9 September 2015
Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio observes The Sapporo Ordinance for Eliminating Organized Crime Groups (Boryoku-dan Haijyo Jyourei: Section 8).
As stipulated in Article 8 of the Sapporo Ordinance for Eliminating Organized Crime Groups (Boryoku-dan Haijyo Jyourei), Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio may not be used for the activity of organized crime groups. When filling out this application, please check the box below if you agree to the following content.
My purpose(s) of using Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio has no relation to activities of a designated organized crime group (Boryoku-dan) and/or the other antisocial forces or their benefits. In agreeing these terms, I state that I have no objection to Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio, if Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio cancels my application and residency in the event that it be ascertained that I am using the Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio for organized crime group activity or the benefit thereof. I also understand and agree that Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio provides the police with information on this application to ascertain whether my use of Sapporo Tenjin-yama Art Studio is related to activities of a designated organized crime group (Boryoku-dan) and/or the other antisocial forces or their benefits.
3 September 2015
The Juggalos, a loosely-organized hybrid gang, are rapidly expanding into many US communities. Although recognized as a gang in only four states, many Juggalos subsets exhibit gang-like behavior and engage in criminal activity and violence. Law enforcement officials in at least 21 states have identified criminal Juggalo sub-sets, according to NGIC reporting.e
- NGIC reporting indicates that Juggalo gangs are expanding in New Mexico primarily because they are attracted to the tribal and cultural traditions of the Native Americans residing nearby.
Most crimes committed by Juggalos are sporadic, disorganized, individualistic, and often involve simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft, and vandalism. However, open source reporting suggests that a small number of Juggalos are forming more organized subsets and engaging in more gang-like criminal activity, such as felony assaults, thefts, robberies, and drug sales. Social networking websites are a popular conveyance for Juggalo sub-culture to communicate and expand.
- In January 2011, a suspected Juggalo member shot and wounded a couple in King County, Washington, according to open source reporting.13
Juggalos’ disorganization and lack of structure within their groups, coupled with their transient nature, makes it difficult to classify them and identify their members and migration patterns. Many criminal Juggalo sub-sets are comprised of transient or homeless individuals, according to law enforcement reporting. Most Juggalo criminal groups are not motivated to migrate based upon traditional needs of a gang. However, law enforcement reporting suggests that Juggalo criminal activity has increased over the past several years and has expanded to several other states. Transient, criminal Juggalo groups pose a threat to communities due to the potential for violence, drug use/sales, and their general destructive and violent nature.
- In January 2010, two suspected Juggalo associates were charged with beating and robbing an elderly homeless man.14
Federal Bureau of Investigation "2011 National Gang Threat Assessment – Emerging Trends