A Virginia man is suing the F.B.I. and local police over his arrest for things he wrote on Facebook.
It’s been nearly two years since 29-year-old Brandon Raub began posting things on his Facebook page – things that scared friends and the federal government. Honorably discharged from the Marines after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, Raub became convinced that 9/11 was a U.S. government conspiracy. He wrote:
Parents and grandparents may anguish over the amount of time kids spend playing video games or watching videos on YouTube, but a University of Virginia student offers reassurance.
21-year-old Patrick Carney decided to take some time off from college to focus on YouTube. It’s not the kind of news that would thrill many parents, but Carney had a plan. He launched one of the fastest growing YouTube channels, devoted to a popular video game called Clash of Clans.
In May of 2010 an American soldier named Bradley Manning was arrested in Iraq and accused of leaking hundreds of classified documents and secret diplomatic cables to the publisher of Wikileaks, Julian Asange. Manning was held, in solitary confinement, at a military prison in Quantico, Virginia for nine months. His clothes and glasses were taken away, and he was subject to what a United Nations observer called cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
If you think there are too many lawyers in politics it may be time to think again, at least where the Virginia General Assembly is concerned.
That story and one that exposes a loophole in the state’s new texting-while-driving law were at the top of the hit list on the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link this past week. Fred Echols reports .
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