"Police have traced the crime wave to a single micro-neighborhood in the California capital [Sacramento Bee
Overlawyered.com's Walter Olson.
Arrest rate in California Senate higher than rate in all of state's largest cities
Published: Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:22 amLast Modified: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:57 amThree of the 40 members of the California State Senate have been arrested this year, more than double the statewide arrest rate and higher than the rate in any of California's 25 largest cities.State Senator Ron Calderon was arrested in February for allegedly taking bribes. State Senator Leland Yee was arrested in March for allegedly trafficking in firearms and taking bribes. State Senator Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunk driving charges. A fourth senator, Roderick Wright, was convicted of perjury and voter fraud charges in January but was arrested prior to this year. [More]
This makes the California Senate a very high crime neighborhood indeed.
Here are the Senators arrested.
The corrupt bribe taker (allegedly, for legal reasons) the Mexican-American Ron Calderon
The bribe taker also (allegedly, for legal reasons) running guns from China
—the Chinese American Leland Yee.
The drunk driver
(allegedly, for legal reasons) Mexican-American Ben Hueso .
The convicted criminal (this one we can prove) the African-American Rod Wright:
All arrestees are members of a minority group
, all are Democrats
...and they're all accused of crimes that are utterly stereotypical
. (The Sacramento Bee
doesn't mention race or party.)
That makes it obvious—the problem is white law enforcement. That's what the problem is supposed to be in Ferguson, after all.
The only solution is for the remaining Democratic State Senators to stage a very small riot, to be attended by ABC, NBC, CBS, and the cable networks. Then Eric Holder can step in and do something.