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4/28/06: The Gangs of Zion

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Journalist Tim Sullivan talks to Doug Fabrizio about his fascinating High Country News article "The Gangs of Zion." Sullivan explores how the culture of street gangs in Utah has somehow meshed with the culture of young Polynesians in the state. Aside from Hawaii and California, Utah is home to the largest Pacific Islander community in the United States. Most are drawn here by the Mormon Church, another intriguing part of the story. Sullivan says the gangs these young people join are often the result of a search for identity. (Repeat)

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