Home Internet Marine detained for Facebook posts: 'It made me scared for my country'

Marine detained for Facebook posts: ‘It made me scared for my country’

[easyembed field=”code1″]

Nearly two weeks after he was hauled off by authorities and admitted to a psych ward over his own Facebook postings, retired Marine Brandon Raub is speaking out about his detainment and what Americans should know about their right to free speech.

Raub, a 26-year-old decorated military vet that served two tours overseas, was visited by agents with the US Secret Service, the FBI and local law enforcement on August 16 after statements he made on his personal Facebook page raised the eyebrows of authorities. Posts calling for a political revolution and even lyrical excerpts from rap songs placed his social networking profile on the government’s radar, and after briefly questioning him at his house two weeks ago, Raub was handcuffed and hauled off.

One week later he was released from custody, but Raub and his attorney say that not only was no crime committed, but that the Marine still has yet to be charged with a crime.

“The idea that a man can be snatched out of his property without being read his rights, I think should be very alarming to all Americans,” Raub says in an interview this week conducted by his attorney, the Rutherford Institute’s John Whitehead (YouTube link).

Raub claims that he handled the entire incident pretty well, even though authorities never read him his rights or charged him with a crime; instead he was detained under a civil commitment statute that his attorney says whisks away hundreds of thousands of Americans every year in episodes just like this one that rarely go recognized in the media.

Read the whole story…

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Must Read

DESERT ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY STAGES “PROOF” AT PALM SPRING’S WOMAN’S CLUB

Playwright David Auburn debuted his smart and intriguing drama “Proof” in 2000.  Auburn was awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a coveted...

Border Patrol Arrests Woman Attempting to Smuggle Meth

SALTON CITY, Calif. – El Centro SectorBorder Patrol agents working at the Highway 86 immigration checkpoint arrested a woman suspected of smuggling methamphetamine...

What to Consider When Planning a Cruise Everyone loves going on vacation, but planning your getaway is another story with questions like where and when...

Lynda Carter, Emmy Award Winning Actress a​nd Singer to Perform April 6th in Palm Springs

The Legend Returns to Palm Springs… Lynda Carter, star of stage, TV, and screen for one unforgettable evening of music and stories Saturday, April...

Hollywood Insider Peter Bart Shares All…

Peter Bart served as Vice President for production at Paramount during the period of The Godfather, Rosemary’s...
%d bloggers like this: