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Infamously known as the NYC subway vigilante after shooting four men who tried to mug him back in 1984, Bernhard Goetz was spotted ... the 64-year-old currently owns a store called Vigilante Electronics. Fun fact: Goetz is mentioned in Billy Joel's hit ...
TMZ · ByJohnny Lopez · 2/28/2012
NEW YORK -- Subway vigilante Bernie Goetz, who ignited a national furor over racism and gun control after he shot four youths who asked him for money on a train in the 1980s, has been charged with misdemeanour sale and possession of marijuana …
CTV News · 11/3/2013
New York — 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 …
The Christian Science Monitor · 12/19/2013
Bernie Goetz may not be known to the younger generation, but he made a great deal of headlines back in 1984 when he became a vigilante on the subway. Goetz shot four youths who were trying to mug him on the subway in New York City. Goetz was …
WebProNews · 11/3/2013
Bernie Goetz, the subway vigilante, was arrested Friday in New York City for selling drugs to an undercover officer. In 1984 Goetz shot four panhandling, African-American youths on the subway. He was cleared of attempted murder charges, but did serve 250 ...
The Grio · ByCarrie Healey · 11/2/2013
(Newser) – 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. Goetz was nabbed in a sting operation ...
Newser · 11/2/2013
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 possession of marijuana, authorities said Saturday. Goetz
NBC 4 New York · 11/2/2013
The ‘subway vigilante’ praises George Zimmerman for ‘keeping his mouth shut,’ and talks about carrying a gun after his court win. By Filipa Ioannaou. Bernhard Goetz hasn’t made up his mind about George Zimmerman. “I don’t know if …
Daily Beast · 7/20/2013
For anybody who knows New York City crime history, it's hard not to think of "subway vigilante" Bernhard Goetz when reading ... It was not an easy case, Goetz's lawyer Barry Slotnick told Business Insider. (In fact, it was far more difficult for the ...
The Business Insider · ByErin Fuchs · 7/15/2013
Bernhard Goetz -- the man infamously dubbed the “subway vigilante” after he shot and wounded four black teenagers who allegedly attempted to mug him on a New York City subway in 1984 -- has been arrested for selling marijuana to an undercover …
International Business Times · 11/2/2013

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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