Monday, June 11, 2001

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  • U.S. Government Executes Timothy Mcveigh As Death Penalty Opponents in U.S. and Around Worldprotest

    The U.S. government executed Timothy McVeigh at 7:14 a.m. local time in Terra Haute, Indiana by lethal injection.The decorated Gulf War vet, who killed 168 people in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in OklahomaCity five years ago, is the first person to be executed by the federal government in 38 years.

  • President Bush to Meet with European Leaders Opposed to the Administration’s Position On Thedeath Penalty

    President Bush heads to Europe this week to meet with European leaders who are expected to sharply criticize theAdministration on the death penalty. None of the 15 members of the European Union allow capital punishment. Protestsare planned in every city Bush intends to visit, including Madrid, Spain where three thousand people demonstratedagainst the President’s arrival.

  • Witness to An Execution

    The execution team that killed Timothy McVeigh today was trained by the country’s most experienced executioners,those who perform state killings in Texas. The warden of Terre Haute’s federal prison in Indiana was also putthrough a crash course on dealing with the public and the media by Larry Fitzgerald, the public information officerof the Texas Department of Corrections.

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