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Vets Being Round Up Nationwide, People Everywhere Just Disappearing

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Marine Veteran Brandon Raub’s Attorney says he is getting calls from veterans and people all over the country reporting psychiatric detention for political speech.

Last Thursday, decorator form US Marine Brandon Raub, who served two tour of duties in Iraq and Afghanistan, was detained by the FBI and local authorities for posting controversial anti-government political comments on the social media site Facebook.

Although 26 year-old Brandon Raub was forcefully detained against his will for his political views he was not charged with any criminal misconduct, a hallmark of the NAZI gestapo tactic of indefinite psychiatric detention which was used to crush political dissent.

John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney representing Raub, discussed how the US government violated his client’s first amendment rights with RT yesterday.

He also made an appearance on GBTV with Glen Beck in which he made even more shocking revelations.

Whitehead tells Beck that he is getting calls from military veterans all over the country subjected to the same Nazi style psychiatric detention for their political views.

More alarming, is when Beck asked if people of left-wing ideology – specifically members of Occupy Wall Street – are being detained Whitehead responded  saying he can’t say for sure because people all over the country are just disappearing.

He also reveals that while Raub was in psychiatric detention one of the psychiatrists that he was seeing threatened to “brainwash” him and force him to take medication.

Watch the entire interview:

More from The Blaze:

Attorney of Former Marine Detained for Facebook Posts Tells Beck: Psychiatrist Threatened to ‘Brainwash’ My Client With Meds

[...]Whitehead told Beck that he and his organization are planning to sue over a provision in Virginia state law that allows authorities to place a person in emergency custody and hold them for four hours unless a magistrate enters a temporary detention order (TDO). Raub was held under this law, specifically Va. Code § 37.2-808, for days.

“We are getting ready to file a civil lawsuit…because [Raub] has been put through hell for a week,” said Whitehead. But, he explained, “Under the civil commitment law in Virginia, the police can do this.”

[...]Whitehead said that veterans have since been contacting him from across the country claiming they too were victims of wrongful detention in psychiatric institutes like Raub. Apparently, there are civil commitment laws in other states as well, he said.

“It happens. There’s about 20,000 civil commitments alone in Virginia each year,” he added.

It was actually Raub’s mother, who took to Facebook in a rage after he son was taken by federal and local law enforcement officers, that sounded the alarm and made the entire country aware of his situation.

“Did they have a warrant for his arrest?” Beck asked.

“No warrant for his arrest and no search warrant,” Whitehead replied. “They haven’t [charged him with a crime] and they’re not going to.”

Stunned, Beck asked how this could take place in the United States of America, where the Constitution provides protections from such things, most notably the First Amendment.

“Is this America,” the attorney said. “That’s what I keep asking.”

To be clear, Raub is a 9/11 “truther” and harbors some pretty questionable beliefs. However, as Beck explains, Americans should defend the free speech of even the people they disagree with. “I will stand with anyone on the left for their right to express themselves in a non-violent way… especially if I find it offensive, I will stand for their right to say it,” Beck said.

Further, in a surprising twist, Whitehead revealed a startling allegation that his client made regarding an incident that occurred before his release. Raub complained to his attorney that one of the psychiatrists that he was seeing threatened to “brainwash” him and force him to take medication.

“That really scared him,” he said.

After soaking in all that Whitehead had shared with him, Beck reflected:

“From what I know of this story, this is an outrage. There were some things that stick out to me — as flares of caution. But the one thing we should be reckless with is our defense of people who have opinions that we don’t agree with. I’ve never asked for a boycott, I’ve never asked for someone to be fired.”

He continued: “If we can’t meet on the battlefield of ideas, as George Washington said, If we can’t speak to each other openly, if we are paranoid and watching over our shoulder, we lose the essence of who we are and we will never be a great nation again… Buckle up, I have a feeling that this is going to be an interesting ride.”


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    • Plus123

      LOL the left is NOW claiming the Occupy movement represents their ideology. The ENTIRE LEFT are extremist who would lie to anyone to further their HATE MONGERING.

      • StavoV

        Are you are daft and should you be one of those people rounded up and detained, for a real mental evaluation…..yes? It is the rightwing losers, who are out blazing away at people, because the voices on the right tell them to do it. lol :cool:

        • scentipede

          If you’re really that caught up in the left/right, good/bad nonsense, then the “divide and conquer” technique is working well on you…

          There’s more to (most) folks than their political ideology. Lumping everyone into two categories and hating half the population isn’t doing anyone any favors, it just keeps us “common folk” pointing fingers at each other instead of looking for an actual solution to a problem (and no, the solution ain’t “it’s the left’s/right’s fault!”)

          …now I wonder what I’ll get labeled for saying such things. :roll:

    • OzzieEd

      No wonder you’re anonymous. Cheer up. They’ll try to kill us all whether we’re happy or sad. So we might as well be happy. It really pisses them off.

    • Room With a View

      They are scared, the level of measures they are taking to stop something just goes to show that they have something to hide. We all know this. We all know what is going to happen because it is creeping in slowly every day, it is like watching the grass grow, we don’t actually see it till we look and say it needs cutting. Only now, it is a toxic creeping strangling vine and we are all trapped by its tendrils.
      Soon they will kill us if we disagree. It is not going to be just the christians, it will be athiests as well. Anyone that will not obey them. And then, if we do, what sort of life are we going to have???????
      It will be one way to get rid of all of us “useless eaters”.

    • building 5

      vets would be smart to keep they’re mouths shut, -until the time is right.

    • delquattro

      “9/11 Truther and other questionable beliefs?” You mean, like how the world saw two planes hit two buildings, but three fell? The third one at free fall speed within its own footprint? Some folks just aren’t very curious.

    • sten

      If they arrest all the vets, who is gonna take care of the animals?? :cry: lol

    • rudrdude

      It’s still JUST the beginning folks. It’s been ramping up every year on a daily basis since 9-11. Our silence only condones it.

    • Anonymous

      Mr. Richard Feder of Fort Lee, NJ writes, “Dear Rosanna Danna, Whats all this fuss I keep hearing about marine vets being rounded up? My vet specializes in aquatic life and he is wonderful, takes care of my schnauzer too. I can’t imagine rounding up the nations Veterinarians.”

      Well, Mr. Feder – you see it’s like this…………

    • Anonymous

      oh horse puckey….there is no program to capture vets and put them in psych wards.

      I know plenty of vets….NO ONE is talking about this. Perhaps you have proof, if so, let’s see it.

      • Anonymous

        Finally, a sane one. I’m a vet myself so naturally, this raised a red. flag. Well everyone, go have a looksee at Raub’s Facebook page. He’s insane and the things he said were unacceptable. That’s not protected by free speech. Yet another BS article claiming we’re being rounded up while citing ONE and only ONE incident. How incredibly stupid.

        • Puffnstuff

          I just took a look at Raub’s facebook page myself and I don’t see anything that would indicate a crazy person. He does use strong language and metaphors to articulate himself but nothing crazy.

    • RJ

      Welcome to the USSA

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