Bernard Goetz

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A 48-year-old New Yorker who shot 4 black youths on a subway, leaving one paraplegic
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In 1984,New York City resident Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four youths on a Manhattan subway, claiming they were about to rob him.
A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial.
THE TOPIC: Why do we love Batman and hate Bernhard Goetz, the subway vigilante who shot four teenagers in self-defense in 1984?
The legal team includes Barry Slotnick, a past winner of American Lawyer's award as the best defence attorney in the US, whose clients have included the 'Teflon Don' John Gotti, New York subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz and former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega.
This exercise--a jury-instruction reform Lee proposes and calls "race-switching"--is obviously based on the well-known case of Bernhard Goetz, the white man who claimed self-defense after he shot four black youths on a New York subway.
This is the Bernhard Goetz doctrine, the cowboy rationale, as well as the hip-hop anthem, shoot first, ask questions later.
1985--Sharpton leads marches against Bernhard Goetz, a white man lauded in the media for shooting four black kids in the subway who he accused of trying to rob him.
Few real-life crime stories present a more coherent narrative than the shooting by Bernhard Goetz of four black teenagers on a New York City subway train.
What other society in the world would make nerdy Bernhard Goetz a folk hero?
Fine warns us, and who candispute him after the New York subway case of Bernhard Goetz, that either we repair our judicial system, or numerous potential vigilantes in our midst "will take the law into their own hand sto see that justice is done.
In 1984, New York City resident Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four youths on a Manhattan subway, claiming they were about to rob him.
What does it signal when Bernhard Goetz (who now says he'd like to run for mayor of New York) is acquitted of all but a gun possession charge after shooting four black teenagers, based on a defense of "reasonable" racial fear (a defense that is actually taught in law schools)?
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