New Evidence

Reopening the Goetz case

Bit by bit, the complicated public image of Bernhard Goetz, New York City's "subway vigilante," seems to be shifting. The initial perception of him as a mild-mannered Clark Kent who changed into an intrepid punk stopper was certified last January when a grand jury refused to indict the weedy, self- employed engineer for attempted murder. But lately Goetz's righteous aura has been smudged by new revelations, principally that he admitted firing a bullet into one of his four victims with the words "You don't look so bad. Here's another."

Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced last week that on the basis...

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