Compare Pussy Riot and Brandon Raub

While the Western media sizzle with excitement over presenting the Pussy Riot arrest and sentencing as evidence of Putin's 'totalitarian State', just look what the FBI have done to a marine corps veteran because of something he posted on Facebook.


Comments

muriel from seaford said…
Yes he made threatening remarks in a public form so I think it was right for him to be detained. He is being held under equivalent legislation to the Mental Health Act Section 2 (up to 30 days detainment for psychiatric assessment) in this country. If he is judged as sane then he will be released but could be arrested for a public order offence. I think this sounds reasonable and is within the rule of law since there is due process. He will have the right to appeal against any decisions etc.
AS said…
I notice that Fr Ray has dropped you from his blog roll. I'm guessing he's trying to protect himself from an fall-out from your extreme views and over-interpretations of catholic teaching?
gemoftheocean said…
AS, just chill and don't be a jerk.

As for this particular case, I suspect we're not getting the whole story on precisely what was posted. I note original story mentioned the Secret Service too...which would seem to indicate a possible death threat on 'himself.' So they will detain this fellow to get it sorted and see what's what.