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Top court: Gang members can't be charged under terrorism law
New York’s top court ruled Tuesday that a gang member can’t be prosecuted as terrorist.
The Court of Appeals, in a unanimous decision, said that the Bronx district attorney’s office erred when it used a state law enacted in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack to elevate charges against Edgar Morales, a member of the “St. James Boys” or SJB gang. The terrorism charge likely prejudiced...