Tuesday, March 13, 2012

David Kaczynski, brother of the so-called "Unabomber," spoke to students at National Criminal Justice Month kickoff event March 1

David Kaczynski speaking to the audience.
David Kaczynski, brother of the so-called "Unabomber," spoke to about 80 students and members of the public at the kickoff event for National Criminal Justice Month on March 1 on campus.  Mr. Kaczynski and his wife, philosophy professor, Dr. Linda Patrik, talked about how they came to the realization that David's brother, Ted, might be the "Unabomber," their ultimate decision to talk to the FBI, and their struggle to ensure that Ted would not receive the death penalty.

L to r: Dr. Linda Patrik, wife of David Kaczynski;
Sam Peters, President of Justice Club, co-sponsor of the event;
and David Kaczynski, after the program.

While sharing his personal story of growing up with his brother, Ted, Mr. Kaczynski described how his involvement in his brother's trial led him to his work as Executive Director for New Yorkers for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and his efforts to improve rehabilitation and reentry services for prisoners.
L to r: Bill Babbitt, anti-death penalty activist from Boston who
who often works with David Kaczynski; David Kaczynski;
Dr. Linda Patrik, David's wife; Dr. Troy Payne,
UAA Justice Club Co-advisor.

This event was presented in cooperation with Alaskans Against the Death Penalty.

The Justice Center and the UAA Justice Club are co-sponsoring a series of presentations during March in recognition of National Criminal Justice Month.

All events are free and open to UAA students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Upcoming Presentations:

Friday, March 23, 6:307:30 p.m.
 Substance Abuse and the Courts - Wellness Court
Judge William Morse, Wellness Court, 3rd Judicial District
     Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice Center faculty

Monday, March 26, 6:30
7:30 p.m.
 A Look at State and Local Law Enforcement in Alaska
Col. Keith Mallard, Alaska State Troopers
     Chief Mark Mew, Anchorage Police Department

Thursday, March 29, 6:30
7:30 p.m.
 A Look at Federal Law Enforcement in Alaska
Special Agent Eric Gonzales, Chief Division Counsel, FBI
     Deputy U.S. Marshal Jimmy Johnson, U.S. Marshals Service
     Group Supervisor Todd Jones, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The series will be held in the UAA/APU Consortium Library, 3rd floor, LIB 307.  Parking is free in the library surface lots.