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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He championed white-collar investigations, including money laundering at the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, in addition to prosecuting criminal cases involving "subway vigilante" Bernhard Goetz and the mother-son grifters and killers Sante and Kenny Kimes.
In 1984,New York City resident Bernhard Goetz shot and wounded four youths on a Manhattan subway, claiming they were about to rob him.
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.
A NYC jury concluded that Bernhard Goetz' use of deadly force was justified, but convicted him for having the gun.
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.
Second, one might think twice about some of the cliched paradigms that have been used to drive our mighty military momentum, like, "You can't stand around waiting to be mugged." 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.c In straightening out the judicial mess, Judge Fine's book is an excellent starting point.
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