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Court Looks at National v. Local Gang Membership (access required)

Affiliation with the national Bloods street gang is not enough to show that defendant’s 36th Street Bang Squad qualified as a “criminal street gang” under Va. Code § 18.2-46.1, and the Court of Appeals, in this first-impression case, reverses a defendant’s conviction for willful participation in a criminal act for the benefit of his criminal ...