UPDATED: Brandon Raub’s Salem, VA Gulag

UPDATE: A circuit court judge has ordered Brandon Raub’s release. More details here.


Question: What do all of these things have in common?

  • Suppression of free speech
  • Thought crime punishment from the fictional book 1984
  • Political prisoner status from the cold war era U.S.S.R.
  • Warrantless arrest and imprisonment

Answer: They all remind me of Brandon Raub.

Even if I do not agree 100% with everything Brandon says and believes, I support his right to have and express his opinions. The fact that he is being illegally held against his will in the very city I live in makes me sick to my stomach. This is not the last I will have to say about this topic. More to come.