April 13, 2023

USA: Tech Entrepreneur Arrested In Fatal Stabbing Of CashApp Founder Who Knew Cash App Founder Because He Was In Suspect's Car When He Was Stabbed. Probably His Soon-To-Be Gay Ex-Lover.

The trick the Commie Democrats and the media use to say it is not entirely true crime is up in San Francisco is in how they report the crimes. Businesses and people are being robbed. People are being assaulted, raped, and murdered. However, because the Commie Democrats defunded the police department and attacked the police department, San Francisco lost a lot of police and didn't hire new police. Therefore, SF doesn't have the police force they need to protect and serve the city of San Francisco. Furthermore, 6 felonies were reduced to misdeamors with the passage of Prop 47 by the current Los Angeles Commie District Attorney Gascon back in 2014 when Gascon was SF District Attorney. Because police hands are tied by Prop 47 they can no longer make arrests only give out citations to the criminals or don't bother doing anything at all. The law protects criminals not the victims they're terrorizing daily. The San Francisco District Attorney still has a NO BAIL policy in place. So if a criminal happens to be caught, they will be released to continue reoffending knowing nothing is going to happen to them. So, officials need to stop gaslighting the San Francisco community that crime isn't that bad when they are actually experiencing being violated on a daily basis. That's really messed up to tell people and businesses hurting, "it's not really that bad." FYI Prop 47 law affects all of California. (emphasis mine)
KRON4 8/24/22 – San Francisco District Attorney Brooke Jenkins announced that her office will only seek cash bail in “limited misdemeanor cases” so that the wealthy will not be able to get out of pre-trial detention in felony cases.

“Cash bail unfairly penalizes those with less financial means and disproportionately affects defendants of color,” Jenkins stated in a press release. “Protecting victims and ensuring public safety are my top priorities. We will not shy away from holding offenders accountable, but we will not perpetuate further injustice and inequities.”

The press release announced that the office will “consider less restrictive alternatives including protective orders, electronic monitoring, and home detention” before considering pre-trial detention, but that pre-trial detention will be sought “when applicable” (WHICH IS MOSTLY NEVER) for the following felony offenses:

1 “Violence on another person
2 Sexual assault on another person
3 A threat of great bodily harm to another person
4 An unreasonable risk to victim or public safety
5 Repeated criminal conduct that poses a risk to public safety
6 Repeated failures to abide by less restrictive alternatives; and
7 Repeated failures to appear in court as required”

Research conducted by the city’s office of the treasurer and tax collector found that cash bail has disproportionately impacted racial minorities. Last year, the state’s supreme court found the use of cash bail to be unconstitutional for defendants who can’t afford it.

Jenkins replaced Chesa Boudin, who was recalled in June, in the office. Boudin had ended the use of prosecutors asking for cash bail entirely during his time in office.
Soooooo, because more minorities were committing the majority of the crimes they're going to sacrifice everybody's safety and protect the criminals because the Commie Democrats feel bad for them? Doesn't that really make any sense to you? And I forgot to mention the Commie Democrats RELEASED criminals from prison exacerbating the suffering of SF residents and businesses. (emphasis mine)
I added the screenshot above to this post.
KTVU FOX 2 San Francisco published April 13, 2023: Bob Lee stabbing: Arrest made in killing of Cash App founder. San Francisco police have arrested a tech entrepreneur in connection with the stabbing death of Cash App founder Bob Lee. 
KPIX | CBS NEWS BAY AR Apr 13, 2023: Suspect in San Francisco slaying of Cash App founder Bob Lee arrested, identified as Emeryville tech. A tech entrepreneur has been arrested in the slaying of Cash App founder Bob Lee​ who was found stabbed on a San Francisco street last week, a killing that re-ignited a heated debate over safety within the city. Jocelyn Moran reports.
ABC7 News Bay Area published Apr 13, 2023: Tech entrepreneur arrested in fatal stabbing of Bob Lee, appears to have known Cash App founder. An arrest has been made in the San Francisco stabbing death of 43-year-old tech executive Bob Lee, ABC7 News contributor Phil Matier confirms. Nima Momeni, 38, has been booked into San Francisco County Jail on a murder charge, according to records.

ABC7 News, SF Bay Area local
written by Staff
Thursday April 13, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- An arrest has been made in the San Francisco stabbing death of 43-year-old tech executive Bob Lee, police announced Thursday.

Nima Momeni, 38, has been booked into San Francisco County Jail on a murder charge, according to records. DA Brooke Jenkins said the charge is murder with a special allegation enhancement alleging murder was committed with a knife.

Momeni is said to be a tech entrepreneur himself, someone who lived and worked in Emeryville.

San Francisco DA Brooke Jenkins and SFPD said in a press conference Thursday that evidence shows Momeni knew Lee and it was not a random street crime. The suspect is being accused of stabbing Lee, the founder of Cash App and the Chief Product Officer of MobileCoin, in the early morning hours of April 4th in the Rincon Hill neighborhood in San Francisco.

Neighbors of suspect react to arrest in Bob Lee murder case A neighbor of Momeni, who asked ABC7 News to withhold his name, described the early morning police activity Thursday outside of the Besler Building in Emeryville.

"I woke up to loud noises of cops speaking on their speaker phone, telling someone to put their hands up," the neighbor said.

He said that Momeni was friendly to everyone in the complex.

"He invited me and my wife to his place on multiple occasions," The neighbor said. "We never went because we didn't really know him."

Sam Singer moved into the unit next door to Momeni's about a month ago and had pleasant interactions with him.

"He's very welcoming, very kind, just a good neighbor," Singer said. "So what he's accused of is a shock to all of us because he was such a nice fellow and we all hope that it's not true."

Momeni's neighbors say they were closely following the news of Lee's stabbing death.

"That's absurd," the neighbor described. "That's been circulating everywhere. No idea it'd be someone like literally we've had a lot of interaction with, on and off in this complex."

It's a complex being described as an exclusive, high-end live-work space, and also the listed address for the company Expand IT, owned by Momeni.

Momeni and Lee were both tied to tech. Momeni is now accused in Lee's death.

"We were shocked by the murder because there's been so much violence in San Francisco and Oakland as well. So, it's even more shocking to know that your neighbor is accused of the murder," Singer shared.

How officials say Bob Lee died

Images obtained by the Daily Mail show Lee stumbling along Main Street after the stabbing. Lee is seen through the front glass doors of the Portside apartment building as he attempts to use the call box before falling to the ground.

Sources say Lee had two stab wounds in his upper left chest. Lee was on the ground for about 10 seconds before standing up and walking towards a police car. Minutes later, Lee died at the scene. Lee's cell phone and his wallet were not stolen during the attack and both items were recovered at the scene, multiple sources told the ABC7 News I-Team.

How friends, FinTech community are remembering Bob Lee

Lee had moved away from the Bay Area several years ago to Florida, but friends of his tell ABC7 News he was back in San Francisco for a business summit with MobileCoin.

Following his death, friends and other tech executives spoke out in shock and sadness.

"It's just almost numbing, I think everybody close to Bob is just in shock because there was no one who I don't think didn't love Bob," Doug Dalton, a friend of Lee, said.

Dalton said the two had dinner a week before his death, describing Lee's spirits were high.

"He literally did not seem to have a care in the world," Dalton shared. "He was very excited about where things were going with MobileCoin. He was very excited to be back in the Bay for a bit."

Even those who didn't know him aknowledged what he had accomplished in his career and the impact he had as a leader in financial tech.

"My hope that is people going to look now seriously about where he stopped, and then take it from that point," San Jose State University professor and tech expert Ahmed Banafa said. "And they say, 'Okay, so we will fulfill his dream or legacy by going to the next level.'"

What's happening next in the case?

Momeni is set to be arraigned Friday at 1:30 p.m. The DA's office is filing a motion to detain him without bail.

San Francisco crime - by the numbers

The high-profile stabbing also brought conversation from other tech executives saying that violent crime in San Francisco is horrific and the streets are unsafe.

Jenkins called out Elon Musk by name for putting out misinformation about the crime and those who criticized the city for its street crime. The chief and DA are very much on the defensive against critics who go after San Francisco for its crimes.

According to the latest 2021 FBI and local police crime data as compiled in ABC7's Neighborhood Safety Tracker, San Francisco is close to the bottom of the list of major cities, with 6.9 homicides per 100,000 people.

Austin, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, Houston, Minneapolis, Oakland, Chicago, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Detroit and St. Louis had more reported homicides than San Francisco.

The crime trends for the year as of April 2, 2023 have 12 homicides compared to 10 for that same period last year. The number of reported assault cases is up by 2% and robberies are up by 14%. But rape and human trafficking crimes are significantly down.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has also spoken out, saying that social media has helped spread a message questioning the safety in the city.

"When the facts of many of these cases come out, many people are going to be surprised," Breed said. "It has really heightened events like this as well as people jumping to conclusions about what they think is happening."
Fox News published April 13, 2023: Arrest made in murder of Cash App founder Bob Lee: Report. A suspect was reportedly arrested in the brutal killing of the tech titan in San Francisco earlier this month.


Proposition 47, also known by its ballot title Criminal Sentences. Misdemeanor Penalties. Initiative Statute, was a referendum passed by voters in the state of California on November 4, 2014. The measure was also referred to by its supporters as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act.
It's so disgusting that the Commie Democrat Gascon named the Prop 47 law he wrote, "The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act." Talk about gaslighting. DO YOU FEEL SAFER in your neighborhood after the Commie Democrats lied to the public to get them to vote yes for this law? I'm sharing an article below that was written a year after Prop 47 became law and Commie DA Gascon's empathy for the criminals. Of course the criminal cases are going to drop if the police can not arrest the offenders or don't bother arresting the offenders because the Commie law will simply release them immediately. (emphasis mine)
San Francisco Gate
written by Vivian Ho
November 5, 2015

One year after the passage of Proposition 47, the debate around the California initiative that reduced six nonviolent felonies including drug possession to misdemeanors is only intensifying.

Newly re-elected San Francisco District Attorney George Gasc贸n, one of the proposition’s biggest advocates, said Thursday that Prop. 47 did exactly what it was supposed to do in its first 12 months — reduce the number of inmates in state prisons and county jails, saving the state millions of dollars.

But other members of law enforcement, including many police chiefs and sheriffs, say there’s been fallout on the streets since the measure was approved by 60 percent of voters on Nov. 4, 2014. They assert Prop. 47’s leniency is driving up crime.

What the issue comes down to is the question of how to best stop low-level offenders from offending. Prop. 47 advocates say the former system of incarcerating addicts in need of medical care only perpetuates the cycle. Opponents say offenders will never change their ways without strong legal boundaries to keep them in check.

While it may be too early to come to a definitive conclusion, Gasc贸n pointed Thursday to a study by the Stanford Justice Advocacy Project, which helped draft Prop. 47. It found that less than 5 percent of the first 4,454 state prisoners released under Prop. 47 have been convicted of a new crime and returned to prison. The study did not include those released from county jail.

In San Francisco, Gasc贸n said, just 18 people convicted of crimes have been released because of Prop. 47 — four from state prison and 14 from county jail. He did not have information on how those 18 are faring.

The district attorney said the next step is figuring out how to steer money saved from locking up minor offenders toward anticrime and rehabilitation programs. According to the Stanford study, the first year of Prop. 47 should generate $150 million in state savings and $200 million total for all counties.

“Prop. 47 was really centered around the fact that incarceration generally does not have a good impact on people who are mentally ill or have substance abuse problems,” Gasc贸n said. “Your medical conditions do not get better when you are incarcerated in a traditional setting, and that is one of the reasons why our recidivism rates have been so high for the past 30 years.”

Others see a link between Prop. 47 and a big surge in property crimes in San Francisco, with car break-ins up by 47 percent in the first six months of 2015.

While car break-ins are still considered felonies, city police officials say their hands are tied by Prop. 47. If an officer catches somebody with property taken from a car burglary, for example, and the offense doesn’t meet the $950 threshold set by Prop. 47 to count as a felony, all the officer can do is issue a citation. This allows the person to continue burglarizing cars, the officials said.

“Prop. 47 and what it does for people who are sick on drugs or suffering under felony convictions, I think those are good,” said Sgt. Michael Andraychak, a police spokesman. “I think for low-level property criminals, giving them a second chance isn’t a bad thing either.”

But he added, “At some point in time, when people aren’t taking advantage of the second chances they’re given and are in fact taking advantage of the fact that they are given second chances, then we need some relief from those people.”

Prop. 47 has also been receiving criticism from prosecutors, who say that it robbed them of an effective tool to force drug offenders into treatment. By not charging some of these crimes as felonies, prosecutors no longer have what many in criminal justice refer to as “the hammer” - the threat of longer incarceration in exchange for treatment.

For example, enrollment in San Francisco’s drug court, an alternative sentencing program for drug offenders that compels them into treatment, has dropped by about 20 percent since Prop. 47 passed, according to numbers provided by the courts.

But Gasc贸n said the problem with “the hammer” is that recovery is more successful when a person isn’t forced into it.

“If you talk to people that are in the profession of fixing people from a health point of view, they will tell you that the hammer doesn’t work,” he said. “From a criminal justice and social point of view, the hammer creates a damaging mark on an individual’s background called a felony that precludes them from getting housing, many federal subsistent services, getting an education. The hammer will impede you from getting a lot of things that will facilitate your reentry.”

Gasc贸n said the law enforcement community still has the tools to combat serial offenders. A judge in Sacramento threatens offenders with the longest sentence possible for a misdemeanor if they don’t want to go into treatment. Meanwhile, Gasc贸n, a former San Francisco police chief, said he believes officers are using Prop. 47 as an excuse to not make important misdemeanor arrests.

“Police culture, by and large, places a great deal of value on felony arrests,” he said. “If you’re a hunter, that is the elephant-hunting world. Now all of a sudden we are asking you to do pigeon hunting.”

Andraychak said the department has made 17,500 arrests this year, just a 6 percent drop from the same period last year. That includes about 1,000 misdemeanor arrests and citations for offenses that were felonies before Prop. 47.

Gasc贸n said he believed many Prop. 47 critics were clinging to an old, broken system.

“What Prop. 47 is also hopefully doing is ringing the bell that the system is broken,” he said. “The system is not broken because of Prop. 47. It was broken way before Prop. 47 and we need to put more services where they need to be placed in order to address mental health and substance abuse problems.”

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[source: InfluenceWatch.org]

The Safe Neighborhoods And Schools Act is a California statute adopted by ballot initiative as Proposition 47 of 2014. The legislation was intended to reduce the number of prisoners in California prisons by reclassifying some nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. The legislation also allowed those who are already serving time in prison or have already been convicted to petition a court to retroactively reduce their sentence to a misdemeanor.

Critics of the act blame the law for an increase in theft. The law has also been blamed for contributing to California’s homelessness problem.

Legal Effects

Proposition 47 reduced penalties for certain nonviolent property and drug crimes. It also allowed prisoners who have been previously convicted of these crimes to petition for reduced sentences. The savings from the legislation were to be placed into programs to support truancy prevention, mental health, substance abuse treatment, and victim services.

Among the penalties and laws that were changed were:
  • Grand theft of property worth less than $950 was now always to be charged as a misdemeanor.
  • Shoplifting of property worth less than $950 was now always to be charged as a misdemeanor.
  • Receiving stolen property worth less than $950 was now always to be charged as a misdemeanor.
  • Most cases of writing bad checks worth less than $950 were now going to be charged as misdemeanors.
  • Check forgery worth less than $950 was to be charged as a misdemeanor.
  • Drug possession for personal use of most drugs would be a misdemeanor.
The legislation also gave prisoners who were serving felony sentences for those offenses to apply to have their sentences reduced to misdemeanors. Prisoners who also served time for offenses that were previously felonies could apply to have their felony convictions retroactively reduced to misdemeanors.

The legislation required the estimated savings to be transferred from the general fund into a new fund called the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Fund. The money would be distributed with 25% for reducing truancy, 10% for victim services grants, and 65% for mental health and drug treatment.

THIS IS WHY I SAY COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT LAW. Look who financially supported this law that protects criminals and made crime legal. Commie DA Gascon wrote the law when he was SF DA and now sadly he is the DA for Los Angeles County. (emphasis mine)
Proposition 47 appeared on the November 2014 ballot. Left-progressive criminal justice and most labor union interests in the state, including the ACLU, the Open Society Policy Center, and the California Labor Federation supported the measure; opponents included the California District Attorneys’ Association, California State Sheriffs’ Association, and the California Retailers Association. The legislation passed 59.6% to 40.4%.


The legislation has led to some unintended consequences for California’s drug courts. Instead of going through the 18-month drug court program, offenders opted to take the new lower sentences. Previously, drug offenders would utilize the drug court program instead of serving a felony prison sentence. The increased barriers have made it more difficult for drug courts to target the early-stage abusers that the program was intended to help.

Both police and the retail industry have claimed the law has led to an increase of “grab and dash” thefts where groups of people rush in a store and grab handfuls of merchandise. They believe that since the penalties have been reduced, the criminal laws no longer serve as a deterrent.

President of the California Police Chiefs Association Ronald Lawrence blames the law for increasing homelessness and drug addiction. He says the law removes the mechanisms for people to get help with their mental health and drug problems.

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