UPDATE: Judge Orders Release of Brandon Raub

By Zach Mealer

UPDATE ON Brandon Raub’s Arrest

After an hour long hearing, Judge W. Allan Sharrett ruled that the involuntary commitment of Brandon Raub to a mental care facility was invalid and ordered that Raub be released because there was no grounds to file a petition to hold him in the first place. However, this doesn’t really challenge the practices and standards of the Secret Service, FBI and local law enforcement who basically kidnapped a sovereign citizen.

We need to refine our procedures for addressing citizens whose mental condition may pose a threat to the rest of the community. It would be far too easy for the state to declare someone as a threat without much recourse.  The medical associates who were to assess Raub have not released any reports they may have made, and I doubt they will…

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