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May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 10/16/08: New Free Shipping Offer on Canadian Orders

With Amazon Canada again temporarily out of stock of Wrestling Babylon: Piledriving Tales of Drugs, Sex, Death, and Scandal, we repeat the special offer in June for Canadian readers.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 10/22/08: What It Would Take to Settle the Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Dispute

I suggested a settlement formula whereby I would acquire the video without compromising a future defense by the police of the state FOI issue raised by our dispute. Specifically, Stamford PD would “send a complete, faithful, non-defective copy of the subject record to the Fayette County (Georgia) Sheriff’s Office by a date certain, while so informing both that office and myself.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 10/22/08: Author Muchnick’s Draft Statement of Facts in ‘Benoit Wikipedia Hacker’ Police Video FOI Case

Below is the text of an October 22 email sent to Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ombudsman Tracie C. Brown for forwarding to City of Stamford assistant corporation counsel Michael S. Toma.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 10/29/08: Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video … Settlement?

Yesterday the Stamford corporation counsel sent word, through the Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission ombudsman, that the Stamford police would agree to settle the case according to the terms I have outlined previously:
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 10/30/08: No Settlement

After vaguely agreeing that the Stamford police would release a good copy of the “Benoit Wikipedia hacker” interrogation video via the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, the Stamford corporation counsel’s office did nothing in response to my specific proposals on how to make that actually happen.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 10/31/08: Stamford Police Say They Will Release Full ‘Benoit Wikipedia Hacker’ Video

The public release of a Stamford police detective’s interrogation of the 19-year-old college student who leaked to Wikipedia on June 25, 2007, that Nancy Benoit was dead, more than half-a-day before the rest of the world knew it, appears to be at hand.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/7/08: Q&A at Wrestling Observer on Release of the Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video

After a four-month fight with Georgia and Connecticut authorities, Irvin Muchnick – author of Wrestling Babylon and the forthcoming Chris and Nancy: The True Story of the Benoit Murder-Suicide and Pro Wrestling’s Cocktail of Death – has acquired the full video of the Stamford police interrogation of Matthew Greenberg, the 19-year-old wrestling fan who reported the death of Nancy Benoit on Wikipedia a minute past midnight on June 25, 2007, some 14 hours before the family’s dead bodies were discovered.
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/9/08: ‘See for Yourself’ — Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Coming Soon

‘See for Yourself’ — Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Coming Soon Sunday, November 9th, 2008 [first published at the website of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, at […]
May 20, 2009

ARCHIVE 11/11/08: Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Is Up

Benoit Wikipedia Hacker Police Video Is Up Tuesday, November 11th, 2008 The 20-plus-minute interrogation is broken into three parts: http://muchnick.net/INTERROGATION_PART_1.wmv http://muchnick.net/INTERROGATION_PART_2.wmv http://muchnick.net/INTERROGATION_PART_3.wmv I’ll comment in the […]