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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
Thirty years ago, Bernie Goetz made a terrible decision to waive his Fifth Amendment right after he shot four teenage criminals who tried to rob him on a New York City train. The bonafide hoodlums all boasted prior criminal records, but Goetz’s smug and ...
bearingarms.com · 11/8/2014
“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
On the New York City subway, Bernhard Goetz, a 45-year-old white male, shoots four young black men after they surround him and ask for $5. After wounding three of the unarmed men, Goetz pointed his gun at 18-year-old Darrell Cabey, who was not …
History · 8/24/2015
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 · 11/3/2013
Infamously known as the NYC subway vigilante after shooting four men who tried to mug him back in 1984, Bernhard Goetz was spotted walking the streets of Manhattan armed with only a bag of groceries this weekend. Goetz was eventually found guilty of ...
TMZ · ByJohnny Lopez · 2/28/2012
(Photo: Marty Lederhandler, AP) NEW YORK (AP) — 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 charged with misdemeanor sale and …
USA Today · 11/2/2013
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 Goetz was nabbed in …
New Jersey Online · 11/3/2013
For anybody who knows New York City crime history, it's hard not to think of "subway vigilante" Bernhard Goetz when reading about neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman. Goetz shot four, unarmed black teens, paralyzing one of them, on the subway …
The Business Insider · ByErin Fuchs · 7/15/2013
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 marijuana to an …
The Trentonian · 9/10/2014

Bernhard Goetz

Bernhard Hugo Goetz is a New York City man known for shooting four young men when they tried to mug him on a New York City Subway tr…
Bernhard Hugo Goetz is a New York City man known for shooting four young men when they tried to mug him on a New York City Subway train in Manhattan on December 22, 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.
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