Before the story comes out on what excatly happened – the rumor is more of the same from icp
Before the story comes out on what excatly happened – the rumor is more of the same from icp
Nothing new has changed – juggalos throw junk at a star – the star eyes them down and they shit themselves.
Welcome to the gathering of the juggalos kids.
Shaggy 2 dope not at GOTJ due to probation issues ?
The 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos is currently underway at HogRock Campgrounds in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. This afternoon, a body was found in one of the tents camped on site.
Sources tell us the deceased was a male in his late 20s or early 30s, who the coroner determined had been dead for about eight hours. The cause of death has not been determined, though a heroin overdose is suspected.
The Hardin County Sheriff’s office couldn’t officially confirm the death, but acknowledged there’d been an early afternoon “incident.”
For the last six years, a “Drug Bridge” has existed at the Gathering of the Juggalos. As long as there’s no violence, privately hired security doesn’t interfere with the underground economy—though this year, all cars were searched for large quantities of drugs. Two related arrests were made, one for an unspecified amount of meth, one for pounds of marijuana. But once news of the body spread, private security closed down the walkway, blocking the path with trucks.
The Gathering of the Juggalos, a post-apocalyptic five-day wicked-clown festival we may have told you about once or 379 times, begins tomorrow in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. Tomorrow, as in not today. Yet this has not stopped Insane Clown Posse fans from traversing the far ends of the Juggalo universe to find family love more than a day early. Right now, there is currently a very long line of cars backed up along the local road that leads to festival grounds HogRock Campground, full of overzealous clowns waiting for the gates to open.
This is one gridlocked view of the scene, posted around one pm C
“They started jamming traffic up a little after six this morning,” Hardin County Sheriff Joyce Cullison told us this afternoon. The Illinois State Police, who’re providing back-up for the local force for the second year, responded accordingly, patrolling the Cave-In-Rock route, giving out tickets, and making arrests.
“We’ve had 10 or 15 in four or five hours,” says Cullison. Six involved drug charges (“Not a large amount either”), one for unpaid child support. The rest were apprehended for lacking auto insurance, vehicle registration, or driving with a revoked license. No weapons have been found, Cullison notes, “so far.”
“We got one upstairs who might be extradited,” says the Sheriff, referring to the alleged deadbeat dad. Everyone else bonded out. “It’s been a long day. Imagine what tomorrow’s going to be when it opens.”
(CN) – A fan of the Insane Clown Posse sued the hip-hop group and the organizers of a southern Illinois music festival in Federal Court for personal injury.
James Ford, a Delaware resident, says he was among dozens of fans invited onto stage during the Aug. 15, 2010, concert, dubbed as the “Gathering of the Juggalos” at Cave in Rock, Ill. Ford claims he suffered severe and permanent leg injuries after he fell into a modified trampoline on stage.
Ford seeks damages for his injuries in the Southern District of Illinois. He is represented by Jeffrey Deutschman of Deutschman & Associates in Chicago.
Psychopathic Records, Insane Clown Posse, Juggalo Gathering, Faygo Beverages and Hogrock Inc. are named as defendants. Faygo allegedly sponsored the event that brought Ford to stage.
ENTON — A fan of the Insane Clown Posse filed a lawsuit in federal court last week alleging he was injured at the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos in rural Hardin County.
James Ford Jr. of Delaware claims he suffered permanent injuries during a gathering promotion called “Faygo Armageddon,” ac-cording to the suit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Benton.
Ford was among 60 to 75 audience members allowed on the stage during the Armageddon promotion to “assist the lead singer of Insane Clown Posse in shooting Faygo beverages into the crowd,” the lawsuit alleges.
While onstage, Ford fell back against sheet metal used on a modified trampoline, causing “his leg to sustain serious and perma-nent injury,” according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges negligence by the defendants: promoters Psychopathic Records Inc., Juggalo Gathering LLC, Insane Clown Posse LLC, Hogrock Inc., the Hardin County venue where the event is hosted, and Faygo Beverages Inc., which supplied Faygo beverages to the defendants and for use in Faygo Armageddon.
Ford is seeking in excess of $75,000 plus costs associated with the suit.
Attempts to reach defendants for comment on the lawsuit were unsuccessful.
The multi-day gathering draws thousands of fans to the region but is not without controversy: Three concertgoers have died at or near the festival since the event moved to Hardin County in 2007.
Icp loses another $75,000
Cullison’s staff is working to tally the financial blow the gathering of up to 20,000 Juggalos has had on the sheriff’s department budget this year.
“The secretary and bookkeeper are working on it now. It will tear it up, I know that much,” Cullison said.
The department issued 187 citations, made 37 arrests and investigated home invasions, one of which ended with the arrest of a Kalamazoo, Mich., man.
Cullison also received many reports of garden ruined due to raiding by Juggalos.
BAN THE JUGGALO GATHERING , whos going to fund the police to keep these hoodlums at bay , and for a staff of 8 police 200 arrests is staggering for a 4 day peroid where most these juggalos kept locked up in camp grounds , if the law enforcement was larger that number would most likely multiply by a rate of 1000%.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — One man’s shirt upset another man at a local bar so much that he used a knife to remove the shirt, said police.
According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened shortly before midnight Aug. 4 at Brewster’s Pub on Beach Boulevard.
Investigators said the victim was wearing a “Gathering of the Juggalos 2009” shirt, referencing an annual music festival.
Another man in the bar saw the shirt and asked the man if he was at that festival.
When the man said he was not there, the suspect reportedly pulled a knife and told him, “You have no right to wear this,” before beginning to cut the back of the shirt.
The victim told police when the suspect moved around to his front and got the knife near his neck, he grabbed the suspect’s hands. But the suspect broke free, and ripped the shirt and a necklace from the victim, again telling him he didn’t have the right to wear it.
The victim then went outside while the suspect stayed inside. Witnesses at the scene agreed with the victim’s side of the story, and one of the band members found the suspect, 21-year-old Terrence Joseph Hoover, took his knife and forced him to leave, according to the police.
Hoover was gone by the time police arrived, but they had the knife and a description of his car, which helped them determine Hoover was the suspect.
According to St. Johns County public records, Hoover, a St. Augustine resident, has been jailed four times since turning 18, including an aggravated assault arrest in February of this year; he was released in March.
He was arrested in St. Johns County Monday, and transported to Jacksonville Thursday, where he was booked into the Duval County jail on an aggravated assault charge.
If you dont want trouble , dont wear juggalo gang clothing to a bar
Police and locals Call to ban the gathering of the juggalos at cave in rock
CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. — Police said the Coast Guard pulled the body of 24-year-old Jesse Waters of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, out of the water in Union County, Kentucky, in the Sturgeon Island area.
That’s just about 100 feet from the Gathering of the Juggalos. Police have since confirmed Waters disappeared from the gathering Friday night before his body turned up on the Sturgeon Island. Police said they don’t suspect foul play.
Sheriff Lloyd Cullison said the event Waters was attending is bringing more trouble than it’s worth.
The Insane Clown Posse’s Gathering of the Juggalos is over and the cleanup process has begun. The Juggalos are leaving town until next year but Sheriff Lloyd Cullison wishes they would leave and not come back.
“A lot of drug arrests,” Cullison said. “A couple firearms taken off of people. We had one guy that was high on drugs and tried to stab a couple people with some glass.”
Any town would love for 10,000 people to come and visit, right? Well, not Hardin County, Illinois. Cullison said it’s not worth the trouble.
“I’ve been a policeman for 36 years and I’ve never seen anything like this. Just so out of control,” Cullison said.
He said to gain control of any situation is tough because the lack of manpower his department has.
“For a police department to not be able to handle it and do anything about it, just makes you feel helpless.”
Although Illinois State Police did assist his department, it still puts a strain on resources that are sparse.
“Without them guys, I would have been in a lot of trouble,” Cullison said of ISP’s help.
He said the trouble only grows year after year. With a jail that only holds eight and arrests in the hundreds, he said enough is enough.
“It seems like every year it gets a little worst,” he said.
If he had any choice in the matter, he never wants them to return.
“Have it somewhere else,” he said. “We can’t handle it in Hardin County.”
Local 6 tried to talk to event organizers and the owner of Hog-Rock Campgrounds. They said they don’t speak to the media and asked us to leave the property immediatly.
Again, police say they don’t suspect foul play in Waters’ death. They’ll release the official cause of death after an autopsy and toxicology reports.