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Anti-Violent Video Games State Senator Leland Yee Arrested On Corruption Charges

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Credit: Mike Koozmin/The Examiner

The California State Senator Leland Yee, infamously known for trying to pass legislation that would criminalize the sale of ultra-violent video games to children in the state, has been arrested on charges of corruption and bribery. This is according to an ABC San Francisco affiliate report, which states that Yee is just one of three Democratic state senators facing charges in a multi-year FBI investigation.

Thankfully, Mr. Leland Yee’s bill did not become a law, as it was struck down by the Supreme Court back in 2010. It was signed by then-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger before then, meaning that the law was extremely close to restricting the widespread sale of violent video games in a region within the United States.

It seems like if you vehemently oppose violent video games and try to bring action against them, things will end up being worse for you in the future. An equal level of disgrace was met with former lawyer and anti-violent video games activist Jack Thompson, who was subsequently disbarred from Florida law following actions deemed unprofessional (including disobeying court orders, making false statements, making false accusations of colleagues, etc.).

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