"He smiles across the canteen at his arresting officers. They smile faintly back. Jonathan has always told me about his good relationship with the police, how kind they were to him during his arrest, and he looks a little crestfallen at their evident withdrawal of affection. "The police are far less friendly than they were," he says. "Quite boot-faced, in fact." He pauses. "And there doesn't even seem to be a senior officer around. I'm getting quite insulted that I'm so unimportant that only constables are allowed anywhere near the case."
From The fall of a pop impresario, Jon Ronson The Guardian, Saturday 1 December 2001
I think I can understand him very well when he speaks of the friendliness of the police, and his dismay at the lack of senior officers afterwards.
"I am quite sure that there are still plenty of very friendly senior police officers who would give him all the support he craves for.
"I felt terrible about shaking his hand," one reporter says a little later. "I felt disgusting. I was standing there thinking, 'What's he done with that hand?' I should have refused to shake it."
"I just asked my solicitor if it's unusual for the accused to make a point of shaking the hands of the press and the prosecution barrister," Jonathan says as we walk into court. "He said it was absolutely unheard of!" Jonathan laughs, and adds, "You know, I fully intend to change the legal system just like I changed the pop industry."
Again, with the help of his friends in the legal profession, I am sure this is true. The pity of it is that there are some right wicked scum bags in the legal profession, and they are very busy trying to change laws, as was evident in 2002 when a group of BFMS members managed to stop what they called "police trawling" but what victims of child abuse and parents of young children would call the police just trying to do their job.
This vile man really did cling onto every word that Ralph Underwager spoke about the need for paedophiles to "Be Bold". They are as bold as sewer rats.