Friday, August 24, 2012

Illegally held Marine released

Following up on yesterday's post:

Business Insider, links at site.

Judge Orders Release Of Detained Marine From Psychiatric Hospital

A circuit court judge has dismissed the government’s case against Brandon Raub and ordered that the Marine veteran, detained over anti-government Facebook posts, be released from a state psychiatric hospital because authorities had no grounds to detain him, Catie Beck of CBS 6 News reports.

Go read the rest of this:

Whitehead said that every year in Virginia more than 20,000 people are committed under similar circumstances and "that means a lot of people are disappearing" under the pretext of mental illness.

"I'm friends with the local police; I could call them right now and probably get you committed if you were in Virginia," Whitehead said. "They can arrive at your door based on somebody's testimony or your Facebook page and take you away to a mental hospital… There's a system here that is corrupt. And this guy is caught in it."

Oh, there's more...


I think this cockamamie Virginia law is the reason the Repugs aren't having their convention in Richmond. One phone call could upset the whole shebang. Heh.


BadTux said...

The only difference between Soviet Russia and Soviet USA is that a lawyer was able to get a judge to release the dude here, which would have never happened in Soviet Russia. Still, involuntarily committing someone for political Soviet of them!

- Badtux the Sovok Penguin

casey said...

Hello Gordon,

Remember the song "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa!" by Napoleon XIV. Now there was a man ahead of his time. Amazing how some far out things from the past come true in our time. For those who don't know the song or want to go down memory lane.