The Court of Appeals not only found in its 6-0 decision that Bronx prosecutors improperly invoked the anti-terrorism law against Edgar Morales, a member of a street gang known as the St. James Boys, but that by pursuing their terrorism-themed prosecution, they "unduly prejudiced" Morales by tying him to years of criminal activities by other members of his gang unrelated to the offenses at issue.
Ruling Rebuffs Use of Terrorism Statutes Against Gang Activity
New York Law Journal
December 12, 2012
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