DETROIT – Insane Clown Posse’s latest gig? A federal court.
It’s not a performance by the Detroit rap-metal duo, but arguments by lawyers who say Insane Clown Posse’s fans have been unfairly targeted by police. A 2011 FBI report described the fans, known as Juggalos, as a “loosely organized hybrid gang.”
An appeals court in Cincinnati heard arguments Thursday, after a Detroit federal judge said the U.S. Justice Department isn’t responsible for how authorities use a national report on gangs.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan says the free speech and due process rights of Insane Clown Posse and its fans are being violated.
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The members of Insane Clown Posse are Joseph Bruce, known as Violent J, and Joseph Utsler, known as Shaggy 2 Dope.