People v. Prunty, S210234,holds when the prosecution seeks to prove the street gang enhancement (Pen. Code, sec. 186.22(b)),by showing a defendant committed a felony to benefit a given gang, but establishes the commission of the required predicate offenses with evidence of crimes committed by members of the gang’s alleged subsets, it must prove a connection between the gang and the subsets. This is a huge win because, after many years of disappointing decisions, the Sup. Ct. is finally scrutinizing the state’s proof.
Here’s the opinion: http://www.courts.ca.
Congratulations to appellate attorney Susan Shaler.
Also congratulations to Lisa Romo who wrote an amicus brief for PJDC!