Monday, August 20, 2012

NDAA in action

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -
Below is the full text of the press release issued by the Rutherford Institute, which is defending former Chesterfield Marine Brandon Raub:

RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE DEFENDS MARINE ARRESTED, INCARCERATED IN PSYCH WARD & DETAINED INDEFINITELY FOR POSTING POLITICAL VIEWS, SONG LYRICS TO FACEBOOK

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 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.

Actually, this is just a teaser because of copyrighting. You can find the rest of it HERE
Thanks to Matthaus on the cell for sending in the link.

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Well, if they NDAA'd him for his FB remarks, then me and a whole bunch of III bloggers are next. Damn, and I just passed my 1,000,000 hit mark - maybe they'll pass me by and go raid the New Black Panthers instead out of respect to me, huh?