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There are individuals that are crazy enough to die for what they believe in. This man wasnot rich and did not have a lot of connections. He was the average person that was brave enoughto enlist and fight for this country, went to work every day, and lived a semi-normal life. Yet,McVeigh was filled with rage and this rage drove him. He did whatever he needed to do toobtain the materials for the explosives and stayed under the radar. He was not trying to hurt oneor two people; he was aiming to cripple a nation and our government. How did the terrorist rehearse for the Murrah building bombings?
Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case Study5After Timothy McVeigh determined which building he would unleash his anger on hestarted to do recon. He wrote out in detail his escape, rehearsed his route to and from, and anyissues that may have occurred during the actual event, such as a flat tire. He practiced producingand setting off the bombs.Given the background and activities of McVeigh, what are the lessons the authorities canlearn to identify and prevent future incidents in America?I believe that they can learn from someone voicing nothing but hatred and anti-government nonsense. He spoke loud and clear about how he felt. Someone that is that far tothe left or the right can’t possibly have good intentions. I believe that they look to entice peopleto speak up not if they know or anything that will harm the American people and create fear.How would you grade law enforcements investigation of this incident?I believe that law enforcement of Oklahoma did a good job on their investigation. Theywere able to locate and answer all of the questions; who, what, when, where, why, and even how.They were able to stop the threat. Their investigation assisted the Prosecution in solidifying theircriminal case.Investigation ReportOn the morning of April 19, 1995, an ex-soldier from the United States Army, namedTimothy McVeigh parked a rented moving truck in front of the Federal Building, known as theAlfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. His plans…commit mass
Murrah Federal Building Bombing Case Study6murder. The truck was pack with explosive that were extremely powerful. It was a deadlycocktail made out of agricultural fertilizer, diesel fuel, and other chemicals. McVeigh drove tothe building, parked, got out, locked the door, and casually walked away and headed towards hisgetaway car that was located behind another building. At exactly 9:02 a.m., the bomb detonated.Within a moments time the area was tore apart. Some would say that it resembled a war zone.The front of the building had been reduced to nothing but rumble and broken down concreate,with countless floors crushed like flat bread. There were cars that were burnt, charred anddestroyed. About 300 or more building and home in the initial area were either damaged ordestroyed. The death toll was more than anyone could handle. Still devastating, 168 individualsincluding 19 children and a volunteer nurse were among the fatalities.