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Unabomber Disgruntled Over Use of Cabin



    Unabomber Disgruntled Over Use of Cabin
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    The largest artifact in the Newseum's first changing exhibition, "G-Men and Journalists" is the 10-by-12-foot cabin where Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski lived and was eventually arrested in rural Montana as seen on June 17, 2008 in Washington, DC. The exhibit which which covers the top news stories of the FBI's first century explores the role of the media in shaping the bureau's image and the somtimes cooperative, sometimes combative relationship between the press and the FBI. AFP PHOTO / TIM SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ted Kaczynski, who is serving a sentence at a supermax security prison in Colorado, is legally objecting to the display of his single-room cabin at the Newseum in Virginia.

    The Smoking Gun has a copy of Kaczynski's well-formatted hand-printed legal petition arguing that the institution dedicated to memorializing the media should not be displaying the Montana cabin that he inhabited while writing his manifesto and mailing bombs to various people he disliked. The document argues that the appropriation of his 10x12 foot cabin could be harmful to the victims that survived his postal attacks. "The government is responsible for the public exhibition of the cabin. This has obvious relevance to the victims' objection to publicity connected with the Unabom case."

    Kaczynski's cabin is part of a display called "A Mad Bomber and His Manifesto." Its inclusion at the Newseum is due to the fact that The New York Times published the Harvard-educated mathematician's 35,000 word anti-technology screed in cooperation with the FBI in 1995, in an effort to uncover leads in their investigation.

    The man who is widely known as the Unabomber killed three people with his mail-delivered bombs and injured several others. He received a life sentence by agreeing to a guilty plea after his brother turned him in as a suspect to law enforcement. One can tour the display of his cabin at the Newseum online .