KONY 2012 Founder Arrested For Public Masturbating

KonyJason Russell is the co-founder of Invisible Children, the San Diego-based organization behind KONY 2012. As well as being the main force behind the campaign, Russell is also an evangelist Christian and father of two. News of his arrest comes from NBC San Diego:

A co-founder for Invisible Children was detained in Pacific Beach on Thursday for being drunk in public and masturbating, according to San Diego Police Department.

Jason Russell, 33, was allegedly found masturbating in public, vandalizing cars and possibly under the influence of something, according to Lt. Andra Brown. He was detained at the intersection of Ingraham Street and Riviera Road.

Brown said Russell was acting very strange.

“Due to the nature of the detention, he was not arrested,” she said at a press conference. “During the evaluation we learned we probably needed to take him to a medical facility because of statements he was saying.”

Police said they received several calls Thursday at 11:30 a.m. of a man in various stages of undress, running through traffic and screaming.

Police described Russell as “in his underwear.” He allegedly took off his underwear at one point, but it was back on by the time officers arrived, said Lt. Brown…

[continues at NBC San Diego]

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56 Comments on "KONY 2012 Founder Arrested For Public Masturbating"

  1. JohnFrancisBittrich | Mar 16, 2012 at 5:30 pm |

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  2. This whole KONY 2012 thing just keeps getting better.

    • TennesseeCyberian | Mar 17, 2012 at 2:54 am |

      I knew there was something about Russell’s effeminate enunciation that just screamed repression.

  3. Jeremy Rettig | Mar 16, 2012 at 5:39 pm |

    This is absolutely fantastic.

  4. gravyrobber | Mar 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm |

    this is absolutely priceless.

  5. lol

  6. MadHierophant | Mar 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm |

    lulz

  7. Was detained and was arrested are two different things . I mean I know this site is named disinfo but common 😀 

    • especially since the article SAYS “he was not arrested”

    • nevertrusta3sum | Mar 16, 2012 at 6:33 pm |

       To be realistic.. it isn’t disinfo who wrote this article in the first place, or a loosely tied affiliate (it was NBC San Diego who they are quoting/posting this article from). Not to say that this site doesn’t partake in disinformation propaganda. It could be viewed that they are calling out the disinformation, or partaking. See what happens when enough people start calling out lies. Public mental breakdown ensues. Cue the music..

    • Calypso_1 | Mar 17, 2012 at 12:34 am |

      5150 is more than ‘detained’ – individuals are remanded for psych eval but are still under court order until mental status is determined.  Charges may be pending or await consultation between a judge and medical staff.

  8. Another episode which calls for the Sad Trombone Sound Effect.

  9. So what, he was drunk? Who doesn’t do this while drunk?

  10. I could have stopped reading at “is also an evangelist” , but went ahead and finished the article anyhow.

    There’s some common emotional/mental instability about Fundies (of any stripe) that makes this sort of thing an all too common occurrence.

  11. I haven’t laughed this hard or this deep in a long time.  My first thought was PCP but I bet this phony just cracked under the backlash of his lies.  Two days ago they had to disable their YouTube comments, now this…

    • Camron Wiltshire | Mar 16, 2012 at 10:22 pm |

      Could have been drugged for sure but I agree it’s likely, “he cracked under the backlash of his lies.”    I didn’t realize that about their youtube comments.  That speaks dividends.  It’s a good barometer as to the speed with which the blogosphere can counter propaganda.  
      Whether or not the average know nothing consumer pays attention to the follow up remains to be seen.

      • Apathesis | Mar 17, 2012 at 9:21 am |

        When I noticed that comments were disabled the other day, it spoke volumes to me.

        • Camron Wiltshire | Mar 17, 2012 at 9:34 am |

          Most definitely.  Yeah that tells you how well they can stand up to criticism.  

  12. Is Kony real?  If so, why such a backlash as of late?  Oh I remember because the founder isn’t a lib.  Hey whats worse being anti gay or a murder in the eyes of the media?

    • That’s such a ludicrous false dilemma I can’t tell if you worked really hard for it or just pulled it out of your ass.

    • Hadrian999 | Mar 16, 2012 at 10:59 pm |

       mostly because he has been operating and quite well known for decades so why now?
      it’s most likely an psy op to create an african al qeida and justify american military occupation of parts of africa

      • Camron Wiltshire | Mar 17, 2012 at 8:25 am |

        I agree with your assessment. 

      • sonicbphuct | Mar 18, 2012 at 11:14 am |

         sometimes i don’t understand how you can always reply with such rationality to such … irrational doesn’t even describe it … comments.

        such patience is impressive.

    •  Last time I checked both sides of the isle put murder as worse, idiot…>__>
      And being anti-gay means you can’t get over the fact that some people decided to live differently then you and/or your religious ideology…and that makes you a shut minded twit. GET WITH THE TIMES! ):[

  13. He had a lot of built up sexual release to take care of.  That’s why abstinence never works.

  14. I think he misunderstood the peoples’ cry for full disclosure.

  15. DeepCough | Mar 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm |

    I guess this makes the co-founder of Invisible Children……

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/09/04/article-1052367-0103B55A000004B0-847_468x461.jpg

    A real jerk-off.

  16. Kiwisweet | Mar 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm |

    Very sad.

  17. What? This is gold. This joke just keeps on getting better and better as it still lingers.

  18. Tourist666 | Mar 17, 2012 at 12:01 am |

    KONY ISLAND – Where ‘invisible children’ ride the viral media roller
    coaster, pimped by a religious nut who enjoys public masturbation.

  19. MoralDrift | Mar 17, 2012 at 1:09 am |

    Hmmmm maybe he is a victim of mind control and the conditioning is going haywire

  20. NoOneSpecial | Mar 17, 2012 at 3:21 am |

    I think someone is trying to make him look like a fraud. Because, this does not add up to his character or his cause.

    • sonicbphuct | Mar 18, 2012 at 11:09 am |

       yes, and that someone is …. cue the drum roll … himself! cue laugh track.

    • Hadrian999 | Mar 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm |

      he is a opportunist who uses real tragedy to collect money which is not used to help the victims but rather is used to finance the staff of the org. at best he is a parasite at worst he is a stooge helping to drum up support for u.s and nato military occupation of parts of africa which just happens to happen around the time that the US wants to combat china’s growing influence in africa. the blowback of american troops on the ground is likely to cause social unrest and sectarian violence, 12% of uganda’s population is Sunni muslim, from which a U.S. presence is likely to provoke an “al qeida” responce……who doesn’t see where this is going

  21. The CIA used to do this to people in the 1960’s dose them with drugs and when they are good and fucked up let them loose on the street. An excellent way to discredit people. look for the lyrics of the Dead Kennedy’s I am the Owl. http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/deadkennedys/iamtheowl.html

    • Camron Wiltshire | Mar 17, 2012 at 8:27 am |

      Thanks for the song link.  Listened to the Dead Kennedy’s back in the skating days but never understood then what I do now.  I don’t think it was our agency that got him though if he was doped up.  Perhaps toxicology tests or perhaps a way to wash their hands of the ensuing backlash for propping up another bogeyman?  Who knows.  Could be Voodoo for all I know.

  22. Motherfucking Alex Jones … lmao

  23. well played feds. well played.

    • Hadrian999 | Mar 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm |

       the feds want this guy to succeed, the resulting conflict will keep contractors rolling in money and will provide a pretext for American forces to remain in the area to counter Chinese influence in africa

  24. Waiting to see #Christianphonypublicmasterbation2012 start trending

  25. HORNY 2012

  26. Vi0let_femme | Mar 18, 2012 at 1:49 am |

    It’s PCP. 

    • sonicbphuct | Mar 18, 2012 at 11:08 am |

       naw, PCP was so 80’s. it’s a 4 day bender of Methamphetamine. After all, it’s San Diego, no?

  27. luther_blissett5 | Mar 18, 2012 at 8:19 am |

    And one more thing… STOP AT NOTHING!

  28. luther_blissett5 | Mar 18, 2012 at 8:22 am |

    So glad my latest viral campaign has raised awareness about the related issues of vandalism, public masturbation, drug use, sleep deprivation and dehydration. It’s not a solution, but if it kick starts the conversation and encourages others to spread the word, then it’s a success that I’m very proud of. Hope all of you take similar action on Cover the Night 4/20! And don’t forget to buy the Action Pack that has everything you’ll need to dress up yourself and your community including a poster, stickers, buttons, action guide, bracelet and thong underwear.

  29. Eddievenegas | Mar 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm |

    I thought the whole thing was about a Rapper. KONY WEST right ? No ? OOOHHH  KANYE WEST. My Bad. I got confused because they’re both Africans who talk SHIT and think they’re GOD.

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