Response to Kony 2012 Co-Founder's Detainment

Social media users were shocked and then concerned

By Lauren Steussy
|  Friday, Mar 16, 2012  |  Updated 9:27 PM PDT
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Response to Kony 2012 Co-Founder's Detainment

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WASHINGTON - JUNE 22: Jason Russell who is one of the co-founders of Invisible children speaks at the Invisible Children "How It Ends" lobbying campaign at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on June 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jason Russell

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Response to Kony 2012 Co-Founder's Detainment

The Kony 2012 campaign is suffering a setback after their co-founder was detained in Pacific Beach for allegedly masturbating in public.
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When the #StopKony Campaign began, millions of activists joined Invisible Children in their push to end the use of child soldiers in Uganda. The viral video targeted dictator Joseph Kony.

About a week later the non-profit's co-founder Jason Russell was detained in Pacific Beach on Thursday for acting out in public and masturbating, according to San Diego Police Department.

The campaign that got its fame through social media also took a devastating turn on Facebook and Twitter when word spread of the detainment. Here's what people had to say about Russell's detainment.
 

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