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Evidence of gang membership admissible where relevant  (access required)

  Evidence of gang involvement is admissible where it serves a purpose other than showing a defendant’s proclivity for criminal conduct, the South Carolina Court of Appeals has unanimously ruled in a case of first impression.  Generally, according to Rule 404(b) of the South Carolina Rules of Evidence (SCRE), “prior bad act” evidence is improper if it’s used ...

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