Former Marine Detained Over Facebook Posts

Submitted by: Andrew155 4 years ago in

Apparently, what you post on Facebook can land you in jail.
There are 29 comments:
Male 884
Yup, because expressing your opinion gets you arrested. Seriously, if he said the Pope raped babies he`s entitled to say it and be criticized for it. Yet saying building 7 was demolished means he goes to a Psikhushka
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Male 180
The 9-11 conspiracy theories automatically negate anything else this crackpot has to say so screw him.
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Male 886
I post very similar things everyday. What this man wrote on his facebook page, minus the conspiracy theories on 9/11, were well thought and well written thoughts on our country.


He is not being detained legally, the state he was picked up in has laws no different than other states in respect to psychological evaluations and the length of time they are legally allowed to hold someone.

If this gentleman has PTSD then he can be treated without forcibly institutionalizing
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Male 1,010
@Zeegrr60: Yeah, my field will be mainly in Norway, but I studied the same conventions and case law as Obama once did on international law. Wonder where his soul went...
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Male 7,378
Elkingo, clearly I know more about it than you if you think that one does not lead to the other.
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Male 2,167
Student Law- Like Bush did. If you are a law student,say goodbye to your soul.
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Male 1,010
Whenever someone mentions the Patriot Act, I always think of Sinclair Lewis` famous quote: "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the American flag, whistling "The Star Spangled Banner".
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Male 2,167
Ah, to think Nazi America is here. Taken away...No warrant,no charges...Just taken. George Bushs "Patriot" act strikes again. Maybe we NEED a revolution.
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Male 5,620
@Madest -- do you even know what PTSD is? His actions sound NOTHING like the symptoms of PTSD. It sounds more like a psychotic disorder.
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Male 1,010
Putting political dissidents in mental institutions. That`s what the Nazi`s and the Commies did. Just sayin`...
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Female 4,359
Dont you guys get it? he`s not nuts, he was detained for having an opinion that the powers that be dont agree with. This could happen to any of you. This is not a positive thing.
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Female 4,447
There`s no such thing as a "former Marine". Once a Marine, always a Marine. Gah.
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Male 145
i just love to hear about people getting in trouble for something they posted on a social networking site. it is funny how they always seem surprised, like because it is on the internet it somehow shouldn`t be held against them.
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Male 7,378
Yeah I did. Did you notice the "former" Marine part Scuzoid? I suspect that means he was once a Marine who was untreated for PTSD and the crazy Facebook comments forced the issue of treating the guy... Wow did I really have to explain that?
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Male 1,268
Did you read what you typed before you posted it Madest? I mean, military takes him into custody for what appears to be PTSD, but man does the military suck at helping people with PTSD.....?
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Male 7,378
Brandon Raub sounds like he could be suffering from PTSD which is known to make seemingly "sane" people crazy. Unfortunately our military has a horrible history in dealing with PTSD and in most cases expect them to simply shake it off. This kid is going to be treated now and someday he`ll be back on some interview show talking about how messed up he was. The interviewer is retarded.
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Male 40
To anyone who has a problem with this, go read some of the posts from this guy`s facebook page.

He`s a complete nut and conspiracy theorist, and frequently espouses how he`s going to "start a revolution." If this guy had gone postal on a crowd of people, we`d all look back and say "Yeah, all the warning signs were there."
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Male 197
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Male 38,494

Once a Marine, always a Marine.
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Male 67
I saw them protesting outside the hospital the other day......at like 2 pm on a Monday.......people with no job or hobbies I guess.
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Male 2,521
Who didn`t already know that facebook is monitored by "big brother"?
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Male 181
With the rate of suicide and a couple of incidents of soldiers running amok in the news over the last couple of years -- yes! People are reading soldiers` Facebook pages. If there is a specific charge of invasion of privacy, THAT should be examined.

This is polemic, not journalism.
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Male 178
eeeeeheemmm.... there are no former Marines.
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Male 37,815
@SmagBoy: Obama`s Attorney General listed "returning veterans" as POTENTIAL TERRORISTS ok?

Obama`s people have long hated the military, any excuse will do!
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Male 1,674
I stopped after about 1/2 way through the video and read the attached article. At no point did they say what was posted on his facebook page. I`m assuming the police/fbi were justified in their actions until i hear otherwise.
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Male 1,243
Want to stop this? Gather in numbers at the front of the white house and chant: "DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY! DEATH TO THE PRESIDENCY!"

Then grow in numbers and continue until the word from the presidency is that they will turn it back over to the people.
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Male 226
First, he`s not in jail, he`s been detained in a psychiatric institute using a STATE law. That requires a mental physician to say that he should be detained there.

Second, he said that he was "Sharpening his axe" and about to "sever heads" and then stated he was going to lead a revolution.

He`s not completely innocent. It`s not like he said "I hate Obama."
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Male 4,431
Oh, come on. You know good and well that the ONLY freakin` way his FB posts triggered detention is if he implied or, more likely, clearly threatened the life of the president or other senior members of the government.

I mean, to imply that the government even has the resources, time or energy to go out and monitor for and arrest your average garden variety birther nut job is to completely and totally have lost a grip on the fiscal mess we`re in. Give me a break. This guy knows *exactly* what he did to get his ass arrested and he knows *exactly* what he`s doing now garnering and fomenting radical support for his "plight."
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Male 2,578
Link: Former Marine Detained Over Facebook Posts [Rate Link] - Apparently, what you post on Facebook can land you in jail.
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