November 30th, 2013 01:25 AM
Walk this way: How we walk can increase risk of being mugged/robbed
Think that violent criminals don't have a "system" of sizing up potential victims? Think again.
Here's an interesting article and supporting research that's been done to explore this question.
How the way we walk can increase risk of being mugged @ BBC, Nov 5 2013. Overview of the research findings.
Attracting Assault - Victims Nonverbal Cues - Grayson Stein. Potential victims may be signalling their vulnerability to would-be assailants through gestures, posture, and exaggerated movements. <-- Lots of details in this write-up, which is the actual research underlying the article.
Food for thought.
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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the number of victims?
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November 30th, 2013 01:51 AM
Interesting read, I was surprised at a gun show a while back when an individual asked how long I had been in the Marines. I informed him I had never been in the Marines but did have 22 years in the USAF. I asked him why he thought I was a Marine and he answered my walk and mannerisms showed that I had confidence in that I was able to take care of myself. I was surprised by his assessment as I have always considered myself as easy going and somewhat a jokester and do have some problems with movement due to a stroke.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
November 30th, 2013 01:55 AM
"Walk like a Predator". Nuff said.
November 30th, 2013 02:06 AM
I'm not surprised.
Even without the 'scientific' analysis, walking as if you have a purpose and a destination and keeping your eyes level and looking around will deter a huge amount of predators.
As a people watcher, I am constantly amazed at the number of people who jog oblivious to traffic, much less human predators, and others walking to their cars in parking lots with their attention focused on a smart phone screen. It's a wonder there aren't more assaults.
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November 30th, 2013 05:53 AM
I believe this premis is somewhat true. Some predators tend to seek out the meek, and those who seem lost, or those who look like they are avoiding contact or maybe appear to lack confidence. Then there are those predators who will try anyone, even someone known to be armed.
November 30th, 2013 10:23 AM
Situational Awareness ,,,, is the ability to identify, process,
and comprehend the critical elements of information about
what is happening to the you with regards to your surroundings.
More simply, it’s knowing what is going on around you.
I always say & try to accomplish alertness, stay alert, stay alert
my family gets totally tired of hearing it.
November 30th, 2013 11:07 AM
I've always known of that as 'having a military bearing'. After 22 years I would be surprised if it didn't show. The strength it shows is why you and not the stroke are the winner.
Originally Posted by msgt/ret
Oh yeh? Well this was sent from the scary black electrical box under my desk, so there!
"It aint how good you shoot, it's how cool you look doing it." [Fred Sayer 1994]
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November 30th, 2013 11:11 AM
November 30th, 2013 11:35 AM
Try something tomorrow. When you go out among the tribes look at each individual in the eyes. They will do all they can to avoid that look.
MSGT trust me when I say command presence is not in just Officers. The knowledge and confidence that got you to MSGT is what shows on your whole persona.
Career criminals read people and body language better than a top ten professor in a masters class.
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November 30th, 2013 02:37 PM
Remember: Walk without rhythm and we won't attract the worm.~DUNE
“Show me a young Conservative and I'll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I'll show you someone with no brains.” Winston Churchill
November 30th, 2013 03:12 PM
While nothing new, it is a good reminder to walk and conduct yourself with purpose...
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means, that you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you......
November 30th, 2013 03:52 PM
Strut everywhere, grit on everybody and say 'sup? to everyone you meet.
"If I had my choice I would kill every reporter in the world, but I am sure we would be getting reports from Hell before breakfast."
William T. Sherman
November 30th, 2013 04:00 PM
Yes, I have to echo the general consensus: walk like you have a purpose, don't shamble, stay alert, keep your SA powered up. I'm not talking a constant state of "condition red", but a degree of awareness that keeps you in touch with your surroundings and the people in it.
November 30th, 2013 04:03 PM
Dogfather you may want to practice the breast stroke. There is one that has formed up off of Adak Alaska headed your way with a ton of cold and rain in it.
November 30th, 2013 04:04 PM
More than food for thought. It's known criminals look for "easy" vics. Body language is an important indicator.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
The mind is the limiting factor
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