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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

ACLU and Insane Clown Posse Host a Press Conference Today Regarding FBI Gang Designation

Posted by on Wed, Jan 8, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Or better headline, via Buzzfeed: "Insane Clown Posse Filed A Lawsuit With The FBI To Defend Their Fans"

DETROIT—The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and the Detroit rap duo Insane Clown Posse are hosting a press conference today, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. EST, to announce action on behalf of Juggalos—fans of Insane Clown Posse—in light of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s erroneous designation of the Juggalos as a “hybrid” criminal gang. Previously, members of ICP had filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in an attempt to find out what justification, if any, federal law enforcement authorities had for this designation.

WHAT:
Press conference announcing action on behalf of the Insane Clown Posse and their fan base, known as Juggalos.

WHO:
Michael J. Steinberg, legal director for the ACLU of Michigan
Saura J. Sahu, ACLU cooperating attorney with the firm Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone, P.L.C.
Howard Hertz, attorney with the firm Hertz Schram, P.C.
Brandon Bradley, a Juggalo who has been repeatedly harassed by police
Joseph Bruce (aka Violent J) and Joseph Utsler (aka Shaggy 2 Dope), members of Insane Clown Posse

WHERE:
ACLU of Michigan Headquarters
2966 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201

Stay tuned for updates. I'm getting "Detroit" on the phone right now....

UPDATE: Buzzfeed has the photos. Seriously, JUST LOOK AT THE PHOTOS!

 

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Shouldn't ICP be thanking the FBI for promoting their group, beyond what they actually deserve based on the quality of their music?!
Posted by elbowman on January 8, 2014 at 1:27 PM · Report this

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