It’s official! The Juggalos are now considered a ‘GANG’
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, those nasty pests that contaminate the fine fields and forests of Hardin County every summer at Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos is a GANG.
That's right, folks; now, no longer are the petty drug-dealing alcohol-soaked largely-underage-but-some-old-and-out-of-shape wannabe's merely a threat to the health of people wishing to use the restroom facilities in local WalMarts, they are about a step down from terrorists, according to the Feds.
Check page 21 on this document to see for yourselves; here's an excerpt:
The Juggalos, a loosely-organized hybrid gang, are rapidly expanding into many US communities. Although recognized as a gang in only four states, many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence. Law enforcement officials in at least 21 states have identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets, according to NGIC reporting.
Yes. But it gets worse; somehow, they're infiltrating a minority group, Native Americans:
NGIC reporting indicates that Juggalo gangs are expanding in New Mexico primarily because they are attracted to the tribal and cultural traditions of the Native Americans residing nearby.
(As the husband of a woman who has tracked her lineage back only two generations to the Blackfoot of South Dakota, I'm somewhat offended by the course the Juggs have taken out west. That's just pitiful.)
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 gan-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, theft, robberies, and drug sales. Social networking websites are a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand.
Actually, I think the feds have it backwards. What it amounts to is that crims are drawn to the bizarre, violent, drug-addled and crime-supporting lyrics of the ICP and their ilk. Then when they get there, suddenly a taxpayer-supported entity like the effa-bee-eye wants to claim that they are a "loosely organized gang" because they engage in crime while identifying themselves with an existing "group"....and when you look at it like that, the feds' assertion is silly. Because it all depends on what the feds are considering "crime" du jour. If the feds consider it to be a crime to 1) gather together for the purposes of 2) finding someone to replace the current administration in charge of the country so he can 3) get rid of certain measures of control the government has so that 4) a different position of power is the result, do you have what the feds could consider a "subversive group" worthy of spying on and infiltrating, or do you have a Ron Paul for President Meet-Up Group? Perhaps a Tea Party organization? Or perhaps just a group meeting to look for a viable candidate for the next state governor?
So you can see...it's totally subjective. And while we detest the Juggalos because they by and large are already COMPOSED of criminals, that's something we've known for YEARS. We don't need the feds telling us that they've now lumped them all together and consider them a "gang" right up there with the motorcycle gangs in the area or the Latin Kings (who are really active downstate). But we'll let you draw your own conclusions...feel free to submit your thoughts, and our thanks to Facebook friend Earl Flanagan for bringing this to our attention.
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