NY Times: The deadly stabbing of Tessa Majors, a college student, rekindled fears about Morningside Park near Columbia University. The recent rash of muggings and attacks in the park, culminating on Wednesday with the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old Barnard student, Tessa Majors, has shattered that sense of safety and jolted both neighborhoods, recalling a time decades ago, when the city had more than 1,000 homicides a year. Morningside Park is in a Harlem police precinct that has grown safer over the years, but crime has risen this year in the park itself.
The current spate of muggings and a murder near the stairs going into Morningside Park Harlem NY is a scene right out of the 1974 movie 'Death Wish', same situation 55 years later. Charles Bronson is a Vigilante in the Cult Movie 'Death Wish' a .32 Caliber Revolver is Used to Shoot Bad Guys at Distance. HBO has recently been showing the cult classic thriller 'Death Wish' staring Vigilante Paul Kearsey (Charles Bronsom). Death Wish is the 1974 cult classic thriller based on the novel of the same name written by Brian Garfield.
Charles Bronson stars as Paul Kersey, a quiet architect who becomes a vigilante, when his wife is killed and his daughter is raped by three muggers (including one played by Jeff Goldblum in his film debut). Paul Kersey (Charles Bronson) uses a .32 caliber nickel Colt Police Positive revolver with a 4-inch barrel as his weapon of choice.
I do not advocate vigilante's like Charles Bronson in the Cult Movie 'Death Wish' or Bernhard Goetz, a man who made headlines in 1984 when he defended himself against four muggers in a subway car in New York City. His actions would spur a series of debates over race and crime, the limits of self-defense, and to what extent civilians could rely on the police for protection. Vigilante street justice, "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth". Vigilante street justice often describes the actions of a single person or group of people who claim to enforce the law but lack the legal authority to do so.
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