October 28, 2011

"Juggalos are traditionally fans of the musical group the Insane Clown Posse."

Says the FBI in its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. Jesse Walker at Hit & Run comments: "I'd love to learn more about those non-traditional Juggalos who are not fans of Insane Clown Posse."

21 comments:

erictrimmer said...

Free documentary on Meeting of the Juggalos:

http://www.thedocumentaryblog.com/index.php/2011/09/30/watch-sean-dunnes-american-juggalo/

Scott M said...

Non-fans of ICP was the exact first thing I thought of when I saw that headline. As far as I know, there aren't any other Juggalos.

I interviewed Joe and Joe back around 1999 when they were passing through the midwest and the whole cultly Juggalo thing hadn't really started yet. No, they don't buy into their own bullshit in private, but they are experts, almost eerily so, at turning it on and off like a light switch.

John Bragg said...

"Traditional Juggalos" don't form criminal gangs based on Juggalodom, or use j-dom as a cover for gang activity.

I don't know if there are gangs springing up using ICP imagery, etc. or if this is just the baseline level of criminality associated with young, drunk, drug-using males at or near a concert.

Similarly, a generation ago, "traditional Raider fans" dressed up, facepainted, drank, smoke and got into fights. This was not the same as gangs using Raider colors and gear as gangwear.

Mark O said...

I'm just a Juggalo.

ndspinelli said...

I wish the FBI would stop worrying about these unimportant topics and focus on the clear and present danger..CANNABIS..IT MAKES YOU WANT TO KILL!!

Scott M said...

CANNABIS..IT MAKES YOU WANT TO KILL!!

Quite possibly, but doesn't it also make you forget who the target was and also too hungry to go through with it?

Craig said...

Didn't we used to call them DeadHeads?

ndspinelli said...

That's true Scott, but mostly it causes you to say, "Fuck it..let's do another bowl."

Dark Eden said...

I've always wondered why the hell they're called Juggalos instead of like Clownies or Insano's or ICPers or something.

A. Shmendrik said...

Say what?

d-day said...

Is really so bad to be a juggalo?

edwardroyce said...

I want to know how you can put "Insane Clown Posse" and "traditionally" in the same sentence.

And not include "Joe Biden".

Gabriel Hanna said...

Fucking magnets, how do they work?

TMink said...

Scott and spinelli, true and funny comments. But the effects of pot are somewhat culture dependent. Zulu warriors would toke up before they went out to kill the British for Shaka!

Trey

Ben Calvin said...

If you haven't seen an infomercial for The Gathering, I highly recomend watching this, esp. after the first minute or so.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0xewi_Gdc8

Oclarki said...

Any reason to throw Juggalos in prison is fine by me.

Balfegor said...

Ah, so that's where the Joker gets his henchmen! I always wondered what kind of thug would choose to follow a homicidal clown in a purple suit. And now I know!

Ben Calvin said...

Sugar Slam's my hero.

madAsHell said...

..let's do another bowl.

Not so much anymore.....nobody gets much past the 2nd hit. Well...except for my friend with glaucoma, but then he's always stoned.

w/v: cronad - chronic with adderall

blake said...

Wouldn't they be people who hang out with Juggalos and want to get along with them, but just think Insane Clown Posse sucks?

Methadras said...

Your average juggalo is your average leftard moron.