NORTH CAROLINA

Carolina Skinhead Alliance
The Carolina Skinhead Alliance (CSA) was founded in 2006, by a small group of racist skinheads in North Carolina. Allegedly, transient racist skinhead Josh Steever helped start the group originally as Combat 18 (C18). Steever had recently led small bands of skinheads in C18 units in south Florida and Houston, Texas. After a brief stay in the Charlotte area, Steever left North Carolina for Newark, California, where he was arrested for threatening to stab African-American students and blow up a school there. In his stead, CSA now appears to be led by a Rock Hill resident and former member of the Aryan Brotherhood, as well as a former member of the Church of the National Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.

Confederate Hammerskins
Hammerskin Nation has been active in North Carolina (See Confederate Hammerskins under Florida.)

Section 11
Small neo-Nazi skinhead group near Greenville.
    July 2007: Five members of Section 11 pleaded guilty to multiple felonies in connection to the kidnapping and assault of one of the group's members in 2006. Martin Earl Driver Jr., 20, Michael Hemby, 20, Dustin Grey Fricke, 19, Tiffany Dawn O'Neal Maxwell, 36, and Albert Jack O'Neal, 17, all of Winterville, North Carolina, entered guilty pleas in July 2007. Fricke and Driver received sentences of 17 to 30 months and five months, respectively, while the others received probation and suspended sentences. The group kidnapped the victim, shaved his head, and kicked him with steel-toed boots. The leader of the group, Wallace Eugene Woodard III, also of Winterville, pleaded guilty in May 2007 to first- and second-degree kidnapping. He received 8 1/2 to 11 years in prison for his leadership role in the kidnappings.
Troops of Tomorrow
Troops of Tomorrow (TOT) is a racist skinhead organization which formed in 2006 largely with the help of social networking Web sites. TOT held an inaugural “Adolf Hitler Unity March” on April 20, 2007, in North Carolina.

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Terror Plot in Tennessee
On October 22, 2008, the Crockett County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Office, along with agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), uncovered and prevented what could have been the deadliest extremist shooting spree in years, designed to culminate with the assassination of Barack Obama.


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CAVEAT: NOT EVERY SKINHEAD A RACIST
The skinhead subculture was not originally racist —and, in fact, today around the world there remain many non-racist or explicitly anti-racist skinheads (often called sharps, for “skinheads against racial prejudice”).



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