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BREAKING NEWS: Fmr. Marine Arrested By FBI for Patriotic Facebook Posts!! SHARE EVERYWHERE!

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: NDAA, Patriot Act, constitution, Criminal government, Govtfearmongering, ethics )

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They asked him questions about his posts on Facebook, then took him away in handcuffs. According to his mother, Brandon was not read his rights, and taken because his comments were "terrorist in nature."

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Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:28 pm
National Defense Authorization Act, Patriot Act and Homeland Security on the march. Freedom of speech has been undermined by laws passed which would "Dare" take truth & freedom of expression and turn them upside down. It's later then we think.. The criminal element that has ripped this nation off and crashed our economy are on the march to quell all "First Amendment" protected dissent.

From what I've heard on this matter this veteran did not post anything like a terrorist act but was expressing his displeasure with his government. He did a tour in Iraq and Afghanistan and has several military medals.

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:30 pm
Former Marine Arrested Last Night Over Facebook Posts That S.S. Claim Were “Terroristic”

"Decorated War Veteran (Iraq and Afghanistan) and former Marine, Brandon Raub, of Richmond Virginia was arrested last night by authorities. Authorities claimed that Raub made “Terroristic” comments on his Facebook Page. The unconstitutional arrest occurred last night at approximately 7:30 pm at the combat veteran’s home."

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:05 pm
This is some of what Raub was doing and I'm sure the powers to be were concerned since Ron Paul is not going away and his following, especially among military enlistees, has grown. The Republican convention will not go as planned with Paul being so popular.. Ron Paul Revolution

The most important thing for all of US to remember is this young man is innocent till proven guilty of a crime. Today that crime can be anything that makes you stand out as a patriot..

Barbara W (342)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:18 pm
The most important thing for all of US to remember is this young man, Raub Brandon, is innocent till proven guilty of a crime. Today that crime can be anything that makes you stand out as a patriot..

This is his facebook page. If you have a Facebook account See if you see something that should have the FBI pick him up.

Jason S (50)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:39 pm
sad in today world

Shirley S (187)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 10:28 pm
noted with alarm

Calliope S (47)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:38 pm
Rotten to the core. Not only are these young men sent to fight a false war but they get arrested for expressing an opinion. God help him.

Rose Becke (141)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 11:48 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:57 am

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 1:37 am
Surreal and unbelieable.

Bill C (91)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 3:47 am
Sick! Thanks for posting, Barbara.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 7:24 am
Unbelievable. Apparently USA has abandoned a very important human right namely freedom of expression and turned to be a third world state in this respect.

Jae A (316)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 11:00 am
I haven't been to his site/page but it is a 'rule' that military personal are not to present anything politically oriented for anyside...nor to speak out against any military branch/activites and certainly not things of conspiracy theories nature etc....They are suppose to be representing the nation as a whole via nothing but positives about the nation/miliatary/gov. etc. This leaves a lot of grey area probably when it comes to 'social site' lke facebook. I am also unable to view the video at this time.. Not knowing what he had/has on his site/page .so a little blank I guess ya could say on the story details but thought I'd throw in what I know about military and those in it who express political/military views on open/public forums..public events etc. As 'positive' reps of military only,, is their rule. Break that rule and it's not good for whoever from that moment on.

Jae A (316)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 11:01 am
It does say...'Former' Marine so I've no idea how the 'rules ' still apply to him..pension perhaps or ?

Jae A (316)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 11:08 am
I agree Abdessalam...this type of thing is happening more and more in the nation. The Bush Administration picked the perfect enemy..."terrorist' ...They opened the door wide for a never ending 'war'/enemy to take excuse to turn on our own citizens in the name of it and on and on.

Roger Skinner (14)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 12:04 pm
Frankly, I find it hard to believe that anyone was arrested for "Patriotic Facebook Posts". And it turns out that he was NOT arrested. There is obviously more to the story than what this post tells us.

Trying to find some reliable unbiased info on this is hard. The best I could find is this:

Still, a lot of questions. Maybe we have become too paranoid. How often have we seen people go crazy, go on a killing spree and then later find out they had posted stuff on the internet that we, after-the-fact, say the authorities SHOULD have noticed and done something about to prevent the tragedy? How do we tell the difference between honest rants and those that are about to explode into violence?

Barbara W (342)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:04 pm
I have been through his Facebook page and there is nothing there to warrant putting this marine in a hospital for observation. Nothing! I have seen far worse off hand comments from many others and nothing was done. This reeks of politics since many enlisted folks, Marines, have, like it or not, turned their vote over to Ron Paul.

Another point to make, far too many soldiers, veterans who come home with a far different opinion of why they were sent to kill innocence become easy targets of the government. The real loose cannon is always ignored. The loose cannon can be useful tool to a rogue government.. The freedom fighter? Now that's a different story.

And while he was not charged with anything he is still being held, against his will, till he sees a judge on Monday. Why? So they can railroad him into a Psych Ward. Not all folks in Psych Wards belong there... POLITICS!

Crazy actions of the police and other law enforcement.

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Guess what? HE IS!

Barbara W (342)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:27 pm
On Monday he will go before a judge! For what? To be incarcerated by court order for speaking his mind as a free American citizen?

This is what one of his friends has written on her Facebook page.


There is much to learn about what is really going on in this great country of ours.

I am personally a close friend of Brandon. He loves his country and is of sound mind.

'Tell the American people that I love them and I will stand for them.' -Brandon J Raub.

'Truly, I just love my country.' - Brandon J Raub.

'I love the American people with all my heart.' - Brandon J Raub.

These are words Brandon has asked me to share for him since being detained unlawfully."

Barbara W (342)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 2:43 pm
If they are not taking their own lives our FBI and law enforcers are on them for speaking truth to power.. Without the First Amendment we are all dead in the water. This is not a B movie this is America's reality zone which, so far, some Americans still do not get.

Why are suicides up? Where's all that funding Obama speaks about that's suppose to be used to care for these men and women? I can tell you what I know! In the pockets of the Insurance company that has the contract, won the bid two years ago, to run these VA clinics near and far from the cities, which, for the most part, make it far from easy to get some real time, honest, comprehensive care. That's where!

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Evelyn Z (300)
Sunday August 19, 2012, 8:04 pm
H M M M M - Noted

Giana P (398)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:56 am
And this is a democracy?!

Veronique L (209)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:09 am
I don't know what to say, I'm puzzled...

Abu Sajjad (6)
Monday August 20, 2012, 4:58 am
The oligarchy are trying to scare us into keeping silent because they are losing the information war. Too many people are waking up and turning off their mass media conditioning (hypnosis).

Do not fear them; they cannot silence us all. 'We the people' have the power and our government must serve us or we must create a government that does. This is not difficult; it has been achieved in several countries in our recent history.

"Whoever among you sees an evil action, let him change it with his hand [by taking action]; if he cannot, then with his tongue [by speaking out]; and if he cannot, then with his heart [by hating it and feeling that it is wrong] – and that is the weakest of faith"

Clearly action is best and speaking out is a minimum requirement if we are to save our countries from falling into the hands of ultra rich psychopaths and tyrants.

We must discuss freedom and justice for ALL - it is the only way we can all be safe. We must discuss the reasons for the wars and the 40,000 children who perish each and every day because of usury and fractional Reserve banking. We can create our own cooperatives and separate methods of trade; there is nothing illegal in using forms of currency that are real (as opposed to fiat promissory notes).

Start by throwing away your TV's and research from independent sources of news. There is a lot of misinformation on the internet but at least there is truth amongst it. The corporate mass media is now owned by the same few plutocrats and is completely controlled through the CFR. I can give you endless proof that they are liars; they have even had to admit they lied at least half a dozen times - why would you trust a proven liar?

Talk to each other; gather together with people who have similar goals; look at your similarities and not at the differences. Discuss ways of making life healthier, safer, fairer and less reliant on the fraudulent banksters. Politics is rotten to the core but it is not dead yet; put pressure on the politicians to slow their march to an Orwellian nightmare.

You might not be the next Mahatma Gandhi but that does not excuse you from doing anything at all. If they come for you remain calm and be grateful that you will not be held as accountable on the Last Day as the collaborators and those who did nothing to resist evil.

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." Albert Einstein (he should know because he was offered the second presidency of the Zionist Entity occupying Palestine).

Martin Koolstra (6)
Monday August 20, 2012, 6:16 am
How many times have I posted that the USA became a Fascist State during the puppet regime of G.W Bush. Freedom of speech left when Bush became President who was elected by electoral rigging in Florida on order of the Elite.
I am not just talking about The American Elite but the Real Elite which also operate the Federal Reserve Bank. You know who they are!! The Patriot act is a snow job to arrest people who, as their right under the 1st Amendment, to voice their opinion on anything they right to say except for a few things that may cause harm to people, like shouting Fire in a crowded theater. The DMV5 has been amended to have people evaluated in a psychiatric hospital for mental aberrations when protesting government actions. This was also done during the Bush administration. It has happened now. Anybody need further proof that Americans now live in a Fascist State?

Barbara W (342)
Monday August 20, 2012, 10:38 am
And this legal "FORCED" drug abuse use is another way "We" the People are being controlled and or eliminated by the forces of the "GR$$D MASTERS"

Dope US up on anti-depressants that can make US even more depressed, requiring yet another drug to make the first one work.. How sick is that? . Anti-psychotics that are causing some good folks to go crazy so they kill loved ones and or themselves. Young people committing suicide. How crazy is that?

And "We" the people of this nation, America, let this not only happen, but, and that's a big BUT, let this get away from US because "We" had better things to do or just could not be bothered since it was happening to someone else, Not US!

This is the nightmare of all nightmares America. There's a bill before the Congress that, if passed, would "Dare" force anyone deemed to be unstable into a mental ward and or plied with drugs to counter-act what the power brokers deem, unfit persons. You are unfit if you "Dare" speak truth to power"

What ever this new regime of apathetic thinkers is, it's not in the best interest of this nations people nor in the best interest of others around the world. There are so many abusive actions going on here and abroad, stemming from this nation bogus actions, Our America, it's becoming difficult to keep up with this extreme abuse by powerful families and the forces that bow to their gr$$dy agendas, as many of you already know.

With that I wish to say to my faithful Care2 activist that you are the shining light in a world gone dark. You are, though it can be frustrating, making a difference! Each and every time you become vocal, by voice or the written word, you are reaching someone somewhere who is learning the truth that's long been kept from them.

Be proud of all that you do! No amount of effort, small or on a grander scale, goes UN-noticed! Thanks to you, Someone is reading, thinking and gathering their own ideals and principals, readying themselves to step in and do their part.

Don't lose faith! Nothing worthwhile ever happens overnight but, in time, vital "Moments Of Truth" ring out for the world to share in and we Americans are doing our small part in making sure that "Freedom Rings"

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Danny W (13)
Monday August 20, 2012, 2:19 pm
Guess the rest of US are next, pack your bags. I'm sure the powers to be have been watching our activist sites, hoping for the chance to say; "THEY ARE TERRORIST". They just can't understand the people have had enough of the BS!!!

Danny Williams

Barbara W (342)
Monday August 20, 2012, 8:33 pm
This update came from OccupyMarines.. UPDATE ON BRANDON RAUB, USMC VETERAN - 26 years old, 'detained' by FBI and local police 16 Aug 2012 - after a three hour hearing today, Mr. Raub was 'sentenced' to be held for an additional 30 days at a VA Hospital.
Update: Rutherford Institute’s official statement:

“CHESTERFIELD, VA - The Rutherford Institute has come to the defense of a former Marine, 26-year-old Brandon Raub, who was arrested, detained indefinitely in a psych 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. Although the FBI and Chesterfield County police have not charged Brandon Raub, a resident of Chesterfield County, Va., with committing any crime, they arrested Raub on Thursday, August 16, 2012, and transported him to John Randolph Medical Center, where he was held against his will due to alleged concerns that his Facebook (FB) posts were controversial and terrorist in nature. In a hearing held at the hospital, government officials disregarded Raubs explanation that the Facebook posts were being interpreted out of context, sentencing him up to 30 days further confinement in a VA psych ward. In coming to Raubs defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging Raubs arrest and forcible detention, as well as the governments overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raubs First Amendment rights.

For government officials to not only arrest Brandon Raub for doing nothing more than exercising his First Amendment rights but to actually force him to undergo psychological evaluations and detain him against his will goes against every constitutional principle this country was founded upon. This should be a wake-up call to Americans that the police state is here, said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. Brandon Raub is no different from the majority of Americans who use their private Facebook pages to post a variety of content, ranging from song lyrics and political hyperbole to trash talking their neighbors, friends and government leaders.

Brandon Raub, a former Marine who has served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was detained by FBI agents and police officers at his home in Chesterfield County based upon the nature of content posted to his Facebook page in recent months. Like many Facebook users, Raub uses his FB page to post songs lyrics and air his political opinions, as well as engage in virtual online games with other users. On Thursday, August 16, police and FBI agents arrived at Raubs home, asking to speak with him about his Facebook posts. They did not provide Raub with a search warrant. Raub was cooperative and agreed to speak with them. Without providing any explanation, levying any charges against Raub or reading him his rights, law enforcement officials then handcuffed Raub and transported him first to the police headquarters, then to John Randolph Medical Center, where he was held against his will.

Outraged onlookers filmed the arrest and posted the footage to YouTube. Law enforcement officials have stated in press reports that Raub was not arrested. However, as attorney John Whitehead points out, if the police have put handcuffs on you and youre being held against your will, that qualifies as an arrest. In a hearing before a judge on August 20, government officials again pointed to Raubs Facebook posts as the sole reason for their concern and for his continued incarceration. Ignoring Raubs explanations about the fact that the FB posts were being read out of context and his attorneys First Amendment defense, the judge agreed that Raub should be incarcerated at a VA hospital for up to 30 more days. Rutherford Institute attorneys are working to challenge Raubs detention and the highly unconstitutional nature of the governments actions.

The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization, provides legal assistance at no charge to individuals whose constitutional rights have been threatened or violated.”

Barbara W (342)
Monday August 20, 2012, 8:46 pm
Marine who served with kidnapped Brandon Raub testifies to his sanity

Sheryl G (360)
Wednesday August 22, 2012, 3:43 pm
Isn't this what Homeland Security had stated one time, that our returning Veterans were a risk to this Country. Is how they look at the soldiers they send to do the Elites dirty work, then when they return and wake up, they don't want them to speak out on what they know and how they were used and abused.

The fear factor was used to bring in the Patriot Act which should of been dissolved but then Obama didn't let it do that, in fact he signed in the NDAA. I don't care what kind of spin they want to put on it, your rights were signed off. Few spoke up when the Patriots Act was signed and few spoke up to the NDAA, hate to say it people but the overall citizens apathy has sealed your fate. Martin Koolstra is right on with his comment, is what they've done in Russia when citizen dissent, put them in hospital for psychiatric observation. If that doesn't quiet you, then the next step is taken, prison, dead, disappear, and so this is coming to a neighborhood near you....and it could be you next.

Barbara W (342)
Thursday August 23, 2012, 8:44 pm
UPDATE: Judge Orders Release Of Detained Marine From Psychiatric Hospital

Barbara W (342)
Friday August 24, 2012, 5:34 pm
Psychiatrist Threatens and Terrorizes Marine Over 9 11 Facebook.

"The lawyer who helped secure the release of Brendon Raub, a former Marine forcibly incarcerated in a psychiatric ward by authorities in Virginia for political posts on Facebook, told the Alex Jones Show today that there are currently a further 20 cases in his county alone that are similar in nature to Raub's detention.

John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute also said that he had been contacted by numerous veterans in the aftermath of Raub's release who had encountered similar problems with authorities attempting to have them declared mentally ill.

Whitehead attributed the high number of cases involving veterans as a consequence of the Department of Homeland Security's aggressive campaign to demonize former servicemembers as domestic extremists.

Despite controversy at the time, DHS chief Janet Napolitano said she stood by an April 2009 DHS intelligence assessment that listed returning vets as likely domestic terrorists.

Just a month later, the New York Times reported on how Boy Scout Explorers were being trained by the DHS to kill "disgruntled Iraq war veterans" in terrorist drills.

The FBI has also gone out of its way to characterize returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat.

Whitehead pointed to efforts on behalf of health authorities in the United States to characterize distrust of authority as a mental illness under the label "oppositional defiant disorder" or ODD.

As we highlighted earlier today, veterans in particular are being targeted in police raids to confiscate their firearms based on the manufactured pretext that they are "mentally defective."

Earlier this year, we also reported on a similar case involving David Sarti, one of the participants in the National Geographic Channel's Doomsday Prepper show. Sarti visited his doctor complaining of chest pains, only to have the doctor later commit him to a psychiatric ward and alert authorities, before Sarti was declared "mentally defective" and put on an FBI list that stripped him of his second amendment rights.

During an interview with Alex Jones last night, Whitehead also revealed that shortly before his release, psychiatrists had threatened to forcibly medicate Raub in order to "brainwash" him.

Critics have made comparisons to the infamous psikhushka psychiatric prisons in the former Soviet Union where dissidents were sent to be isolated, brainwashed, and have their political ideas discredited amongst the general public.

Whitehead added that Brandon Raub is currently at home recovering from his ordeal and that he plans to file a civil lawsuit against the government for damages. Whitehead hopes that the shocking nature of the case will force Congress to begin investigations that could strip the state's power to carry out civil commitments, under which victims are declared mentally ill with little due process and detained in psychiatric wards."

Barbara W (342)
Friday August 24, 2012, 5:40 pm
American Soldiers Are WAKING UP to the Truth.

"Listen to and SUPPORT those American Veterans that are now AWAKE and MAD AS HELL!!

Original maker of this video is"

Barbara W (342)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 5:49 pm
America’s shame: Dissident veterans persecuted, targeted and imprisoned

Phyllis P (237)
Saturday September 1, 2012, 10:10 pm
Terrorist ..... ok, whatever.
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