Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ICP and the Juggalo a gang or not!

Insane Clown Posse - is a Hip-Hop group that performs hardcore music termed "horrorcore" it is known for it's dark and violent lyrics.

Insane Clown Posse is an underground rap group that got its start in Detroit in the early 1990s. The early days, Joe Bruce ("Violent J") and Joey Ustler("Shaggy 2 Dope") grew up in the nicer suburbs of Detroit, but were underprivileged. They grew up drinking a cheap soda popular in the Michigan area called Faygo. Even now, at concerts, the band often sprays Diet Faygo into the crowd.

ICP fans or followers are called Juggalos and Juggalettes. They don't see themselves as a gang, but as individuals. But by legal definition are considered a gang. Juggalos also identify themselves by the hatchetman logo and are known to carry hatchets and knives as weapons.

Juggalo and Juggalettes
The population of this group is mainly Caucasian.
The Juggalos can be identified by heavy clown make-up (sadistic wicked-type faces and jester style), tattoos, clothing, and specific music possessions.
They wear dark clothing, but do like to also dress in bright clown colors, dye their hair in bright colors, and wear Mohawks. They like to stand out and be noticed.

They tag areas with “ICP”, “Dark Lotus”, etc. They also have their own hand signs.

Juggalos are changing. If you were to meet a juggalo from back in 1995 and compare them to today's juggalos than you would see a totally different mind set.

A recent post from a Juggalo, "Im almost sick of calling myself a juggalo because of people being crazy and stupid my homie was killed by a juggalo because he thought he was a blood because he had all red on and he didn't see juggalo in white on his shirt. he thought he was part of a gang. being a juggalo isn't what it used to be people don't know what it means to be a juggalo anymore."

For more information on the Juggalo go to the http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Juggalo%20

So why the Tagging or graffiti? I still don't know.

The primary difference between gang graffiti and plain old tagger art, is that you can read gang graffiti clearly. When you can read the initials or name it’s usually gang graffiti, because they are doing it to make it clear that is their territory. On the other hand, elaborate designs in which individual letters can’t be discerned are often just marks of vandalism by people with an ego and a spray can. Quote

Monday, July 13, 2009

Graffiti on the wall now what

Report it:

  • Report graffiti immediately.

  • If you see graffiti in progress, report it "DON'T TRY TO INTERVENE."

  • Take a photo of the graffiti. It may provide information that will lead to identification of the vandal.

Remove it:

  • Removing graffiti promptly is the best way to prevent it. Prompt, persistent removal usually results in a nearly zero rate of recourrence. Before any graffiti removal begins, however, find out whether the police want to photograph it as evidence.

Prevent it:

  • Rapid removal is one of the best ways to prevent future graffiti. Removing graffiti tells the vandals that people care about the community and that their work has little chance of being seen.

  • Choose paints and coatings to deter graffiti. Dark colors make graffiti harder to see.

  • Plant shrubs, or climbing vines to restrict access to tempting walls,

  • Use good lighting to deter vandals from popular graffiti sites.

  • Involve the media.

Gangs and Links

Some of the Gangs that we have in Oklahoma

Westside 90's Crips, Playboy Gangsta Crips, Rollin 60 Crips- Started in 1966 in L.A., 107 Hoova Crips - comes from 10700 block of Hoover Street in Los Angeles, Hard Hoova Crips, Shotgun Crips, Rollin 20's Crips, Outlaw 30's Bloods, 456 Piru Blood, Juarito's, South Side Loco's, Grande Barrio Central - is the largest gang in the Oklahoma County Juvenile detention center.
Sureno, Nortenos, South Side Loco's - Is the largest gang in Oklahoma City

Gang Information Links:

Florida Department of Corrections - http://www.dc.state.fl.us/pub/gangs/index.html

Dealing With Gangs

Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association

Gang Watchers

All about gangs:

National Gang Center:

Federal Bureau Of Investigation

Hand signs - are used by gang members to show their gang affiliation. They create letters or numbers with their fingers and hands.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Light up the Neighborhood

The benefits of leaving your porch light on all night far outweigh any cost considerations. This action lights up shadow areas that people hide in and is an effective deterrent to criminals who prefer to work in the dark. If every home puts a motion light up in their front and back yard, a suspect hopping fences to get away from
police can be tracked from the air and ground by the lights going off in succession. This is a good way to deter criminal activity.

Vandalism in the neighborhood

The following streets were the target of vandalism late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
W Benedict, N Chapman Ave, W Wallace and Jefferson Cir. Cars, street asphalt, homes and the Wallace Ave Baptist Church were hit with ICP and Juggalo graffiti

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