The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in April 1995 is the worst act of domestic terrorism in American history; this documentary explores how a series of deadly encounters between American citizens and federal law enforcement - including the standoffs at Ruby Ridge and Waco - led to it.
A cautionary tale of hate in America
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Himself - Biographer
[recounting McVeigh's arrest
The t-shirt he is wearing says "sic semper tyrannis": thus always to tyrants. It was what John Wilkes Booth shouted when he shot Lincoln.
Himself - Writer
For two days, McVeigh languished in the jail and nobody really knew who he was. Other than the fact that he was illegally carrying a weapon, the police had no suspicions about him.
Himself - FBI Special Agent in Charge
We called up the courthouse there and learned that Timothy McVeigh was just getting ready to appear before the judge was about ready to be released. So...