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Clark Martell

Clark Reid Martell (born December 23, 1960) is an American white supremacist and the former leader of Chicago Area SkinHeads (CASH), which was founded in 1987 by six skinheads under his leadership. [1][2] the first organized neo-Nazi white power skinhead group in the United States. The group was also called Romantic Violence, and was the first US distributor of Skrewdriver records and tapes.

In June of 1989, Martell was sentenced to 11 years in prison for beating up a 20 year old woman who quit a neo-Nazi group and allegedly had black friends. He drew a swastika on the wall using her blood. [3] [4] While in prison, he appeared in an episode of Oprah via phone connection, stating his views on white nationalism. [5]

Former CASH member Christian Picciolini, who is no longer a white nationalist, states in his book White American Youth: My Descent into America's Most Violent Hate Movement--and How I Got Out that Martell’s mental health was steadily declining while he was in jail. Piccolini states that the letters he got from Martell, during their correspondence, became more extreme and more incomprehensible in nature. He also states Martell was obsessed with a certain skinhead girl, whom he thought was a literal goddess. Martell kept sending him drawings of himself having sex with her.


  1. ^ Atkins, Steven. Encyclopedia of Right-Wing Extremism In Modern American History. ABC-CLIO. p. 115.
  2. ^ Forbes, Robert; Stampton, Eddie. The White Nationalist Skinhead Movement: UK & USA,1979-1993. Feral House. p. 558.
  3. ^ Matt 'O Connor: SKINHEAD GETS 11 YEARS IN BEATING, In Chicago Tribute
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Further reading

  • Jack B. Moore, "Skinheads Shaved for Battle" – p. 75
  • Mark S. Hamm, "American skinheads: the criminology and control of hate crime" – p. 5
  • Stephen E. Atkins, "Encyclopedia of Modern American Extremists and Extremist Groups" – p. 13
  • Karen L. Kinnear, "Gangs: a reference handbook" – p. 51
  • Elinor Langer, "A Hundred Little Hitlers" – p. 187
  • Kathy Marks, Adolfo Caso, "Faces of right wing extremism" – p. 73.
  • Betty A. Dobratz, Lisa K. Waldner, Tim Buzzell, "The politics of social inequality" – p. 135
  • Herbert C. Covey, Scott W. Menard, Robert J. Franzese, "Juvenile gangs" – p. 64
  • Betty A. Dobratz, Stephanie L. Shanks-Meile, "White power, white pride!: the white separatist movement in the United States" – p. 208, 228
  • Sean Anderson, Stephen Sloan, "Historical dictionary of terrorism" – p. 460
  • Louis Kontos, David Brotherton, "Encyclopedia of gangs" – p. 218
  • Warren Kinsella, "Web of Hate: Inside Canada's Far Right Network" – p. 260
  • Martin Durham, "White Rage: The Extreme Right and American Politics" – p. 31
  • Kathleen M. Blee, "Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement" – p. 235

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