Not only has Brandon Raub been kidnapped by the government but he has been moved three hours away from his family and isn’t being allowed phone calls until they figure out where they want to put him they being the State of Virginia.
I watched the “Fox News Report” and I am not impressed with their reporting. I am thankful that the Rutherford Institute is defending Brandon Raub, a Marine Veteran who exercised his First Amendment rights, his Freedom of Speech. The more I learn about him the more interested I am in seeing him set free.
Here is the story as Fox News perceives it: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/20/outcry-after-military-veteran-detained-for-anti-government-facebook-posts/ http://video.foxnews.com/v/1797150992001/
First of all the “special guests” aren’t psychiatrists, and that guy, Fred, he is a former federal prosecutor who had to at some time swear to uphold the Constitution himself! I wonder if he’s ever fought in a war or if any of his children served? It’s no wonder Raub’s mother didn’t trust the Mainstream Media to give her son a fair shake.
Here are some highlights from their interview:
“Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI, Secret Service agents and police in Virginia’s Chesterfield County questioned him Thursday evening about what they said were ominous posts talking about a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month according to authorities, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.””
A little research from the news would have been good! That quote is from a song “Sharpen up my ax I am back, I’m here to sever heads” is from a song called “Bring me Down” by Saigon. I’ve seen thousands of posts of people quoting songs. I know that my own kids have done it. I’ve questioned them. No one questioned Brandon but turned him in? Who turned him in?
“The big concern, Whitehead said, is whether government officials are monitoring citizens’ private Facebook pages and detaining people with whom they disagree. “Dee Rybiski, an FBI spokeswoman in Richmond, said there was no Facebook snooping by her agency.”
“We received quite a few complaints about what we’re perceived as threatening posts,” she said. “Given the circumstances with the things that have gone on in the country with some of these mass shootings, it would be horrible for law enforcement not to pay attention to complaints.””
Who did they receive these complaints from? Did the people complaining go down and fill out the proper paperwork to have Brandon committed? Clearly, they did not. I wonder if these complainers ever met Brandon? Now if they had and had worries then I wouldn’t feel so strongly about my wish for him to be let go!
“Raub’s supporters characterized the detention as an arrest, complaining he was handcuffed and whisked away in a police cruiser without being served a warrant or read his rights. But authorities say it wasn’t an arrest because Raub doesn’t face criminal charges.”
HE WAS ARRESTED FOR RESISTING ARREST!
“Col. Thierry Dupuis, the county police chief, said Raub was taken into custody upon the recommendation of mental health crisis intervention workers. He said the action was taken under the state’s emergency custody statute, which allows a magistrate to order the civil detention and psychiatric evaluation of a person who is considered potentially dangerous.”
“He said Raub was handcuffed because he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody.”
This is nothing but rhetoric to justify the upcoming arrests of more of our troops who question/criticize the government. This is wrong and there is nothing “free” about a country that arrests people for disagreeing with them and their policies. ESPECIALLY when these people WENT TO WAR to “protect our freedom”!
Thankfully, we have realistic journalism with Ben Swann and the “Reality Check”
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Judge orders release of detained Marine Veteran: http://wtvr.com/2012/08/23/brandon-raub-judge-orders-release-of-detained-marine-veteran-freed/