Bernhard Goetz

(1984 New York City Subway shooting)

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  • Born: November 7, 1947
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Celebrity









The 1984 New York City Subway shooting took place on December 22, 1984, when four teenagers, Barry Allen, Troy Canty, Darrell Cabey and James Ramseur, were shot and wounded by Bernhard Goetz on a New York City Subway train in Manhattan.

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Anyone, any type of story, it doesn't have to be a crime victim, you don't have to let yourself be food for the media. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
During my jury selection process, we went through over 360 jurors. It took six months, all New York residents. Of the 360 jurors, over half of them had been mugged one time. Quite a number of them, maybe 30 40, 50, had been mugged twice. Time
I go to Union Square Park, mostly to take care of squirrels.
I have my values. I do things that I think are right. I think it is crucial for mankind to go vegetarian. In fact, I think if the United States and one other major power becomes basically vegetarian, the whole world will become vegetarian, eventually. Power
I think vegetarianism is a crucial ethical choice for an individual and a society. Society
I thought I was a pretty good physical specimen. But there was a teenager from Brooklyn, who basically wiped the floor with me on the street. He gave me a punch that I didn't even feel. All I knew I was looking up at the sky. I tried to fight him, and I got a number of injuries after that.
I was a monster. I don't deny it. I wasn't a monster until a few years ago. But you have to be a monster to survive in New York City. New York City doesn't give a damn about violence.
I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
If you have love in your life, you have life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you like affection, then about one in three squirrels makes an excellent companion.
India is mostly vegetarian, and I think that will be crucial to changing the world. I think the United States is lost.
Jail is much easier on people who have nothing.
Prior to being mugged I did not feel I had to carry a gun. However, I knew how to shoot a gun very proficiently. As a boy, I used to play cowboys and Indians all the time. Time
Society is better off without certain people. Society
The whole trial seemed surreal.
To shoot a gun proficiently, including speed shooting, is much less of a skill than typing.
With my time in the limelight, I regret that I didn't use it more to push vegetarianism. I support vegetarian options in the school lunch program. Time
You can't let yourself be pushed around. You can't live in fear. I mean, some people do live in fear. You can't live in fear. That's no way to live your life. Life
You can't let yourself be pushed around. You can't live in fear. That's no way to live your life. Life
You know how some people complain about the way carriage horses are treated? That they are in a small stall? That is mistreatment. In a holding cell, you get very bored. You have no newspapers, you have no anything.