and Americans are more likely to scrutinize self-defense stories than to celebrate them. Read TIME’s original coverage of the Bernhard Goetz case: A Troubled and Troubling Life
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James Ramseur, one of the teens shot by "Subway Vigilante" Bernhard Goetz in 1984, died in an apparent suicide 27 years to the day of the Goetz shooting. Goetz told us in an e-mail, "It sounds like he was depressed." In 1984, …
NEW YORK — Subway vigilante Bernie Goetz, who ignited a national furor over racism and gun control after he shot four panhandling youths on a train in the 1980s, has been arrested on drug charges, police said today. The 65-year-old …
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 …
Just this past weekend, a breaking news item provided an opportunity to see the process at work up close, in the form of an arrest of one of conventional journalism’s favorite nemeses: Bernhard Goetz. For those still not quite clear as to the …
Bernhard Goetz — the infamous "subway vigilante" who became part of New York City lore when he shot four youths who he said were threatening him on the subway in 1984 — was busted Friday evening for peddling $30 worth of pot to an …
This one is never discussed at all. In December 1984, Bernie Goetz shot four black men who were trying to mug him on the New York City subway. (About a year later, one youth admitted that, yes, in fact, they “were goin’ to rob him.” They …
Like Flair Griggs, Bernie Goetz carried a gun illegally thirty years ago when he defended himself on a New York City subway train. Surrounded by four bonafide hoodlums who had sized him up as “easy bait,” according to one of the …
Bernhard Goetz -- the man infamously dubbed the “subway vigilante” after he shot and wounded four black teenagers …