One of the creator of the Gun.io’s hobbies is liberating government documents using Freedom of Information Act requests. To do this, he uses the service MuckRock, which allows users to submit FOIA requests online. Using this, he has been able to obtain the FBI profile of Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
The FBI’s FOIA policy allows you to get the file of anybody who is deceased, so he filed a request to get all documents mentioning Russell Tyreese Jones, aka Ol’ Dirty Bastard, aka ODB, aka Big Baby Jesus, member of the Wu-Tang Clan hip hop collective, who died in 2004 of an accidental drug overdose, a lethal mixture of cocaine and the prescription drug Tramadol, a synthetic opiate.
The FBI responded with 94 pages of police reports, court proceedings and news clippings, which cover an assortment of crimes perpetrated by and against ODB.