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Man pleads guilty in Juggalo-related attempted murder


One of the Insane Clown Posse followers charged in a beating, stomping and burning of a fellow Juggalo outside a Hebron-area home pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder Friday.

Cary Edwards, 36, of Hebron entered the plea in the August incident that included trying to remove a hatchet man tattoo –– associated with Juggalos, followers of the Insane Clown Posse hip-hop duo –– from Zach Swanson, 31.

Paul Hurst, 33, of Hebron is also charged with first-degree attempted murder and related charges in the incident, and has a trial set for April 7 and 8 in Wicomico County Circuit Court. Hurst and Edwards were living in the same home as Swanson at 7290 Rockawalkin Road.

Sheriff Mike Lewis said in August both the suspects and the victim are Juggalos.

The assault lasted from about dusk Aug. 3 to about 4:30 or 5:30 a.m. Aug. 4, Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matt Maciarello said Friday.

Under Edwards’ plea, Maciarello said the state will recommend a sentence of 30 years with the remainder of a life sentence suspended, and 5 years of supervised probation for him. However, the court can impose a higher or lower sentence.

Edwards will also have to testify truthfully at Hurst’s trial, Maciarello said; Edwards’ sentencing was postponed until after that happens.

Edwards’ attorney, Assistant Public Defender David Owen Weck, said Edwards recognizes how what he did impacted ongoing pain for Swanson.

“He thought it was the right thing to do to take responsibility for his actions,” Weck said of Edwards.

Maciarello said at about 6:45 a.m. Aug. 4, a Wicomico County sheriff’s deputy responded to Peninsula Regional Medical Center, where Swanson had been brought with injuries including cuts and bruises, black around his eyes, a broken nose, internal bleeding, burns, broken ribs and a lacerated spleen and liver. One of Swanson’s arms later had to be amputated as a result of the assault.

He’d been brought to the hospital by Edwards and another resident of the home, Samuel Schwartz, Maciarello said.

At about dusk on Aug. 3, Edwards and Hurst confronted Swanson about disrespecting Tabitha Schwartz, who also lived in the home, Maciarello said a trial would have revealed. Testimony would reveal members of the household were also mad at Swanson in connection with household chores, he said.

A shovel, lighter fluid and other items were used during the assault, and Edwards also urinated on Swanson, Maciarello said. Charging documents stated Edwards and Hurst had tried to cut the tattoo from Swanson’s arm.

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Should Australia allow the juggalo gang into the country – Gathering of the Juggalos 2015 ?


Paging andrew bolt , Alan jones , 2gb and Tony Abbott-  Please dont allow this gang into your country ?

Australian juggalos rejoice! Insane Clown Posse have announced that they’ll be bringing their annual music festival to Australia in 2015.

For those of you who don’t already know your ‘Faygo Showers’ from your Spazmatic, the Gathering Of The Juggalos is the masked Detroit rap duo’s very own music event-come-‘tribal Woodstock’, which sees the twosome’s enormous cult fan following (or gangs,according to the FBi) uniting for several days of live music and mayhem. And it’s making its way Down Under next year.

The news comes direct from the mouth of ICP’s Violent J, who revealed their plans during a 42-minute seminar at the recent Gathering Of The Juggalos in Legend Valley, Ohio, as TheMusic reports.

“In the year 2015, which according to my Gucci watch is next year … Psychopathic Records will be putting on a mini-Gathering of sorts in the country of Australia,” declares Violent J (at the 12.30 min mark of the video below).

“We will be putting on a fucking Gathering, so if you want to come and party with us with Australian Juggalos start fucking saving up in your fucking piggy banks for that plane ticket. The tickets for the Gathering itself in Australia will be nice and cheap, because we love you. But for the lane ticket you’re on your own.”

J’s counterpart, Shaggy 2 Dope, added he was keen to once more see “kangaroos jumping around and squirrels with pouches on their necks.”

Juggalette- Alyssa Bustamante get life sentence in child murder case


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A Missouri Juggalette teenager who had described the slaying of a young neighbor girl as an “ahmazing” thrill made an emotional apology Wednesday to the girl’s family and was sentenced to a potential lifetime in prison.

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Moments before her sentence was imposed, 18-year-old Alyssa Bustamante rose from her chair — with shackles linking her ankles and holding her hands to her waist — and turned to face the family of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten, whom she confessed to killing in October 2009.

“I really am extremely, very sorry for everything. I know words,” she said, pausing to take a deep breath and struggling to compose herself, “can never be enough, and they can never adequately describe how horribly I feel for all of this.”

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She later added: “If I could give my life to get her back I would. I’m sorry.”

Elizabeth’s mother, Patty Preiss, who on the first day of Bustamante’s sentencing hearing called her an “evil monster” and declared “I hate her,” sat silently, staring forward as Bustamante’s finished her apology.

Cole County Circuit Judge Pat Joyce then sentenced Bustamante to the maximum possible sentence for second-degree murder — life in prison with the possibility of parole. She ordered the teenager to serve a consecutive 30-year term for armed criminal action, a charge resulting from her use of a knife to slit the throat and stab Elizabeth after she had strangled her into unconsciousness.

Elizabeth’s family left the courthouse without talking to reporters.

“The sentencing process was extremely difficult for the family, as no sentence can adequately punish this heinous crime,” Matt Diehr, a St. Louis attorney speaking on behalf of the family, said later in a telephone interview.

Bustamante’s family, which also was present in the courtroom, declined to comment about the sentence, though an attorney called it “harsh.” There was no indication that Bustamante planned to appeal the sentence.

Bustamante originally had been charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty last month to the lesser charges to avoid a trial and the possibility of spending her life in an adult prison with no chance of release.

Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson said after Wednesday’s sentencing that he agreed to the lesser charge because the judge had suppressed a statement given by Bustamante to authorities in which she described the slaying and stated she wanted “to know what it felt like” to kill someone.

Bustamante was 15 years old at the time of Elizabeth’s murder in the small town of St. Martins, just west of Jefferson City. Evidence presented during her hearing revealed that Bustamante had dug a shallow grave in the woods several days in advance, then used her younger sister to lure Elizabeth out of her home with an invitation to play. Bustamante, who had hidden a knife in a backpack, said she had a surprise for Elizabeth in the forest. The surprise turned out to be her demise.

Defenses attorneys had argued for leniency after presenting evidence from family members and mental health experts about Bustamante’s troubled childhood. Bustamante was born to teenage, drug-abusing parents; her father was imprisoned and her mother abandoned her, leaving her in the legal custody of her grandmother.

“This was a child who had been spiraling out of control, but has treatable conditions,” Bustamante’s attorney, Charlie Moreland, said after the sentencing.

But Richardson said the life sentence was justified. He described Bustamante as “a truly evil individual who strangled and stabbed an innocent child simply for the thrill of it.”

Under Missouri guidelines, Bustamante would have to serve 35 years and five months in prison before she is eligible for parole, said Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Cline. It’s also possible that the more than two years Bustamante spent in jail while awaiting her sentencing could be counted toward that time.

After spending several weeks at a diagnostic prison, Bustamante could be placed in either one of Missouri’s two female prisons or sent out of state. Cline said department officials also would evaluate whether Bustamante should be kept separate from other adult woman inmates.

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Juggalos ruin lives – Rip David Shern


Loveland murder victim remembered

On Sunday mornings, David Shern liked to take his son and daughter out for breakfast.

He liked to teach them how to fish.

Like most fathers, Shern enjoyed sharing his time and knowledge with his children, 8-year-old Kaitlynn and 10-year-old Caelan.

On April 30, 2009, a man identified as a follower of the Juggalos street gang, who Shern didn’t know, stabbed Shern with a 14-inch sword after an altercation at Loveland’s North Lake Park.

Shern, 34, who was hospitalized after the stabbing, died one day later.

That day, the children Shern raised, who are now admired by adults for their upbringing and good manners, lost their father.

That day, Priscilla Stamp lost her son.

And although she is dealing with her own grief, Stamp said the hardest part of her son’s death is watching her grandchildren move on without him.

“To see how much I miss him is hard enough,” Stamp said recently. “But then to listen to the children, how much they miss him. That just breaks your heart when they start talking. There’s those spurts where they’ll just burst into tears and they want their dad.”

Friends and members of Shern’s family recently gathered in Loveland to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.

Afterward, they talked with Loveland Connection about Shern and their beliefs that he died at the hands of Loveland gang members.

Lives changed
Since losing her son, Stamp said it’s difficult to detail how much her life has changed.

“I don’t even know words to sum it up,” she said. “It’s been devastating. My life stopped at that moment. It all just stopped.”

While coming to terms with their loss, Stamp’s and Shern’s family and friends also have had to deal with their grief while sitting through hearings and watching people involved in the case face justice.

Sarah Sypian, a close friend to Shern, attended many of those court hearings.

“You want to see it through, you want to see an end. You want to see justice,” she said. “It wasn’t easy, that’s for sure. … Nothing will ever bring him back.”

During many of the court proceedings, Stamp said it was frustrating to hear people talk badly about her son.

She was especially hurt by accusations made about her son saying he acted aggressively and violently toward people the night of his death because he had been laid off from his job.

Stamp said her son knew his work was temporary at the time of his death.

“So, none of it made sense to me,” she said. “In my heart, I just couldn’t put it together.”

Larry Walters, 20, was sentenced in November 2009 to 12 years in prison for reckless manslaughter in the stabbing death of Shern.

Two other people were charged with being accomplices in the case.

Christopher Hatch, whose flame-shaped sword was used to stab Shern and who helped hide the weapon after the assault, will serve one year at the Larimer County Detention Center.

Melissa Deeb, 19, who hid the weapon in her parents’ motor home, received a 45-day sentence for her involvement in the incident.

The gang connection
During an April court hearing, Stamp stood before Larimer County District Court Judge Stephen Schapanski and said Walters and his friends are members of the Juggalos street gang, a group that follows the Insane Clown Posse band and started as a Detroit street gang.

And although Loveland police have classified this case as gang-related, the case was never dealt with as if it was gang-related, she said.

This week, Loveland Police spokesman Sgt. Jan Burreson said Walters never was identified by police as a gang member, but officers were aware that information on his MySpace page mentioned the Juggalos and he liked to listen to Insane Clown Posse.

“According to us, there was no gang relation there,” Burreson said, adding that the assault on Shern was not a planned crime.

In the past, Loveland police officials have said they will not attribute gang activity to gang members because they do not want to glorify their actions.

Still, Stamp said she wants people in the community to be aware of gang activity in town and know exactly who their children are associated with.

“You worry about your kids when they drive to Denver or something, but I never would have dreamt that something like this would have happened in Loveland,” Stamp said of her son’s death.

To help people learn from her son’s death, Stamp hopes to encourage lawmakers to formally recognize the Juggalos street gang as one that operates in Colorado.

Lawmakers in Utah, Arizona and California already have done so, Stamp said.

“How do you prosecute them if they’re not recognized legally as a gang,” Stamp asked.

Earlier this year, Loveland police hosted a community forum focused on increased gang activity in the city.

During the forum, more than 200 residents gathered as Loveland police officer Tammy Fisher talked about the types of gangs in Loveland and graffiti they post around town.

Fisher said the Juggalos is an active gang in Loveland.

The Loveland Police Department has documented 262 gang members, 69 of those gang members are juveniles.

In response to gang activity in the community, officials with the Loveland Police Department have started outreach efforts and encouraged people to spend more time with their children, being engaged in their day-to-day activities.

At the county level, Deputy District Attorney Shaun Reinhart will serve as the Larimer County Detention Center’s office liaison and specialize in gang activity for all law enforcement agencies, said district attorney spokeswoman Linda Jensen.

Remembering
Now that the people involved with Shern’s death have been sentenced, Stamp said she is focused on bringing routine back to her family member’s lives and remembering her son.

Most of Stamp’s family lives in Iowa and many have visited Loveland in recent months to help her through the difficult times.

Through family support and memories shared about her son, Stamp said she hopes to help her grandchildren come to terms with their lives now.

Earlier this month, about 90 people attended a service at Resthaven Memorial Gardens, where Shern is buried, to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.

People like Sypian and Jeremy Olson, longtime friends of Shern, shared stories of spending time with him.

Olson was friends with Shern for 30 years, he said.

“At a drop of a hat, he would be there,” Olson said. “I just called him out of the blue one day, hoping that he would be around because I knew that he knew how to do drywall and asked him if he wanted to help drywall my garage and on moments notice he’s like, ‘Yea, lets do it.’ ”

In addition to his dedication, Olson said Shern had a sense of humor and was someone people wanted to be around.

“He was so funny,” Olson said. “He could always pull you out of a bad mood.”

Sypian agreed.

“He could lift your spirits,” she said. “He had a knack of doing that.”

Sypian and Shern were schoolmates at Thompson Valley High School, where Sypian said he was her first love.

Throughout the years, she said they remained good friends and he always had a way of lifting her spirits.

Such memories of her son are nice for Stamp to hear, she said.

They help her think back on how he lived his life and are now helping her make decisions with his children for their futures.

“On his Facebook (page) after this happened, everyone (wrote) how much they were going to miss him, and that he had their backs since grade school,” Stamp said.

More juggalos riot then bloods or crips


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Seven inmates at the Larimer County jail, six of whom are known gang members, possibly face charges after a “large fight” broke out at the detention center Wednesday night.

Among the suspected participants is Adrian Rodarte, a Loveland man known to be a member of the Sureño gang, who pleaded guilty earlier this month to murder.

“Deputies believe that the release of several Sureños from the (detention center) precipitated the action on the part of the Norteños,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Eloise Campanella said in a statement. “Within moments, deputies on duty were able to quell the disturbance. No deputies were injured during the incident. However, the involved inmates received minor cuts, scrapes and bruises.”

The incident occurred in a general population area of the jail.

Campanella said at least one of the participants confirmed speculations that the motive for the fight was gang related.

In the statement, Cam-panella reported that Sheriff Jim Alderden is concerned the fight, along with three other incidents at the jail since Wednesday evening, are the result of overcrowding.

A capacity at the jail has been set at 460 due to a lack of funding, but Campanella said there were 503 inmates in the jail Friday. Some housing areas at the jail have been closed down because of budget restrictions.

“Alderden expressed complete confidence in his jail staff but is concerned about employee safety with increased level of violence at the Larimer County Detention Center due to the overcrowded conditions,” Campanella said.

When the fight occurred Wednesday, there were 499 inmates incarcerated and 59, or 12 percent, of those inmates were known gang members, according to Campanella.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that of the 59 incarcerated gang members, 19 are Sureño, 16 are Norteño, 14 are Juggalo, four are Aryan, one is Blood, five are Crips and 10 are affiliated with various other gangs.

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El Reno suspect listened to violent music – Insane Clown Posse Music


EL RENO — The ex-convict accused of strangling his girlfriend and her four children is a fan of Insane Clown Posse, a rap/hip-hop duo known for profane lyrics about murder fantasies, necrophilia and violent acts.
with her death and the deaths of her four children, the…

They perform in concert as “wicked clowns,” wearing black and white clown makeup.
A line in one song, “Murda Cloak,” goes “I’m killing today to take this feeling away.”
The lyrics of another song, “Sleep Walker,” include the lines “Choke ’em. Kill ’em. And sleep right through the night.”

Josh Durcho, 25, is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in the deaths in El Reno. He listed ICP — short for Insane Clown Posse — as his only musical interest on the Web site MySpace.

On one arm he has tattooed the words “Wicked Clown’o.”

One criminology expert said violent lyrics can influence troubled young people who absorb themselves in the music.

“Would violent lyrics in and of itself push someone to violence? No,” said Kathleen Heide, a criminology professor at the University of South Florida and author of “Why Kids Kill Parents.”

“But if they … were angry … alienated … depressed … doing alcohol and drugs … have difficulty with feelings and they’re not successful with life, that absorption in negative themes … can provide the impetus,” she said.

Durcho was unemployed and has been in prison for marijuana.

The singers could not be reached for comment.

ICP fans are called “Juggalos” and “Juggalettes.” Fans have been implicated in other high-profile crimes across the country.

In North Carolina, four teenagers were accused last month of killing a friend in a bizarre case.

The teenagers allegedly read their friend his fortune with tarot cards, beat him in the head with a hammer and suffocated him with duct tape, according to news accounts. Those details mirror lyrics in Insane Clown Posse songs and one of the suspects identified himself on MySpace as a Juggalo.

In Utah, a man identified by police as a member of a Juggalo gang was found guilty last week of attempted murder. Police say he attacked a teenager with a medieval battle ax. Insane Clown Posse sells items depicting a stick figure with a hatchet.

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Juggalo insane clown posse gang member attacks dominos driver


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SIERRA VISTA — A teenager was arrested Monday in connection to the robbery of a Domino’s delivery man on June 8.

Sierra Vista police arrested Williams E. Simmons, 17, at his home in Garden Canyon Mobile Home Park at 405 S. Garden Ave. He is the third person to be charged in regards to the incident.

Simmons was charged with armed robbery, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. He also admitted to being a member of the Insane Clown Posse, a criminal street gang recognized by the state of Arizona.

Detective Tim Wachtel said Simmons, who will turn 18 next month, will be treated as an adult.

Simmons was part of the investigation from the beginning, Wachtel said. Simmons was indicted by a Cochise County grand jury on Thursday, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The Domino’s driver was beaten with a pool cue during a delivery about 9:30 p.m. on June 8 in the 400 block of South Garden Avenue. Three men then took three pizzas and a small amount of cash.

The delivery man has a hairline fracture on his jaw and traveled to Tucson late last week where his mouth was wired shut.

Mikael A. Lykins, 24, was arrested inside a trailer in the Garden Canyon Mobile Home Park on June 10 and charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault and participation in a criminal street gang, according to Sierra Vista police.

Lykins reportedly told police he was a member of the Insane Clown Posse gang.

A boy, 16, who was held on a warrant in the Juvenile Detention Center on June 9, was charged last week with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, aggravated robbery and aggravated assault. He was not identified as a gang member.

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