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Did icps violent clown imagry have a effect on James Eagen Holmes


James Eagen Holmes was dressed as a clown when he commit ed the batman shootings.
Did insane clown posses music and violent clown imagery add to this.

Was the denver batman shooter a juggalo


Was the denver batman shooter a juggalo – we have already seen his hair painted like shaggy 2 dopes , and some icp stuff posted by him – need some more info

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At least 14 people have been shot dead at a Batman film premiere in Denver and as many as 50 injured, according to police.

A masked gunman shot dead at least 14 people and wounded another 50 others at a premiere showing of the new Batman movie in Denver, according to reports.

Police said a suspect is in custody following the attack at the Century Aurora 16 Movie Theatre in a mall in the suburb of Aurora.

The gunman, reportedly wearing a gas mask, opened fire after the trailers had finished at two packed showings of The Dark Knight Rises and also set off a smoke or tear gas bomb.

Brenda Stuart, from 850 KOA Radio, told Sky News: “This started with a midnight showing of the new Dark Knight movie and the theatres were packed that were showing this movie.

The shooting took place at a mall cinema in Aurora at a midnight screening
“People inside tell us they thought it was part of the movie. They heard what they thought were firecrackers, loud bangs and all of a sudden they saw the bullets flying.

“Police officers are carting the injured to the hospital in their own cars, not waiting for the ambulances.”

Paul Otermat was in the cinema with his girlfriend when the gunman began firing.

He told Sky News: “A man walked through emergency exit. I thought it was some sort of publicity stunt for a second there and then he threw tear gas into the crowd.

“He started firing shots into the crowd. We ducked down me and my girlfriend and dragged ourselves out of the theater. We ran through the lobby and we heard more shots and ran into the parking lot and got into our car and drove off.”

One Twitter user claimed her sister was inside the cinema when the shooting began.

Fuey Saechao said: “People were arguing and a Mazed was thrown, the room got Smokey and she heard like 15 gunshots. She thought it was a joke when she seen a guy with a gun until people started screaming in pain. She got down for 20 seconds and he was gone. Everyone started running out.”

A makeshift hospital was set up at the mall to treat those wounded in the attack, and injured people were taken to several hospitals, according to police radio reports. Among them were four taken to a “children’s hospital”.

Police also closed off surrounding parking lots as sniffer dogs were brought in to search a Hyundai vehicle for a suspected explosive device.

The gunman is reportedly aged in his early 20s and was armed with one rifle and two handguns, Sky News reported. Some of those injured were in an adjacent cinema and the bullets are believed to have travelled through an intervening wall.

Sky sources said the FBI were considering raising the national security alert level after the incident.

Fox News initially reported there were two gunmen involved.

Police said there was no evidence a second gunman was involved, but they were investigating reports.

Witnesses described the gunman as heavily armed and reported he appeared to be wearing body armour.

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Juggalos burning people in denver – Police say The Juggalos are a headache to me.


Wow this news needs to get out into the public , 8 juggalos set fire to a boy in Denver this February . Was this horrific juggalo crime some ritual sacrifice , juggalo gang revenge or did they want to recreate some scenes from the wraith.
The longer i investigate juggalos the more i am disgusted.

A crime in February at a house party elsewhere in the city served as one catalyst for the newly reinitiated patrols, said Tony Lopez, commander of Denver Police Department District 6, which includes the mall. In that incident, eight men are accused of setting a 14-year-old boy on fire in the 500 block of South Decatur Street.
All eight are Juggalos, a name given to followers of the hip-hop group Insane Clown Posse. Though many Juggalos are simply fans, a number have been linked to criminal activity throughout the country.
Though the crime occurred outside of downtown, police found and arrested most of the suspects on the mall, where many Juggalos hang out, Lopez said.
“That showed us the challenges that we have down there,” Lopez said. “The Juggalos are a headache to me.”
The arrests, coupled with complaints that “perceived” behavior among some of the mall’s denizens makes many people uncomfortable, led to police looking at what could be done to improve the environment, Lopez said.

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In the words of the ICP song the wraith “Three little kids caught inside a burning home
he’ll just sit there and wait for ’em ,leave ’em alone!”

Juggalo homeless gang problem


Time to clean up our streets

Denver, Colorado (CNN) — When the sun dips below the Rocky Mountains and the streets of Denver go dark, Lokki, his girlfriend Magic and their friend Tripp head home.

They climb in between the rafters of a highway overpass, crouching as they sit under the concrete structure that rumbles with every car that crosses overhead.

It is where they will sleep tonight. It is where they say they can live safely after escaping from abusive homes.

“It’s pretty hard,” says Magic, 18, when asked about living on the streets. “But most of the time it’s just life, you know. Life’s not going to be easy.”

She refuses to talk about what caused her to leave home.

Her boyfriend Lokki has a different outlook: He says he enjoys the fun and freedom of life on the streets.

“I don’t really have to worry about anything,” says Lokki, 20. “I get some food and kick back with the homies.”

Out of the three friends, Tripp seems to be the most concerned about the future. He says he began living on the streets two years ago, after escaping a violent relationship with his stepfather.

“If I defended myself against him, I always got looked at badly,” he said. “So when I turned 18, I left.”

He stops talking as he watches a homeless man walk by.

“I’d hate to think that’s the way I’m going,” says Tripp. “That I’m going to end up being 40 years old and on the streets.”

Getting off the streets is a daunting challenge for these young adults and others like them, who have no address, no job, very little education, and many times drug addictions and mental health issues.

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// // // // // “We see a lot of kids really since age of 7 or 8 [who] haven’t had any real roots to call their own,” according to Tom Manning, spokesman for Covenant House, which helps those who are young and homeless. “Those are the 18-year-olds who [have] very limited education and really need to start from square one.”

Manning, who has worked with homeless youths for 20 years, said a key goal is reaching these young adults before they “disappear into the streets.”

“It sounds like a movie, but it’s true: Pimps and traffickers, they spot these kids and go after them,” Manning said. “If we don’t get to them, many will end up on drugs or in prison.”

The youths can be helped, he said, if they can learn to establish healthy relationships with others.

“It’s a trust issue: Most of these kids have been abused and taken advantage of by every adult they’ve met,” Manning said.

Trust is at the heart of the family that Lokki has created for a small group of his friends living on the streets of Denver.

They call themselves “Juggalos” — the name for fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse. But now, the name has a more important meaning.

“Juggalos started as a family for people who feel like they don’t have family,” Lokki explained. “Other people see it as a gang, but we just look out for each other any way we can.”

They mostly hang out, swimming in the Platte River or — if they manage to panhandle a few dollars — buying beer or marijuana.

Most days, they eat lunch at Sox Place, which was set up in 2002 by Doyle “Sox” Robinson. He got his street name after spending a year handing out clean socks to street kids.

Every day, about 100 young people come by to eat lunch, use the computers, watch movies and also pick up a fresh pair of socks.

“They are just like any other kids out there, they have the same struggles, the same issues,” Doyle said. “They still want love, they want acceptance, they want protections, they want rules, they want to be held accountable.”

Robinson said his goal is simply to provide a stable place where they can be loved for who they are.

“I don’t try to change them,” he said. “If they want to change, we’re here for them. If they don’t want to change, wer’e still going to love them.”

Robinson, 55, says his Christian faith motivates him to help these kids, although he doesn’t try to push religion on anyone at Sox Place. He says he lies awake at night after hearing their stories of abuse and neglect.

“It shakes my faith in people,” he said. “How can we allow this to happen in our own country?”

Read more about Robinson’s perspective on faith

The Obama administration recently unveiled a plan to end homelessness in the United States over the next decade. The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness will “harness public and private resources to build on the innovations that have been demonstrated at the local level nationwide,” according to council chairman Shaun Donavan.

Robinson is skeptical about whether the government can adequately address the root causes of homelessness.

“We need less government and more grass roots,” he said. “We need taxes not to go to renovating parks, but renovating lives.”

All the government can really do is put a roof over someone’s head, he said. And that doesn’t necessarily constitute a “home.”

“They don’t have a home, the sense of family,” Robinson said. “All we’re doing is pushing them to the sides, we’re not dealing with the real issues.”

Belle wandered into Sox Place one afternoon in June, a pretty young woman with an air of confidence that contrasts with the cuts across her cheek and the brace on her knee, injuries she said were inflicted by her pimp.

“People think it’s a choice to be on the streets, but it’s never a choice,” said Belle, 18.

She said she has been sexually abused since she was 6 years old and was in and out of foster care until recently.

Now, she is living in a camp with other homeless kids, hiding from her pimp.

“Yeah, it’s not a house, but a house isn’t everything,” she said. “Family. Love. Friends. This is my family. All I ever wanted was a family.”

She wants to go to college to study psychology and help other street kids, but she knows the odds are against her.

“I don’t have the building blocks to get up in life, to be able to do what I need to do, because I never learned it,” she said. “I have to learn that on my own.”

The odds were against Liz Martinez, who left home at age 12 and eventually became a member of the Juggalos.

“They were better than my own biological family,” said Martinez, who is now 21. “They didn’t put their hands on me, they fed me, they kept me safe, they cared about how I felt.”

After nearly a decade on the streets, she has just gotten her first apartment with her boyfriend and is looking forward to a more stable future for her 5-month-old daughter.

“I have almost $1,000 saved up from selling plasma and doing day labor, and hopefully in the next month and a half to three months, I’ll have my GED,” she said.

Martinez has drawn strength from living on the streets, and she thinks others can do the same:

“If you can survive off of living on the street and sleeping on cold concrete or behind a Dumpster when it’s snowing, you know you have the strength to do just about anything.”

juggalo gang in denver malls


from some hypercritical juggalo http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_15129863

Last night, I went around holding a sign that said: “Free Hugs!” But that is not what moved me.

There is a group of kids who come to Sox Place called the Juggalos. They don’t consider themselves a gang. Rather, they consider themselves a family. While they aren’t the most conventional of people, when it comes down to it, they are some of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

One of them even offered to find and “take care” of the person who slashed my tires. I refused, but was told: “You’re family. You don’t mess with family.”

As I passed their usual hangout, I heard “woop WOOP!” and knew I was being greeted. After hugs and smiles, I noted my roommate was hanging out with them, too. He wasn’t dressed in Juggalo black, but he sports a Mohawk that may get him labeled as a “deviant.”

Other than being loud, the Juggalos did not seem to be bothering anyone. Now, I realize that not everyone has the same tolerance level for unexpected behavior as I do. But what happened next didn’t surprise me, yet disturbed me all the same.

Some police officers that patrol the mall pulled up right next to the group of kids. Uniformed officers got out and told them all to sit on the ground. The officers said they were receiving complaints about noise and “deviant behavior.” All the kids were ordered to provide their IDs.

I was told that I couldn’t stay unless I wanted to join them. Part of me wanted to say, “These are my brothers and sisters. If you frisk or arrest them then you’re going to arrest me.” But I didn’t. I obeyed.

Four of the kids ended up in handcuffs. The rest were told to get off of the mall for the night.

Now, I’m not mad at the police for doing their job. While I know that cops are people, too, and make mistakes, I don’t blame them for doing what they’re supposed to do.

Likewise, while I don’t condone some of the behavior of the kids, I can understand why they do it. If I experienced abuse and got told I was worthless, I might do the same things, too.

What I am disturbed about is that cops had to be there in the first place to deal with the kids who were on the streets. I read somewhere that every day, 12 street kids die. Where are these kids’ parents? I know that some circumstances can’t be helped, and I know there are places for kids to go and programs to use.

But when are we going to start doing something about it? What about suffering with them? What about putting ourselves second?

I’m not saying we should all go out and become missionaries to the homeless. But if we see a need and neglect it, who is being the jerk?

Edmund Burke said, “The only way for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” When are we going to start caring for each other? How many people have to suffer before we take it seriously?

Chase Glantz is an intern at Sox Place, a Denver drop-in center for youth located at 20th and Larimer Street in downtown Denver.