Juggalos: An Emerging Threat, According to the FBI

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Be afraid of these local juggalos; the FBI considers them a threat

There's a real threat here, folks, and it's just been validated by the FBI, who call Juggalos "a loosely-organized hybrid gang" in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment.

Previous to this report, we were only afraid of Juggalos' bad taste in music, aesthetic sense and Faygo-spraying ways. Now that they're likened to murderous street gangs who "engage in criminal activity and violence," and are recognized as gangs in Arizona, California, Pennsylvania, and Utah, we have even more reason to be afraid!


As the report says:

Most crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and often involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism however, open source reporting suggests that a small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, thefts, robberies, and drug sales social networking websites are a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand.

Here's something else we didn't know, according to the report: "Juggalo gangs are expanding in New Mexico primarily because they are attracted to the tribal and cultural traditions of the Native Americans residing nearby."

Really? I thought they just turned up wherever ICP was touring, but hey, the FBI should know better than I, right? Maybe not; the funniest thing about that FBI report is that they only mention Detroit rap group Insane Clown Posse in the footnotes. That's like going to Bible study and putting Jesus in the index!

[via Gawker]




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leonardvanwagenen
leonardvanwagenen

im a juggalo in orange county. were not a gang or anything like a gang.if were gang members then i know a few orange county sherrif deputies that are gang members. all i got to say is WHOOP>>>>WHOOP and a big F@^*& you too. we are family and friends. go tell your mom, dad of grand mother there gang members..go tell your best friend there a gang member. samething so go tell your family and friends there in a gang. then leave my family and friends alone.. 

JSS G TAYLOR
JSS G TAYLOR

this is str8 bullshit, cuz as a hatchet myself can i get a whoop whoop? I am a college student in the criminal justice program and served as a armed guard to the united states. There are many hatchets out there like myself whom are a small business owner and college student so if i served the united states government and did my 4 yrs ask yourself am i GANGRELATED? LMFAO

714
714

ignorance

Matt Chilson
Matt Chilson

Ya, I'm a juggalo that lives in Utah, where we are on the gang list, you can't even wear a hatchetman shirt or have a decal on your vehicle without being harassed by the police. It's ridiculous, they see a hatchetman here and they freak out like every juggalo out there is out be a criminal or going to kill them. I mean ya, I'm not saying I'm a good person, but I'm not a drug dealing, violent, gangster like they say in this article, Ya I smoke weed, it's a plant, whats the problem there? This article was obviously written without doing research, Juggalo's aren't heartless, amoral, monsters, like they imply, We're people, we have our differences, but that's what juggalo's are really about. Juggalo's are part of the human family, we just wish others could understand and realize, we may look or act different, but we're all human, tryin to get by.

not a clown
not a clown

I think its funny how most of u "Juggalos" still live at home with your mothers. Grow up. You sound dumb as fuck.

Up Ur Ass
Up Ur Ass

HONESTLY  wake the hell up to urself ! i am a juggalette n proud , we aint no gang related stuff, n cause violence , we are free lovin peaceful ppl, who happen to enjoy our music and face paintin, as for bein bums as we are called , like seriously a lot of us are more educated than u ll ever realise. im discusted  with this talk ! look into ur own back doors of corruption , and drug takin ! why not do sumthin useful like get the pedifiles , n rapests, and actually do ur job, very discusted cant believe that i ve even read this ! wake up yo ! mmfwcl

pumpkinstubbz420
pumpkinstubbz420

fuck tha feds there lieng about cause they know my juggalo family is against the new world order whoop whoop!

Twiztidrox
Twiztidrox

There are over 100,000 juggalos in the US alone Plus juggalos in England, Poland, Germany, Australia, Holland, and in the military all over the world.

Chaos tha clown*<:)
Chaos tha clown*<:)

First off we are not a threat to those who don't judge us and second u can never stop the family whoop whoop

Bern
Bern

I love how even in the report it says "open source reporting suggests that a small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity". A small number of juggalos do bad things and we are all gang members? That is profiling and is illegal. I don't care where I am I rep the hatchet. There are stupid people in the world. Take Maggots for example: the "fans" of Slipknot also have stupid people in the group. What about Hollywood Undead and the Undead Army? They also do many things that are "illegal" (not all but a "small number" do). If it only takes a "small number" from a group of 15000+ people to make the whole group a "gang" then the whole world is a gang. Let us take a look at how gangs started. It was from people of many races grouping up and fighting. With that in mind there are "race gangs" for every race, my point here is that all people are in "gangs" if you want to go by a small number of a group is doing bad things makes the whole group a "gang". I would love to take this to court and let them say i am a "gang member" because i have been in a gang and i have been in the family. There is nothing even remotely similar about the two.

Psyko Spike
Psyko Spike

This is ridiculous. It's the news stations posting things like this that gives us the bad reputation. My stepdad was a huge kiss fan, he also sold drugs at one point too. They call themselves the KISS Army, they mainly dress in black, and wear facepaint. Why are they not considered a gang? What about Dedheds? Phishheads? Metalheads? People who listen to rap in general? Just because society doesn't read into us enough to understand us DOES NOT make us a gang. Every group has their own screwups, we happen to weed our out ourselves. No i'm not the perfect person, but i'm no less and no more than your average American, I put one leg on at a time, i don't wear a piece because i dont own one, because i dont need one. yeah i have a hatchet, it represents us. it's been passed around a few times while singing, it has been used as a hammer when i couldn't find one, it splits wood, and stays on my wall the rest of the time. I don't steal, i've helped raise my fatherless siblings, neighborhood kids have always tended to idolize me because i make it a point to get them on the right track, to do good in school, join sports, give everything 110%. Yeah i smoke weed, does that make me a bad person? No. Do i go around trying to get kids to smoke? No.

The way the media portrays us is like a bunch of criminals, thats because you only pay attention to the bad things, the things that can make a story. You refuse to make people aware of the food, school supply and toy drives we do at concerts, how at single concerts thousands of dollars in gifts, food and money are  raised to help the youth of America survive. 

The FBI labels us this way because of the 1% of Juggalos who consider themselves a gang. That's like me judging the FBI based on the scandals which they have had, and not the heroic contributions they have made to society.

Juggalos will always have a bad reputation just because we're not in the norm. I'm not trying to preach that we're good people, but raising awareness that the strong majority of us are not bad.

The Mad Clown Boinker
The Mad Clown Boinker

Ok not a clown, I'm a 26 year old mother of 3 that until my husband and I were needed to take care of my mother in law was finishing my courses in Psychology to push for better medications for the mentally ill. I am ALSO a JUGGALETTE. I'm tatted I know the songs, I love the bands. That's what a REAL lo or lette is. it's accepting other outcasts and showing them that it's ok to be wierd strange mental and other wise WICKED. If you can't take that then, to put it where you might understand it, I got 2 whoops for ya and a kick in yo ass.

nthisrain
nthisrain

I think it's funny how you say Juggalos sound dumb yet you can't even type out a proper sentence without making spelling and punctuation mistakes.

porch mnkey forlyfe
porch mnkey forlyfe

 like she said alot of us are not all of us I'm a juggalo and i'm about to finish high school and go into the marine core so i dont see why all of you talk shit honestly just saying does it make you feel better bout yourself when you down other people???haha well i dont give a fuck even if it did Whoop Whoop mmfwcl to my juggalo family and to the judgmental fucks fuck off...peace

Curious.
Curious.

If you're so educated, why can't you spell or use correct grammar?

The Mad Clown Boinker
The Mad Clown Boinker

It's stupid shit like those words there that make us a "threat" morron. my god teach the lessons there about not judging lest the be judged man,

LadyHatchet
LadyHatchet

Spike,    i agree! i am a juggalette for many years now and while representing the hatchet i have successfully opened my own business bought a house and did the things the "normal" people do! thank you for bring up all of the other good points! WHOOP WHOOP MMFWCL                          LadyHatchet! 

nthisrain
nthisrain

The same types of people who hated KISS fans or any controversial bands' fans are the same types hating Juggalos. Things never change in this nation concerning the "fear of music artists"...only the target of their ire does.

Drug uhh hoe
Drug uhh hoe

Im a juggalo and agree with both of you.

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