Thursday afternoon several dozen supporters of Marine Veteran Brandon Raub gathered around the Hopewell Circuit Court for a hearing that was scheduled at 11:30. This was an emergency hearing that included several appeals and motions. Tony Troy, whom represented Brandon Raub which was not present because of his UNLAWFUL detainment in a Salem County, Virginia Hospital conducted an excellent defense in which he was successful.
In a statement released by The Rutherford Institute, an institution dedicated to CHAMPIONING individuals’ rights said this in a statement:
“This is a great victory for the First Amendment and the rule of law,” said John W. Whitehead, president of The Rutherford Institute. “Brandon Raub was arrested with no warning, targeted for doing nothing more than speaking out against the government, detained against his will, and isolated from his family, friends and attorneys. These are the kinds of things that take place in totalitarian societies. Today, at least, Judge Allan Sharrett proved that justice can still prevail in America.” To read more of their write up visit here. BRAND NEW Video Blog Update from The Rutherford Institute President, John Whitehead.
Virginia Cop Block is hoping to get the audio file from this proceedings. If we are able to obtain it we’ll publish it on our YouTube Channel. Judge Allan Sharrett acknowledges that the paperwork turned in by either the F.B.I or the Chesterfield Police Department had “No Allegations against him”. Judge Sharrett went on to say Raub suffered a “deprivation of his liberty” by being held without a clear claim. Below are videos of His family giving a statement, as well as his attorney’s and others (In Chronological order).
Unidentified Attorney Comments on Judge’s decision immediately after getting out of the building:
Brandon Raub’s mother, Cathleen Thomas speaks to the media about the case being dismissed:
Brandon Raub’s Attorney, Tony Troy speaks to the media: