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NEW YORK — A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted in December on charges he sold $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover …
North Jersey · 9/10/2014
A low-level marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed after a judge concluded the clock ran out for trying it. Goetz was busted in December on charges he sold $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover officer he'd been ...
abc7ny.com · 9/11/2014
BEYOND BERGEN: Bernie Goetz, the 1980s “subway vigilante” who became a living symbol of an American racial divide, had charges of selling $30 worth of pot to an undercover cop in New York City’s Union Square Park thrown out earlier today. Goetz ...
Cliff View Pilot · 9/10/2014
New York – -(Ammoland.com)- Thirty years ago the inviolate right to self-defense and the battle over firearm civil liberties were joined in one of the unlikeliest of battle zones — New York City. Riding a southbound express train in lower Manhattan, a ...
Ammo Land · 12/29/2014
Bernie Goetz, the 'subway vigilante' who shot four panhandling youths on a New York City train in 1984 is fighting low-level drug charges. Goetz was arrested in November on misdemeanor drug charges after police say he was nabbed in a sting selling $30 ...
Daily Mail · 12/18/2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Goetz said he thought he was going to be mugged by a man who turned out to be a plainclothes cop arresting him in a low-level drug sting — the same explanation he used nearly three decades ago when he opened fire on four ...
Yahoo News · 12/18/2013
“That sounds like something Bernie would do. This is Bernie,” I’d said to Charles, years ago. He shook his head no. Before we met, Charles lived in NYC, where he got his PhD. That’s how he knew Bernie, both at NYU in the department of nuclear ...
Counter Punch · ByMissy Beattie andMissy Comley · 7/26/2013
Here’s a name we don’t see in the news very often these days… Bernhard Goetz. The so called “Subway Vigilante” from the 1980s wound up on the front pages of New York’s papers this week when he was arrested in a “drug bust.” Bernhard
HotAir · 11/4/2013
NEW YORK (AP) – A marijuana case against 1980s subway shooter Bernie Goetz has been dismissed in New York City. Goetz had been accused of selling $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover officer in Union Square last year. He rejected a plea deal …
PIX11 · 9/10/2014

Bernhard Goetz

Bernhard Hugo Goetz is a New York City man known for shooting four young black men when they allegedly tried to mug him on a New York …
Bernhard Hugo Goetz is a New York City man known for shooting four young black men when they allegedly tried to mug him on a New York City Subway train in Manhattan on 22 December 1984. He fired five shots, seriously wounding all four men. Nine days later he surrendered to police and was eventually charged with attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and several firearms offenses. A jury found him not guilty of all charges except for one count of carrying an unlicensed firearm, for which he served eight months of a one-year sentence. In 1996, one of the shot men, who had been left paraplegic and brain damaged as a result of his injuries, obtained a civil judgment of $43 million against Goetz. The incident sparked a nationwide debate on race and crime in major cities, the legal limits of self-defense, and the extent to which the citizenry could rely on the police to secure their safety. Although Goetz, dubbed the "Subway Vigilante" by New York City's press, came to symbolize New Yorkers' frustrations with the high crime rates of the 1980s, he was both praised and vilified in the media and public opinion.
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