Brandon Raub Released by Mental Hospital After Being Taken into Custody by the FBI Over FACEBOOK Posts
Who knew this could happen in America? Certainly not Brandon Raub.
After submitting these posts on Facebook Brandon Raub was taken into custody by the FBI and forced into an exam at a mental institution. Some of the stuff he says can be pegged as extreme in nature.... but arresting him and forcing a health evaluation?
Thankfully his mom was vigilant in fighting back also through social media and keeping people informed of what was going on. Her actions clearly helped free her son because without her and the amplified comments of many bloggers, Occupiers, Tea Partiers, etc... we may have never know just how far the FBI was willing to go just to silence somebody they deem "crazy" (a word so loosely defined).
His words may even have been prophetic. On July 24 at 12:34 pm he wrote:
I feel like I am standing at a great crossroads. As if a storm of destitny is about to pick me up and take me to fight a great battle. A battle I could have never imagined existed.
Well, he certainly knows now.
(Remember Brandon.... be sure to hug and thank your mother)
Special kudos goes out to Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharret who declared that the commitment order granted to federal authorities for Brandon Raub’s arrest and detainment was invalid after a special hearing yesterday.
Raub's case has created an online firestorm from both sides of the political spectrum. Those dubbed as the "extreme" on both the left and right side of the aisle have come together in protest over a government that went beyond its authority by imprisoning a man over what he said, in a country that claims to protect the freedom of (all) speech, no matter which way it leans politically or factually.
Maybe someday the MSM will start picking it up.