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Are they a gang, or just clowning around?

FRESNO, Calif. -- They call themselves simply music fans who paint their faces in the style of the rap group Insane Clown Posse.

They call themselves Juggalos.

But police call Juggalos members of a gang -- not on the level of the Bulldogs or Villa Posse, Fresno's most notorious gangs, but a gang nonetheless. And with that designation comes greater scrutiny and punishment when crimes are committed.

Juggalos are young people who sometimes put on clown facepaint and wear clothing with the emblem of a running man carrying a hatchet -- the logo of a rap label called Psychopathic Records. Loosely-knit groups have formed across the country.

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