CHESTERFIELD, Va. (Aug. 22, 2012) – By now, you have likely heard about Brandon Raub, the Marine veteran in Chesterfield, Va. involuntarily committed to a mental hospital for evaluation due to posts he made on Facebook.
FBI and Secret Service agents, along with Chesterfield police, reportedly questioned Raub last week. Police then took him into custody and transported him to Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell. Police, the FBI and the Secret Service all said Raub was not arrested. Chesterfield police issued a statement Monday saying Chesterfield mental health crisis intervention workers recommended that officers take Raub into emergency custody and bring him in for a mental evaluation.
On Monday, Special Justice Walter Douglas Stokes ordered Raub detained for up to 30 days for further psychological evaluation “for statements that are controversial and terrorist in nature,” according to his Rutherford Institute attorney.
Over the last couple of days, I’ve seen numerous posts linking Raub’s detainment with the detention provisions written into the National Defense Authorization Act. While his detainment raises many red flags, it is NOT an NDAA issue.Details