Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber

Calling himself the “Unabomber,” Ted Kaczynski waged an 18-year mail-bomb war against people in technology. Brilliant, Kaczynski entered Harvard at 16, and soon became a subject of unethical human experiments aimed at psychic deconstruction via humiliation, conducted by Henry Murray, a psychologist involved with the CIA. Many now wonder if that is where the homicidal “Unabomber” was born.

You can’t mail your bomb and have it too: How a common proverb helped catch the Unabomber

Have you ever wondered about what exactly it means to “have your cake and eat it too?” Without giving it much thought, I always thought it had something to do with Marie Antoinette, to whom another well-known cake related saying is (incorrectly) attributed. I was way wrong, of course.

Today in Crime History: Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber, pleads guilty

It was on this day — January 22nd — in 1998 that Theodore Kaczynski plead guilty in Sacramento to being the Unabomber in exchange for a life sentence without parole.

VIDEO: FBI Finds Unabomber Ted Kaczynski’s Cabin

This historic footage shows FBI Agent Terry Turchie finding and entering Ted Kaczynski’s cabin for the first time with explosives expert Pat Web. During the video Turchie describes what was inside, as well as the emotions associated with finally knowing they finally had the man, who waged a nationwide bombing campaign against technology, killing three and injuring 23.

Mugshot of the Day

This concerned citizen was arrested in Arizona while protesting police harassment with big sign — and loaded rifle as a sign post.

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