Ruling Rebuffs Use of Terrorism Statutes Against Gang Activity

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.

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