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  • Massive Government Cover-Up In Virginia? (Brandon Raub)

    09/09/2012 8:03:18 AM PDT · by lward99 · 25 replies
    Forbes/Revolution PAC ^ | 9/10/12 | Lawrence A. Hunter
    On September 6, 2012, Revolution PAC, which I chair, submitted Freedom-of-Information-Act (FOIA) requests to eight state and local agencies and offices of the Commonwealth of Virginia demanding release of all information and communications relating to the Brandon J. Raub case. Mr. Raub, a former, decorated Marine who served with distinction in Iraq and Afghanistan, was kidnapped on August 16 by a joint strike force of Virginia and Federal “law-enforcement” agents, after which they tried to “disappear” him into the Virginia psychiatric gulag without charging him with any wrongdoing. What did Raub do to deserve this abuse and torment by the...
  • Ex-Marine to sue over detention for Facebook posts

    08/29/2012 8:29:41 AM PDT · by lward99 · 16 replies
    Times247 ^ | 08/29/12 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The former Marine who was forcibly placed in a psychiatric ward by government officials who didn’t like his Facebook postings will sue for unlawful arrest, according to his attorneys. “We are definitely going to move forward with a lawsuit,” said Nisha Whitehead, assistant to the president at the Rutherford Institute, the nonprofit civil rights firm defending Brandon Raub.
  • Marine Brandon Raub speaks out following detention

    08/29/2012 5:47:03 AM PDT · by fromscratchmom · 11 replies
    The Liberty Crier ^ | 8/29/2012 | video
    Brandon Raub, a decorated marine who was arrested by federal agents and incarcerated in a psych ward for simply posting thoughts and song lyrics to his Facebook page, discusses his ordeal and his thoughts about the state of our freedoms with John Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney and President of The Rutherford Institute. Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution...
  • Vets Being Rounded Up Nationwide?

    08/25/2012 8:42:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 24, 2012
    Constitutional Attorney John Whitehead, who represented wrongly-incarcerated marine Brandon J. Raub for free, appeared on Glenn Beck’s program to talk about how Brandon is unfortunately not alone in many ways.
  • 'Outraged' judge frees veteran Raub from Virginia psych ward

    08/24/2012 6:13:32 AM PDT · by lward99 · 57 replies
    Times247 ^ | 8/23/12 | Cheryl Chumley
    A former Marine who was forced into a psychiatric ward for anti-government Facebook postings has been freed from the hospital by a Virginia circuit court ruling handed down Thursday. Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case against Brandon Raub, 26, who had been detained by government officials in Richmond, Va., and transferred to a VA hospital in Salem, Va. The judge called the petition to continue Raub's forced detention “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.” Read more: http://times247.com/articles/32virginia-veteran-raub-freed-from-psychiatric-ward7#ixzz24T8MZTLR
  • Detained Marine veteran now released, per judge’s order

    08/23/2012 5:45:12 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 72 replies
    WTVR ^ | 8/23/12 | Tiffany Madison
    A Hopewell circuit court judge has ordered that a Marine veteran detained over anti-government Facebook posts be released from a psychiatric hospital. CBS 6 News’ Catie Beck said the Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case Thursday against Brandon Raub. The judge said the original petition for Raub’s detention contained no facts. In other words, there was no information on why Raub was being held — and the judge deemed this violated his civil liberties. As a result, the judge ruled the government had no grounds to hold Raub. Beck said the judge is in the process of writing an order...
  • Case Dismissed: Government Had No Grounds to Indefinitely Detain Marine Vet Without Charge or Trial

    08/23/2012 4:36:24 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 9 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8/23/12 | Mac Slavo
    In the case of Brandon Raub, he was originally ordered to appear before a state psychiatrist a few days after his illegal detainment. It was then pushed to thirty days in a psychiatric evaluation facility. Given how the government has treated military whistleblower Bradley Manning, who has been held in solitary confinement without charges or a trial for over 800 days, the government could have potentially held Raub for weeks, months or years. In this particular instance we have good news. The pressure from outraged Americans and a focused effort by Raub’s defense team has reportedly led to his release...
  • Marine Brandon Raub Ordered Released

    08/23/2012 1:41:49 PM PDT · by IDRATHERNOT · 68 replies
    SFGate ^ | 8/23/12 | LARRY O'DELL
    A judge on Thursday ordered the release of a former Marine who was detained for psychiatric evaluation after posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook. Prince George County Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett said at the end of a one-hour hearing that the involuntary commitment order issued by a magistrate against Brandon J. Raub was invalid because it contained no allegation or basis to hold him, according to the head of a civil liberties organization that represented the 26-year-old veteran.
  • Is Brandon Raub a Political Prisoner of the Obama Administration?

    08/23/2012 5:49:29 AM PDT · by lward99 · 73 replies
    US Daily Review ^ | 8/22/12 | Staff
    Is Brandon Raub a political prisoner of the Obama Administration? That is the impression you receive if you talk to members of an organization called Special Operations Speaks. In a press release the group states, “Brandon Raub, a 26-year-old former Marine who completed tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and lives in Chesterfield, Va., was recently arrested and forcibly committed to a psychiatric facility for mental evaluation by a court based solely on controversial Facebook postings, which took the form of song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games.”
  • Group representing Va. veteran says he’s being detained for anti-government Facebook posts

    08/21/2012 8:24:08 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Associated Press
    RICHMOND, Va. — A former Marine involuntarily detained for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights. Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI and Secret Service agents and Chesterfield County police questioned him Thursday evening about what they considered ominous posts talking of a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.” [snip] Dee Rybiski, an FBI spokeswoman in Richmond, said there was no Facebook snooping by...
  • Former Marine Brandon Raub Sentenced To Up To 30 Days In Psych Ward Over Facebook Posts

    The former Marine who was detained by the federal government over Facebook posts critical of the government is being held in a psychiatric ward, Peter Bacqué of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
  • BREAKING NEWS: Fmr. Marine Arrested by FBI for Patriotic Facebook Posts!

    08/17/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Josh Tolley Channel ^ | Aug. 17, 2012 | Josh Tolley
    Former Marine Raub Brandon was taken by FBI and Secret Service last night (8/15/12) for his patriotic Facebook Posts. Now being held in mental hospital...DEVELOPING STORY!! Video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UCQ1VwhdRU&feature=player_profilepage
  • U.S. Marine Arrested for Facebook Posts

    08/19/2012 10:24:36 AM PDT · by ponygirl · 68 replies
    Salem News ^ | 8/19/2012 | Tim King
    Feds retaliate against another critic of the U.S. government.(SALEM / RICHMOND) - A decorated U.S. Marine who served his nation in two wars, Brandon Raub, of Richmond Virginia, was arrested for airing his critical views of the U.S. government on Facebook this weekend. We just reported yesterday that a Human Rights activist in Bahrain is being prosecuted for six Twitter messages. Politically, this country is increasingly resembling Bahrain and other nations that arrest those who speak out critically over federal policy. His mother, Kathleen Thomas, says it is another case of the word 'terrorist' being applied to arrest and detain...
  • Chesterfield man held in hospital on concerns over Internet posts

    A Chesterfield County man and Marine veteran is in a local hospital after being picked up by federal and local law enforcement officials concerned about threatening Internet postings. Brandon J. Raub, 26, was in Hopewell's John Randolph Medical Center on Saturday. "I'm currently in John Randolph in the psychiatric ward being held against my will," Raub said in a telephone interview. Reports of his detention Thursday have gone viral on the Internet. Raub said Secret Service, FBI and Chesterfield police officers came to his home Thursday. "They were concerned about me calling for the arrest of government officials," he said....
  • Veteran arrested by FBI and Secret Service for non-violent Facebook posts

    08/17/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies
    examiner.com ^ | August. 17, 2012 | Christopher Collins
    Just released, a Marine Veteran, Brandon Raub who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was taken by FBI and Secret Service agents around 7 p.m. on August 15, 2012 for his patriotic non-violent Facebook postings. According to his mother on a radio talk show hosted by Josh Tolley, she said, “He was handcuffed, was not read his rights…I want that to be heard very clear. He was not read his rights…he was handcuffed, put in the back seat in Chesterfield County, Virginia police department vehicle. And um, he was taken to…directly to John Randall Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Virginia and that...