Sure it could not have happened to a more “deserving” person, but what if you had been the person arrested, or some one you loved? Since 1952 (remember the arrest of Dale Jennings that put early Mattachine on the map?) when the idea of a magazine about homosexuality got started the “news” in ONE magazine was about every city that had constant raids on gay bars and cops making arrests of mostly male homosexuals seeking a sex partner, or sometimes even kissing in public. We put out a card telling people what to do when arrested, and had 24-hour answering services to help people arrested, etc.
Now that our cause had made such great progress, thanks to a minority of homosexuals and a growing minority of heterosexuals who believe in civil/equal rights, we can not now change our objection to such an arrest just because the person involved in a “bad” person. What we must do is use this “discussion” to further educate sincere Americans who still do not understand how we have been misused by law enforcement agents, bigoted psychiatrists — who can testify against us in court and help parents send their homosexual children to a “camp” to “change them” — and the lazy media people who still have no clue as to the real issues of homosexuality and will never make the effort to find out if they only hear from “professional” gays who seek celebrity and lots of money for being gays.