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Brandon J. Raub
Brandon J. Raub

THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE

CHESTERFIELD, VA— In an unexpected ruling handed down today by Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, the judge dismissed the government’s case against Brandon Raub, the Marine who was arrested by local police and FBI agents, detained in a psychiatric 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. Judge Sharrett dismissed the petition for involuntary commitment on the grounds that the petition “is so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.’ Raub is expected to be released immediately.

‘This is a great victory for the First Amendment and the rule of law,’ said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. ‘Brandon Raub was arrested with no warning, targeted for doing nothing more than speaking out against the government, detained against his will, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys. These are the kinds of things that take place in totalitarian societies. Today, at least, Judge Allan Sharrett proved that justice can still prevail in America….

 

 

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Good news for the family, friends of Brandon J. Raub but do not rest easy America.  Clearly with the Communists in the White House, we can expect that Raub will not be the last Marine or ex-Marine detained illegally.

I am working on a post about a veteran who happens to be a Christian and a Purple Heart recipient living in Ohio.  This American’s home was raided a few days ago by law enforcement and guns confiscated for the good of the collective pending a mental evaluation.

The only reason that I have not yet posted anything official is that I do not have a name and am still doing research.  I will do a post later today once I can confirm this event.

Is this going to become a pattern?

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