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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 ...
Los Angeles Times · 11/2/2013
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 …
San Jose Mercury News · ByColleen Long andJennifer Peltz · 9/10/2014
I'm talking about Bernhard Goetz, the white, nerdy-looking, bespectacled calibration-machine expert who shot and wounded four black teenagers who he said were about to rob him on a New York City subway train Dec. 22, 1984. Sure, the locales are about …
TwinCities Pioneer Press · 4/27/2014
A man who shot to infamy after shooting four teens on a New York City subway train in 1984 was arrested on Friday for trying to sell pot to an undercover officer, the New York Daily News reported. Police arrested Bernie Goetz, 65, after he approached the ...
HNGN · 11/2/2013
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, 65, was busted in December on charges he sold $30 worth of marijuana to an …
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal · 9/11/2014
NYPD Continues to Investigate; Legal Comparisons to 1984 ‘Subway Vigilante’ Bernie Goetz On the evening ... both fired a shot at their attacker. Goetz was acquitted of attempted murder on the grounds of self-defense, a claim that Groomes, too ...
Brooklyn Daily Eagle · 3/16/2015
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 marijuana to an undercover …
The Record-Journal · 9/10/2014
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
A New York man dubbed the "subway vigilante" after he shot four youths in 1984 was released from jail Saturday on a charge of selling marijuana to an undercover officer. Bernhard Goetz, 65, was ordered freed on his own recognizance at an arraignment in ...
CNN · 11/3/2013
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 ...
U-T San Diego · 12/18/2013

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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