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Brother Quits His Job To Help In Kaczynski Defense

Sun., Oct. 6, 1996

Theodore Kaczynski’s brother, who gave authorities the initial tip that led to the Unabomber suspect’s arrest, plans to quit his job at a youth shelter to help with the defense.

David Kaczynski, in an interview Saturday in The Daily Gazette of Schenectady, said he has “grown increasingly aware that my role in attempting to defend and protect my brother is in itself a full-time job.”

He wrote a memo to co-workers saying he would step down as assistant director of the Equinox Youth Shelter in Albany because “I cannot go on indefinitely juggling my work and my personal responsibilities and expect to fulfill them both.”

Kaczynski, 46, of Schenectady, said he instead will work part-time at the shelter.

David Kaczynski was instrumental in leading authorities to their first real break in the Unabomber case.

After The New York Times and The Washington Post published the Unabomber’s 35,000-word manifesto, Kaczynski recognized his brother’s writing style and tipped investigators. His brother was arrested at his Montana cabin in April.


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