FBI, Secret Service get schooled in First Amendment
Posted in the Lucedale Forum
Since: Sep 09
#1 Aug 3, 2013
Law enforcement officers overzealously advancing the militarization of the nation's police forces may want to keep an eye on this case. Sometimes, when you trounce citizens' First Amendment rights, they end up owning you. Kind of like when you slap the tar baby ...
COURT TO FEDS: EXPLAIN MARINE'S FACEBOOK-POSTINGS ARREST
Judge refuses to dismiss law enforcement officers from false-detention lawsuit
A federal judge in Richmond, Va., has refused to dismiss from a lawsuit several FBI and Secret Service agents as well as local police officers who arrested a military veteran based on an opinion from a counselor who had never met him that he might be a danger.
The officers had confronted the veteran, Brandon Raub, after he expressed criticism of the U.S. government on a social networking page. They arrested Raub and kept him in custody for an evaluation based on the long-distance opinion from Michael Campbell, a psychotherapist hired by the local county. But when the case came before a judge, his ruling found the concerns raised by the officers were “so devoid of any factual allegations that it could not be reasonably expected to give rise to a case or controversy.”
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/08/court-to-feds-expl...
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