It’s a tragic day for individuals who are down with the clown, as a federal appeals court docket has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Insane Clown Posse to try to cease the FBI from labeling the group’s followers—Juggalos—as a “loosely-organized hybrid gang.” The rap duo initially filed their lawsuit a couple of years in the past, however a decide threw it out as a result of the FBI’s stories on gangs don’t truly imply something particular, so whereas ICP might not need its followers known as a gang, it doesn’t essentially imply the federal government is attempting to close them down. This 12 months, Insane Clown Posse determined to protest the Division Of Justice’s gang designation by organizing a Juggalo march in Washington D.C. to try to present people who they’re not as scary as their face paint may recommend.
Sadly, the general public relations transfer appears to have failed, as The New York Put up says that the appeals court docket dismissed ICP’s lawsuit in opposition to the FBI for related causes as final time. As soon as once more, the court docket mentioned it couldn’t evaluate the choice as a result of the FBI’s gang designation wasn’t a “closing company motion” and due to this fact didn’t actually contain the group doing something. That gained’t do a lot to appease ICP and the followers who say they have been unfairly profiled by cops who actually thought their clown paraphernalia was associated to some violent gang exercise, however that should include the territory when your entire aesthetic is “homicide clown.”