U.S. Marine Arrested for Facebook PostsWhy did the feds require the locals to arrest him?
Feds retaliate against another critic of the U.S. government.
SALEM / RICHMOND) - A decorated U.S. Marine who served his nation in two wars, Brandon Raub, of Richmond Virginia, was arrested for airing his critical views of the U.S. government on Facebook this weekend. We just reported yesterday that a Human Rights activist in Bahrain is being prosecuted for six Twitter messages. Politically, this country is increasingly resembling Bahrain and other nations that arrest those who speak out critically over federal policy.
His mother, Kathleen Thomas, says it is another case of the word 'terrorist' being applied to arrest and detain a citizen. You can hear the pride she feels for her son when she explains what he has been through, and by all counts Ms. Thomas makes her points loud and clear.
The law enforcement officials rolled up to the man's home around 7:00 last night. "He was there, the FBI, Secret Service and Chesterfield Police showed up in a storm," she said.
Thomas says her son was questioned about why he was writing certain comments, "He basically said 'I have some disagreements with the government and share this', and they said, 'You have to go with us'".
"He was handcuffed, not read his rights, put into a Chesterfield Police Department vehicle and taken to John Randolph Psychiatric Hospital in Hopewell, Virginia," Thomas said.
Agent Sherry Grainger with the Federal Bureau of Investigation called Kathleen Thomas, who described the conversation.
She said, "I am with the FBI" and "We have taken your son. He has been arrested by the Chesterfield County Police Dept because he assaulted an officer and resisted arrest. He has been arrested and taken to the Chesterfield Police Department."
Why did they arrest him?
Why did the local PD loose information on his arrest?
Why was he sent for examination in a mental institution?
You know why- those in positions of power, our elected officials and their bureaucratic JBT's (Jackboot Thugs) are very nervous and have decided to send a message and the message is Brandon Raub.
If you have spent anytime reading his Facebook postings, his notes and even his pictures you will note that these postings are just like MILLIONS of other Citizens posting all across the Republic.
Brandon Raub refused to be silenced, I won't and neither should you.
Go sign the petition, call that PD and demand to know what has happened to this young man. If you don't, the next will be your neighbor, friend, son or even yourself.
"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." --Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence.