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Ex-Marine to sue over detention for Facebook posts

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.

Mr. Raub, 26, a decorated former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was arrested at his Richmond, Va., home Aug. 16 for anti-government statements and song lyrics posted on his private Facebook page. Secret Service, FBI and Chesterfield County police transported him to John Randolph Medical Facility in Hopewell, Va., for a psychiatric evaluation. Over the objections of attorney and Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead, Mr. Raub was then transferred to the VA Hospital in Salem, Va.

Read more: http://times247.com/articles/ex-marine-to-sue-over-detention-for-facebook-posts

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Can he sue the house, senate

Can he sue the house, senate and president? Anything that will bring attention to tyranny and the ndaa works for me.

Is it possible...

That the gov might just let him win and settle this quickly to avoid more people from being informed about this... in order to prevent a massive out-cry over this tyranny?

great news

Name names, make no apologies, and sue their pants off.

His first interview..

since his detainment. This was posted earlier today:

Sue Personally those INDIVIDUALS who made the decisions

and carried out the orders. That should disuade publlic servants from violating constitutional liberties, DO NOT sue the Gov Treasury. That comes out of OUR pockets.

We need to push for mandatory prison sentences by statute/ US CODE to tie the hands of judges from being allowed to shorten them.

Same with the Banksters. A violation against a citizen should carry the most severe punishments, since WE are sovereigns and we are the protected rulers. I can say this but as of now, have no clue where to start. Ideas anyone?

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As he absolutely should!

Godspeed to Brandon Raub.

I hope he and his attorneys throw the book at them!

Norfolk, VA

Time to INVESTIGATE the investigators of 9/11. PROSECUTE the prosecutors. EXPOSE the cover-up.

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Terrific News

Push back! Hopefully, this lawsuit will serve as a basis for beginning the REPEAL of these notoriously unconstitutional state laws.

Isn't there something more he can add besides

unlawful arrest? Seems like there should be five or six things to sue for, kinda like the Fed Govt does when they charge someone with a single crime - stack 'em up!

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

If they laid hands on him he

If they laid hands on him he can sue for battery.

No! If Raub were to make a claim he endured "mental anguish"

(say, for being dragged out of his house for no reason in handcuffs like in some nightmarish scene in a Kafka novel, or being threatened by a state-appointed psychiatrist that he could "brainwashed" or forced to take drugs) he'd risk being re-arrested on account of his mental state!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

With the unconstitutional NDAA passed into law

by our traitorous government, how can they file a lawsuit & win??

I'd love them to win, but I don't know how...


NDAA sec. 1021 was struck down by fed. district judge in New York. If the gov claimed its actions were legal under the NDAA, sec. 1021 would probably be deemed unconstitutional in Raub's district as well. More likely, the state's defense will be based on other laws allowing involuntary detention for the mentally ill.

Claiming that certain people are "mentally ill" is one of the oldest methods used by governments to dispose of their opponents.

See wikipedia on "involuntary treatment": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involuntary_treatment



I hope you get millions.

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