California Senate Arrest Rate Higher Than Any Large California City

Three California state senators have been arrested this year.

In February, State Sen. Ron Calderon was arrested for accepting bribes, wire fraud, money laundering, and falsification of tax returns. In March, State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested for gun trafficking and taking bribes. In August, State Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested for driving drunk.

As the graphic below shows by the Sacramento Bee, the California Senate arrest rate is higher than any of California’s 25 largest cities and more than twice the statewide rate. The Senate’s arrest rate would be even higher if State Sen. Roderick Wright was included, but he was arrested last year, and ultimately convicted this year of perjury and voter fraud.

Where is anchorman Ron Burgundy when you need him: “Stay classy California Senate.”

Lawrence J. McQuillan is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute. He is the author of the Independent book, California Dreaming: Lessons on How to Resolve America’s Public Pension Crisis.
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