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.
He was released and here is the determination from the Judge:
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.”
(Emphasis mine.) Think about that for a second. These men unlawfully imprisoned an individual without due process and his only recourse is a civil suit. None of the individuals responsible for this will be held individually accountable. Instead the
government taxpayer will pay for their mistake.
State Sponsored Criminal #403: The FBI, Secret Service, and Chesterfield County Police
Because when someone says something you don’t like and you’re in law enforcement, you have a free pass to throw them in jail, laws be damned.