Co-Founder Of Invisible Children, Jason Russell, 'Kony 2012' Creators, Detained In San Diego-HuffPost

Jason Russell
By Huffington Post

NBC San Diego is reporting that Jason Russell, the co-founder of Invisible Children, the advocacy group behind the "Kony 2012" viral video, was detained at 11:30 am on Thursday morning for allegedly masturbating in public.

According to TMZ, Russell was allegedly under the influence of alcohol. Police also told TMZ that he was vandalizing cars.

NBC San Diego released a statement from Ben Keesey, the organization's CEO, noting that the "past two weeks have taken a severe emotional toll on all of us," and that the toll had "manifested itself in an unfortunate incident yesterday."

Russell, a co-founder of Invisible Children, created the 30-minute film featuring himself, his son, Gavin, and a former child soldier from Uganda named Jacob. Last week, the film received millions of views and rocketed Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, to fame. However, many were quick to respond with criticisms of the film and the organization's spending practices.

Jason Russell is described on the organization's website as a "grand storyteller and dreamer" who dreams of "redefining the concept of humanitarian work" and having "nine more children" with his wife.

A phone call to the San Diego Police Department department had not been returned at the time of publication, and the phone line at Invisible Children was not operating.

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It is so plain to see

African witchcraft in action...need I say more? It is understandable that Kony is not a good guy, but the US Govt wants to use this Jason guy as an excuse to go into Uganda and plunder that country as usual. Someone has dealt him a wicked hand.

Wizard Kony?

Kony is a wizard. More dreadful things will happen to his enemies. Kony belongs to several cults. Funny enough, witchcraft does not exits in the modern world. The earlier he is captured the better...


Deri what the "headline" suggested was that someone spoilt and was hell bent to drag others too! Nothing like "north or northeners allocation there particularly. I wish you can now rewrite on that morality related topic.


Is this oyinbo alright at all. Take him to a rehab before he disgraces himself further.

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This is someone seen as the deliverer of those kids, see how his own life is in urgent need of deliverance.

No harm of flesh, wisdom, strength or knowledge can save except Jesus Christ. Seek Jesus now when it is not too late.

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