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

A Crime of Self Defense Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial The popular press dubbed him the subway vigilante Bernhard Goetz who on December shot four black youths on a New York subway train when one of them asked for five dollars Goetz claimed to h

  • Title: A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial
  • Author: George P. Fletcher
  • ISBN: 9780226253343
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.

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    272 thoughts on “A Crime of Self-Defense: Bernhard Goetz and the Law on Trial”

    1. I read this book during my first semester in US to get more knowledge about self-defense, an action at that time I thought I might resort to sooner or later in US. However, it turned out to be more than just a case. Actually it's more about the US judicial system, the long standing racial discrimination issue, and a lots of more.


    2. This book is about more than just the trial of Bernhard Goetz. Within this book you will find the main contending theories of self- defense as they are expressed in various forms throughout the legal landscape. The important part of reading this book is being able to highlight the four main theories of self-defense, and the four elements that attach to those theories.There are four conflicting theories of self-defense. Within these four conflicting theories, there is also four weighting elements [...]


    3. This was an interesting book about the trial of Goetz for shooting the four hoodlums on the subway in New York. It goes through the entire story of the shooting, Goetz's turning himself in in NH, the indictments, and the full trial. It was interesting hearing about the choosing of the jurors as well as the entire trial. I was a little surprised that they also talked about what happened during the jury deliberations, as I thought from my own service on a jury that no one talked about that in deta [...]


    4. An infuriating and facinating read about a trial that should have gone another way. Berhard Goetz is pathetic and a murderer, who's defense lawyers massacred the incompetent prosecuters in his trial.Goetz gunned down a few obnoxious black kids on a NY subway and got away with it because his attorneys manages to paint the kids as hooligans and Goetz as merely acting in self defense, when that is not at all what happened.It is very interesting to see how our legan system failed those boys. A fanta [...]


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