Wednesday, January 8, 2014

News in Brief: ACLU and ICP unite against DOJ

Sorry. I just wanted to write that headline. I'm sorry. But it was really fun, and I'd probably do it again.

The Michigan Radio is reporting that everyone's favorite local clowns, Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, are teaming up with the ACLU to sue the Department of Justice for classifying Juggalos as “a loosely organized hybrid gang” whose members were “expanding into many U.S. communities.” For more on Juggalos, listen to Sarah Hulett's interview with Violent J:

You tell'em Violent J. It's hard enough walking around with clown paint on your face without the FBI classifying you as a "loosely organized hybrid gang." This is not the first time the DOJ and ICP have clashed regarding the classification of Juggalos. In 2012 the duo filed a lawsuit that contended the FBI violated the Freedom of Information Act in failing to turn over information that led the agency to classify fans of the group as a gang.

1 comment:

  1. As a former ACLU of Michigan intern I am so happy to see this suit (and my old boss posing with the Juggalos in the ACLU-Mich conference room!).