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Chesterfield Marine veteran to remain detained over Facebook posts

I wanted to make this a separate post so it would be seen.

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"HOPEWELL, Va. (WTVR) – Protestors gathered outside John Randolph Medical Center where a Marine veteran is detained after allegedly making some questionable Facebook posts.

CBS 6 News’ Catie Beck confirmed with attorneys from the Rutherford Institute, who represented 26-year-old Brandon Raub during a Monday morning hearing, that he will remain in custody. . . . " (cont'd)

http://wtvr.com/2012/08/20/hearing-begins-for-marine-veteran...

The statement from his lawyers:

"CHESTERFIELD, VA— The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a former Marine, 26-year-old Brandon Raub, who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych ward and forced to undergo psychological evaluations based solely on the controversial nature of lines from song lyrics, political messages and virtual card games which he posted to his private Facebook page. Although the FBI and Chesterfield County police have not charged Brandon Raub, a resident of Chesterfield County, Va., with committing any crime, they arrested Raub on Thursday, August 16, 2012, and transported him to John Randolph Medical Center, where he was held against his will due to alleged concerns that his Facebook (FB) posts were controversial and “terrorist in nature.” In a hearing held at the hospital, government officials disregarded Raub’s explanation that the Facebook posts were being interpreted out of context, sentencing him up to 30 days’ further confinement in a VA psych ward. In coming to Raub’s defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging Raub’s arrest and forcible detention, as well as the government’s overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raub’s First Amendment rights. . . . " (cont'd)

http://virginiacopblock.org/232/rutherford-institute-defends...



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Brandon has drawn attention to the plight

of the military, stuck in wars that have nothing to do with the defense of the homeland, not allowed to speak out about their grievances, and being groomed, it would appear, to fight against other Americans at some future time. We have all heard of such training going on.

So the media has to ignore everything that is going on, and no one is supposed to mention anything, but Brandon has placed it all on the table for all to see on his Face book page. Will the media sympathize as much with him as they did with Pussy Riot, or will veterans be ignored at home?

Since military men and women are being asked to put their lives on the line, it is only right that questions be asked, and the starting point for the "war on terror" was 9/11. Many in the WORLD question the truth of the media story on 9/11. How long will American media hide the valid doubts about the story? Brandon should not be punished or discredited for speaking the truth. This story has to be made global. It is time some sincere questions are answered. Let us all stop ignoring the elephant in the room!

Nazi technique

to detain people who doth protest too much. Keeps the other protesters worried.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

The Rutherford Institute

Quicklinks
https://www.rutherford.org
https://www.rutherford.org/constitutional_corner/
https://www.rutherford.org/issues/
https://www.rutherford.org/about/

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

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Beautiful intelligent article by Brandon at this page.

You can post comments here. http://freebrandonraub.com/

Everything Brandon says here is the truth. But truth has become the enemy in this new upside down America. In this world the media is not allowed to speak the truth. What the elite rulers do not want heard and seen is ignored, marginalized, as they have done to Ron Paul. So now anyone who speaks the truth will be called “crazy”: and locked away as an example to others? Truth is taboo?

The only value functioning at this time is GREED for power, control, and wealth. It is time this nation and the world returned back to living by the values contained in the American Constitution. Brandon needs to be allowed to go home. He has done no wrong! And he is NOT crazy, as some imply, because they wish to silence him and silence the truth. This is the way of a fascist dictatorship, and this not the American way.

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The man is a clear thinker. Those who would

silence and destroy him are true psychopaths.

Yes.

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from Ben Swann's

from Ben Swann's facebook....

"I have been getting tons of requests to look into the Brandon Raub story.. and I will this week.
If you have info as to what happened in court today with Brandon.. what charges were brought against him, which agency is handling the charges.. etc... send it to me. bswann@fox19.com.

I have already been in touch with several people on this and am gathering as much info as possible."

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA

What is really sad is

the military personnel can not voice their opinion in uniform or out, it seems.

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Here is more on the story

Former US Marine Brandon Raub to remain in custody:

http://freedombroadcastingnetwork.com/former-us-marine-brand...

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Because they can do whatever illegal

shenanigans they damn well please. What civil rights?