Yee found himself in dire circumstances. He took his chances.

Leland Yee's colleagues voted to suspend him from the Senate two days after his arrest became international news. Calls to Yee's longtime cell number reveal it has been disconnected. Without warning, his page vanished from the Senate website, along with those of two other suspended Democratic colleagues. They'd effectively been disappeared by their own party.

Former allies rushed to renounce their ties; Senate Democratic leader Darrell Steinberg adopted the tones of an exorcist: "Leave! Don't burden your colleagues and this great institution with your troubles. Leave!"

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Sen. Leland Yee heap laurels upon Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. In March, Yee and Chow were arrested in a vast federal sting.
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Assemblywoman Fiona Ma and Sen. Leland Yee heap laurels upon Chinatown gangster Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow. In March, Yee and Chow were arrested in a vast federal sting.
Sen. Leland Yee and his windbreaker brave the media gauntlet on March 26.
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Sen. Leland Yee and his windbreaker brave the media gauntlet on March 26.

But the senator hasn't left. Not quite yet. The real Leland Yee is still waiting to be discovered.

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They are all pieces of shit. It just happens that Yee got caught. Now get the rest of the crooked politians if there are enough cops to catch them.

marcos
marcos

The only real question left unaddressed in this piece is why, given the ongoing corruption outlined, that the only elected officials to face charges, Mirkarimi and Yee, are the only elected officials who are not Members Of The City Family In Good Standing?

 
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