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Unabomber's Brother: 'Somebody Had To ... Step In And Stop Him'

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Unabomber's Brother: 'Somebody Had To ... Step In And Stop Him'

Unabomber's Brother: 'Somebody Had To ... Step In And Stop Him'

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His brother, Unabomber Ted Kaczynski, is guilty of some of the "crimes of the century."

On tomorrow's Weekend Edition, David Kaczynski speaks with host Scott Simon about what it's like to love a brother who is guilty of horrible crimes — and about his decision to turn Ted in.

In this clip, David Kaczynski talks about his mother and the key event in his brother's life that may have traumatized Ted:

Unabomber's Brother: 'Somebody Had To ... Step In And Stop Him'

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During the interview, Scott asks about the decision David made. Kaczynski says knew he had to stop his brother from killing again.

Unabomber's Brother: 'Somebody Had To ... Step In And Stop Him'

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David Kaczynski is executive director of New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty. He's also one of the contributors to a new book: Brothers: 26 Stories of Love and Rivalry.

For much more about the Unabomber case, check this project done by students at the University of Montana School of Journalism.

Update at 7:10 a.m. ET, May 30: An excerpt from Kaczynski's essay in 26 Stories is now posted here.

Weekend Edition's blog, Soapbox, is here. Scott is on Twitter here.

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