Guy is saved from mugging by military ID.

Guy is saved from mugging by military ID.

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    Guy is saved from mugging by military ID.

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    Here's the article:

    MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee Army reservist's military identification earned him some street cred Tuesday, when he says four men who mugged him at gunpoint returned his belongings and thanked him for his service after finding the ID.
    The 21-year-old University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee student said he was walking home from work about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when he was pulled into an alley and told to lay face down and with a gun to his neck. Four men took his wallet, $16, keys, his cell phone and even a PowerBar wrapper from his pants pockets, he said.
    But the hostile tone quickly changed when one of the robbers, whom the reservist presumed was the leader, saw an Army ID in the wallet. The robber told the others to return the items and they put most of his belongings on the ground next to him, including the wrapper, the reservist said.
    "The guy continued to say throughout the situation that he respects what I do and at one point he actually thanked me and he actually apologized," said the reservist, who asked not to be identified Tuesday because the robbers still had his keys.
    The reservist said he asked the men, who all had hoods or hats covering their faces, if he could get up and they said he could before starting to walk away.
    "The leader of the group actually walked back, gave me a quick fist bump, which was very strange," he said.
    Milwaukee police spokeswoman Anne E. Schwartz said the reservist is credible and that officers still were looking for the suspects Tuesday.
    The reservist didn't realize until later that his keys were not with him and he doesn't know if the robbers intended to keep those, he said. Still, he said he feels lucky.
    "I'm just kind of awe struck that everything was given back to me due to just being in the military, " he said. "I realize in pretty much every other situation that wouldn't happen."
    He said he's never been deployed, only having signed up for the Army Reserves about a year ago. He said he is the first person in his immediate family to join the military.
    Schwartz said there were two other incidents within 40 minutes in the same area and police suspect the four men were involved in all of them. The robbers were unsuccessful at 12:35 a.m., when the 39-year-old man they approached ran into the street and started screaming.
    Schwartz said within 10 minutes of that they approached a 47-year-old man — a convicted burglar who had a Department of Corrections inmate ID in his wallet — ordered him to the ground and pointed a gun at him. They took his wallet, apparently unfazed by that ID.
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    $16,
    A felony for $16.

    edit: make that 4 felonies...one for each BG
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    It's not a "fist bump"!!!

    Geebus the media just makes stuff up.
    Ask anybody who is Black or even as from a city and they will tell you it's called 'dap' and has been called dap by Blacks since forever going back to MLK days and prior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    it's called 'dap'
    lol... I guess I am not that cool.

    Fist bump - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The gesture is performed when two participants each form a closed fist with one of their hands and then lightly tap the front of their fists together. The participants' fists may be either vertically-oriented (perpendicular to the ground) or horizontally-oriented. Unlike the standard handshake, which is typically performed only with each participants' right hand, a fist bump may be comfortably performed using the left hand of one participant and the right hand of another, which is convenient if one's right hand is holding an item or otherwise preoccupied. When a fist bump is initiated, it is considered rude to intentionally use too much strength when bumping one's fist against another's (to punch the other's fist) in an attempt to cause pain, similar to squeezing one's hand too hard during a standard handshake.
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    Yeah it's not even an obscure item nor some sort of regional colloquialism.
    It's been called 'dap' everywhere for generations.

    Then the Obama's do what is very normal for very many folk, akin to shaking hands or a 'high five', and boom rather than asking the media just made stuff up instead and seemingly much of the no clue nation has run with it.

    Next they'll be referring to a high five as being a 'palm slap' or wearing shades as being an 'eye hide'. As they refer to any and all firearm loading devices as being a 'clip' even when items are clearly a magazine or speed loader.

    /rant

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    P.S. - That Wikipedia entry is a good example of how not everything on Wikipedia can be trusted as being factual.
    It reads as though it's written by a person who has no clue and got their knowledge of the "gesture" ( ) as from media reporting. :|
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    ... I learn something new every day.

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    Geez-- I thought DAP was a brand of caulking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janq View Post
    Yeah it's not even an obscure item nor some sort of regional colloquialism.
    It's been called 'dap' everywhere for generations.

    Then the Obama's do what is very normal for very many folk, akin to shaking hands or a 'high five', and boom rather than asking the media just made stuff up instead and seemingly much of the no clue nation has run with it.

    Next they'll be referring to a high five as being a 'palm slap' or wearing shades as being an 'eye hide'. As they refer to any and all firearm loading devices as being a 'clip' even when items are clearly a magazine or speed loader.

    /rant

    - Janq

    P.S. - That Wikipedia entry is a good example of how not everything on Wikipedia can be trusted as being factual.
    It reads as though it's written by a person who has no clue and got their knowledge of the "gesture" ( ) as from media reporting. :|
    Looks like the Mobi Wiki has the correct definition


    Wapedia - Wiki: Dap greeting

    Dap is a form of handshake and friendly gesture that has recently became popularized in western cultures. Often used in cricket (touching the gloves), referring to fist bump. The term dap may have originated as an acronym for dignity and pride, or may have been backronymed, and was popularly used by African-American soldiers during the Vietnam War even though as a tradition it has existed in the African diaspora for centuries. It appears to have been introduced to Western culture through film. For example, the 1936 movie Tarzan Escapes depicts the gesture. [1] Though it can refer to many kinds of greetings involving hand contact, dap is best known as a complicated routine of shakes, slaps, snaps, and other contact that must be known completely by both parties involved. Dap greeting sometimes include a pound hug. [2] [3]
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    Yeah, being something of a Vietnam-era history buff, I always associated a dap with a more complex action than the simple "fist bump" that is prevalent today. While I certainly recognize their shared origins, I think the "fist bump" is too...plain...to be a true dap.

    As to the article - that's kinda cool, except for the minor fact that he was mugged in the first place. This guy is 21, he works nights, walks down alleys late at night, is a vet....and in Wisconsin can't legally carry (most likely). Glad he got his stuff back, hope the BGs don't decide that his service only grants him so much reprieve, and then use those keys for ill purposes...
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