Lawyer: Va. system corrupt and Marine vet Raub was caught in it

“This should be a wake-up call to Americans that the police state is here,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute that defended Raub.

Thursday, Judge Allan Sharrett dismissed the case against Brandon Raub and the Marine veteran returned home to Chesterfield County.

Raub, 26-years-old, was detained a week over anti-government Facebook posts. He was released late afternoon Thursday from a VA hospital. He was seized by FBI, Secret Service and local authorities over Facebook posts allegedly terrorist in nature.

Judge Sharrett said the original petition for Raub’s detention contained no facts. The judge said that there was no information on why Raub was being held, and deemed that this violated Raub’s civil liberties.

As a result, the judge ruled the government had no grounds to hold Raub.

“Those procedures, that paperwork is very important,” said CBS 6 Legal Analyst, Todd Stone.

Stone said that critical paperwork keeps the government from detaining whoever it pleases without reason, no matter how mentally disabled a person appears.

“You’re talking about the government’s right to snatch you up off the street and stick you in a mental hospital,” said Stone.


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