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High Profile Stabbing Raises Alarm About Crime In San Francisco. Does Public Perception Match Trends? 

Published April 11, 2023 at 9:03 AM PDT
A San Francisco police officer stands guard in front of the home of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on October 28, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 28: A San Francisco police officer stands guard in front of the home of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on October 28, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

High Profile Stabbing Raises Alarm About Crime In San Francisco. Does Public Perception Match Trends?

SF Crime 04.11.2023

Details of how tech executive Bob Lee came to be fatally stabbed in downtown San Francisco early Tuesday were scarce as friends and family continued to mourn the man they called brilliant, kind and unlike others in the industry. San Francisco police found Lee, 43, on the sidewalk in front of a condominium building with stab wounds shortly after 2:35 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. He leaves behind two children. The neighborhood where the stabbing occurred is near the Embarcadero waterfront and full of tech offices, towering condominium buildings and not much else late at night. Lee’s death has further inflamed debate over public safety in San Francisco and its moribund downtown, which has not yet bounced back from the pandemic. Joining us today on AirTalk to discuss the stabbing and state of crime in San Francisco is data reporter for The San Francisco Chronicle, Susie Neilson and Kevin Benedicto, San Francisco Police Commissioner.

With files from the Associated Press 

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