Inside Straight Edge

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Youth can be a minefield: drugs, sex, violence, and peer pressure. One group has an extreme way of dealing with it. They call themselves Straight Edge, and while they are being classified as a violent gang in areas such as Salt Lake City and Reno, they aren’t like any other gang you know: They reject drugs, drinking, smoking, and even sex. They’re rebels against society where everything goes. Now, National Geographic goes inside this growing youth movement caught between being a refuge for America’s kids and a dangerous gang wanted by authorities.

Aired: April 9, 2008
Station: National Geographic Channel
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