He Disarmed a Gun-Wielding Menace in a San Jose Taqueria. Then the Cops Shot Him.

For 45 days, police won’t allow bodycam footage from disputed incidents to be released by the police.Kaun Green might have saved lives. The Contra Costa City College student, 20, and footballer, managed to keep a gun from one of the men involved in the brawl at the San Jose restaurant.

Green was shot several times for his noble deed by the local police.

San Jose officers responding to the brawl claim they were unaware that Green only had a gun because his owner had disarmed it. They shot him.

Anthony Mata from San Jose police claims that officers gave multiple commands for the gun to be dropped, but the person doesn’t do so. Green’s lawyer refutes this claim, stating that Green was given no time by the police to surrender the gun.

“The officers were going up the steps. “My client is retreating, they yell at you, and in less than one second, there are gunshots,” said he to ABC 7 News.

Green was wounded at least three more times and is still in hospital. In the meantime, an investigation has begun into the shooting of Green by the officer responsible.

The footage from the body cameras was captured during the shooting but has yet to be released. Yesterday, San Jose Police stated that the release of the footage would take approximately 45 days despite having already released it. already released stills.

According to NBC News, “The man who brought the gun into the restaurant initially and took it out in the melee was charged with felony in possession of a ghost weapon.”


Russia pledged “drastically decrease” troop levels around Kyiv/ChennihivFace-to-face discussions between Ukrainian and Russian officials. The Russian ministry of defense stated that they would reduce military activities to create the conditions necessary for future negotiations.

CBS News has more:

Russia’s leading negotiator Vladimir Medinsky said Tuesday that his country received a “clearly formulated position” from Ukraine and that the possibility of peace is closer if both sides work fast to find compromises.

As the sides try to reach mutual security guarantees, Ukrainian negotiators indicated that they have made some progress. …

Although it wasn’t immediately clear how Russia’s military would decrease its artillery barrage on Kyiv’s suburbs or the devastated city of Chernihiv close to Russia’s border, it was the first indication Moscow has given that it will reduce the intensity its “special military operations” since its inception on February 24, 2002.

However, the U.S. is skeptical

Although the Pentagon has seen “small numbers of Russian troops” repositioning in Kyiv, it isn’t calling it a withdrawal like Russia. It believes that the troops could be deployed to an offensive in Ukraine or even into the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine.

[….]John Kirby (the Pentagon’s top spokesperson), said Tuesday that “we’re seeing some people moving away from Kyiv.” This is happening on the exact same day as the Russians claim they are withdrawing. However, we don’t think this is a retreat or withdrawal. They may be thinking of a repositioning in order to place priority elsewhere.

Kirby explained that “it’s not even a substantial chunk of multiple battalion strategic groups Russia has arraigned against Kyiv.” It’s “not anywhere near the majority” of their arrays around Ukraine’s capital.


All around, there are book burners.To PersuasionKat Rosenfield examines the “many faces of literary censorship” In order to suppress books that were objectionable, attempts to suppress them “used to be more than the usual.” Exclusive“The purview of the political right and the conservative religious right,” however, she notes that today’s censorship flaps have a more varied origin and execution.

Those freedom-to-read liberals are also, increasingly, enthusiastic censors themselves—ones whose cultural influence is both greater and more insidious than their right-wing counterparts. Conservatives are still trying to grab individual books from reading lists, but the left is increasingly capturing culture and the production process.

Over the last two decades this shift has been evident as left-leaning objections began to enter the discussion about controversial books. A list of book-related challenges that the American Library Association publishes annually paints an image of a changing culture.

The early 2000s saw a familiar list of complaints: Too dark, too violent and too gay. All were easily recognizable by conservative literary sensibilities as being offensive. But as progressives became increasingly focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts—and on the potential harm wrought by books that didn’t do enough to champion the proper values—they started issuing challenges of their own. The ALA had almost twice as many complaints regarding racist language, white savior narratives or alleged sexual misconduct of an author by 2020 than those about poor language or LGBT themes.

Consider all of the recent efforts to ban books in school libraries or on reading lists. There are reasonsNick Gillespie, a spokesman for ‘the School Choice Initiative suggests it is all in favor of more school choices:

Unless we want to live in a country where every curricular decision—even ones about what’s served in the cafeteria—is subject to scorched-earth scrutiny not simply by the relevant parents and (maybe relevant) taxpayers but by every cable news host, Instagram mom, Bean Dad, elected official, and citizen at large, we need to give the people most directly affected more options so they can find a school that works for them.

Problem is not that To Kill A Mockingbird is being pulled from—or made mandatory in—10th-grade English, it’s that the overwhelming majority of kids (and parents) who are being told to suck it have no options. About 91 percent of K-12 students attend public schools, and while there has been a significant increase in various forms of school choice such as charters, online programs, and homeschooling, the overwhelming majority of kids still go to traditional, residential-assignment grammar and high schools.

Meanwhile, in corporate America…


Myths concerning Americans and WorkAmerican workers are struggling to find work. There is a common narrative that Americans are changing the way they think about work. The story is that they have decided to take a break during the pandemic and are now ready for the grind again. This explanation is usually paired with some sort of political agenda—a call to raise the federal minimum wage, plus some general hand-wringing about the indignities of capitalism.

Derek Thompson believes that Americans don’t like their jobs or want to work there and have resigned in protest. Atlantic.

Nobody wants to be a worker anymore. The unemployment rate is below 4 percent. More than 80 per cent of workers in prime age are working or seeking work. The labor-force-participation rate for workers ages 25 to 54 is now higher than it was for most of the Obama administration. These are not facts that indicate a country where no one wants to work. […]It doesn’t seem like the story about Americans hating their jobs is true. Conference Board’s April 2021 report stated that in its first year following the pandemic, job satisfaction was at an all-time high. This is the highest such level of satisfaction since 1995. You might be skeptical about believing a group of employers telling you what employees think. It’s alright! We can check this with the General Social Survey. It has been collecting data on Americans’ working lives since 2002. More than 80 percent have stated that their jobs are satisfying each year. From 2018 to 2021—after an economic crisis, mass layoffs, and a surge in unemployment—the share of very or moderately satisfied workers fell from about 88 percent to …about 84 percent. These aren’t unusual numbers. This is part of the boring American tradition where workers tell pollsters that their jobs are not causing them to drown in misery. Pew found that American workers were generally happy with their job in 2016, and more than half said they were very satisfied.

I can already hear various accounts screaming at me that I don’t understand the nature of Marxist false consciousness (these people do hate their jobs, they just don’t know it—yet!It’s not that I understand that all jobs are perverse. So let me stress: YouThink that the majority of jobs are boring. It’s a shame, I believe. YouIt would be miserable to do anything but write professionally or eat professionally. YouI was shocked at the survey results. However, these are their results and they show that Americans do not seem to loathe their jobs as much as some Americans think.

Let us finally get to the point about this pesky notion that the Great Resentment, also known as “quitagion,” is simply a result of worker hatred or burnout. There is no dramatic shift in workers’ behavior during the Great Resignation. Message. It is an extraordinary shift in worker behavior opportunity.

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