Bob Lee, Cash App founder and chief product officer of cryptocurrency company MobileCoin, was killed in a San Francisco stabbing.
San Francisco allows crime to go unchecked and now Bobs daughters have to grow up with no father pic.twitter.com/FhIypmlHGk
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) April 5, 2023
MMA fighter Jake Shields posed I just found out my good friend was killed last night while walking him in San Francisco
He was in the “good” part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack F*ck San Francisco.
I just found out my good friend was killed last night while walking him in San Francisco
He was in the “good” part of the city and appeared to have been targeted in a random mugging/attack
Fuck San Francisco
— Jake Shields (@jakeshieldsajj) April 5, 2023
Very sorry to hear that. Many people I know have been severely assaulted.
Violent crime in SF is horrific and even if attackers are caught, they are often released immediately.
Is the city taking stronger action to incarcerate repeat violent offenders @BrookeJenkinsSF?
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 5, 2023
San Francisco Has Gotten Soft on Crime as Drug Use, Violence and Crime Have Skyrocketed
Fed-up San Francisco voters ousted their progressive district attorney in June 2022 in a recall election that rejected his soft-on-crime policies following surges in shameless shoplifting, car break-ins and rampant, open-air drug dealing. The recall effort against Chesa Boudin, a former public defender and the son of convicted Weather Underground terrorists, was supported by 61% of voters in early returns.
Mayor London Breed only recently started to pivot to start addressing crime. In 2021, Breed cut $120 million from the budgets of both San Francisco’s police and sheriff’s departments. A spokesperson for the police officers’ union warned the cuts “could impact our ability to respond to emergencies.”
Mayor London Breed — who in December, 2021 announced a crackdown in which cops would be “less tolerant of all the bulls–t that has destroyed our city” — will name Boudin’s replacement until a special election is held in November, 2022. San Francisco District Attorney is currently Brooke Jenkins.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu issued an injunction Dec. 23, 2022 — barring San Francisco police and other officers from sweeping homeless encampments, citing their occupants for sleeping in public and seizing their belongings — while she considers a lawsuit against the city. Federal appeals courts have ruled that the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment prohibits local governments from making it a crime to sleep on a street or sidewalk when no homeless shelters are available.
In January, 2023, San Francisco continued to remove unhoused people from encampments without providing shelter for them, in defiance of a federal magistrate’s order. Homeless advocates (advocates for street criminals and drug addicts) have worked to prevent the city from removing tens of thousands of street people.
Ryu repeated the order in April, 2023. It will remain in effect during the city’s appeal to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, unless that court grants the city’s request for a stay. Such appeals ordinarily take many months to resolve.
Judge Ryu and those soft on crime work to make the cities unsafe for regular residents.
SF residents say they have seen an increased presence of drug use, violence and crime on the streets since SOMA Rise opened.
Adam Mesnik lives in the SOMA neighborhood and owns a business. He calls what he’s seeing on the streets as “a period of insanity.”
He’s referring to what he and others believe is an increased presence of drug use, violence and crime on the streets since SOMA Rise opened in June.
Ghis, who provided us only with her first name, is a 31-year resident of the neighborhood and says, “More troublemakers settling in, feeling comfortable doing their drugs, pissing and sh**ting in the street blocking the sidewalks.”
Residents and business owners say their complaints to HealthRight 360, the nonprofit running the center, have fallen on deaf ears and have resorted to documenting their struggles in phone camera videos and surveillance.
California Homeless – Mentally Ill (AKA Crazy), Drug Addicts
Over half of the country’s homeless people are in California. Estimates are a quarter or third have a serious mental illness. They are the ones residents are most likely to encounter in California’s cities.
If about half of the people categorized as homeless do not have a home and in some form of provided housing and those are the people with some economic issue then almost everyone on the street is a mentally ill drug addict. The definitions of homeless are not targeting the main problem that law abiding people care about. Law-abiding people want the crazy, violent drug addicts off the streets.
The charts analyzing the “homeless problem” and mixing in unemployed families with crazy, violent drug addicts obscures and sanitizes the problem. There can be 20,000 people in San Francisco who could be homeless in a year. 8,000 are on the streets. Maybe 3000 of those on the streets are the seriously mentally ill and crazy and potentially violent. The rest could be only mildly mentally ill or just drug addicts.
Most research shows that around 1/3 of people who are homeless have problems with alcohol and/or drugs, and around 2/3 of these people have lifetime histories of drug or alcohol use disorders. The National Coalition for the Homeless has found that 38% of homeless people are alcohol dependent, and 26% are dependent on other harmful chemicals.
According to the LAPD stats, most homeless-involved crime is violent. The percentages have stayed roughly the same each year since 2018, when 60 percent of homeless-involved crime was classified as violent. In 2021 the figure was 61 percent.
The rate of violent crimes was 40 times higher and the rate of nonviolent crimes 27 times higher in the homeless population.(NIH).
Mayors from San Francisco, San Jose, and San Diego have all expressed frustration that the threshold for psychiatric intervention is too high.
IF there was a serious effort to resolve these problems, then everyone of the 8,000 people on the street and 20,000 in shelters or temporarily on the street would have names, personal history, family history, contacted families and complete digital profiles and case files. They would be worked with every day and monitored every day. A staff of 400-800 could work with 10-20 cases and 20-40% of the police and other resources could be dedicated to pro-active management. It would not be waiting until after the violent problems happen.
This is 23 yr old Jalen he traveled here from Reno then Sacramento and His final destination is San Francisco to enter the Drug scene please listen how his experience being here has been and he’s already getting everything San Francisco has to offer pic.twitter.com/fyCsejfy2S
— jj smith (@war24182236) April 4, 2023
People say lack of housing forces local residents into the streets, but James says he came from Texas to San Francisco for the drugs, the non-enforcement of anti-camping laws, and the $820/month in welfare & food stamps. James says he sold fentanyl, 2 weeks ago, to a 15-year-old. pic.twitter.com/5qMr6tmlWs
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) February 9, 2022
It's reasonable to ask whether I'm seeking out outliers, but I met James 5 minutes after parking my car and he was the first person I interviewed, and Ben, below, was the 4th person we interviewed after ~20 minutes on the street doing interviewshttps://t.co/kVQW0q9y5D
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) February 9, 2022
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10 thoughts on “Cash App Founder and MobileCoin CPO Stabbed to Death in San Francisco”
Here’s a video that talks about and shows what people are doing. Mostly RV living.
There is a price to pay to live in a modern city (like SF or London).
Strangely the political class in charge is leftist as they come or more.
Venezuela is coming in your neighbor happily provided by your leftist anti-gun, pro-communist, pro-LGBTQ**** bureaucrat / politician, paying with your money and blood.
“…San Francisco continued to remove unhoused people from encampments without providing shelter for them…”
You’re being played. It’s not the homeless that’s the problem. They let criminals go AFTER they catch them doing serious crimes but the police spend all their time rousting homeless who live in RV’s and on the sidewalk. They purposely did this by tearing down all the cheap hotels that these people used to live in. They sucked, but it was better than the sidewalk.
They also continue to provide services for illegal aliens while locking regular people out of these services. Say if you are working class and can’t afford the high cost for first and last rent not to mention the super high cost of rent, if you work you get nothing. Nothing at all. It’s a huge scam. I once used THEIR statistics and their spending on the homeless, and every one of these people could have a small apartment built that would only take a few years to be completely paid off. This is with them paying nothing.
I realize that some of these people are mentally ill and some use drugs but services to these people have been cut to nothing and anyone can see getting off of drugs is a lot harder when you live on the sidewalk. And that’s not the majority. The majority are people who don’t have the huge finances it cost to get into an apartment there. Combine this with the city and State spending their money on who knows what, anything but the homeless, and you have what we see today. THEY are the ones screwing this up. The people who run things are responsible for this. Citizens have paid lots of taxes for them to solve the problem, and they waste or steal the money. I’m telling you this money they are spending is a huge scam where they are misappropriating it to…somewhere. Look at the numbers yourself. They do not add up.
For what we spent in Iraq we could many times over build apartments that people could live in for free and own outright for every single homeless person and many more who wanted a place to live.
Now you might think from what I’ve said I’m some sort of liberal but I’m far, very far, from it. But if we are going to spend all this money on the homeless, then I expect them to build homes for them. That some will cause trouble…so what. People are trouble all the time. For those that cause trouble we will build prisons and I say, work camps, that will get them out of the way and make them think twice about causing more trouble. It just stands to reason that if people can have a very small place to sleep, cook and bath then their propensity for creating trouble and knowing they will lose that is reduced. And yes, for some nothing helps, but for those few persistent troublemakers we should lock them up.
Look at the numbers,
“…Despite spending $1.1 billion in fiscal year 2021–22, San Francisco is still seeing an increase in homelessness due to drug abuse, crime, public…”
“….According to the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH), an estimated 20,000 San Franciscans will experience homelessness over the course of a year…”
$50,000 a person. They never solve a damn thing even with these sorts of funds every year. They’re stealing the money.
Even at $500 a square foot build cost you get 100sq. ft. in one year’s appropriations. A Toyota RV is 7 x 18=126 sq.ft. or 7 x 20=140 sq.ft. and people live in those all the time. And I think impossible that you could not do better than $500 a square foot cost and up the footage to get 200 or 250 square foot. And this is only one or two years approbation. They are squandering the money.
If they are doing this now, then what will happen when AI’s suck up all the jobs? It’s going to be distressing.
You don’t have to be a liberal to say that it’s a disgrace that they are spending over a billion dollars a year and the police spend all their time towing off their RV’s, tearing down their tents, while letting active criminals go. If they are going to do this, then cut all funding and let the bureaucrats be homeless too.
I am sorry for his family. Not that I blame him individually, but people get the government they have deserved.
“…people get the government they have deserved…”
I don’t think this is true. I don’t anyone deserves this sort of government and I find it highly likely that even if you voted them out, as we have seen, they would still find a way to change the vote and stay in.
We gonna need another 6-9 CEO to be victim before CA corrupts politicians will do something about it , by then more tech companies & startup will leave
Hope the family is told the truth that a liberal Demoncrat murdered their father and other
Demoncrats allowed this to happen. Additional other Demoncrats are unlikely to charge or convict the perp, even if caught. Almost all crime is caused by them – check the prison populations.
Another HOMERUN, Democrats!
Unfortunately, it has to be said.
Much of the Silicon Valley crowd has voted for and supported the left on many of these issues. Silicon Valley in the 80’s through the early aughts used to be a very Heinleinian, very libertarian place. For reasons I do not understand, it has drifted politically left over the past 15 years. But is it not likely that much of the Silicon Valley crowd helped to create the conditions in which it occurred?
Sorry for his daughters and the rest of the family.
Don’t know where he put his money, but so many of his tech compatriots have funded the political initiatives that have contributed to the Third World mess that is San Francisco.
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