Aug 20, 2012
The former Marine who was detained by the federal government over Facebook posts critical of the government is being held in a psychiatric ward, Peter Bacqué of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.
“I’m currently in John Randolph in the psychiatric ward being held against my will,” Brandon Raub said in a telephone interview with the Times-Dispatch. “[Authorities] were concerned about me calling for the arrest of government officials.”
Raub noted that he has been raising questions about 9/11 and signed a petition to reopen investigation of the terrorist attacks.
“I really love America, and I think that idea that you can be detained and sent somewhere without due process and a lawyer … is crazy,” Raub said.
Raub told the Times-Dispatch that he served as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan from 2005 to 2011, was a combat engineer sergeant and does not own a gun. His mother said he returned from Afghanistan about a year ago and does not have PTSD.
This article was posted: Monday, August 20, 2012 at 8:52 am