12/26/2008

Gang presence creeps into Utah ski communities

By Melinda Rogers
Salt Lake Tribune

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Detective Andrew Burton shines a flashlight on a wall behind a Smith's grocery store, exposing a string of graffiti left by two feuding gangs.

One message broadcasts the mark of a sureño gang member. Next to it is a symbol left by a rival norteño gangster, who had carefully drawn a line over the sureño tag -- a sign of disrespect in the gang world.

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