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At the time I shot them, all four had criminal records. There were 14 outstanding warrants on them.
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At the time, if you were a cop and you arrested somebody and you brought them into the precinct, the cop would be reprimanded by the superior. The superior would tell them the courts, the prisons and jails are overcrowded.
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Carrying a gun in New York City, even if it's for self-defense, has a one-year mandatory sentence. It's a felony.
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Everyone was fleeing the subway car. There were two women who fainted.
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Everyone who lived in the city at the time knows that if you were a crime victim, the legal system here would basically spend no resources on you.
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Feeling guilty isn't one of my strong points. What is there to feel guilty about?
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I buy and sell industrial electronics on the Internet. I have a number of causes I believe in. I run for mayor occasionally.
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I could have done a lot of things better in my life.
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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.
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I don't regret pulling the trigger. I should have been more careful with many of the things I said afterwards. That was a big regret.
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I got up, climbed down between the cars, ran to the next station, climbed up on the subway tracks and just started walking on the street. Sirens were going off everywhere.
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I have my values. I do things I think are right.
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I have never done a book deal. I have no intention to get a book deal.
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I never had the personality that would adjust to being a public figure.
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I recall the details. I don't even try to think about it. But I can recall.
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I said, I'm presently a fugitive that's being sought by law enforcement in New York.
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I started shooting. It was attempted cold-blooded murder. I do not deny that. And if you're going to pass judgment on that, good. I accept that.
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I think it is crucial for mankind to go vegetarian.
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I think that would have been the better thing for me, if I had just given them all my money.
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I was a little bit detached from everything when the verdict came in. My biggest concern was just be able to get home and get through the press.
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I was in a rush. I was late for a meeting with some people. We were going to have some drinks before Christmas. I hadn't seen them for a while.
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I was in Riker's for a few weeks.
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I was mugged and got a rather brutal beating about a year prior to that. I thought I was a pretty good physical specimen. But a teenager from Brooklyn basically wiped the floor with me.
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I was offended that the government was doing nothing, basically, to protect the public.
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I was shocked and offended that the system in New York went to a lot of trouble to catch someone who had shot a bunch of muggers.
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I was thrown out of the courthouse that day. The jury ruled I had the right to use the gun. But I did not have the right to carry the gun. I served eight months in jail on that.
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I would, without any hesitation, shoot a violent criminal again.
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I'd never been on camera. It was just a little bit crazy.
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If I had left the train maybe a minute later, the police would have caught me. The police responded very quickly.
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If I walk in the woods, I feel much more comfortable carrying a gun. What if you meet a bear in the woods that's going to attack you? You shoot it.
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If people are over in a certain area and then two of them come around and there are two on your left and two on your right, you're surrounded.
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If you have love in your life, you have life.
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Jail is much easier on people who have nothing.
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Many people want recognition. I dislike it.
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New York City is a much safer place. The policy of revolving door justice changed under Mayor Dinkins.
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One bullet missed, hit the wall of the subway car and broke into two pieces. One piece fell on the floor. The other piece came back and was moving at a very slow speed.
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People should not take crap from other people. Also, I don't think people should give animals crap.
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The city at the time, basically, addressed crime by pretending it didn't exist.
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The guys who I shot, they represented the failures of the New York system.
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The only person who has a criminal record as a result of that incident is me, and that's for carrying a gun.
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The whole trial seemed surreal.
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There are other things in my life that I'm a lot more interested in now, than that incident or crime.
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They put me through a little bit of a rat race. They have what they call the perp walk. They didn't let me shave for a few days.
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They seemed like they were troublemakers. But I knew I was getting off on the next express stop. I didn't think there would be any trouble.
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They surrounded me. They were right on top of me. They were acting in concert. They had blocked off my retreat. It was all over with. There was going to be a confrontation at that point. They didn't even have to say anything.
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They were just typical street thugs. You get to know them. I spent lots of time on the streets of New York.
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Three out of the four New York newspapers took sides against me. They were politically connected.
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Train came into the station. The doors opened up on the subway car. I found a car that had a lot of seats available, I sat down. There was a group of teenagers in the vicinity. And one of them looked at me and said, how are you doing? I said fine. I just kept looking down.
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Two of the fellows came over to my left. And one of them just stuck out his hand and casually said, give me . And I knew that was a mugging. I pretended I didn't know what he was saying.
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When I turned myself in to New Hampshire, I thought they would let me drive back to New York City.
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When you get older, everything comes back to you. The good, the bad and whatever.
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While had 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.
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You can't let yourself be pushed around. You can't live in fear. That's no way to live your life.
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You don't look too bad; here's another.
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