this day in crime history: june 11, 2001

McVeigh

On this date in 2001, Timothy McVeigh was executed by lethal injection at the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN. McVeigh was sentenced to death for the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, OK in which 168 people were killed. McVeigh declined to give a final statement in the execution chamber. His last meal included two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream.

Further reading:

This Day in Crime History: April 19, 1995

Wikipedia – Timothy McVeigh

FOX News – Timothy McVeigh Put to Death for Oklahoma City Bombing

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7 thoughts on “this day in crime history: june 11, 2001

  1. John D.:
    Talk about some “home-grown” terrorism…
    Glad he’s dead…didn’t come soon enough and a shame we could ONLY kill him ONCE, instead of 168 times.

    Good post.

    Stay safe out there.

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    • I’ve seen that too. True believers tend to engage in a binary thought process; you are either a zero or a one. All zeroes and all ones are alike in all regards. Since McVeigh seemed to exhibit some right-leaning ideology — small government, the right to bear arms, etc — he must be like every other conservative. And all conservatives are evangelical Christians. Therefore, McVeigh is a Christian.

      This is similar to the meme that Nazis are an example of Christian extremism. Nazism’s spiritual roots are solidly neo-pagan/occultist. Many senior Nazi officials were outwardly hostile to Christianity. Heinrich Himmler, for example: http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/Germany/himmler.religion.htm

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