TED KACZYNSKI Biography - Crimes, Laws and people


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Name: Theodore Kaczynski                                                             
Born: 22 May 1942 Chicago, Illinois, U.S.                                           
Doctor Theodore John "Ted" Kaczynski (born May 22, 1942), known as the Unabomber,   
is an American terrorist who carried out a campaign of bombings and mail             
bombings which killed three people and wounded 23. He sent bombs to several         
universities, airlines, and other targets from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s. 
Kaczynski sent a letter on April 24, 1995 to The New York Times, promising "to       
desist from terrorism" if the Times or a similarly respected news journal would     
publish his manifesto. In his Industrial Society and Its Future (commonly called     
the "Unabomber Manifesto," described below) he argued that his actions were a       
necessary (although extreme) tactic by which to attract attention to the erosion     
of human freedom necessitated by modern technology and large-scale organization.     
The Unabomber was the target of one of the most expensive investigations in the     
FBI's history. Kaczynski's moniker as the Unabomber was derived from his FBI         
codename. Before his real identity was known, the FBI used the handle "UNABOM"       
("UNiversity and Airline BOMber") to refer to his case, which resulted in           
variants such as Unabomer, Unibomber, when the media started using the name. He     
was not caught as a result of this investigation, however. His brother               
recognized the manifesto and turned him in. To avoid the death penalty,             
Kaczynski entered into a plea agreement, under which he pleaded guilty and was       
sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.