Anti-Violent Video Games Senator Sentenced to Five Years in Prison



/ 2 years ago

Anti-Violent

Former California state senator, Leland Yee became a household villain in the gaming industry for outlandish claims regarding the link between video games and violent behaviour. In an absurd move, Yee attempted to pass a bill banning the sale of violent games to children. Thankfully, common sense prevailed and he was unsuccessful, but this rightfully angered a great number of people. There’s no clear evidence linking games to violent activity, and some scholars argue it has the opposite effect. The ability to quash one’s frustrations in a virtual world reduces the probability of doing the same in real life and causing harm. Despite Yee’s apparent impeccable moral compass and crusade to help society, it appears he isn’t a law-abiding citizen.

Last July, Yee pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in connection with two criminal enterprises and weapons smuggling. Recently, he was sentenced to five years in prison for his involvement. According to a report from San Jose Mercury News, Yee was facing a 20 year prison sentence and fine of $250,000 plus restitution. However, his plea dramatically reduced the sentence to 5 years. Prosecutors in the case said Yee demonstrated “a venal attitude toward his position as an elected public official” “and had no qualms abusing his position to the detriment of his constituents.”

As you can see, it was pretty hypocritical for Yee to make sweeping statements regarding violent video games considering his terrible character. I do feel the sentence is awfully lenient and the justice system should be setting a better example for politicians in office. At least this is a sweet moment for gamers, who felt the brunt of Yee’s ridiculous claims. It’s clear he was trying to use gaming to further his own biased agenda and cover up any criminal activity. Clearly, the violence in video games debate always gains a lot of media attention and involves discussion from politicians without any knowledge of the industry.

Image courtesy of Polygon 

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17 Responses to “Anti-Violent Video Games Senator Sentenced to Five Years in Prison”
  1. D-d-d-drop the bass says:

    tldr

    • JakFudo says:

      he was actually doing what he was fighting against video games portraying in video games.

      • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

        what?

        • JakFudo says:

          What dont you understand?

          • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

            what you said. that is what i do not understand.
            you are actually stupid to be talking like you are dumb writing a running sentence dont even understand what you mean by he was doing? he was fighting? against video games? portraying in video games? you are a dumbass? i honestly dont know what you are saying?

          • JakFudo says:

            Are you fucking retarded? IN REAL LIFE HE IS DOING THE VERY SAME THINGS; HES TRYING TO BAN VIDEO GAMES FOR PORTRAYING. You dumb fuck. If you weren’t such a lazy moron you could read right there on the article what he did.

          • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

            “he was actually doing what he was fighting against video games portraying in video games??” do you read what you say? I hope you dont have kids. and dont ever have sex. we can all stop this from spreading. you should just die in solitude so no one would have to go through this.

          • JakFudo says:

            I hope life isn’t difficult for you, being this retarded and lazy you can’t even read 3 paragraphs.

          • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

            so… did you read your own sentence?

          • JakFudo says:

            Did you read the article instead of commenting worthless shit like “tl dr”. As if reading isn’t literally the only thing you can do on this article you retard? Telling people to not breed because you can’t read and you delete grammar from the comments you try to quote trying to prove your dumb ass point? Do you know what a semicolon is? You also added your question mark to you quoting me; like the moron you are. Being retarded isn’t a clever form of trolling. Read the article.

          • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

            I simply said tldr
            what you could have done: ignore or explain.
            you chose to explain but you said
            “ah dur dur im a retard ahdurh!!adhruhdhuhdwhuhrhurhuhrur”
            then you try to blame me for your own stupidity??
            i get more bullshit after this and now you tell me about grammar?
            this shit was never about punctuations grammar spelling
            i dont know what the fuck you are trying to defend.
            because i called you a retard, you want to prove to the world that you are not ?
            im actually starting to get worried if you think what you said makes sense.
            do you want me to teach you?
            “he was actually doing what he was fighting against video games portraying in video games”
            READ that over again to yourself
            and now REREAD THE FOLLOWING:
            IN REAL LIFE HE IS DOING THE VERY SAME THINGS; HES TRYING TO BAN VIDEO GAMES FOR PORTRAYING

          • JakFudo says:

            “ah dur dur im a retard ahdurh!!adhruhdhuhdwhuhrhurhuhrur”. Stop trying to confuse me for you. It is about grammar because if you knew how to use it,what I said wouldn’t have been incomprehensible to you. Well I guess being retarded as absolute hell could play a part too… Do you understand how worthless it is to comment “tl dr” on a fucking article? Thats all you can do here is read, you fucking idiot. So basically you’re saying you couldn’t do the ONE THING you could possibly do in response to this article besides clicking something else.

            Read the article and maybe your brain cells will produce coherent thought as to what it means you mongrel.

          • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

            so you think what you said made sense?
            “he was actually doing what he was fighting against video games portraying in video games.”

          • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

            eligible? do you even know what eligible means? lol

          • JakFudo says:

            Digressing because you know you’re an idiot, nice.

          • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

            are you not the one digressing lol ??? I have been asking a simple question yet you fail to give me an answer. instead of answering yes or no, you had to explain yourself as if you are trying to prove yourself to a certain title. did your mother beat you growing up?

    • D-d-d-drop the bass says:

      tldr

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