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Gang Member Terrorism Case Reaches Highest State Court

New York State’s Court of Appeals is considering a case where a Bronx gang member who fatally shot a 10-year-old girl was convicted under the state terrorism statute. The Bronx district attorney argued that Edgar Morales and his gang intended to intimidate the entire Mexican-American neighborhood, reports the New York Times.

A lower appellate court previously ruled that such actions are ordinary street crime, and do not qualify as terrorism.

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