CRMJ 450, Week 7_ Case Study, u201cMurrah Case...

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CRMJ 450Week 7: Case Study, “Murrah Case Study”DeVry UniversityAmanpreet KaurOctober 20, 2019What suspicious activities that preceded the event did the attackers display that could have tipped off the authorities to their intentions?Timothy McVeigh showed signs of mental disorder prior to his attack on the government building. These signs vary from being hypocritical to just psychotic. For example, Timothy McVeigh was enlisted in the United States Army to serve his country but had a negative attitude towards the United States government. Interestingly, Timothy was well decorated for his good work in the army. He was well trained to use firearms and was a great infantry support. He performed his duty well but also did weird things like passing out government “oppression” papers to people he sees at Waco, TX sites. There was a time when he mention stealing firearms from the army installation. Timothy was against theBrady Bill which is a provision of USfederal law that “mandated federal background checks on firearm purchasers in the United States, and imposed a five-day waiting period on purchases, until the NCIC system was implemented in 1998” (Wikipedia). He was so intrench with he beliefs that the government was the enemy that he told his colleagues of his intent to do something about it. Timothy mentioned,"the time had come to make a move, and the move he needed to make was something emotional, something that would shake up America.” Timothy had help from another person, Nichols. They both were able to collect four thousand pounds of ammonium nitrate,a highly explosive compound. Given that McVeigh selected the target that he did what message should this send for future law enforcement-force protection operations?The horrible actions that McVeeigh did could be learned from. Since he selectively targeted his victims, future law enforcement can learn from it to prevent future repeats. The first is to be vigilant of soldiers who act oddly and display their hatred for the country for which they serve. In addition, the building that McVeigh attack had poor security. McVeeigh was able to scout the building to note their regular routine. He knew what when the security came, who went in and

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