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 …
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 …
When Bernhard Goetz finally turned himself in to the police, Joan Rivers reportedly sent him a telegram signed “love and kisses,” offering to help pay his bail. Why was Goetz glorified while Wilson has been broadly reviled? There is the …
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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 …
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 …
ON the front page of a New York City newspaper on January 2, 1985, Bernhard Goetz proclaimed “I’m sorry, but it had to be done”. The bold headline referred to an incident in Lower Manhattan 11 days earlier when Goetz was travelling on a …
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 charged with misdemeanor sale and possession of marijuana, …
(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 …
He’d had enough. It was time to draw that line in the sand. He had been victimized before. So, when it happened again, he was armed and ready and took action. Yet, the question remains whether he went too far and crossed the line from self …
One possible remedy comes to mind, as follows. The name Bernhard Goetz has largely been forgotten, but in 1984, nearly every American was familiar with what came to be known as the subway vigilante incident. During that era, …