The McVeigh Trial

American Voicespatriotism ISSUE 31•13 Apr 9, 1997

With the Oklahoma City bombing trial about to begin, many observers are questioning whether defendant Timothy McVeigh—the subject of intense media scrutiny for nearly two years—can get a fair trial before an unbiased jury. What do you think?

  • “What's so hard about giving him a fair trial? If he floats, he's a witch. Case closed.”

    Mitchell Dyer –
    Systems Analyst

  • “I think the biggest threat to McVeigh's getting a fair trial is the fact that he blew up that federal building in Oklahoma City.”

    Ron Young –
    Pianist

  • “It's the trial of the century! Or, at least, this year's trial of the century. Okay, this year's second trial of the century.”

    Ken Francona –
    Caterer

  • “America should have a permanent supply of 12 people encased in lucite for just such occasions.”

    Ellen Sakata –
    Podiatrist

  • “Even if he did set off that bomb, who's to say those people wouldn't have blown up anyway?”

    Harriet Mortimer –
    Student

  • “Maybe he can plea-bargain down to 16,000 counts of littering and mishandling biological waste.”

    Arlo Unger –
    Legal Secretary

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