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A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial

 
 
 
 
A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial
Author: George P. Fletcher
ISBN 13: 9780226253343
ISBN 10: 226253341
Edition: 0002-
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1990-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $23.00
 
 

The popular press dubbed him "the subway vigilante": Bernhard Goetz, who on December 22, 1984, shot four black youths on a New York subway train when one of them asked for five dollars. Goetz claimed to have fired in self-defense, out of fear that the young men were about to rob him.