Juggalos Classified As Hate Group – Just Like We Are Change Is

Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, left, and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope, members of the Insane Clown Posse are seen after a news conference in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The rap metal group sued the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday over a 2011 FBI report that describes the duo's devoted fans, the Juggalos, as a dangerous gang, saying the designation has tarnished their fans' reputations and hurt business. The American Civil Liberties Union filed the lawsuit in Detroit federal court on behalf of the group's two members. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Joseph Bruce aka Violent J, left, and Joseph Utsler aka Shaggy 2 Dope, members of the Insane Clown Posse are seen after a news conference in Detroit, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Source: NY Times

[We Are Change has been classified as the same thing as the video at the end of this article]

This morning, the Southern Poverty Law Center also known as SPLC, announced the addition of a group known as ‘Juggalos’ to be be recognized as a hate group throughout 17 states.

Juggalo (male) or Juggalette (female) is the name given to an extremist fan of the hip hop duo known as Insane Clown Posse or ICP. Juggalo’s and Juggalette’s are known to be a violent group and have been officially classified by the FBI as a gang as of October 2011.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has classified Juggalo’s as a hate group among 17 states including the entire Midwest (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio), in addition to California, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Oregon.

According to experts, Juggalo’s have a cult like mentality and similar to many other established gangs such as Bloods, Latin Kings, KKK, and Hells Angels, they refer to themselves as a ‘family’.

FBI records and Southern Poverty Law Center research have shown that Juggalo’s are known to spread a strong message of hate throughout their music and the teachings of what they refer to as ‘The Dark Carnival’.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Juggalo’s are often times violent towards each other; however most often act out aggressively towards anyone that appears to be different than them.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has published the following characteristics of Juggalo’s and Juggalette’s

Wearing face paint, typically like a clown, but often as a corpse.
Wearing a hatchet logo on their clothing, hats, or jewelry.
Making or responding to a ‘whoop whoop’ call.
Obsessed with murder committed with a bladed weapon.
Drinking and spraying their enemies with Faygo (an inexpensive soda).
Listening to the Insane Clown Posse or any other horrorcore rap music.
Doing their hair in a spider web style such as the members of the Twiztid group.
Displaying their gang sign, the wicked clown – the Westside sign with the left hand and the C sign with the right hand – arms crossed over.

Southern Poverty Law Center representatives have asked citizens to keep an eye open for individual’s exhibiting any of the above behaviors and have encouraged them to immediately report the individual(s) to the FBI’s electronic tip hotline.


After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.





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