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Marine Brandon Raub Freed – Judge Rules Case Bogus

Internet Snitches Hook Up With Buck Passing Cops and Incompetent Mental Health ‘Professionals’ to Steal a Marine’s Freedom

 

Institute attorneys appeared before the Circuit Court on August 23 to request that Raub be transferred back to John Randolph Medical Center while Institute attorneys attempted to secure his release. However, Judge Allan Sharrett declared the government’s case to be lacking in factual allegations and ordered Raub immediately released.”

 

   …by  Jim W. Dean, VT Editor

 

Sgt. Brandon Raub Freed

Good news here folks, I have not talked to John Whitehead  of Rutherford yet but this was a surprise.

I used the above quote to my total surprise the attorney’s had gone to court just to ask for Brandon to be transferred and the judge just threw the case out. It does not get better than that.

I have no source for this, but my intuition is that ‘higher authorities’ got wise to the Mayberry cops and mental health people going nuts here and decided to nip the damage in the bud.

Personally I think the arresting Goobers, mental health people and the first judge should spend a month under observation themselves as a proven threat to the public.

So our congrats go out to the Raub family for not having to go through weeks of mental anguish over this abuse, and to the Rutherford Institute for being Johnny on the Spot for Cpl. Raub.

Earlier today I learned more about what can only be described as a law enforcement three ring circus.  Internet complaints came into the FBI about Brandon’s Facebook postings, which the FBI claimed they have to look into. You all savior that open back door for a moment. A handful of people can get together and trigger something like this and sic the Goobers on you.

Following a one-hour hearing, Prince George County Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharrett declared that the petition seeking to commit Raub for a month “is so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”

Folks.  There is no bigger slap down to all the law enforcement, the first judge, and the Goober mental health people that signed him over to observation. It’s like they all decided to:

“Let’s just trash the reputation of law enforcement today to show Janet Napolitano of Homeland Security that we are showing these Vets with these Founding Fathers conspiracy theories that they are for child’s books, not for adults.”

Then it appears the highly paid secret service agents just tagged along for an easy day to watch, like they have nothing better to do with their time. I suspect their procedures protocols will get a little looking into on this.

The FBI and Secret Service are now claiming that they ‘had nothing to do that’, Raub being handcuffed and taken away, that the FBI doesn’t ‘make determinations like that’.

‘When we left we had not arrested him, we had not placed our hands on him, we did not detain him and we did not charge him.”

Said Secret Service Agent Brian Leary, “The Secret Service assisted the FBI with the interview. He was not arrested by the Secret Service. The Secret Service will continue to monitor the situation. We have no further comment at this time.”

For our older readers, can you read between the lines on the back pedaling here? Do you see how they are getting on the record that they left before Raub was taken away, but are not volunteering anything about what their opinion of Raub was, which begs the question why did they go out there in the first place.

So I smell a rat here. Why are all these people needed to ‘help with an interview’, and then conveniently take off before the Mayberry cops make the call (with no other law enforcement witnesses) and the FBI and SS are off the hook for interceding and saying, “Hey, wait just a minute here, we have not seen any dangerous behavior.”

Did the Chesterfield cops tell those guys to scoot so they could run Raub over to a friendly mental health guy who would commit him for thirty days and the alphabet boys would not minor reports to fill out???

As VT expected yesterday the buck passing on this bogus case was sure to happen. The Chesterfield Police Department had said previously that the situation was an FBI matter and we were just there to assist them…(from their statement).

Chesterfield Police assisted federal authorities in their efforts to interview Brandon J. Raub on Thursday, Aug. 16. After speaking to Raub, officers believed him to be in need of further evaluation.

Chesterfield officers at the scene contacted Chesterfield Mental Health Crisis Intervention. Crisis workers recommended that police take Raub into custody and bring him in for evaluation.

Chesterfield police took Raub into custody for evaluation in accordance with Virginia State Code § 37.2-808 Emergency custody. Raub was placed in handcuffs after he resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody.

Raub was evaluated by a Chesterfield mental health official, who determined that he should be held under a temporary [detention] order and transported to John Randolph Medical Center for additional evaluation. Raub was not arrested and he faces no criminal charges in Chesterfield.

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The Virginia statute states that a magistrate “shall issue, upon the sworn petition of any responsible person, treating physician, or upon his own motion, an emergency custody order when he has probable cause to believe that any person

(i) has a mental illness and that there exists a substantial likelihood that, as a result of mental illness, the person will, in the near future, (a) cause serious physical harm to himself or others as evidenced by recent behavior causing, attempting, or threatening harm and other relevant information, if any, or (b) suffer serious harm due to his lack of capacity to protect himself from harm or to provide for his basic human needs,

(ii) is in need of hospitalization or treatment, and (iii) is unwilling to volunteer or incapable of volunteering for hospitalization or treatment.”

It should be noted that the authority on whether or not Raub displayed signs of mental illness lies with the trained Chesterfield mental health official or officials who evaluated him in person.

Source Credits:  Michael Kelley of Business Insider…and…Peter Bacqué of the Richmond Times-Dispatch

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 Rutherford Institute Press Release

VICTORY: Circuit Court Orders Brandon Raub Released, Dismisses Case Against Marine Arrested, Detained in Veterans Admin. Psych Ward over Political Views, Song Lyrics Posted on Facebook

August 23, 2012

CHESTERFIELD, VA— In an unexpected ruling handed down today by Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, the judge dismissed the government’s case against Brandon Raub, the Marine who was arrested by local police and FBI agents, detained in a psychiatric 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.

Judge Sharrett dismissed the petition for involuntary commitment on the grounds that the petition “is so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.” Raub is expected to be released immediately.

“This is a great victory for the First Amendment and the rule of law,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. “

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. 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.

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 Facebook page to post song lyrics and air his political opinions, as well as engage in virtual online games with other users.

On Thursday, August 16, 2012, police and FBI agents arrived at Raub’s 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 due to alleged concerns that his Facebook posts were “terrorist in nature.” Outraged onlookers filmed the arrest and posted the footage to YouTube.

In a hearing before Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes on August 20, government officials again pointed to Raub’s Facebook posts as the sole reason for their concern and for his continued incarceration.

Ignoring Raub’s explanations about the fact that the FB posts were being read out of context and his attorney’s First Amendment defense, Stokes sentenced the former Marine to up to 30 days’ further confinement in a psychiatric ward and signed a court order for Raub’s involuntary admission to the Veterans Hospital in Salem.

In coming to Raub’s defense, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute challenged the actions of Chesterfield County, Va. as procedurally improper, legally unjustified, and in violation of Raub’s First Amendment rights.

Institute attorneys appeared before the Circuit Court on August 23 to request that Raub be transferred back to John Randolph Medical Center while Institute attorneys attempted to secure his release. However, Judge Allan Sharrett declared the government’s case to be lacking in factual allegations and ordered Raub immediately released.

Anthony Troy and Brian Fowler, attorneys with Troutman Sanders LLP, were instrumental in assisting The Rutherford Institute to secure Raub’s release.

Press Contact:   Nisha Whitehead     (434) 978-3888 ext. 604     (434) 466-6168 (cell)      nisha@rutherford.org

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Original Story Posted

Brandon Raub’s Full Message Below – We Demand Brandon’s Immediate Release

 

Cpl Brandon Raub – USMC

by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor

USMC  Vietnam, 1969-70

 

For Brandon:

 

The Truth by Brandon J Raub on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 am. America has lost itself. We have lost who we truly are. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Law enforcement seems to have lost it’s mind here folks. There is already getting bogus resisting arrest report.

While the FBI has used the term ‘terrorist in nature’ to describe their reason for picking him up, they are ducking to explain what exactly Brandon had posted qualified for that treatment.

That is a strong indication they want to keep their options open. This alone smells like a rat as they are obligated to disclose their probable cause. I would not be surprised to see a big push for an FBI professional ethics investigation here, the sooner the better.

I think it may be time to take a look at whether the FBI is really the best agency to use in such situations. They just don’t seem to have the skill sets to do it properly. And the ‘veteran bogeyman climate’ that has been created by Homeland Security also needs a good airing and some changes.

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This is the land of Thomas Jefferson.

This is the land of Benjamin Franklin.

This is the land of Fredrick Douglas.

This is the land of Smedley Butler.

This is the land John F. Kennedy.

This is the land of Martin Luther King.

[Editors Note: Dear folks, I have sifted through the videos and picked this phone interview with Brandon from the John Randolph Medical Center, and then another with his family after his facebook posting. If you can find any terrorism in it please point it out to us as all of our counter terrorism people can't...Jim W. Dean]


YouTube - Veterans Today - – Brandon the Man

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Is the term Stand and Fight ‘terrorist in nature’?

This is the land where the cowboy wins. This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top. This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can succeed and build a better life for you and your family.

This is the land where every race coexists peacefully. This is the land where justice wins. This is the land where liberty dwells. This is the land where freedom reigns. This is the land where we help the poor, and people help each other. This is land where people beat racism.

The Federal Reserve is wrong. They have designed a system based off of greed and fear. They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation. This is wrong, and it is unjust. It is wrong.

We have allowed ourselves to be deceived and seduced by the powers of the printing press. It is not a good system. It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity. The Federal Reserve is artificially manipulating interest rates and creating phony economic data.

This thing has deceived our entire nation.

They created it in 1913. They also created the income tax in 1913. They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it. There is interest on the debt. Your government is in bed with these people. They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives. It is an empire based on lies. They operate of greed and fear.

There is a better way. It’s called freedom. Freedom is called a lot of things. But there is a true meaning. It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the freedoms of other people.

I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world. He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of goverment. This system we have created works. It really works.

There is evil going on all around the world. The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.

Men and Women follow courage. They follow leadership, and courage. Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of government.

Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept. The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.

We can govern ourselves. We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system. These men have machine hearts. Machine and unnatural hearts.

They have blocked out the possibility of a better world. They fear human progress. They have monopolies on everything.

Would the FBI consider this document full of ‘terrorist threats’ ?

This life can be free and beautiful. There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population. There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone. There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.

These people have been hiding technology. There are ways to create power easily. There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone. There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.

The Bill of Rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.

Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are losing their limbs. They are losing their lives. They are losing the hearts. They do not know why they are fighting. They are killing. And they do not know why.

They have done some extraordinary acts. Their deeds go before them. But these wars are lies. They are lies. They deceived our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights! Men died for those rights!

September Eleventh was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.

Your leaders betrayed you.

You elected an aristocracy. They are beholden to special interests. They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations. Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system. They want to put computer chips in you.

These men have evil hearts. They have tricked you into supporting corporate fascism. We gave them the keys to our country. We were not vigilant with our republic.

There is hope. BUT WE MUST TAKE OUR REPUBLIC BACK.

Interview with Brandon’s family next.


YouTube - Veterans Today -

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The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties group, is representing 26-year-old Brandon Raub.

 

Here is the group’s complete, unedited statement on the incident:

 

Rutherford picks up the Brandon Raub case

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 Raub’s 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 Raub’s defense, Rutherford Institute attorneys are challenging Raub’s arrest and forcible detention, as well as the government’s overt Facebook surveillance and violation of Raub’s 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.”

John Whitehead

Brandon Raub, a 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 Raub’s 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 you’re being held against your will, that qualifies as an arrest.

In a hearing before a judge on August 20, government officials again pointed to Raub’s Facebook posts as the sole reason for their concern and for his continued incarceration.

Ignoring Raub’s explanations about the fact that the FB posts were being read out of context and his attorney’s 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 Raub’s detention and the highly unconstitutional nature of the government’s actions.

Editing: Jim W. Dean

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56 Comments for “Marine Brandon Raub Freed – Judge Rules Case Bogus”

  1. duay khwaam nap theuu

    First public comments since being kidnapped by authorities over political posts on Facebook.

    28 August – John Whitehead Interviews Brandon Raub
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5dA1N3S9Es
    17 minutes

  2. Note: Should read: “Going to take a thrid party…”

    Sorry

    Dale R. Suiter

  3. Liberty – historically within human history is fleeting. We take it from despots and give it back. America is not slowly loosing freedom. The rolls of laws resulting from the “9/11″ – “Dodd-Frank” – The Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care)” – the current movement of the National Republican Party to restrict the ability of the State Republican Parties to take part in national nomination processes – unending wars that support hundreds of special interest groups (while a very few grunts and 88 Mikes fight the damm things) – a national media and unions owned by the Democratic Party – well folks – our country is ours to keep! Or loose. It is as simple as that.

    Mr. Romney? President Obama? To protect the rights of men like Cpl. Raub – we must resist the powers in corporate board rooms that employ the lobbyists that control our nation’s political processes. It is really that simple. Is not complicated at all. Money buys politicians.

    On the other side of the proverbial coin America has a trained and rather large collection of men that are very, very good at killing and destruction of physical infrastructure. We are not ready to “rally at the gates” -The men (Vets) I know – do not trust the media, government or big business. We do stand ready to “Support and defend the constitution of the United States” and “against all enemies foreign and domestic.”

    By writing these words – expect the federal boot may come down on my neck too. “…WE MUST TAKE OUR REPUBLIC BACK”? How? Often civilians have said to me: “America’s military will not fire on us!” I reply to these very well intended people – “Ever heard of the Civil War” or the “Bonus March (1930′s Washington D.C. WWI Vets attached by U.S. Government Troops.)

    Solutions: My view – going to take a third party. No easy solution. Look for the powers to put their boot on our necks harder than it is now.

    Stay tuned folks – going to get a lot worse.

    Respectfully

    Dale R. Suiter
    Sgt. USMC
    CPT. USA (ret)

    • Very well said Dale – and I agree. Young serving soldiers are the easiest group to indoctrinate and there are many obvious reasons for this.

      (Or in modern official speak: You seem to be losing your sanity there soldier …)

  4. Liberty – historically within human history is fleeting. We take it from despots and give it back. America is not slowly loosing freedom. The rolls of laws resulting from the “9/11″ – “Dodd-Frank” – The Affordable Care Act (aka Obama Care)” – the current movement of the Naitonal Republican Party to restrict the ability of the State Republican Parties to take part in national nomination processes – unending wars that support hundreds of special interest groups (while a very few grunts and 88 Mikes fight the damm things) – a national media and unions owned by the Democratic Party – well folks – our country is ours to keep! Or loose. It is as simple as that. Mr. Romney? President Obama? To protect the rights of men like Cpl. Raub – we must resist the powers in corperate board rooms that employ the lobbyists that control our nation’s political processes. It is really that simple. Is not complicated at all. Money buys politicians.

    On the other side of the proverbial coin America has a trained and rather large collection of men that are very, very good at killing and destruction of physical infrastructure. We are not ready to “rally at the gates” -The men (Vets) I know – do not trust the media, government or big business. We do stand ready to “Support and defend the consitution of the United States” and “against all enimies forighn and domestic.” By writing these words – expect the federal boot may come down on my neck too. “…WE MUST TAKE OUR REPUBLIC BACK”?

  5. duay khwaam nap theuu

    The following text is from a copy of a Facebook post that Brandon Raub made in 2011. The text was given to CBS 6 by Raub’s mother.

    The Truth
    by Brandon J Raub on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

    America has lost itself. We have lost who we truly are. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave.

    This is the land of Thomas Jefferson.

    This is the land of Benjamin Franklin.

    This is the land of Fredrick Douglas.

    This is the land of Smedley Butler.

    This is the land John F. Kennedy.

    This is the land of Martin Luther King.

    This is the land where the cowboy wins. This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top. This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can succeed and build a better life for you and your family. This is the land where every race coexists peacefully. This is the land where justice wins. This is the land where liberty dwells. This is the land where freedom reigns. This is the land where we help the poor, and people help each other. This is land where people beat racism.

    The Federal Reserve is wrong. They have designed a system based off of greed and fear. They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation. This is wrong, and it is unjust. It is wrong.

    We have allowed ourselves to be deceived and seduced by the powers of the printing press. It is not a good system. It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity. The Federal Reserve is artificially manipulating interest rates and creating phony economic data.

    This thing has deceived our entire nation.

    They created it in 1913. They also created the income tax in 1913. They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it. There is interest on the debt. Your government is in bed with these people. They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives. It is an empire based on lies. They operate of greed and fear.

    There is a better way. It’s called freedom. Freedom is called a lot of things. But there is a true meaning. It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the freedoms of other people.

    I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world. He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of goverment. This system we have created works. It really works.

    There is evil going on all around the world. The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.

    Men and Women follow courage. They follow leadership, and courage. Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of government.

    Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept. The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.

    We can govern ourselves. We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system. These men have machine hearts. Machine and unnatural hearts.

    They have blocked out the possibility of a better world. They fear human progress. They have monopolies on everything.

    This life can be free and beautiful. There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population. There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone. There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.

    These people have been hiding technology. There are ways to create power easily. There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone. There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.

    The Bill of Rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.

    Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are losing their limbs. They are losing their lives. They are losing the hearts. They do not know why they are fighting. They are killing. And they do not know why.

    They have done some extraordinary acts. Their deeds go before them. But these wars are lies. They are lies. They deceived our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights! Men died for those rights!

    September Eleventh was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.

    Your leaders betrayed you.

    You elected an aristocracy. They are beholden to special interests. They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations. Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system. They want to put computer chips in you.

    These men have evil hearts. They have tricked you into supporting corporate fascism. We gave them the keys to our country. We were not vigilant with our republic.

    There is hope. BUT WE MUST TAKE OUR REPUBLIC BACK.

  6. taosword:

    Never, and I mean never should an officer of the Law engage in intimidation of ANY citizen who is simply exercising his or her given freedom…Sometimes we lose sight of that, sometimes it’s via the constant conditioning that is so rampant in today’s world.

    Last I checked LE are here to protect and to serve……..Most do as best they can, a few are here for something other. Why? I wish I knew, it’s one of my pet peeves when it comes to LE.

    Many people today are bone up scared of Cops, whether they care to admit it or not….It’s the very last thing I or any of my family will ever be. We were taught to respect the Police and understand that their jobs were to help protect the citizenry…. THIS is becoming a very difficult thing to do in the current climate as this article and circumstance surrounding the arrest of Brandon clearly illustrates. One would have to live under a rock not to notice the authority complex displayed by a few of the officers/LE on scene during the ” detention ”

    Try telling a Cop, next time you see one, that you appreciate the job they do and are grateful for their service, see what happens….I bet you get the 1,000 yard stare……most never hear it so I can understand that they’ve no clue as to what it means. much less how to react.

    Still like to know who those gun packers really are and which agency they actually work for. I agree, lines of communication are vital, but it takes two to tango.

    best,

    Raptor

  7. While working as a mental health professional with the VAs Vet Center program, I heard many of my fellow combat veterans say general things like this veteran. Unless a person was specific about who he was going to kill or hurt and when and how, it was considered by me to be venting feelings and helplessness in a safe place.

    In 25 years working in many different centers with vets, I only saw a couple of severe cases of PTSD where the Shrink (Psychiatrist) and myself knew that these vets had too many hullucinations of the war zone thinking that the people around them were enemy. This paranoia was dangerous enough for us to have their gun privledges taken away. Like I said, these were rare incidents in my 25 years.

    It takes a good relationship between some of the combat vets in the community, the mental health folks in the VA and private sector, and the local cops, to deal with these incidents. These relationships personalize the situation so that the vet is not treated inappropriately by authorities.

    I believe we need to talk to each other and not make demonizing generalizations about vets, cops, or mental health folks. This way we don’t dichotimize to Us and Them and create more war then we already have. This judge got it.Thanks for the PR on this.

  8. This is anything but an isolated incident. Whitehead says he’s been contacted by at least 20 more individuals / former military from his county alone who have had run ins with authorities trying to paint them as mental incompetents and or confiscate their weapons.

    They have been questioning patients at VA medical facilities for several years now about whether they own guns or feel suicidal. At least half the men still in the sandbox are on antipsychotics so I guess they plan to disarm them when or if they return. Unfortunately seeing how they destroy peoples minds it might not be a bad idea in some cases.

  9. Preston James, Ph.D

    Great reporting and analysis by VT Managing Editor Jim Dean. This is just another example of how Uncle Sam’s criminal bureaucrats abuse American Vets under color of law in ways that are 100% unConstitutional and do so to fulfill globalist NWO bankster policies created and dispensed in secret by international power elite groups who hijackd America in 1913-14.

    This is a disgusting incident that never should have happened in America. But thanks to Attorney Rutherford and various Patriotic alternative news outlets including VT who loudly declared this story, there has been a good ending. It is time that Congress opens hearings on the severe abuses and neglect of Vets, including those wounded and disabled, and begins important legislative actions to provide strong corrections that are needed immediately.

  10. Let us hope (perhaps against reason) the government has learned a lesson here: push the people too far and, like a tital wave, they will push back!

  11. To me the scary thing, the shameful thing, are the two ( looked to be hired hands ) not field agents, who appear in the video during the arrest. Especially the black due in the Ray Bans….His attitude suggest he was something other than FBI…..Most field agents don;t act like this guy…he appeared to be almost asking for trouble, besides….he was out of uniform for that kind of Field work.

    Something smells here, really smells….I’d start with finding out who these guys are/were…the white dude was dressed in similar fashion, same types of shades…Love to know who these guys really are. I’m willing to bet that they are of a yet to be named agency which was dispatched to intimidate anyone ( just as they did ) who may take exception to what they were going to do.
    JMHO…..But if they are todays FBI then we’re in far deeper shit than anyone has yet to discover….very very unprofessional.

    ” If you come over here you’re gonna have a problem ” Get f,ing real…I know guys who would have his ass on the ground and their hands around his throat so fast he’d piss himself…

    I mean really…who the F are these guys and who the F do they think they are.

    Someone said disgraceful…..and I have to agree 100%.

    Raptor

    • We will look into that. At first I thought they were Secret Service, but odd to see them doing crowd control. So them might have been semi-undercover local cops, or…Homeland Security people.

      But we will be asking for every shred of paperwork on this to identify not only who is who, but who they were working for and why they were there.

  12. There’s an honest judge in the US ?
    .
    Wow !
    .
    That alone made my day.

  13. Well, unless this old Corpsman has forgotten more than he ever knew his stripes say he’s a Sergeant. As to the news of Brandon’s release, this rivals the 4th of July. Freedom and liberty have won the day this time but there’s a damned long way to go. Thank you John Whitehead and the Rutherford Institute for all that you’ve done.

    Allow me to do what Mr. Whitehead won’t (very honorable man) and that is to remind one and all that the Rutherford Institute depends on financial support from folks like us to do what they do. All things considered, can you think of a more worthy cause at this point in time? This could have been any one of us and that’s something we should not lose sight of. As for me I’m breaking out the checkbook and I hope many of you do the same. And not just once because of the momentary passion but make the RI one of those causes that you support regularly. Judge W. Allan Sharrett may be the star of this three ring circus but thanks to the RI he got to take the stage. Congrats Brandon and thank you John Whitehead.

    Now, someone step up to the plate and help Brandon sue the living shit out of every mothers son that was involved with this fiasco. I saw the video of the arrest and my blood boiled. I can hear it already, “just doing my job”, hirelings and whores the lot of you. Is there anything you won’t do for a buck? For crying out loud what’s wrong with you people? Not a shred of honor in the lot. You are a disgrace every last one of you- a DISGRACE!

  14. JD and Gordon, thanks for monitoring and writing up these stories regarding this young marine. I know what happens when other above USG groups get involved, close knowledge family members abused, these are the bastards we need to expose, in time, in time. Thanks again.

  15. @bahmi and Excalibur

    I originally posted this as a reply to Gordon’s article. Given that that article is no longer current, I’m reposting it here:

    Are People Being Thrown Into Psychiatric Wards For Their Political Views?

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=32450

    People here at VT have previously posted comments against the NDAA’s provision of indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. What I haven’t seen here is any mention of the mental health laws.

    From the article:

    “Soviet psychiatrists famously aided Stalin in applying fake insanity diagnoses to political dissenters. The official explanation was that no sane person would declaim the Soviet government and Communism.”

    A person can be committed to a mental institution and held indefinitely, if a court rules that he is mentally ill. As with the NDAA, he has no legal recourse.

    It appears to me that the case of Brandon J. Raub fits this mold. If one disbelieves the official version of the events of 9/11, then he is a priori delusional, i. e., mentally ill.

    This is even worse than the NDAA, because it doesn’t seem that a person is being incarcerated for his political beliefs.

    • Certainly a possibility. I wonder, too, if this was maybe a “trial balloon” to see what the reaction would be or to make sure “all systems go” for the future.

      • There’s an advantage to using mental health laws, rather than the NDAA, to disappear political opponents:

        A malevolent government locks up dissidents in an internment facility, violating their rights.

        A benevolent government commits insane people to a mental hospital, for treatment.

        Moreover, dissidents will identify with other dissidents. No one, however, wants to identify with lunatics.

        In contrast to the NDAA, mental health laws provide a totalitarian regime with a stealthy procedure for ridding itself of noncompliant citizens.

        As you speculated, this could have been a “trial balloon.”

    • Martin – you can be sure that people are being thrown into psychiatric wards for their political – i.e. anti-government views. Our enemy are not really that bright. They just follow a general system that has worked for them before in previous similar situations. (Like Soviet Russia). Whining about ‘equality’ measures and denouncing of their enemies is a big part of this. The years go by and they just add on anything new that could assist their demonic cause of a hellish one world government run by them.

  16. I wonder if Raub was simply being made an example of “because we can, sucka”, some sort of personal vendetta. Seems so brazen and bizarre that the bad guys didn’t care what anyone thought, they just wanted to show how “tough” they are.

    I’m willing to bet this all boils down to some petty vengeance, not necessarily against Raub, maybe someone close to him, his family, comrades, etc.

  17. duay khwaam nap theuu

    Imagine if our Marine brother had no access to hearings or legal representation. “No person shall be [...] deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law [...]. (5th Amendment)

  18. duay khwaam nap theuu

    “Personally I think the arresting Goobers, mental health people and the first judge should spend a month under observation themselves as a threat to the public.”

    I’ll second that. Well said!

  19. I have no doubt that there is a good reason for the Feds and the SS to immediately ‘observe’ how this one was going to go down – although they probably did not expect an immediate attack from VT and the forces of the still free America. Thank God that good people did intervene.

    The interest of the shadow government will be that this is how MANY are to be isolated, discredited and taken away in the future. Just think about this ladies and gentlemen. A person makes remarks on the internet which are critical of an overbearing and criminal government. That ‘government’ then DETAINS the individual and does so on the basis that anyone who questions or criticizes them MUST Defacto be mentally ill.

    Anyone heard of that one being used before? Yes – Soviet Russia, communist China and the Soviet bloc.

    One of Russia’s best military Generals and WW2 heroes – General Zhukov – was arrested and taken away as temporarily insane after the war. Little did he know it then – but it actually saved his life. Stalin wanted him dead because his popularity had become so great after the war that people began to look at him as a new leader and thus a potential threat to the jewish Soviet dictatorship.

    Thousands of top military officers with outstanding war records then mysteriously disappeared never to be seen again – just in case they became ‘too popular’ at some point in the future. Advisers convinced Stalin not to kill Zhukov as he was so well loved and well known that it could backfire on them. Instead it was decided to discredit him, declare him mentally ill – and detain him indefinately.

    This is how the machinery of the new world order works boys and girls. Fight it or get used to it.

    • Great article and comments, all around. You hit the nail on the head since too many in our military, federal law enforcement, and local police departments are acting like Chekists and too busy to read The Black Book of Communism, despite the Bolshevik playbook repeating itself like history, right here in America. If they’d bother to read it, they’d see, as you say, that the top down purges may be coming, and, if Russia’s any guide, those guarantees of personal safety they receive will be their death warrants. The tragic thing is that they’re doing it out of a sense of duty to traitors destroying the country these misguided Americans love as much as anyone.

      • Dan – good points – and today’s US government agency enforcers need to heed your warning:

        There were THREE major reasons why the jews were able to disguise the entire Russian 1917 coup d’etat as a ‘people’s revolution’ for over half a century. One reason, of course, was their control of the media worldwide – enabling them to immediately report a false, spun version of events around to an unsuspecting world.

        The second reason was the sequence of ‘re-enactment’ films that they released – showing the ‘Storming of the Winter Palace’ , etc. All false accounts of events – but hey – it LOOKED real enough! (The jews learned much from this and decided to make their move on Hollywood straight after to influence the Gentiles further).

        Third – and more important for today’s government agency enforcers – was that all the initial killings and murders in Russia were carried out by jews themselves and a huge army of Chinese criminal mercenaries. After a short time all those Chinese troops were disarmed, rounded up to receive their wages – and murdered to hide and cover up all the evidence of what they had done. It also seems that later still the (Russian) thugs and mercenaries that were sent to kill the Chinese army – were THEMSELVES then killed. Eventually only a few jews and the odd observer had any idea what had happened.

        • Excalibur,

          Very interesting about the Chinese mercs — I didn’t know that. Can you please provide a source? Because much of the Ukrainian harvest that was soon after confiscated by the Bolsheviks was sent to China in preparation for the Chinese revolution. Was this a matter of both sides working together? Mercs in exchange for food and subsequent power? Mao was in on the NWO opium trade so he must have been involved with the merc/food trade.

          • Ann – I honestly do not know if there was a connection between the Chinese mercenaries employed for massed killing of white Russians and Christians – and the later Chinese communist coup d’etat. I suspect not as they all had to go – to tidy up evidence of the dirty little secret. Maybe the connections and contacts made at the time by the international bankers led to this – but the fact is I don’t know for sure.

            A fantastically brave British lady called Dr. Kitty Little, Ph.D., B.Sc., M.A. – wrote an expose in 1982 for the benefit of the British intelligence services. It was called; ‘Enemies of the Queen’ – and went on to expose the jews behind communism and that they had infiltrated all of British society and politics. It also NAMED NAMES OF TRAITORS within the system who were working for them at the time. The work was of course immediately suppressed and censored. I have a copy but I do not think it is on the internet anywhere. If you can find it part of page 2 alone points out that:

            “The target of the leaders of this one world organisation was the whole world. But Russia was their immediate objective. This and other nations of the USSR were defeated in 1917 and 1918. The attack was organised from outside of Russia and was paid for by the group of international bankers. The main part of their terrorist campaign was carried out by Chinese criminals with Lett officers. The intention of the bankers who planned the coup was that the USSR should become the communist military base for their attack on the rest of the world.”

            “The problem was recognised in reports published by the Foreign Office in their White Paper of April 1919. For example, after the sacking of the British Embassy, British interests in Russia were represented by the Netherlands Minister at Petrograd. A portion of his report of 17th September 1918 reads:

            ‘The foregoing report will indicate the extremely critical nature of the present situation. The danger is now so great that I feel it is my duty to call the attention of the British and all other governments to the fact that if an end is not put to Bolshevism in Russia at once the civilization of the whole world will be threatened. This is not an exaggeration, but a sober matter of fact ….. I consider that the immediate suppression of Bolshevism is the greatest issue now before the world …. it is organised and worked by jews who have no nationality, and whose one object is to destroy for their own ends the existing order of things ……”

            Sadly, of course, Britain, Europe and the world were exhausted after five years of world war – just as planned. I will try to find some links for you Ann. I recall that some of the cartoon pictures of Trotsky at the time showed him with Chinese executioners in the background – killing children beside huge piles of sculls.

          • Ann – I don’t know whose web-site this is – but if you scroll down a bit there is a cartoon of a big red Trotsky – with Chinese murder squads underneath:

            http://www.darkmoon.me/2011/crimes-of-the-bolsheviks-edited-by-isabella-fanfani/

            -

          • Ann – you also need to have a look at this one for your studies and research:

            http://www.catholicvoice.co.uk/pinay/

            Scroll to the bottom of the left hand side margin – then click on ‘Appendix’. It will take you to a list of names of those individuals involved with the attack on poor Russia – the murder of it’s Christian population – and an indication of the organiser’s origin.

        • Excalibur,

          Our budding Chekists should know that the “Bolsheviks,” now passing themselves off as “Neocons” (when they’re posturing on the right), thought it was great fun tossing military and law enforcement leaders into blast furnaces alive. Generally it was just a bullet to the back of the head after being called in to answer a few questions at the Russian version of “homeland security.” Hell, if our law enforcement and military can’t figure out that a state security apparatus modeled after the Cheka and KGB might have similar purposes, I don’t know what to say. And, I doubt more than a handful of our budding Chekists have the imagination to realize it happened in Russia precisely because people were telling themselves “It can’t happen here.”

  20. At least he has his own Wikipedia page now…

  21. This decision is a slap in the face of both Homeland Slimecurity and the President. It is very clear that this government is trying to crack open the First Amendment and this decision undoubtedly is a slap in the face of Gray reptilians eric holder and janet napolitano. We will see many more of these raw deals so the government will hurry into some other obscurities to find travesties with which to charge citizens.

    Clearly, this Raub case is a blatant example of the many stops along the way to communism. Speaking of, why do so-called educated people take jobs with the obama administration anyway? Just another job or, like obama, do they get some kind of kick watching run-over dogs writhe in pain after being hit by a car? Yet, I bet the Iowans who voted for obama will disregard this landmark decision in favor of their continued osculation of the government teat.

    I mean, if you are getting yourself some nice money by supporting some haole who blew tons of J’s way back when, why should you care about the other 100 bad things that obama does, anyway? Modern math decrees that as long as some decision benefits you, it’s OK to totally disregard scads of things that have nothing to do with you that may be heinously negative and damaging. It’s called the Uncertainty Principle, I believe.

    Only if millions of totally stupid Americans disregard this decision will the administration live to fight another day. If there’s one thing obama realizes, it’s that, like himself, most Americans are stupid, ignorant, and lazy. The obsession people still have with Lee Harvey Oswald, Tim McVeigh, Randy Weaver, David Koresh being the root causes behind those respective dramas typifies the net result of a hugely costly educational “process” that leaves too many people unable to add, subtract, and reason.

    Yet, try to tell Iowans the story about the JFK assassination, the real Fetzer story,and they go bonkers and walk away insulted. Cognitive dissonance has infected tens of millions of Americans. “What me, worry?” When your patron saint is Alfred E. Neuman, why should you care about anything except your next trip to Florida?

    As bad as obama is, nothing takes the shine off the apple as fast as the plethora of Americans that lack sufficient brainpower to do anything about it. All those boys, all us boys, who fought in the dank jungles and hellholes, we draftees and stupidos who enlisted to “defend their nation” are a huge part of this problem.

    Why are we so inept when it comes to fighting this deranged government? No problem we face can surpass the fact we are a disorganized mob and can’t see forest from trees. So, we keep stumbling and mumbling, politicians keep getting paid off, and we are going exactly nowhere.

  22. I think that the whole thing smells bad… I’ve said it before, in the art of war it’s important to look strong where you are weak, and vice-versa. Is the alternative media being used to do just that? His family seems too perfect. His sister carries a constitution with her. What do we know about Whitehead? The last time that I looked, his online defense fun set up by his mother was doing pretty well. Any ideas Jim, how many ways these things can benefit the bad guys?

    • This is a disaster for them. As I stated above, the language this judge used was as strong as you can get. He was throwing the first judge and the cops to the legal wolves. As we were saying yesterday, this is one of the stupidest thing we have seen in a while. And these FBI and SS guys are all six figure income people, hence my digs on them.

      They should have stepped in and protected this kid, and they didn’t. So we will be looking into professional ethics investigations not only on them but the supervisors and training that all had.

      The Facebook stuff was nothing. Yet they all went along with it, thinking that maybe they could ‘bag one for Janet Napolitano and Morris Dees and get a star on their report cards.

      The damage that this case shows, it is a flashing neon sign as to how far these folks have sunk down to. You can smell the fear in their responses above. They knew it was wrong, but just felt they would not get any blood spatter on them and their paychecks would not bounce.

      • True JD, and more. His release is very good news. The situation at large is not. The insurgent rebel ‘government’ breaks the laws of the original Constitution because it is a Corporation operating under a second, adulterated Constitution. This is how Obama/Bush make ‘Executive’ Orders. Insurgent ‘representatives’ continue their insurgency against the original Constitution and the Republic because we contine to ‘rebel’ against the original Constitution by voting. If we vote, we are each legally rebels against the original Constitution. This is also why our taxes go the the british clown. I mean ‘crown’ (Rotchilds, families, vatican etc). The reason ‘they’ are now calling constitutionlists ‘terrorists’ or ‘crazy’ is because ‘they’, the insurgent rebels who took over, are afraid the unwitting co-rebels -the voters- may be turning on them.
        These are excellent links – (not live, paste to browser) please save / share them.

        The problem – Faked education and ‘mental health’ – members.iimetro.com.au/~hubbca/fake-mentalhealth.htm

        The other problem – goes to the whole, the best I’ve seen. naturalclimatechange.us/EK%20NWReligion%20Html/Part%20II.%20Is%20Crestone%20Vatican%20City1_2_2012.htm

        The other problem – pacinlaw.org/error/
        - also see – patriotsforamerica.ning.com/profiles/blogs/how-the-constitution-was

        usavsus.info/ – see also
        lightworker29501.com/2012/07/05/little-known-facts-about-the-united-states/

        The Solution – A new legal government has been formed. Republicoftheunitedstates.org
        MOST important is to share info. Email links, put info on notes to hand to nieghbors, friends, because it’s hard to talk about this stuff. Start with an intersting opener so people want to explore, like ‘Did you know Haarp can cause drought, earthquakes, hurricanes?’, it’s true, people are profiting too, see new documentary ‘Why in the World are They Spraying’ online free. Then add ‘want to know why govmt acts like a corporation? Because it is’ and links above. Add a few great sites like VT for real news, add ‘please pass this along’. Keep it simple. We have to inform others before ‘we’ can change the situation. — Congratulations Brandon and to all the voices, GD/JD.

      • Good for Brandon–he taught the power abusers a lesson and won. Not that they really learned this time, they have very short attention spans and seem to need repeated lessons before things register. I hope he takes them all to the cleaners.

        As for the FBI, SS, DHS, etc. flying monkeys, there is an information deficit in their legal training classes, instructors, manuals, etc., which leaves them oblivious to the fact that they are violating the Constitution and tormenting the citizenry they are sworn to protect.

        It looks to me like the parasites are really in panic mode because they are quickly losing control of information, so they are getting sloppy and making mistakes. After all these years and centuries of being in control and meting out death at will, they never really advanced in terms of intelligence. Their smarts are limited to deceit and duplicity, but that can only take them just so far. They still can’t really think.

    • Totally agree, can’t believe nobody on this site sees it… There are other good articles out there that see this as not passing the smell test, as you’ve mentioned. Start with American Everyman if you haven’t already.

  23. I am really surprised that he was no charged with “interfering” which is a common way for the police to take anybody and make up an excuse when they write their report with their superiors. I am also surprised that none of the video-takers were arrested for “interception of communications.”

    My brother was arrested for it while taking video in public of the police and they to this day are adamant that is it a legit charge even though the D.A. dropped the charge because it was “too difficult to prosecute”.

    • All the right questions, it’s because they wanted you to see. Why? One must look closer into past practices.

  24. Time to trash the wasteful, incompetent and antagonistic Homeland Security Budget and use it to reduce the national debt.

    • Brilliant and morally correct outcome by the way.

      • Another Veteran has been drug before the bench and his firearms seized by local Ohio (Gordon’s back yard) authorities on what appear to be spurious charges:

        beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2012/08/another-veteran-raided-his-firearms-confiscated-must-appear-before-judge-for-mental-evaluationalert-2456364.html

        These are classsic probing actions and will continue it seems.

    • Are you aware there’s been over 2500 criminal charges against people working in this department since 2004?

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