There are a few young individuals in my neighborhood who wear clothing related to the rock band ICP (Insane Clown Posse) and the red "Hatchet Man" logo. I've seen them make hand signs to one another and use strange terminology with which I am unfamiliar. They seem friendly enough, but I'm almost certain that they are using illegal narcotics such as marijuana and ecstasy.
Several locals have informed me that the group is a dangerous gang involved in drug trafficking (not just use), while others contend that they are a religious cult that performs rituals related to hoodoo (African-American folk magic) and Satanism. I've read a little bit about them online, and it appears that the FBI has classified them as a gang in a recent report, and I've come across numerous news articles documenting alleged Juggalo-related murders and assaults. On the other hand, many of the comments on these web sites claim that the group is like a "family" that just wants to listen to music.
Could any law enforcement officers shed light on this? Are the Juggalos dangerous, a gang, or a cult? Have you had any run-ins with this group?