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Bernie Goetz

Bernie Goetz, Police Killings and Blowback

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 07.15.2016 | Crime
Josmar Trujillo

In 1984 Bernie Goetz shot four black teenagers in the subway because, he concluded, they would rob him or worse. He left one man a paraplegic with permanent brain damage. The so-called "Subway Vigilante" eventually turned himself into police but not before receiving nation-wide support from segments of the public, including media outlets, who hailed him as a hero.

Standing Our Ground

Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt | Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt

After all these years, I am tired of worrying and tired of crying over lost black men and boys whose primary offense has been Living While Black. 'm tired of crying, and ready to fight. What about you?

Bernhard Goetz Shooting Victim Dies Of Overdose On Anniversary

Posted 12.23.2011 | New York

One of the shooting victims of famed 'subway vigilante' Bernhard Goetz was found dead yesterday of an apparent drug overdose. James Ramseur, 45, w...