FDL Book Salon Welcomes Mark Ebner, Poison Candy: The Murderous Madam: Inside Dalia Dippolito’s Plot to Kill

By: Saturday April 19, 2014 1:59 pm

Dalia Dippolito surely personifies the adage that “truth is stranger than fiction.” If the twists in her life weren’t documented in Poison Candy, it would be difficult to believe the extent of her greed and evil nature. The book’s Prologue hooks the reader immediately. The book’s title is explained in this early passage: “She was poison candy—sweet, delicious, mouthwatering on the outside, but deadly within, and designed to cripple the innocent. She was something only a monster could imagine, or something you’d find in a fairy tale.”


Julian Assange Attorney Michael Ratner: Were “Rumsfeld Techniques” Used on Bradley Manning to Turn Him on Assange?

By: Saturday December 1, 2012 10:00 am

Manning stated in court that he was never asked by the military to turn on Julian Assange, but Ratner says the techniques used on him were extremely unconventional in the Quantico brig, and he suspects that was the ultimate intent

The Harm Done by Bradley Manning’s Alleged Leaks

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 3:30 pm

In the case of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, the government presented a motion during court proceedings today to prevent the defense from discussing “harm” or lack of “harm” done by leaks in its case.

The government’s motion (which no member of the press will ever get to personally read because these proceedings do not have that kind of transparency) argued Judge Col. Denise Lind should not let the defense raise the issue of harm until the sentencing portion of the trial because “actual harm or damage” is “not relevant” and lack of harm is “not relevant to any defense available.”

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