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'Outraged' judge frees veteran Raub from Virginia psych ward
Times247 ^ | 8/23/12 | Cheryl Chumley

Posted on 08/24/2012 6:13:32 AM PDT by lward99

A former Marine who was forced into a psychiatric ward for anti-government Facebook postings has been freed from the hospital by a Virginia circuit court ruling handed down Thursday.

Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case against Brandon Raub, 26, who had been detained by government officials in Richmond, Va., and transferred to a VA hospital in Salem, Va. The judge called the petition to continue Raub's forced detention “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”

Read more: http://times247.com/articles/32virginia-veteran-raub-freed-from-psychiatric-ward7#ixzz24T8MZTLR

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: detained; marine; ndaa; raub; truther
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At least one judge values the Constitution (Unlike a Chief Justice I know)
1 posted on 08/24/2012 6:13:46 AM PDT by lward99
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who had been detained by government officials

WHICH government officials. I've heard that the locals and the fibbies both said they didn't detain him.

/johnny

2 posted on 08/24/2012 6:15:37 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mad Dawg; EDINVA; VA_Gentleman; seekthetruth; COBOL2Java; Perdogg; kabar; Gabz; Wage Slave; ...

VA Ping!

If you want on/off the VA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


3 posted on 08/24/2012 6:18:31 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: JRandomFreeper

You mean fibbers.


4 posted on 08/24/2012 6:19:19 AM PDT by lward99 (http://www.politicalmedia.com)
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To: lward99

Who brought charges against him to have him arrested in the first place. That person is a true Nazi.


5 posted on 08/24/2012 6:19:48 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: lward99

Where was Amnesty International during all of this?

Not a squeak?


6 posted on 08/24/2012 6:20:07 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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“The mom and son feel aggrieved, being taken without charge and detained, and a civil action is being discussed,” Mr. Whitehead said. “And I want to make sure this doesn’t happen again. If you can handcuff someone and detain them without charge, that’s not freedom. The law must be modified so this doesn’t happen again.”

This was a raw abuse of power. The action needs to be taken against all who thought what they were doing was hunky-dory. I'm glad they came across a judge who interpreted the law instead of ignoring it.

7 posted on 08/24/2012 6:20:57 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: lward99

Here’s video of Raub’s arrest:
http://youtu.be/dmoNcFAwHyw

Keep the means to video with you at all times, FRiends.


8 posted on 08/24/2012 6:30:16 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: lward99
This is the scariest single action I've seen from the government in my life.

The almighty "they" have gone blatantly unConstitutional and shown us that this absolutely could happen to anyone who ever says something that those with power don't like.

This is full circle and we are back to the beginning: fighting human nature empowered with absolute power and moderated by an absence of integrity.

9 posted on 08/24/2012 6:33:30 AM PDT by GBA
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Welcome to the Gulag Archipelago, citizen.


10 posted on 08/24/2012 6:34:42 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: dirtboy

It was indeed a raw abuse of power, yet in a stunning display of naivete there were Freepers aggressively defending said abuse of power.


11 posted on 08/24/2012 6:35:28 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: dirtboy

No abuse of power here...

GW Bush and his republican allies made sure of that with the passing of the so called “patriot act”....

This monstrous erosion of civil rights was met with much applause by a large group of people on this site...

and now fubo and his ilks are taking advantage of it...

2 rules to remember...

never trust a democrat...

never trust a republican...


12 posted on 08/24/2012 6:37:26 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: RandallFlagg
That's very, very scary!

Plainclothed federal goons with dark shades could come knocking on many a Conservative door while totally ignoring the call for murdering whites from the New Black Panther party.

(Have you the NBP audio on Glenn Beck's site?)

13 posted on 08/24/2012 6:38:56 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: GBA

The scariest single action I’ve seen was the federal government murdering dozens of men,women,and children in in a military assault on the Branch Davidians in Waco,Texas in the 1990s!!!!!

Said Davidians were no threat to America,unlike islam!!!!!!


14 posted on 08/24/2012 6:40:43 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: joe fonebone

I am sure there are many who still support the Patriot Act. I don’t, and never did.


15 posted on 08/24/2012 6:41:38 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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“The biggest thing in his profile is he’s a 9-11 truther,” Mr. Whitehead said. “He’s a Ron Paul libertarian. But so what? Thomas Paine would have been put into an institution" by that standard.

I don't care if the guy believes in the Easter Bunny. What happened to him sounds like something out of Gulag Archipelago.

Obama is a thug.

16 posted on 08/24/2012 6:42:38 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: joe fonebone

This was not done under the Patriot Act. This was done under VA state law enacted after the Virginia Tech shootings.


17 posted on 08/24/2012 6:45:09 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: lward99

Great! Some sanity in 0’s insane world.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 6:47:53 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: dirtboy
Were the guys in civilian clothes state goons or federal goons?

/johnny

19 posted on 08/24/2012 6:48:58 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: .45 Long Colt

The ‘patriot’ act was conceived by two left wing ‘research’ institutes, the CSIS and the Brookings Institute.

They set it up in such a way as to be paid by the government with taxpayer money to institute it and run the programs they created.

It is a political scam of corporatist fascist nature, which is one of the problems Raub pointed out on his website.


20 posted on 08/24/2012 6:51:51 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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