and a multicolored wig had come by her residence at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning and began to swing his ax at her.
The victim was able to take the mask off the attacker and discover that it was an acquaintance of hers, who then fled the scene. She was not injured in the incident.
Hickory Police Department spokesperson Chrystal Dieter told TIME that there was an “outstanding warrant” against the suspect.
“Any law enforcement officer who comes in contact with the suspect in question will have full ability to arrest him,” Dieter said.
Dieter could not recall any previous cases of attackers masquerading as clowns. But the Hickory attacker would not be the first person to draw on the cultural image of the “creepy clown.” The town of Northampton, England has previously reported sightings of an individual dressed as the clown who roamed the streets and scared citizens.
A US district court has reaffirmed the FBI’s decision to classify Juggalos—fans of the Insane Clown Posse music group—as a gang. The federal law enforcement agency has considered the followers gang members since at least 2011, when a report revealing the classification was leaked. The band reacted the way any violent gang leader would: by filing a lawsuit. RT’s Lindsay France takes a look at the court’s decision.
I Runae Moon am dropping the hatchet – I have had enough of the juggalo ways and I now hate juggalos – Horrorflik Musick for life and Long live the Juggalo holocaust and Land of the banned – WHOOP WHOOP – More like POOP POOP aha ha . XOXO Runae Moon
Over 30 confirmed juggalo gang memebers
Nazi juggalo gangs
FBI and Local Police both agree Juggalos are a gang.
This is too good.
For my entire life, when I’ve met new people and arrived at the point in the relationship where we find ourselves talking about our fears, I’ve come away feeling disappointed. Why? Well, here is a list of legitimate fears: attack dogs, STD tests, that heartbeat moment when you Snapchat your junk to someone and their name begins with the same letter as someone in your family, your house burning down in the night.
Nowhere on that list is the word clowns, because for a long time, being scared of clowns has been the most bullshit fear on Earth. It’s a fear adopted by teenagers who don’t know any better to make them seem interesting by association. It’s a fear sprung from seeing a picture of Pennywise from Stephen King’s It and thinking, Yeah, that seems like a cool fear.
But now I’m starting to think that the clown fearers might have a point, because gangs of young men have been marauding around France dressed as clowns chasing innocent bystanders with pistols, poles, knives, and bats.