August 23, 2012
Thursday, an inactive Chesterfield County marine that has stirred up quite the first amendment conversation will have another day in court.
Brandon Raub was committed to a mental health facility for 30 days after a series of events, including questions about his facebook page. Now, theRutherford Institute has taken up his cause. They plan to ask a judge to move him from a facility in Salem back to one closer to home, in Hopewell.
Supporters say Brandon Raub never belonged in handcuffs, as a youtube video shows. Furthermore, they argue he never belonged in a mental health facility.
“I’ve talked to Brandon a number of times,” said John Whitehead, President at the Rutherford Institute. “He’s very lucid, he doesn’t have any mental problems, he’s never seen a psychiatrist until this particular incident. He’s never been on any kind of medication or drugs, he’s a decorated Marine.”
This article was posted: Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:09 am