A few years ago, the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center, in a report, referred to juggalos as a “loosely organized hybrid gang,” which is a weird thing to call a group or music fans. Insane Clown Posse stepped in to defend their fans, filing a lawsuit against the FBI and asking the FBI to disclose whatever documents they used to make that classification. Hearings are scheduled to start today in a Detroit federal court. Now Billboard reports that the U.S. Justice Department has asked the judge working the case to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming that ICP and their fans have no grounds to sue and that the FBI isn’t responsible for any problems that might come from law enforcement agencies using its report.
Meanwhile, this year’s Gathering Of The Juggalos is set to include Cypress Hill and Cannibal Corpse, which means ICP’s festival is arguably cooler than anything the FBI has ever done.