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California gun control advocate Leland Yee pleads not guilty to gun trafficking

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A prominent Democratic California state senator and gun-control advocate pleaded not guilty in a federal courtroom in San Francisco on Tuesday to charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms. Leland Yee, 65, who was arrested last month and has since been…

California state Senate votes to suspend three Democrats over criminal investigations

(Reuters) – The California state Senate voted to suspend three Democratic lawmakers on Friday who have been the subject of criminal probes, including Leland Yee, who was arrested this week in an FBI sweep on corruption and gun trafficking charges. The Senate voted 28-1 to suspend the trio, all of…

California Democrat arrested for international firearm trafficking was a ‘gun safety advocate’

A Democratic state senator in California who was arrested by federal agents for illegal gun trafficking was a self-described gun safety advocate who sponsored and support gun control legislation. State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was arrested in a federal corruption investigation on Wednesday. Authorities said Yee was involved…

State senator calls for independent probe of UC Davis pepper-spraying incident

California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) on Monday called for an independent investigation of the pepper-spraying incident that occurred at the University of California-Davis on Friday. Two campus police officers hit a group of “Occupy” protesters who had locked arms and refused to move directly in the face with a…

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