National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

Facebook Posts Prompt Feds to Seize Decorated Vet and Haul Him to Mental Hospital

From the Washington Times:

Mr. Raub, 26, a decorated former Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was arrested at his Richmond, Va., home Aug. 16 for anti-government statements and song lyrics posted on his private Facebook page. Secret Service, FBI and Chesterfield County police transported him to John Randolph Medical Facility in Hopewell, Va., for a psychiatric evaluation. Over the objections of attorney and Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead, Mr. Raub was then transferred to the VA Hospital in Salem, Va.

Mr. Raub won his freedom on Aug. 23 when Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett found his forced detention “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”

Was there even an arrest warrant?  I expect Raub will win his lawsuit or get a good settlement.  Thing is, it might take years and the taxpayers pay up.  Meanwhile, the persons responsible for this incident are still out there … “working.”

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