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Skinhead Plot Uncovered

Plans thwarted to kill blacks, Obama

  • AP
  • Brigitte Stelzer
  • Brigitte Stelzer
  • AP/Crockett County Sheriff's Office
  • AP/Crockett County Sheriff's Office
  • AP/Jackson Sun
  • AP/Jackson Sun
  • This undated photo obtained from a MySpace webpage shows Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn. holding a weapon. Federal agents have broken up a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. and shoot or decapitate 102 black people in a Tennessee murder spree, the ATF said on Oct. 27, 2008. In court records unsealed Monday, federal agents said they disrupted plans to rob a gun store and target a predominantly African-American high school by two neo-Nazi skinheads.
  • Paul Michael Schlesselman seen in an undated MySpace photo.
  • The car of Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., impounded by authorities as evidence. Along with swastikas, the car said 'WWHD? What Would Hitler Do?' on the driver's side door and 'Sieg Heil!' on the passenger door.
  • The car of Daniel Cowart, 20, of Bells, Tenn., impounded by authorities as evidence. Along with swastikas, the car said 'WWHD? What Would Hitler Do?' on the driver's side door and 'Sieg Heil!' on the passenger door.
  • This Oct. 2008 image provided by the Crockett County Sheriff's Office shows Paul Michael Schlesselman. White supremacists Daniel Cowart, 20, and Schlesselman, 18, allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said on Oct. 27, 2008.
  • This Oct. 2008 image provided by the Crockett County Sheriff Office shows Daniel Gregory Cowart. White supremacists Cowart, 20, and Paul Schlesselman, 18, allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said on Oct. 27, 2008.
  • Oct. 27, 2008: Crockett County, Tenn. Sheriff Troy Klyce speaks to the media outside the Crockett County Jail in Alamo, Tenn. Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said.
  • Oct. 27, 2008: The home of Daniel Cowart, as listed by the Crockett County Sheriff's Department, is seen in Crockett County, Tenn. Two white supremacists allegedly plotted to go on a national killing spree, shooting and decapitating black people and ultimately targeting Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, federal authorities said.

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