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The former Marine who was unlawfully detained and placed in a psychiatric institution by authorities isfiling a civil lawsuitagainst government officials involved.
Brandon Raub, 26, was detained on August 16 in connection toFacebook posts critical of the government after authorities from the FBI, Secret Service and local Virginia police questioned him at his home in Chesterfiled, Va.
Now the decorated Marine veteran is suing thegovernment officials who were involved in the unlwaful arrest and detention.
In aninterviewwith his lawyer John Whitehead, Raub said that the experience "made me scared for my country—the idea that a man can be snatched out of his property without being read his rights should be extremely alarming to all Americans."
“Brandon Raub’s case exposed the seedy underbelly of a governmental system that seems to be targeting Americans, especially military veterans, for expressing their discontent over America’s rapid transition to a police state,” Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute,said in statement. “Brandon Raub is not the first veteran to be targeted for speaking out against the government, detained against his will. … Hopefully, by holding officials accountable, we can ensure that Brandon is the last.”