Not Guilty

A jury acquits the subway gunman, but the argument goes on

CONGRATULATIONS! read the placard held high by a muscular white man in a checked shirt. BERNIE GOETZ WINS ONE FOR THE GOOD GUYS!

"Goetz is a Nazi!" shouted a nearby black man in his 20s.

CRIMINALS, WATCH OUT, promised another sign, WE'LL GET YOU.

"New York will reap the wind, that is certain," a black minister warned.

That was the scene of shouting and shoving outside a Manhattan courtroom last week at the end of what Judge Stephen Crane called the "most difficult case of our time." After four days of deliberations, a jury of ten whites and two blacks had...