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, Ramseur, 18, and friends ...
Gothamist · 6y
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 teens, Goetz pulled his ...
Townhall · 4y
Bernhard Goetz, the “subway vigilante” who set off a national debate about crime and race after he shot four black men in New York in 1984, has been arrested on drug charges. Goetz, 65, was arrested about 6:30 p.m. Friday in New York after he sold $30 ...
Police say 65-year-old Bernie Goetz was nabbed in a sting operation in Union Square on Friday afternoon selling $30 worth of pot to an undercover officer. Police say he told the undercover to hang on, went back to the apartment where he has lived for ...
Fox News · 4y
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 ...
Darnay helped people who had nothing and asked for nothing. Darnay Hoffman also had many high profile clients. The subway gunman Bernie Goetz, convicted child killer Joel Steinberg. He was involved in the JonBenet Ramsey case. But his most important ...
Gothamist · 7y
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, authorities said Saturday.
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, authorities said Saturday.
MassLive · 4y
(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 · 4y
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 undercover female cop ...
Fox News · 4y