Unabomber Auction

The U.S. Marshals Service will begin auctioning off some of the personal items of Ted Kaczynski, better known to you and I as the Unabomber.

The auction starts here on May 18.

“The U.S. Marshals Service has been given a unique opportunity to help the victims of Theodore Kaczynski’s horrific crimes,” said U.S. Marshal Albert Najera. “We will use the technology that Kaczynski railed against in his various manifestos to sell artifacts of his life. The proceeds will go to his victims and, in a very small way, offset some of the hardships they have suffered.”

Shit, if that’s not twisting the knife into a guy locked up into prison, not sure what is. There’s a photoset up on Flickr of some of the items going to auction, but perhaps this sweatshirt and sunglasses Kaczynski wore to one of his bombings, which inspired the infamous police sketch, would be the item most in demand. It’s really the one thing associated with the recluse. [via kottke]

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