Brandon Raub, detained by the FBI and Virginia police several days ago for posts he had made on Facebook, using a Virginia law that allows people to be detained for psychiatric evaluation, has been ordered released.
A circuit court judge has ordered that the Marine veteran detained over anti-government Facebook posts be released from a state psychiatric hospital because law enforcement had no grounds to hold him, Catie Beck of CBS 6 News reports.Raub is either a crackpot who believes conspiracy theories about 9/11, or a prophet who sees deeply into the police state the United States is becoming.
The Bill of Rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.Or both. Take your pick.
In any case a circuit judge has found that there was no plausible reason to have detained Raub.
"The petition is so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy," reads a signed statement by Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett, which was provided to the Richmond Times-Dispatch Thursday afternoon.And the fact that the government felt that they had any right to do so gives, if nothing else, credence to at least some of Raub's claims.
Judge Sharrett adds that he was shocked to find that a magistrate did not include any grounds at all for holding Raub, who was placed in custody for a full week without any charges being pressed.
"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," Whitehead said. "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."
12:54 PM PT: Here's one stanza of the lyrics to the song Raub was apparently quoting when he posted on his facebook page
"Sharpen up my axe; I'm here to sever heads"
When Mad Child step on stage, I cause hysteria
Now they won't let my crazy ass back in America
Eagle labeled me as an illegal evil immigrant
I'm far beyond the magic of a wand inside a wizard's fist
Sharper than the hand of Edward Scissor's, I'm a wiz at this
Hotter than the desert but I'm colder than a blizzard kid
Harder than a prison bid, with God I'm never hesitant
My business it isn't as amazin as it's ever been
As long as God allows me to be clever it will never end
Sharpen up my axe and I am back, I'm here to sever heads
Compulsive obsessive, I'm also aggressive
My mouth is the message, my life is a lesson, my pulse is a blessing