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Mainstream Media Misreports the Government Kidnapping of Marine Veteran Brandon Raub


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”

What do you think?

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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/

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Free Marine Veteran Brandon Raub! The Constitutional Crisis: A Wake up Call for American’s


Are you free? Can you say whatever you want? Do you really have “freedom of speech” in the United States of America? Are you being watched? Can you be arrested for something you type in the heat of the moment? Can you be arrested for posting lyrics to a song that you didn’t write?

The answer to all those questions is YES. You’re free to do all those things but if government officials interpret your postings as a threat they will disrupt your life to detain and study you.

Sadly, in America, not only has someone been arrested for posting lyrics to a song that he didn’t write but he has been detained without any referral by friends or family members. Yes folks, big brother can come and take you from your family to have you evaluated.

Brandon Raub is a Marine Veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Brandon was recently arrested by the FBI and local police for “resisting arrest”. He is being held for thirty days so that the government can study him and conduct an “mental evaluation” all because they didn’t like what he was saying on Facebook.

Where is the mainstream media on this? Well the family clearly doesn’t trust them but they spoke to Adam Kokesh with Adam vs The Man in this exclusive interview.

Brandon Raub’s sister Brittany said “Brandon Raub is the most sane person I know, there is no question about his sanity in anyway” “He loves his country, he is a true patriot.” “He is willing to stand up when others will walk away”. Raub’s brother, Brent Raub, said “the people need to know that they need to question everything, I am not even trying to convince you right now, I would ask that you take this and you go question it” “do not believe everything you hear do not believe the media

Cathleen Thomas, mother of Marine Veteran, Brandon Raub continued saying “alternative sources and places to look for the truth instead of Fox, CNN, and NBC, listen
they’re all bought” okay, they’re all bought, they’re all sold out, and they’re all in bed with “big brother” and they’re not going to tell you the truth and they don’t want to tell you the truth, they want you to be comfortable keeping you where they want you. With emphasis she continues by saying “they create everything that you want to see and they call that truth”

“It’s a dangerous time for our country” said Cathleen. “There are stories going on all over our country, and I mean horrific stories from mothers that I’ve spoken to where their children are being detained, this isn’t new, they’re trying to shut people up.”

The Rutherford Institute is stepping up and offering Raub legal assistance. The Rutherford Institute, is a nonprofit civil liberties organization, that provides legal assistance at no charge to individuals whose constitutional rights have been threatened or violated.

According to a press release written By Ray Daudani of WWBT NBC12 “Law enforcement officials have stated in press reports that Raub was not arrested. However, as attorney John Whitehead points out, if the police have put handcuffs on you and you’re being held against your will, that qualifies as an arrest. In a hearing before a judge on August 20, government officials again pointed to Raub’s Facebook posts as the sole reason for their concern and for his continued incarceration. Ignoring Raub’s explanations about the fact that the FB posts were being read out of context and his attorney’s First Amendment defense, the judge agreed that Raub should be incarcerated at a VA hospital for up to 30 more days. Rutherford Institute attorneys are working to challenge Raub’s detention and the highly unconstitutional nature of the government’s actions.”

Here is a telephone interview Adam Kokesh with Brandon Raub at the John Randolph Medical Center near Richmond, Virginia.

What’s the buzz about anyway? Here is a link with Brandon’s Facebook rants in a video (for those who couldn’t see his Facebook because you refuse to have one) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj4yXCzhsZs

How many other people have been detained for making comments about the government? How many of our vets undergo “mental evaluations” by the government due to their Facebook rants? This is something we should all be alarmed about! There is no liberty. What happened to our Freedom of Speech and expression? Have we lost our way? What are we going to do to get it back? Life is too short to live without liberty!