Joe Rogan accuses San Francisco of being a ‘failed state’ due to ‘next-level crime’
- Podcaster Joe Rogan denounced the increase in crime and drug use in San Francisco
- In a recent episode with actor Gabriel Iglesias, they discussed businesses leaving the city.
Joe Rogan recently called San Francisco a “failed state” due to skyrocketing crime and its open-air drug markets.
During an interview with actor Gabriel Iglesias on The Joe Rogan Experience, the two said crime in the city was “next level.”
“San Francisco is the worst, San Francisco is like a failed state. San Francisco might as well be Libya, this place is wild,” Rogan said.
They commented on businesses closing stores in the Golden Gate City. Iglesias said, “It’s becoming a ghost town and they’re not pumping the breaks.”
“No one is stopping anyone from doing anything,” Rogan added. “It’s crazy how quickly San Francisco (turned it down). Everyone leaves.
Target announced its closure last week store in San Francisco after Nordstrom and Whole Foods closed their doors in the city earlier this year due to increased retail theft.
Joe Rogan called San Francisco a “failed state” due to skyrocketing crime and its open-air drug markets during a recent episode. During an interview with actor Gabriel Iglesias on The Joe Rogan Experience, the two said crime in the city was “next level.”
Walgreen’s has relied on padlocks to close its freezers and metal chains to ensure the doors stay closed overnight.
Rogan pointed to the city’s growing homeless population and signs of drug use.
“There are so many homeless people there, it’s crazy how many tent camps everywhere you look… and then there’s drug use in the open and it’s tolerated” , did he declare.
San Francisco is grappling with nearly 40,000 homeless people and more police-reported thefts and motor vehicle thefts than at the same time last year.
Police department data shows thefts are up 15.6 percent since the start of the year and motor vehicle thefts are up 10.1 percent.
Even homeless pirates have traveled to the Bay Area to rob houseboat communities.
Overdose deaths in San Francisco soared in August with 84 additional deaths, including 66 linked to fentanyl, the deadliest month since 2021.
Rogan criticized city leaders for taking advantage of funds intended to solve community problems.
More than 849 people are expected to die from drug overdoses in 2023, on track to surpass the current record of 720 deaths in 2020.
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San Francisco officials have agreed to spend $312,000 a year to rent RV parking spaces for homeless people.
The new crime wave involves homeless pirates sneaking onto dinghies and stealing items from boats in the harbor.
“If the homeless problem disappears, they will no longer have jobs. So they’re going to make sure it’s manageable,” Rogan said.
“We need more funding, we’re about to crack down on this problem, we’re going to need more funding,” Rogan scoffed at city leaders.
San Francisco Mayor London Breed says the city is a “punching bag” for headlines about crime, and that’s not really the case.
On Wednesday, city officials announced plans to continue funding 35 RV parking spaces at Candlestick Point for the homeless at $12,000 per month.