This is an incomplete list of Neo-Nazis living and operating in Philly or the surrounding area. We will try and keep it updated with new names and current information. If you have info on Neo-Nazis, e-mail it to us at PhillyAntifacists@gmail.com
Keystone State Skinheads (KSS) / Keystone United (KU) / Be Active Front (BAF)
KSS is a statewide Neo-Nazi crew (with some members in NJ) that has been around since 2001. They are involved in assaults, rape and murder. KSS organizes Neo-Nazi concerts all over the state to recruit new members and raise funds. They also engage in “white nationalist activism,” which normally consists of scapegoating immigrants and attempting to infiltrate and recruit from European American social organizations and heritage events. This activism is usually engaged in under the banner of “Keystone United,” while downplaying their activities as KSS.
In Philadelphia KSS hosts a “Leif Erikson Day” celebration in Fairmount Park every fall we well as other secretly held events. They have also launched an initiative called “Be Active Front” which attempts to win new recruits by co-opting imagery from Hip Hop and Anarchist subcultures. KSS has recently aligned with Matthew Heimbach’s Neo-Fascist Traditionalist Youth Network and hosted their mid-Atlantic gathering here in Philly.
Atlantic City Skinheads (ACS)
The Atlantic City “Skins” have been around since the early 1990’s, when publicity generated from appearances on talk shows like Oprah and Geraldo led to a boom in Neo-Nazi bonehead gangs forming. Unlike most of their contemporaries, ACS is still around. Their members have been involved in countless assaults at bars and show venues over the years. Some of them have been imprisoned for murder and hate crimes. They have strong ties with the NJ state prison skins. ACS avoids political activity because it draws unwanted attention and interferes with their fun. Nevertheless, they are a very real threat. While they are based out of Atlantic City, several of their members live in the Philly area and others come here frequently for shows and events.
Advanced White Society
Advanced White Society is an offshoot of the National Socialist Movement, an already marginal group of brown-shirted Neo-Nazis. They engage in internet trolling and very sparse activism, usually consisting of distributing their flyers at malls as quickly as possible and then fleeing.
Micetrap Distributions, LCC
Micetrap Distributions is an online distro based right across the river in Cherry Hill, NJ that circulates Neo-Nazi music, clothing and literature all over the world. It has been in operation for over 20 years of profiting off this garbage.
Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC) NJ/Eastern PA
The CCC is an old-south style racist organization dating back to the White Citizens Council that fought against integration and black enfranchisement in the 50’s and 60’s. The CCC attempt to influence government through campaign contributions and have been tied to many “mainstream conservative” politicians. The group recently made headlines as the primary political influence cited by Neo-Nazi mass murderer Dylan Roof.
The NJ/Eastern PA chapter of CofCC went defunct 2 years ago but those involved in it have been seen attending KSS and other Neo-Nazi events in the area.