Utah Code Section 76-9-802. Definitions.
As used in this part:
(1) "Criminal street gang" means an organization, association in fact, or group of three or more persons, whether operated formally or informally:
(a) that is currently in operation;
(b) that has as one of its primary activities the commission of one or more predicate gang crimes;
(c) that has, as a group, an identifying name or identifying sign or symbol, or both; and
(d) whose members, acting individually or in concert with other members, engage in or have engaged in a pattern of criminal gang activity. ...
Enacted by Chapter 15, 2008 General Session
My issue with this bill is:
First-- Where is the definition of "predicate gang crimes?" If this term is un-defined by statute I see WAY too much risk of abuse!
Second-- part (d)... What constitutes a "pattern of criminal gang activity?" Is this different from the regular old run of the mill "criminal activity?"