Hay supported NAMBLA's inclusion in gay pride parades  and publicly addressed their meetings in support of the organisation. The men were members of a "sex ring"; Byrne said the arrest was "the tip of the iceberg". President Bill Clinton could certify that no UN agency grants any official status to organizations that condoned pedophilia. Although the accusation was groundless, the negative publicity was disastrous to the organization. A prison newsletter. Some gay rights organizations, burdened by accusations of child recruitment and child abuse, had abandoned the radicalism of their early years and had "retreat[ed] from the idea of a more inclusive politics",  choosing instead to appeal to the mainstream. According to the suit, defendants Charles Jaynes and Salvatore Sicari, who were convicted of murdering the Curleys' son Jeffrey, "stalked The FBI vs. Echols published the names, addresses and telephone numbers of eighty suspected NAMBLA members on his website, which led to death threats being made to people who were not members of the organization. Curley v. Byrne found the men had used drugs and video games to lure the boys into a house, where they photographed them as they engaged in sexual activity. John Reinstein, the director of the ACLU Massachusetts, said although NAMBLA "may extol conduct which is currently illegal", there was nothing on its website that "advocated or incited the commission of any illegal acts, including murder or rape". NAMBLA Bulletin, a quarterly publication sent to fee-paying members;  in co-founder David Thorstad said, "The Bulletin is turning into a semi-pornographic jerk-off mag for pedophiles". Twenty-four men were arrested and indicted on over felony counts of the statutory rape of boys aged eight to fifteen. The lawsuit was dropped in April after a judge ruled that a key witness was not competent to testify. Soto, a San Diego Union-Tribune writer, wrote in February , "Law enforcement officials and mental health professionals say that while NAMBLA's membership numbers are small, the group has a dangerous ripple effect through the Internet by sanctioning the behavior of those who would abuse children". They cite a controversial paper by Rind et al.