Insane Clown Posse sues over gang label

Last updated 06:50 09/01/2014

Relevant offers

Americas

Mitt Romney rules out third Presidential campaign Pilot locked out of cockpit sparks emergency landing 'Enough evidence' in backpacker murder case Google fought gag orders in WikiLeaks case US set to end Cuban travel restrictions Chad army retakes Nigerian town from Boko Haram FBI probes airline bomb threats FBI adds suspected militant to 'Most Wanted Terrorist' list US politician's eight-day Australia trip costs $68,000 Seven dead in blast at Mexican children's hospital

The Insane Clown Posse is suing the US Justice Department over a 2011 FBI report that depicts the rap-metal duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group's two members, Joseph Bruce, or Violent J, and Joseph Utsler, or Shaggy 2 Dope. It also names four fans as plaintiffs.

The lawsuit contends that the description of the Juggalos as a "loosely organised hybrid gang" in a national report on gangs violated the plaintiffs' rights. The group says its fans are a family, not a gang.

Scott Gandy, who is one of the four fans who are suing, says he was forced to remove Insane Clown Posse tattoos to apply for the Army.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content