Yes, that Bernard Goetz, affectionately known as Bernie. For a full recap of why he is famous, go here. Mr. Goetz has become a vegetarian and a great friend to the animals since his more violent days. He was even mentioned in Billy Joel's ode to popular culture, "We Didn't Start the Fire."
I do not know much about what the Public Advocate does, but Bernie Goetz knows how to get things done, especially when one of those things is vigilante justice.
Some choice excerpts from his website:
E-mail * BerniePie@aol.com * about your concerns.
12. Decriminalize pot: Marijuana should be taxed like cigarettes and regulated like alcohol. It should be legal to grow, sell, or use, at least on a trial basis. Other states should try it too.
Incredible squirrel pictures (here and here).
Also, don't forget to check out what his opponents think about squirrels.
(Editor's Note: This post has been toned down due to familial influences. It is not quite as cutting edge as it was when it was posted.)