Insane Clown Posse sues FBI over including Juggalos in gang report

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 10: The Insane Clwon Posse attends the 2003 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena December 10, 2003 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 14th annual ceremony airs live tonight on FOX 8:00-10:00 PM ET Live/PT. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images) Carlo Allegri

The Insane Clwon Posse attends the 2003 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Dec. 10, 2003, in Las Vegas.
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(CBS/AP) Insane Clown Posse, a rap-metal duo, have filed a lawsuit in Michigan seeking documents that would explain why the FBI considers its fans a gang.

The federal lawsuit says the FBI failed to timely respond to a 2011 request under the Freedom of Information Act.

Insane Clown Posse fans are known as Juggalos. Last year, the FBI included Juggalos in its national report on gangs.

The report doesn't mention a direct connection to Insane Clown Posse, but says many Juggalos have "gang-like behavior" and commit crimes and violence. The report includes a picture of a Juggalo wearing face paint and aiming a gun.

The group says its fans are a "family," not a gang.

Detroit FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet declined comment Wednesday. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Flint.

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