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Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell detained for masturbating in public
the guardian ^ | 3/16/2012 | Paul Harris

Posted on 03/16/2012 5:38:49 PM PDT by tobyhill

One of the co-founders of Invisible Children, the San Diego-based charity which is campaigning for the arrest of Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony, has been hospitalised after police said he was detained for being naked and masturbating in public.

Jason Russell, 33, was picked up by police in San Diego at around 11.30am on Thursday after receiving numerous calls from the public about a man vandalising cars, being apparently under the influence of a substance and making sexual gestures while wearing only his underwear.

According to local TV station NBC, San Diego police spokeswoman Lieutenant Andra Brown told a press conference in the city that Russell was co-operative as he was detained by officers. "He was no problem for the police department. However, during the evaluation we learned that we probably needed to take care of him. So officers detained him and transferred him to a local medical facility for further evaluation and treatment," she said.

Invisible Children has shot to fame in recent weeks after one of the videos that it produces in order to publicise the atrocities of Kony and his Lord's Resistance Army went viral. Viewed more than 76m times, the video gave a high profile to the group's cause, but also put the tiny charity at the centre of global scrutiny.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; invisiblechildren; jasonrussell; kony; lordsresistancearmy; lra; sandiego; uganda

1 posted on 03/16/2012 5:38:55 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HxKt0is42g

LOL!


2 posted on 03/16/2012 5:41:13 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

LOL this is perfect.


3 posted on 03/16/2012 5:47:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: tobyhill
Maybe he'll claim he did it for the children.

Our soldiers should certainly be in Uganda to fight for the causes that this fellow ardently supports /sarc

4 posted on 03/16/2012 5:48:06 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: tobyhill

He thought he was in San Francisco.


5 posted on 03/16/2012 5:52:13 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: tobyhill

He got a call from his accountant quantifying donation cancelations.

You ever lose 7 figures in 72 hours...?


6 posted on 03/16/2012 5:53:28 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: tobyhill

If anyone was still wondering about Soros’ Koni thing...


7 posted on 03/16/2012 5:54:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RegulatorCountry

You sneaky rick roller, you! ;)


8 posted on 03/16/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Stepan12

He had a rebel attack? Perhaps he wanted to relate to the abused, shoulder to shoulder demonstrating that he too is a victim of abuse?

More than likely, the poor bugger had a failure/ breakdown.

Drugs? For what he witnessed and the knowledge he got he could well be traumatized.

Kony was no different from Charles Taylor... and many other African illiterate idiot “rebels”


9 posted on 03/16/2012 6:13:18 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: tobyhill
police said he was detained for being naked and masturbating in public.

If he were only transgendered, he'd have a great future in California politics.

10 posted on 03/16/2012 6:17:32 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: tobyhill
Is he related to the Ichabod Crane-looking squirrel who *was* the President & CEO of the Lubbock, TX Planned Parenthood and who was arrested this week for exposing himself to another man in a public park?
11 posted on 03/16/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

LOL It is Spring after all.


12 posted on 03/16/2012 6:22:43 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: tobyhill

The LRA is demonically evil. I support anyone who is against them, and I pray Mr. Russell has a speedy recovery.


13 posted on 03/16/2012 6:42:35 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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I hope Kony puts a “Russell 2012” video on youtube.


14 posted on 03/16/2012 6:43:37 PM PDT by isom35
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To: Ole Okie
He thought he was in San Francisco.

And didn't get the memo: STAY AWAY FROM THE BROWN ACID.

15 posted on 03/16/2012 6:46:59 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: UnwashedPeasant

I don’t care for the LRA either but I’m not convinced of a real purpose for “KONY 2012” campaign.


16 posted on 03/16/2012 6:51:46 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: tobyhill
I’m not convinced of a real purpose for “KONY 2012” campaign.

It's the exact same purpose as the "Goldstein 1984" campaign.

17 posted on 03/16/2012 6:55:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: tobyhill

I doubt that the charges will stick in Californicate ... he wasn’t doing anything that could be considered out of the ordinary for the locale. Public indecency in Californicate ...get real, how could anyone be indecent there?


18 posted on 03/16/2012 7:08:39 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: tobyhill

This might explain @ElizaDushku tweet. This was her issue before the viral video.

Oh no... The news is a mess tonight.


19 posted on 03/16/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: tobyhill

Think he can get one of those “high profile” Hollywood lawyers to get a firm handle on his defense?


20 posted on 03/16/2012 7:10:34 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: tobyhill

I think he is masturbating for the children


21 posted on 03/16/2012 7:11:38 PM PDT by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: tobyhill

Could PETA become involved with a public “chicken choking”?


22 posted on 03/16/2012 7:12:12 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: tobyhill

I thought this “Kony 2012” campaign was a democrat write in campaign. He’s gotta be better than Obama. ;-)


23 posted on 03/16/2012 7:44:46 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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The Guardian: “Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell detained for public rampage.” Someone make up headline and title for post.


24 posted on 03/16/2012 8:17:12 PM PDT by anglian
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To: anglian

No one made up the title. The title I posted was copied and pasted from the original.


25 posted on 03/16/2012 8:40:14 PM PDT by tobyhill (Fight Fire With Fire)
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To: tobyhill

They must have changed it then.


26 posted on 03/16/2012 9:21:18 PM PDT by anglian
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To: tobyhill

Must have been thinking about the children. ;) All those FB idiots’ donations must have bought some good drugs.


27 posted on 03/16/2012 9:37:34 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: tobyhill
he was detained for being naked and masturbating in public.

Maybe he was trying to get exposure for his cause at the same time as getting adhesive to put up KONY 2012 posters.

28 posted on 03/17/2012 4:59:20 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: tobyhill

Russell went crazy when he discovered that Koby is no longer in Uganda and it turns out the the real murdering thug is Doby Gillis and now has to retool his campaign to DOBY 2012.


29 posted on 03/17/2012 5:02:38 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: cripplecreek

Well, that vid stayed up longer than I thought it would. Gone now.

Did you notice he was shreiking “F#€% ME!!!” repeatedly, throughout the whole clip, with the crowd egging him on?


30 posted on 03/17/2012 5:05:10 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: PJ-Comix

Oops! I meant KONY. Already the “viral video” is becoming as forgettable as the hula hoop.


31 posted on 03/17/2012 5:06:13 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: EveningStar
It is almost INEVITABLE that South Park will do soon do a show based on KONY 2012. It has all the elements that they like to incorporate into their episodes...especially the public nudity and masturbation parts.

Paging Matt and Trey!!!

32 posted on 03/17/2012 5:10:28 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: tobyhill

PHONY 2012


33 posted on 03/17/2012 5:12:09 AM PDT by PJ-Comix ("How To Overcome Writer's Block In Less Than An Hour" ---Available at Amazon)
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To: PJ-Comix
All sorts of folks are having fun with the Kony meme. I recently came across this:


34 posted on 03/17/2012 5:50:37 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: dfwgator
It's the exact same purpose as the "Goldstein 1984" campaign.

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what was "Goldstein 1984" all about?

I've done some research, but can't come up with anything except Orwell's "1984". Thanks in advance.

35 posted on 03/21/2012 4:40:59 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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To: nutmeg
I've done some research, but can't come up with anything except Orwell's "1984".

That's precisely what I was referring to.

36 posted on 03/21/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
That's precisely what I was referring to.

Thanks.

37 posted on 03/21/2012 11:44:31 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, and THANK YOU, Andrew Breitbart)
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