Ed Buck is wealthy Democratic donor who has contributed to politicians like Hillary Clinton and California Gov. Jerry Brown. However, in July 2017, a 26-year-old Black man named Gemmel Moore died in Buck’s West Hollywood home. Now, another Black man has died in Buck’s home, and no arrests were made after the body was found Monday morning.
WehoVille.com reported that dead man had not been identified after it he was found ropund 3:15 a.m. local time, according to nearby residents.
Activist Jasmyne Cannick said there will be a rally at Buck’s home Monday night. the home of Ed Buck. She was calling on the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to arrest Buck and for District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who is a Black woman, to “prosecute him for murder after another young Black gay man was found dead in his West Hollywood apartment of an apparent overdose.”
According to The Advocate, Buck has a “fetish for shooting drugs into black men he picks up off the street or on hookup site.” The L.A. County Coroner’s office said Moore’s death on July 27, 2017, was due to an overdose of methamphetamine, which is the technical term for crystal meth.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Moore wrote in a journal a few months before he died that he was using drugs and “Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of chrystal [sic] meth.” On July 4, 23 days before Moore died, an escort reported Buck to authorities but nothing was done. After Moore died, Buck’s apartment was searched and allegedly “found the following items in Buck’s two-bedroom apartment: 24 syringes with brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag with a ‘piece of crystal-like substance.'”
Nonetheless, Buck was never charged with anything. Buck’s attorney at the time, Seymour Amster, said, “I think it’s time to bring this tragedy to a conclusion. This was an accidental death. This was an unfortunate death … but that doesn’t mean we can make spurious accusations and spin something out of control.”
Let’s hope there is some justice after this second death.