Skip to comments.Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell detained for masturbating in public
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.
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LOL this is perfect.
Our soldiers should certainly be in Uganda to fight for the causes that this fellow ardently supports /sarc
He thought he was in San Francisco.
He got a call from his accountant quantifying donation cancelations.
You ever lose 7 figures in 72 hours...?
If anyone was still wondering about Soros’ Koni thing...
You sneaky rick roller, you! ;)
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”
If he were only transgendered, he'd have a great future in California politics.
LOL It is Spring after all.
The LRA is demonically evil. I support anyone who is against them, and I pray Mr. Russell has a speedy recovery.
I hope Kony puts a “Russell 2012” video on youtube.
And didn't get the memo: STAY AWAY FROM THE BROWN ACID.
I don’t care for the LRA either but I’m not convinced of a real purpose for “KONY 2012” campaign.
It's the exact same purpose as the "Goldstein 1984" campaign.
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?
This might explain @ElizaDushku tweet. This was her issue before the viral video.
Oh no... The news is a mess tonight.
Think he can get one of those “high profile” Hollywood lawyers to get a firm handle on his defense?
I think he is masturbating for the children
Could PETA become involved with a public “chicken choking”?
I thought this “Kony 2012” campaign was a democrat write in campaign. He’s gotta be better than Obama. ;-)
The Guardian: “Kony 2012 campaigner Jason Russell detained for public rampage.” Someone make up headline and title for post.
No one made up the title. The title I posted was copied and pasted from the original.
They must have changed it then.
Must have been thinking about the children. ;) All those FB idiots’ donations must have bought some good drugs.
Maybe he was trying to get exposure for his cause at the same time as getting adhesive to put up KONY 2012 posters.
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.
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?
Oops! I meant KONY. Already the “viral video” is becoming as forgettable as the hula hoop.
Paging Matt and Trey!!!
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.
That's precisely what I was referring to.
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