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Veteran arrested by FBI and Secret Service for non-violent Facebook posts
examiner.com ^ | August. 17, 2012 | Christopher Collins

Posted on 08/17/2012 7:05:52 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Just released, a Marine Veteran, Brandon Raub who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was taken by FBI and Secret Service agents around 7 p.m. on August 15, 2012 for his patriotic non-violent Facebook postings.

According to his mother on a radio talk show hosted by Josh Tolley, she said, “He was handcuffed, was not read his rights…I want that to be heard very clear. He was not read his rights…he was handcuffed, put in the back seat in Chesterfield County, Virginia police department vehicle. And um, he was taken to…directly to John Randall Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Virginia and that is where he is right now.”

“Now what I was told by an FBI Agent, her name is Sargent...I’m sorry, Agent Sherry Granger…she called me on my phone and told me that I am with the FBI and we have taken your son. And he has been arrested by the Chesterfield police department because he assaulted and resisted arrest. He assaulted an officer and resisted arrest is what she told me and he’s been arrested and taken to the Chesterfield police department.”

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KEYWORDS: assault; brandonraub; facebook; fbi; raub; truther; usss; virginia; writtenbyidiot; yesterday
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1 posted on 08/17/2012 7:05:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More to come in a community near you.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 7:08:44 PM PDT by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Read the article - it seemed to end in the middle. Has it been taken down or hacked somehow?



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 08/17/2012 7:11:54 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will this be reported in the MSM? If this doesn’t scare you to death, nothing will.


4 posted on 08/17/2012 7:12:24 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

““He was handcuffed, was not read his rights…I want that to be heard very clear. He was not read his rights”

Someone has been watching too many police TV shows. You are not read your rights when you are arrested...unless they want to question you.


5 posted on 08/17/2012 7:12:38 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He can consider himself lucky he was not killed.


6 posted on 08/17/2012 7:13:37 PM PDT by sport
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How exactly does one get arrested for resisting arrest? As for assaulting an officer: let me guess, it’s their word against his. And the fine Men In Blue would never lie. They might go to someone’s house, uninvited, but they would never lie about being assaulted.


7 posted on 08/17/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The DemocRATS are really losing it. Touchy, touchy, touchy. The hysteria is setting in. Ever wonder what that loony lib was intending to do with those 15 Chick-fil-A sandwiches he took on his shooting spree? I think I’ve got a good idea of what he was planning to do with them.


8 posted on 08/17/2012 7:14:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Furthermore, if the FBI decides to take someone to a mental hospital, does that mean an automatic removal of the person’s RKBA, for involuntary commitment? (Can it be challenged?)


9 posted on 08/17/2012 7:18:05 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Has anyone seen the posts?



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 08/17/2012 7:19:26 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My neck is sore from trying tom watch the video. Has anyone seen the posts that created this affair?


11 posted on 08/17/2012 7:20:04 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

More of the Nazification of America.

Arrest them , Charge them with being pschyco and keep them as long as you like, since no one can prove they aren’t. It’s some Government shrinks word against yours.

And your word aint chit.


12 posted on 08/17/2012 7:21:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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Sorry, but there is not information to know exactly what is going on here. That said, the direct removal to a psychiatric hospital is strange. That’s what the Soviets did to some of their dissidents, Then again, Chesterfield VA is a fairly conservative community,unlikely to lock someone up merely for dissing Washington. This story needs to be followed closely. But I would not rush to judgment just yet.


13 posted on 08/17/2012 7:23:12 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The arrest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLpChd1-8Q4&feature=youtu.be


14 posted on 08/17/2012 7:26:42 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Yawn....Just another day's news....

Whoops! I was thinking about life in the Soviet Union from 1920 to 1980.

15 posted on 08/17/2012 7:28:14 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Dude seems like a Paul-bot loon. He thinks 9-11 was an inside job and the CFR wants to put computer chips in us. They keep running the photo of the clean cut guy holding a puppy but watch the actual arrest video. He looks like the wild hair guy that shot up the Batman movie. How about we wait and see what REALLY got him arrested before we scream CONSPIRACY!!!!

16 posted on 08/17/2012 7:31:44 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Josh Tolley Show:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaE5zChbC5w&feature=youtu.be

Anyone know if there is a copy of the guy’s FB?


17 posted on 08/17/2012 7:31:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If this happened at all, it wasn’t due to his Facebook posts. Checked earlier today and he had absolutely nothing unusual or objectionable on his page. Yes, he’s a Paulite, but there was nothing violent. He might have done something entirely unrelated to public postings that got him arrested. The story we heard earlier was that the Secret Service and FBI arrested him; now it’s the Chesterfield County cops. OK. It’s just conceivable that he had been a bad boy in some more typical way. I’m not going to get hysterical yet.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 7:32:05 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: ConorMacNessa

I saw nothing about Facebook. Nothing.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 7:33:50 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So what did he post that has everyone so riled up?
20 posted on 08/17/2012 7:34:39 PM PDT by oldbrowser (As long as Obama's records are sealed, any discussion of Romney's past is off limits.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

May I have an upper bunk, please?


21 posted on 08/17/2012 7:34:46 PM PDT by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Click on his name in the article and it takes you to his facebook page.

He is basically saying he is “starting the revolution”
“9-11 was an inside job” and some other stuff.


22 posted on 08/17/2012 7:35:20 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Free ThinkerNY

For a nano second, it made me wonder about posting here. Wow just wow. That poor mom must be living the worst nightmare anyone can imagine. Can anyone here think what a second term might look like? That is why I will hold my nose and just fill in the dot.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 7:35:56 PM PDT by lovesdogs (Nevermind what I post...I have clothespins handy and will vote for Mitt.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just wondering if they will go after the former Seals, Special Forces, CIA and Special Ops people who made the commercial denigrating the Food Stamp President for taking credit for killing Osama and leaking classified information? The “One” doesn’t take criticism lightly. I can hear him screaming on the phone to Eric the Corrupt now: “Eric, get off your lazy a$$ and file some charges against those insolent white crackers who had the audacity to slander their leader and god”!


24 posted on 08/17/2012 7:39:29 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Another link to this source newsblog was pulled in the past by the Administrators here. Somehow, I find this story hard to believe - for now.


25 posted on 08/17/2012 7:41:30 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: coloradan

All you have to do is say something like “Please don’t arrest me.” and they can charge you for resisting.


26 posted on 08/17/2012 7:55:38 PM PDT by tiki
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To: barmag25

SO why isn’t Jesse Ventura in a cell with him?


27 posted on 08/17/2012 8:01:16 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I swear, we’re living in the go**amned Twilight Zone.


28 posted on 08/17/2012 8:04:24 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some of his Facebook posts were one-liners and threatening.. however, there’s probably another three or four million other posts on Facebook that are similar. My guess is they have something further on this man.


29 posted on 08/17/2012 8:15:02 PM PDT by mlizzy (And if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell others not to kill? --MT)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is usually on a much lower end of the food chain,the losers at the Veteran’s Affairs come to mind,who are likely to try and lock you up through a medical hold.

Why the FBI is after that guy over his Facebook postings,is kind of strange.Usually they would have him put away somewhere other then a hospital.

The problem with that situation is you can accept arrest but even if it is later found to be unlawful,you will be so pumped full of drugs that you are unlikely to do anything about it.

It would be kinda nice to have more details on this case.


30 posted on 08/17/2012 8:20:21 PM PDT by Del Rapier
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Anyone know if there is a copy of the guy’s FB?

https://www.facebook.com/brandon.raub?sk=wall
31 posted on 08/17/2012 8:27:45 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: WackySam

Thanks!


32 posted on 08/17/2012 8:29:00 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Has anyone seen the posts?
Yep, here's a few of his greatest hits-

The Revolution is here. And I will lead it.

Sharpen up my axe; I'm here to sever heads.

I'm starting the Revolution. I'm done waiting.

This is the part where I tell the Federal Government to go f*ck itself. This is the part where I tell Generals, training our young men to fight Americans, I am coming for you. The Veterans will be with me.
33 posted on 08/17/2012 8:31:36 PM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: icwhatudo

Spot on.

This looks like a nothing burger to me.


34 posted on 08/17/2012 8:34:00 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I am reminded of Major General Edwin Walker commander of the 24th Infantry Division in Germany during the JFK administration.

Gen. Walker "resigned his commission after being publicly and formally admonished by President John F. Kennedy (JFK). [Civilian, conservative activist and anti-communist Edwin Walker] was an attempted assassination target of Lee Harvey Oswald on April 10, 1963 . . . [Walker] was temporarily held in a mental institution on orders from President Kennedy's brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. RFK demanded that Walker receive a 90-day psychiatric examination. . . [but a] coalition of liberal and right-wing leaders [forced] Attorney General [Robert Kennedy] . . . to back down, and Walker spent only five days in the asylum . . . ."

I might add.. Walker's conservative and anti-communist views caught the wrath of that era's MSM and they published lie after lie about him including that he led violent attacks on blacks at a Mississippi university. Walker sued but the SCOTUS ruled the the wire service (AP I believe) simply made a mistake. I think that when General Walker reached his 80s the Congress granted him the retirement that he forfeited when he resigned his commission to fight against communism in the U.S.

A lot of this information was verified from wiki -- Hey! How about that? It may be that lefty nutcases can no longer go 24/7 making wiki into wiki graffiti -- unless they simply have yet to do their sharpie attacks and vandalize the authentic accounts contained in the wiki -- Walker was a W.W.II special forces hero and Korean War vet. (He led the troops at Little Rock, Ark. under orders from President Eisenhower 1959, IIRC.)

My emphasis above.. if this Marine is being treated like JFK and RFK treated Edwin Walker we damn well better see to it that the Marine gets the same protection that Edwin Walker got. Even the ACLU helped Walker back then. Now?

35 posted on 08/17/2012 8:36:57 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: WackySam

The lesson here is: if you’re going to do it, don’t post about it on Facebook or anywhere else. Just do it.


36 posted on 08/17/2012 8:37:13 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: WackySam

““The people responsible for poisoning the America people from the sky will be held accountable. And there is going to be justice.””

He is a chem trail believer as well?


37 posted on 08/17/2012 8:59:09 PM PDT by icwhatudo (This is not a choice between Romney&Reagan-Its between Romney & most radical leftist Pres in history)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
RE: "I can hear [Obama] screaming on the phone to Eric the Corrupt now: 'Eric, get off your lazy a$$ and file some charges against those insolent white crackers who had the audacity to slander their leader and god'!"

Won't be the first time that a Democrat president ordered his DOJ to prosecute his critics.

We haven't reached the point where conservatives are charged en masse but there is precedent -- and yes it was a Democrat president. Yes it was W.W.II but those charged were long-time, pre-war FDR critics and critics of the U.S.S.R. The U.S.S.R. was a combat ally against the Nazis thus the sedition charge for criticizing the U.S.S.R. To try to insure conviction the FDR DOJ included known Nazi sympathizers, totally unrelated to the FDR critics, in the group charged.

Here's just one account

The current administration of Marxist-Alinsky radicals (psycho spoiled brats actually) are just looking for the excuse.. it's taken them decades to get this far and the ain't quitting without fighting.

38 posted on 08/17/2012 9:12:28 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: icwhatudo
He is a chem trail believer as well?

Talk about a one-stop shop for stupidity.

Of course, being stupid isn't enough to get one arrested. I strongly suspect it will turn out that this guy e-mailed or called in a specific threat to somebody.

People get so much obvious enjoyment from being outraged - just a headline is enough. I've had almost hope that anyone will actually read a full story or investigate its background, but the skepticism on this thread is encouraging.

PJ O'Rourke (speaking of the Left) called them the Perpetually Indignant long ago in "Parliament of Whores." It's obviously spread across the entire political spectrum.

Somehow I think there's some sort of self-important thrill that people get from constantly expressing outrage. It's clear the desire for doing so impairs the ability of people to rationally assess evidence, though.

39 posted on 08/17/2012 9:18:51 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

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40 posted on 08/17/2012 9:32:36 PM PDT by Eagles6
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41 posted on 08/17/2012 9:32:36 PM PDT by Eagles6
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42 posted on 08/17/2012 9:32:56 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: coloradan
Furthermore, if the FBI decides to take someone to a mental hospital...

Interestingly, it was the go to guy on communism in the FBI during the 1950's that put out the 45 Goals of Communism which was read into the Congressional Record:

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

A reporter once stated the FBI stood for the Federal Bureau of Incompetence. Maybe they are the modern version to the Redcoats...a little irony there.

43 posted on 08/17/2012 9:35:21 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. - Mark Twain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where is all the outrage that we saw about the Russion females convicted yesterday?

Will Hillary’s State Dept. step in on this one and demand a review?


44 posted on 08/17/2012 9:46:05 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Do you know, that sounds exactly like something the character Nicolai Carpathia from the “Left Behind” series would say, but the scary thing is I can easily hear Dear Leader Obozo saying it.


45 posted on 08/17/2012 9:46:43 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

O B A M A N A T I O N IN ACTION!

BTW, all of this action was paid for by those of us who still pay personal income taxes.


46 posted on 08/17/2012 9:54:26 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: mrsmel

Wasn’t there a character in “Left Behind” that would have fit Obama even better?


47 posted on 08/17/2012 9:59:57 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

https://www.facebook.com/mari.alden?sk=friends&list=1#!/brandon.raub?sk=wall


48 posted on 08/17/2012 10:00:40 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: oldbrowser

https://www.facebook.com/mari.alden?sk=friends&list=1#!/brandon.raub?sk=wall


49 posted on 08/17/2012 10:01:51 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This is nothing more than liberals trying to make conservatives look like idiots.

Check this out and you will see its either a internet hoax or a deliberate attempt to deceive

50 posted on 08/17/2012 10:08:18 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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