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Brandon Raub Sues Over Illegal Detention

A Marine Corps veteran is arguing in federal court that basic constitutional guarantees were violated when Chesterfield County police, federal agents and mental health workers combined to have him involuntarily committed last summer.

Brandon J. Raub, now 27, argues in a 14-page complaint filed Wednesday by lawyers working with the Charlottesville-based Rutherford Institute that his “baseless incarceration” violated his right to free speech, right to due process, and freedom from illegal searches and seizure.

Raub apparently drew the attention of federal agents through various Facebook postings in which he criticized the government, lost freedoms, the Federal Reserve and the nature of the United States’ military presence overseas.

Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch. Read full article. (link)

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  • Kyfho Myoba||

    Because - say it with me now - Fuck you, that's why.

  • Aresen||

    Raub apparently drew the attention of federal agents through various Facebook postings in which he criticized the government, lost freedoms, the Federal Reserve and the nature of the United States’ military presence overseas.

    Obviously, the government needs new powers to prevent such abuses!

    /snark

  • HellsBells||

    Isn't there an app for that?

  • John C. Randolph||

    You know who else claimed that all dissidents were crazy and locked them up in mental institutions?

    -jcr

  • SQRLSY One||

    Yeah Buddy, the USSR! I tell people that all the time, about the political abuse of shrink-ology...

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