What is FSU?:
FSU is also a straight edge organization, meaning it's members abstain from drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. (More - What is Straight Edge?)
Today, FSU chapters have expanded to major cities across the nation.
Who is Nathan Elgin James?:
Elgin has been a member of many hardcore bands, including 454 Big Block, The World is My Fuse and Righteous Jams. In addition, he has recorded and released an album of folk-punk solo material.
Most recently, James moved to L.A. to become a filmmaker. He wrote and directed the short film Goodnight Moon, which starred Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.
The Arrest of Nathan Elgin James:
If he’s convicted, Elgin faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. (More - Elgin James and his Federal Extortion Charges)
FSU Elsewhere in the News:
On January 14, 2007, 25-year-old James Morrison died of blunt force trauma to the back of his head after an altercation outside of Club Deep in Asbury Park, New Jersey. During the investigation, 34-year-old Alexander Franklin, an FSU member, was charged with manslaughter but was not indicted. Reportedly, the fight began because Morrison was wearing a Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt featuring a confederate flag.
FSU has also been featured on National Geographic's Inside Straight Edge and on the History Channel's Gangland, but perhaps the most infamous potrayal of FSU is in the highly controversial Boston Beatdown DVD series, which is essentially a compilation of fight scenes and interviews with members of FSU, accompanied by music from some FSU-associated hardcore acts. (Compare Prices Here) (Watch On YouTube)