Oklahoma City Bombing In Timothy Mcveigh

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Oklahoma City Bombing in Timothy McVeigh’s Eyes “Give me liberty, or give me death”. We were taught that our soldiers were heroes. However in Timothy McVeigh’s eyes, it was the exact opposite. Today im going to talk to you about Timothy’s childhood, preparation and cause of the bombing, and the day of the bombing. April 23, 1968 in Lockport, New York from Bill and Mildred McVeigh they have an only son born into the world that they named Timothy McVeigh. They had a great life til 10 years came Timothy parents got a divorce. Timothy got so upset he got into school he started to be a target for bullying at school. Most of the time that his parents got divorced he has been living with his father, Bill McVeigh. When Tim got into high school…show more content…
( "McVeigh 1st letter" CNN Archived from the original on 2008-01-19) After the bombing, McVeigh was stopped by an Oklahoma State Trooper because the trooper saw that Tim didn’t have a license plate on the car. Tim got arrested because he didn’t have a license plate and the cop found a gun in the car and he had illegal firearms in the car, the weapon was not allowed in Oklahoma. Tim was the subject of the nationwide manhunt. On August 10, 1995, Tim was indicted on 11 federal counts “including conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction, use of a weapon of mass destruction, destruction by explosives and eight counts of fist-degree murder.” The bomb was carried in the Ryder truck and exploded in front of the building. On the car that Tim was driving he had a bumper sticker that carried a quote of the Revolutionary War that said “When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny (Tim…show more content…
In the version of events related by McVeigh in his authorized biography, American Terrorist, he began driving south in his Ryder truck from Ponca City about 7 a.m. on the morning of April 19, having made an "executive decision" to move up the scheduled timing of the bombing. In the more sensational version of events related in Secrets Worth Dying For, McVeigh, with Michael Brescia in the passenger seat of the Ryder truck, left an Oklahoma City warehouse around 8 a.m. At 8:45, McVeigh pulled the truck into an Oklahoma City tire store to ask directions. According to the store employee who talked with McVeigh, a second man wearing a baseball cap sat in the passenger seat of the vehicle as McVeigh sought directions to a downtown address six blocks away. A video camera at 8:55 a.m. captured the Ryder truck as it headed toward the center of downtown Oklahoma City. The Ryder truck drove up NW 5th street shortly before 9:00. McVeigh lit two fuses. He parked the truck in the handicapped zone in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, locked the vehicle, and strode quickly away in the direction of a nearby YMCA building. At 9:02 a.m., shortly after many parents had dropped their

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