Politician and Violent Games Opponent Leland Yee Arrested
California state senator Leland Yee has been arrested on corruption charges.
Yee, who famously authored the violent game bill that served as the basis of the 2011 Brown vs. EMA Supreme Court case, was the subject of an FBI raid this morning that led to his arrest. While exact details have yet to be released, sources have indicated that Yee is being charged with corruption and bribery.
Yee, a former child psychologist prior to his 2002 election to the California state legislature, has been a persistent opponent of violent video games. In addition to his authorship of the California violent games bill he has, in the past, told gamers to “quiet down” and, following the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary claimed that the game industry has “no credibility.” Yee later apologized for these remarks and we can only imagine that he’ll shortly be apologizing for a little bit more.