During an interview with Alex Jones , Civil Rights Attorney John Whitehead revealed that shortly before his release, psychiatrists had threatened to forcibly medicate Veteran Brandon Raub in order to “brainwash” him.
WTVR is reporting that Brandon Raub was questioned by FBI agents about his Facebok postings and then hauled away from his Chesterfield County home in handcuffs on Thursday, Aug. 16. His posts question the government’s version of the 9/11 and the role of the Federal Reserve.
In a video interview released Tuesday by Rutherford Institute, a Charlottesville-based civil liberties group whose lawyers represented Raub, the former Marine talks about his time in the service, his controversial Facebook posts and what led up to his detention.
Raub said some of the posts were between he and some friends playing a card game where different factions compete to try to take over the world.
Additionally, Raub said one of the posts on his page was simply lyrics from a Swollen Members song. Raub said the lyrics “Sharpen up my axe; I’m here to sever heads” are a metaphor.
“The truth is very powerful and has the ability to cut,” said Raub. “And the truth is not always nice. Sometimes it can be very specific, if that makes any sense.
Raub said he talked with two FBI agents from inside his door for about 10 to 15 minutes. He said the agents mentioned his Facebook posts, but were not very specific and seemed to be prodding for him to elaborate on the messages.
However, the discussion them moved outside and Raub said he started going into specifics about government conspiracy theories. He said one of the FBI agents was scribbling down what he said. He also said that at no point was he read his Miranda rights, but that he was handcuffed.
Yesterday, Circuit Court Judge Allan Sharrett, dismissed the unlawful detainment and FBI case against US veteran Brandon Raub.
The FBI petitioned the court to have Raub involuntarily detained and forced to have psychiatric evaluations after a previous hearing wherein the Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes granted the governmental request citing entries on Raub’s private Facebook page was “terrorist in nature”.
Stokes originally sentenced Raub to 30 days commitment to a psychiatric ward at the Veterans Hospital in Salem, North Carolina.
Sharrett dismissed Stokes’ ruling citing that the original petition was “devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”
John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute, said:
“This is a great victory for the First Amendment and the rule of law. Brandon Raub was arrested with no warning, targeted for doing nothing more than speaking out against the government, detained against his will, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys. These are the kinds of things that take place in totalitarian societies. Today, at least, Judge Allan Sharrett proved that justice can still prevail in America.”
On August 16th, Raub was removed from his Virginia home by the FBI and Secret Service without having been read his rights or presented with an arrest warrant.
According to the psychiatric manual, the DSM-IV-TR, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a mental disease wherein free thinkers, non-conformists, civil disobedience supporters, those who question authority and are perceived as being hostile toward the government are labeled mentally ill. Psychiatrists refer to this mental defect as “Mentality III”.
According to Infowars: Despite controversy at the time, DHS chief Janet Napolitano said she stood by an April 2009 DHS intelligence assessment that listed returning vets as likely domestic terrorists.
Just a month later, the New York Times reported on how Boy Scout Explorers were being trained by the DHS to kill “disgruntled Iraq war veterans” in terrorist drills.
The FBI has also gone out of its way to characterize returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan as a major domestic terrorist threat.
Whitehead pointed to efforts on behalf of health authorities in the United States to characterize distrust of authority as a mental illness under the label “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD.
As we highlighted earlier today, veterans in particular are being targeted in police raids to confiscate their firearms based on the manufactured pretext that they are “mentally defective.”
Earlier this year, we also reported on a similar case involving David Sarti, one of the participants in the National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Prepper show. Sarti visited his doctor complaining of chest pains, only to have the doctor later commit him to a psychiatric ward and alert authorities, before Sarti was declared “mentally defective” and put on an FBI list that stripped him of his second amendment rights.