Leland Yee, man. Leland Yee.
Yes, the would-be regulator of violent video games was recently arrested on charges of corruption including bribery and gun running. Innocent until proven guilty and all that but holy cow! If you can't trust the people you elect to public office to do the right thing, who can you trust? What do we do from here on out? How can we be sure politicians are serving our interests rather than bending the rules to serve their own?
Earlier this week, Republican California for Attorney General candidate Phil Wyman suggested we give corrupt politicians the death penalty. Or at least those whose crimes endanger the lives of others.
It might sound like someone mouthing off but ABC News followed up with Wyman and the dude said he was serious.
“If they know that it’s gun-running and they know it’s going into a terrorist organization in the Philippines," said Wyman, almost certainly referring to Leland Yee's alleged crimes, "that person earns the death penalty, and especially if they’re in elected office.”
Well, what do you think readers? Should corrupt politicians face different penalties for breaking the law? Vote in the poll and let us know. EZK and I will reveal the results on next week's podcast.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen