Nearly 30 years after shooting four men he thought were trying to mug him on a New York subway, Bernhard Goetz’s name is still remembered internationally. Goetz, who held a BS in electrical and nuclear engineering from New York University, was acquitted of attempted murder and first degree assault charges, according to Wikipedia, but was convicted of criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree. (Source: Google Images/Time.com)
How entertaining--engineering certainly does have its share of rogues! I'm surprised that John Delorean didn't make the rogue's gallery here - or was he excluded because he wasn't actually convicted of nefarious deeds?
It seems wrong that seismic engineers were tried and convicted for refusing to say whether tremors indicated that a larger earthquake was imminent. Since when have seismic engineers been able to predict earthquakes?
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