from the criminally-bad-music dept.
In 2011 the FBI tagged fans of the Insane Clown Posse (ICP), aka juggalos, as a gang. As a result, ICP fans have faced discrimination by government authorities, for example one man was denied enlistment in the US Army because his juggalo tattoo was considered a gang tattoo. ICP and the ACLU of Michigan filed suit to make the government rescind the gang designation.
But, U.S. District Judge Robert Cleland dismissed the lawsuit saying that federal government can't be blamed for any fallout from the FBI report because the gang designation was 'descriptive' and not 'prescriptive.'