Critical Intel Runs Down the FBI’s Case Against Leland Yee

You might have heard about the arrest of California State Sen. Leland Yee, the man who helped write a California law criminalizing the sale of violent games to minors.

The law was notable because it was struck down in the landmark 2011 U.S. Supreme Court decision that officially recognized video games as art under the First Amendment.

Now, that same Sen. Yee has been arrested on a list of federal charges that include corruption and gun trafficking.

Over at our sister site, The Escapist, Robert Rath has detailed the government’s case against Yee in a lengthy story in this week’s Critical Intel. All of the information is pulled from the FBI’s affidavit, and as Rath points out, it’s what the government believes happened and what Yee did — but Yee hasn’t been proven guilty in a court of law just yet. Even still, the details are pretty intense and the story is well worth your time.

Pop over and read Critical Intel with this link and let us know what you think of the Yee case in the comments. You can also bone up on your Yee history by reading about the landmark Supreme Court decision that struck down the law by determining that video games are art, and check out our rebuttal to Yee’s comments back in

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2 Comments on Critical Intel Runs Down the FBI’s Case Against Leland Yee


On April 3, 2014 at 9:07 pm

I’m suddenly need of popcorn and a good seat. It’s always good when corruption gets stomped. By the way, you know how people said all those years that the youth was being corrupted by all sorts of stuff? Well, now we have globe-circling American end-of-the-world-weapons (and no Soviets to use them on for decades), naked people all over all forms of entertainment (remember decency and self respect?), a rampant drug problem (at least in America), and apparently all spies world wide simply don’t care about any laws (violating even fundamental human rights with impunity). Oops- forgot a global weather system in melt down, with a tiny number of people making mountains of cash (for now) as compensation for the uninhabitable earth we’ll be left with (if anyone’s alive by that time, what with resource wars and financial collapse). Well… I’ll be.

Red Menace

On April 3, 2014 at 9:45 pm

He’s just one of three Democrats in the state senate under arrest or indictment. In all, 10% of their senate caucus.