Back in 2011, the FBI issued a report that listed the Juggalos, the cult following of face-painted rap duo Insane Clown Posse
, as a gang. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit on behalf of the group against the FBI claiming their constitutional rights to free speech and due process were violated by the report, as the duo and their fans claimed they had since been targeted by police due to their trademark tattoos and style choices.
Today U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland dismissed the case stating that the report "does not recommend any particular course of action for local law enforcement to follow, and instead operates as a descriptive, rather than prescriptive, assessment of nationwide gang trends."
"This is not the end. We'll keep fighting to clear the Juggalo family name," Joseph Bruce, aka Violent J of the ICP said in a statement released by the ACLU.
Unfortunately for ICP and their Juggalos, it would take quite a few miracles for a federal judge to take their clown club seriously...