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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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Members of the Juggalo and Insane clown posse arrested


juggalo gang keeps getting more rampant
look at this article , they have no respect for the legal system and would hiss at a judge after going to a court in some ratty hatchet gear.

4 admit to charges in Modesto assault case

One Juggalos defendant to serve 7 years in prison

By MERRILL BALASSONE
The Modesto Bee

MODESTO — Four followers of the band Insane Clown Posse admitted in court Monday to acting as members of a criminal street gang that police call Juggalos when they assaulted a man strolling with his daughters through Graceada Park a year ago.

Brandon Ferrell, 19, Kurt Petersen, 23, and Larry Williams, 20, pleaded no contest to a felony charge of assault likely to produce great bodily injury in addition to a gang enhancement. Joshua Huggins, 18, pleaded guilty to the same charge and enhancement.

A judge sentenced Williams, who has a previous conviction under the state’s “three strikes” law, to seven years in state prison.

Petersen, Ferrell and Huggins each got a year in county jail. Ferrell and Huggins were expected to be released from jail Monday because they have served their time. Petersen still must serve several months of his 365-day sentence.

All four waived their right to appeal their convictions.

“For me, it wasn’t an easy call,” Deputy District Attorney Marlisa Ferreira said of offering the plea deal. “The defendants were very young, but (the victim) was critically injured. In the end, I think justice was served.” Monday morning, the courtroom gallery was filled with young people, some in Insane Clown Posse clothing. A few hissed and scoffed as victim William August, 54, called Juggalos “dangerous, malevolent gangbangers” and detailed the pain he’s been through since the March 7, 2009, attack.

“The injuries I sustained in the mob attack were grievous,” August said, after limping to the front of the courtroom to address Judge Nancy Ashley. “I’ll never walk normally again.” August, who is 6 feet 8 inches tall, said he tried to do the right thing by walking away but fears what he might do if attacked again.

Ferreira acknowledged that not all people who listen to Insane Clown Posse are gang members. But she said the men are more than fans of the band, whose lyrics are so raw they wouldn’t be heard on mainstream radio, because they travel in a pack, share a common sign or symbol — the cartoon hatchet man associated with the Detroit-based band — and commit crimes.

Defense attorneys said their clients are just young men who got drunk and behaved badly.

Ferrell, Huggins and Petersen each could face seven to 10 years in prison if they violate the terms of their felony probation.

Read more: http://www.mercedsunstar.com/2010/03/24/1360708/4-admit-to-charges-in-modesto.html#ixzz0j9ZusOId

justice for all