State Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, was arrested on charges ranging from corruption to the trafficking of illegal firearms, including rocket launchers, due to a sting operation by the FBI. These are federal charges against one of the most prolific anti-gun legislators in our state Capitol.
The list of charges extends to gang members and other miscreants to whom he allegedly pandered. Also emerging from the septic tank of our state capitol are others, such as Rod Wright, D-Inglewood, who was convicted of voter fraud and perjury. Another state senator, Ron Calderon, D-Montebello, was indicted last month on 24 counts of bribery. These federal charges were obtained through another FBI sting operation.
One has to wonder if this is only the tip of the iceberg. It may be appropriate for the FBI to set up a substation, or at least a few holding cells, in our state Capitol.
My granddaddy used to say, “When your livestock are missing, look around and see who’s getting fat.” I want my three-quarters of an acre and a yellow lab.