Profiles of 10 Racist Skinheads

Racist skinhead culture has long brimmed with violence and venom.

The racist skinhead scene in America is typified by violence -- over drugs, women, ideology, race, and just about anything else that could come up after a night of swilling beer. Since the first skinheads appeared in the United States in the early 1980s, they have periodically terrified mainly urban populations in places like Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, Salt Lake City and Boston, along with many smaller towns. But even within a world that is accustomed to violence, there have been a number of predators who are vastly more frightening than the rest. What follows are portraits of 10 of those individuals, including several who remain active and a number of others who are in prison or appear to have dropped out of the racist movement. Their stories are presented here as a cautionary tale, a graphic illustration of the kinds of people and criminal activity produced by the racist skinhead scene.

Gabriel Carafa, 25

Eric "The Butcher" Fairburn, 32

Joshua David Fiedler, 26

Brien James, 30

Randal Lee Krager, 32

Clark Martell, 44

Kenneth Mieske, 41

James Lee Miller, 33

Richard Myers, 32

Jessica Nelson, 31