Insane Clown Posse "Chris Benoit"
Wednesday August 29, 2012
Insane Clown Posse have just launched an online Scavenger Hunt for The Mighty Death Pop! clowns scattered throughout the Internet. Starting today, Wednesday August 29th, fans of ICP (also known as Juggalos) can hunt for hidden clowns on participating websites, including Billboard, Loudwire, Revolver, Artist Direct, The Gauntlet, Crave, Noisecreep, and ICP Fansite, Faygoluvers to enter for a chance to win a skinned MDP! XBOX 360 and a signed Box Set. The grand prize winner will be announced on September 30th.
The Scavenger Hunt image that will be hidden on each of the participating sites will link up with fans' Facebook accounts through the hunt's official tab. Clicking on hidden clowns (which will be added to the sites one at a time over the next 8 days), will take fans to the page where their progress in the contest is stored. Once all 8 clowns have been found, the app will then prompt you to enter for the grand prize
For more information on the hunt, head to ICP's official Facebook page. The Mighty Death Pop!, is available now on iTunes in three editions, including Freaky Tales (aka Black Pop!), Mike E. Clark's Extra Pop Emporium (aka White Pop!), and Covered, Smothered & Chunked (aka Red Pop!).
Friday August 10, 2012
INSANE CLOWN POSSE AND PSYCHOPATHIC RECORDS RETAIN LEGAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE AND PURSUE LEGAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THE NATIONAL GANG INTELLIGENCE CENTER'S 2011 NATIONAL GANG THREAT ASSESSMENT
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Musical Group to Spearhead Campaign to Defend the Rights of Its Fan Base the Juggalos
Cave-In-Rock, IL and Los Angeles, CA (August 10, 2012) – Speaking to their fans and media on the site of their 13th annual "Gathering of the Juggalos" music festival, the Insane Clown Posse expressed concern for the well-being of their fan base, which was labeled a "gang" by The Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Gang Intelligence Center's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. To that end, the duo of Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (Joseph Utsler) announced that they, along with Psychopathic Records, have retained legal counsel to investigate and pursue legal action including monetary compensation and/or other injunctive relief on behalf of their fan base, the Juggalos.
The 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment lists Insane Clown Posse's fans, known as Juggalos, under "non-traditional gangs." The report places Juggalos among such notorious entities as the Aryan Brotherhood, Bloods, Crips and the Latin Kings and states, "…many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence. Law enforcement officials in at least 21 states have identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets…."
Shaggy 2 Dope stated, "It's been almost a year since Juggalos were put on the National Gang Threat Assessment and we are hearing too many stories from our fans about the trouble it's causing them. Just because you like a music group, doesn't make you a criminal."
Violent J said, "We're not attacking the FBI, but they got this wrong. The Juggalos are not a gang, and that needs to be fixed."
Video of the Insane Clown Posse making their official statement at the "Gathering of the Juggalos" today can be viewed shortly at www.juggalosfightback.com.
Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records' legal counsel, Howard Hertz of Hertz Schram PC, has released the following statement:
"We are seeking individual Juggalos whose rights have been violated as a result of the mistaken belief that they are a ‘gang member.' If you or someone you know has suffered any negative consequence with an employer, governmental representative, including law enforcement, border patrol, airline security, or other local, state or federal governmental agency or employee as a result of your status as a Juggalo, we want to know about it. We are seeking individuals who have experienced any of the following based on a government employee or other's knowledge of the Juggalo ‘gang' status as stated in the 2011 National Gang Assessment:
1. Stopped by Border Patrol (U.S., Canadian or otherwise)
2. Stopped or denied ability to fly on an airline
3. Increased criminal sentencing or denial of parole
4. Transfer of a juvenile criminal offender from juvenile court to circuit ("adult") court
5. Denial of job opportunity, loss of employment
6. Denial of permit to march, boycott, assemble
7. Denial of a vendor to sell Juggalo merchandise
8. An injunction preventing the Juggalos from congregating in any area, wearing Juggalo clothing, displaying tattoos
9. Pulled over or detained by law enforcement
10. Any other denial of a right, liberty, property"
The law firm of Hertz Schram urges Juggalos who meet the above criteria to share their experiences with their legal team at no charge. Juggalos are asked to fill out a short questionnaire that may be completed online at www.juggalosfightback.com.
Friday August 3, 2012
ROCK ACTS P.O.D, KOTTENMOUTH KINGS AND MORE STREAMING LIVE
With the infamous Gathering of the Juggalos creeping up quickly, the duo of Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, better known as Insane Clown Posse, have announced that fans who can't make it to Cave-In-Rock, IL can watch three days of madness go down, live from their very own living room, via Internet Pay Per View.
Pay for one day, or pay for all three, the choice is yours but you won't be disappointed with acts like P.O.D, Kottonmouth Kings, Twiztid, Insane Clown Posse and more gracing the Main Stage. The outrageousness won't stop there as JCW wrestlers take to the ring for Juggalo Bloodymania on tap for Sunday!
For more information on the Gathering of the Juggalos and to buy Internet Pay Per View tickets, visit: http://www.psychopathiclive.com/psylive/events/upcoming.
Also, be on the lookout for Insane Clown Posse's new album, The Mighty Death Pop!, available in three tasty flavors starting August 14th! Make sure to pre-order all three albums of The Mighty Death Pop! including Black Pop!, White Pop!, and Red Pop! on iTunes now.