Insane Clown Posse [FBI]

Rich Jones filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Rich Jones

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

Any and all responsive documents mentioning the Detroit, Michigan based hip-hop group the Insane Clown Posse, aka 'ICP', its members Joseph Bruce, aka 'Violent J, and Joseph Utsler, aka 'Shaggy 2 Dope', their classification as a street gang, any criminal activity carried out by "members" of the "gang" (known as the 'Juggalo Family'), their their annual gathering, 'The Gathering of the Juggalos,' and any documents sent on behalf of the Insane Clown Posse directed to the FBI.

Please ensure that copies of this request are also sent to the Detroit field office, specifically the Detroit Violent Gang Task Force.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Rich Jones

From: DeBlois, Cassandra L.

Mr. Jones -

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit or a Single Station Disclosure Team for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOI/PA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOI/PA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at or Upon receipt of an FOI/PA Request Number, you can check the status of your request online at:, and by clicking on the ‘Check Status of Your FOI/PA Request’ link under the (Records Available Now) section.

If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

From: Fix Required

From: Rich Jones

I would like to request only the public documents regarding the Insane Clown Posse and other individuals, but I am still requesting all information with regards to the activities of the alleged 'gang' as a whole.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A cover letter granting the request and outlining any exempted materials, if any.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

A copy of documents responsive to the request.