Anti-Video Game Senator ARRESTED!!!!!

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Anti-Video Game Senator ARRESTED!!!!!

Postby Jayson » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:13 pm




http://kotaku.com/anti-video-game-senat ... 1552026562

Yee, a Democrat, is the senator who attempted to criminalize the sale of violent video games to children. That law was struck down by the Supreme Court in 2010 during what became a landmark case for free speech and one of the biggest legislative battles the video game industry has faced to date.

U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag of the Northern District of California said that Yee and Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, leader of the Chee Kung Tong Free Masons in San Francisco, were among 26 defendants charged in a federal criminal complaint.

Yee and Chow were arraigned before Federal Magistrate Judge Nathanael Cousins in San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.

The federal criminal complaint, filed on March 24, was unsealed in San Francisco Wednesday, charging the defendants with firearms trafficking, money laundering, murder-for-hire, drug distribution, trafficking in contraband cigarettes and honest services fraud, the FBI announced.

Yee was charged with conspiracy to traffic in firearms without a license, and to illegally import firearms as well as a scheme to defraud citizens of honest services.

If convicted on all charges, Yee could face more than 100 years in prison. His bail was set at $500,000, unsecured, with the provision that he not leave the state. He was released from custody late Wednesday afternoon.

Moral of the story: DUN F**K WITH VIDEOGAMES AND ITS GAMERS!!!! FOR KARMA HITS BACK!!!!!
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Re: Anti-Video Game Senator ARRESTED!!!!!

Postby arcana75 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:36 pm

Irony! Criminalise violent videogames sold to kids but trafficking in firearms!
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Re: Anti-Video Game Senator ARRESTED!!!!!

Postby BuTTBR41N » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:11 pm

He scared guns got banned in US? so blame on something else, else he can't continue making more money.
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Re: Anti-Video Game Senator ARRESTED!!!!!

Postby Jayson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:46 pm

Disappointed that it's just a short 5 years. Not 20 to life....fucking anti-videogame bastard!

Former Democratic California State Senator Leland Yee, who was an outspoken critic of the video game industry, has been sentenced to five years in federal prison on gun trafficking and political corruption charges.

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In handing down the sentence today in court, U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said Yee's actions represented an affront to the democratic process.

"The crimes that you committed have resulted in essentially an attack on democratic institutions," Breyer said to Yee, according to a courtroom report today from San Jose Mercury News. "This is a serious, serious injury to a governmental institution."

Yee asked for leniency, saying he was "ashamed" of his actions and hoped to make things right somehow, someday with friends and supporters. He also lobbied the judge to allow him to serve his time at home to care for his ailing wife, but it wasn't allowed.

"I have taken full responsibility for my actions and crimes I have committed," Yee said. "That will haunt me the rest of my life."

The prosecution sought an eight-year sentence. They described Yee in court documents as a person who was "willing to betray the trust of those who elected him" and "to sell his vote to the highest bidder."

Prosecutors claimed Yee accepted checks and "bags of cash" from undercover FBI agents to pay off his campaign debts and to assist in funding his bid to become secretary of state. As for the arms trafficking claims levied against him, prosecutors said Yee attempted to orchestrate a deal with an undercover agent whereby he would arrange to ship "high-powered weaponry" from rebel groups in the Philippines in exchange for money.

Yee was arrested as part of a sting operation in March 2014 in San Francisco. This was the result of a multi-year undercover FBI investigation into Yee for his involvement in making deals with agents who posed as everything from mafia members to businessmen.

Before these charges came to light, Yee was already a controversial figure. In the wake of the December 2012 schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, Yee criticized gamers and the industry at large.

"Gamers have got to just quiet down," Yee said at the time. "Gamers have no credibility in this argument. This is all about their lust for violence and the industry's lust for money. This is a billion-dollar industry. This is about their self-interest."

Yee is perhaps best known to gamers as the man who put forth the much-publicized violent game law that the United States Supreme Court struck down in 2011.

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Postby arcana75 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:09 pm

Can't believe u can dig up the thread from almost 2 years ago.
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Re: Anti-Video Game Senator ARRESTED!!!!!

Postby Jayson » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:17 pm

This guy was the next big videogame news since Jack Thompson.

Jack Thompson who is also a hater for videogames, violent or not, went off the radar following his barring from the Florida Bar in July 2008.

Senator Yee became the next big enemy against videogames and at one point was supported by then California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who eventually pulled out later.
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Re: Anti-Video Game Senator ARRESTED!!!!!

Postby arcana75 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:52 pm

Karma's a bitch, but I gotta applaud your search-fu.
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