Teenager Wearing Insane Clown Posse Mask Shot in Home Invasion

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Things are not getting any better if you are a fan of the Insane Clown Posse. In July, the courts upheld the FBI’s request to qualify Juggalos as gang members, while last month two Maryland men were arrested for brutally assaulting their roommate after he “disrespected” the group. There was also that issue of ICP’s annual pilgrimage to Cave-In-Rock, IL for the Gathering of the Juggalo has been forced to relocate locations, thing are not getting better for fans.

Now, a teenage-boy is dead after breaking into a former friend’s house wearing and ICP mask for some unknown reason.

According to reports, 17-year-old Reb Barbee broke into the house of Heather Tackett on Sunday around 4 a.m. wearing the mask in an attempt to make contact with his former friend, Tackett’s son, Jacob.

Barbee was allegedly holding a knife as he stood over the son and that was when Tackett approached the youth with her boyfriend’s .38 revolver. She pulled the trigger and shot the youth in his upper back.

Barbee, along with three other youths who helped with the break in, fled the scene. Barbee died in a nearby hospital. As of now, the youths are being charged with delinquency counts of murder for refusing to call for help after discovering Barbee had been shot, as well as complicity to aggravated burglary.

“I am devastated,” Tackett told the Columbus Dispatch, noting that at the time of the shooting, she had not known who was underneath the mask.

“I really liked that kid and I was really good to him, and it breaks my heart he’d enter my home like that.”

Watch ‘The March of the Juggalos’

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The FBI might have qualified Juggalos as a gang last year and their annual mecca for The Gathering of the Juggalos might have kicked them out, but that’s not stopping those hardcore Insane Clown Posse fans from getting together and doing what they do best.

In honor of the insane festival and its 15 years of existence, a mockumentary has been made about it, though it’s only a minute and a half. The best part of the Faygo-flavored-festival’s mockumetary? The fact that it’s voice by everyone’s favorite voice-over actor, Morgan Freeman, well kind of.

The film is set to Freeman’s narration from The March of the Penguins which completely works and gives a little bit of sophistication to the otherwise always NSFW festival.

The mockumentary is fittingly named The March of the Juggalos and can be seen below. Check it out and give yourself a little bit of a laugh on this “glorious” Wednesday afternoon.

Insane Clown Posse Officially Suing the FBI

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It is now official, Insane Clown Posse are suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Michigan-based duo who go by Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, are suing the F.B.I. claiming that the United States government have made an “unwarranted and unlawful decision” to classify their fans (they go by Juggalos) as a criminal gang.

Their lawsuit also claims that due to this, them and their fans are being harassed by law enforcement officers which is causing them “significant harm.” Also listed on the lawsuit are four Juggalos Nevada, California, North Carolina and Iowa, who offered details of incidents that included severe punishments for classifying themselves as Juggalos.

A statement from the duo can be read below.

“A lawsuit was filed Wednesday in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on behalf of ICP members Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joey Utsler) and four Juggalos claiming that their constitutional rights of free expression and association and due process have been violated due to the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigations issued the gang designation in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. The lawsuit charges that the designation is wrong and without merit and should be removed.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan is representing the Juggalos while the Detroit law firm Hertz Schram P.C. is representing ICP in the case. 

“When the (gang) label first come out, I laughed at it. I had no idea how much it would effect us,” Violent J said during a press conference Wednesday at the ACLU office in Detroit. “Now it’s like a growing disease. It’s affecting everything ICP does. We’re going to fight this to the death, ‘cause it’s not true. It’s stupid. It’s ridiculous.”

At the moment, a spokesperson from the F.B.I. has yet to comment about the lawsuit.