Saturday, October 20, 2018
 Justice Carolers Spread Holiday Jeer to Ed Buck 
By Sentinel News Service  
Published December 21, 2017


Gemmel Moore and Ed Buck (file photo)

Supporters of Gemmel Moore’s family and victims of Democratic donor Ed Buck aren’t letting the year end without a reminder that it’s been nearly five months since Moore’s death with no arrests or charges.   

On Fri., Dec. 15, Justice 4 Gemmel + All of Ed Buck’s Victims, an advocacy group formed to push for justice in the July meth overdose death of  26-year-old Gemmel Moore at the home of Ed Buck, performed justice carols outside of Buck’s West Hollywood apartment calling attention to the slow pace of the investigation into the death of Moore.  Justice carols are traditional holiday carols reworded with a social justice theme.  Nearly a dozen supporters came out to serenade Buck and his neighbors and leave two bags of coals in front of his apartment as a reminder that this Christmas is the first Moore’s family will celebrate without him.  (Video Link: 

Songs sung included “Prison Bells” to the traditional “Silver Bells” carol. 

Ed’s abusive, and a killer 

Preying on gay Black men 

His behavior is sick and disgusting. 


He’s protected and defended 

By the folks he’s bought off 

And the sheriff’s and the DA too! 


In a cell (in a cell) 

In a cell (in a cell) 

Ed Buck belongs in a prison 

Tickey-tock (tickey-tock) 

Handcuffs lock (handcuffs lock) 

Soon it will be judgement day  


Ed Buck the Meth Man” to “Frosty the Snowman” 


Ed Buck, the meth-man 

Is your neighbor and a ho 

With a bunch of pipes 

And a box of drugs 

And syringes and needles 


Ed Buck the meth-man 

Is innocent they say 

So the story goes 

But his boy Steve knows 

How he killed Gemmel that day 


He must have some connection to the sheriff’s and DA 

For when they found Gemmel’s body 

They looked the other way 


Ed Buck the meth-man 

Is as free as he can be 

And his victims say 

He still parties and plays 

Looking for Black men daily 


Ed Buck the meth-man 

Really thinks he got away 

But we’re here to say 

We ain’t going away 

Justice for Gemmel today! 

We Wish Ed Buck Was in Prison” to “We Wish You A Merry Christmas” 

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!  

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!  

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!  

For 25 to life! 


Cause that will bring peace 

to Gemmel’s family 

We wish Ed Buck was in prison 

For 25 to life! 


We won’t stop ‘til he’s in prison 

We won’t stop ‘til he’s in prison 

We won’t stop ‘til he’s in prison 

So police arrest him! 


We wish Ed Buck was in prison! 

We wish Ed Buck was in prison! 

We wish Ed Buck was in prison! 

For 25 to life! 


Ed Buck Is Out on the Prowl” to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”  

You betta watch out 

You betta not cry 

You betta not pout 

I’m telling you why 

Ed Buck is out on the town 


He’s looking online 

He’s at the Gold Coast 

You know that he likes the Black guys the most 

Ed Buck is out on the town 


He injects you when you’re sleeping 

Plays dumb when you’re awake 

He knows if you need cash or drugs 

Watch your back, for goodness sake! 

You betta watch out 

You betta not cry 

You betta not pout 

I’m telling you why 

Ed Buck is out on the town 

Other songs sung included: “Prison Cell” to “Jingle Bells, “Gemmel’s Not Home for Christmas” to “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Ed Buck the Murderous Meth Man” to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” 

Gemmel Moore was found dead of a crystal meth overdose in Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home on July 27. His death was immediately classified as an accidental methamphetamine overdose by the coroner, but after his personal journal was published and other young men stepped forward recounting similar stories about a man who they say has a Tuskegee Experiment like fetish which includes shooting drugs into young Black men that he picks up off the street or via dating hookup websites, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s opened a homicide investigation. 

The coroner’s report on Gemmel Moore’s death corroborates Gemmel’s chilling words from his journal describing the violence he experienced at the hands of Ed Buck.   

“In his journal, Moore wrote, ‘I honestly don’t know what to do. I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that,’ a December entry reads. ‘Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted to the pain and fetish/fantasy.’ 

“‘My life is at an alltime [sic] high right now & I mean that from all ways. I ended up back at Buck [sic] house again and got munipulated [sic] into slamming again. I even went to the point where I was forced to doing 4 within a 2day [sic] period. This man is crazy and its [sic] sad. Will I ever get help?’ 

“His last entry, dated Dec. 3, 2016, reads: ‘If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now. 

According to the coroner’s report stated that the police found in Ed Buck’s apartment, sex toys, syringes and “clear plastic bags with suspected methamphetamine in a tool box roll-cabinet in the living room” and that a coroner’s investigator found 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.” 

Ed Buck has contributed thousands of dollars to the California Democratic Party, candidates running for office and those in elected office including Senator Kevin de LeonGavin NewsomeGovernor Jerry BrownLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.  For a list of Buck’s political donations, please click here. 

Advocates for Gemmel Moore and Ed Buck’s victims have requested that money be returned to a fund set up for justice for Moore and the other young men and that the California Democratic Party condemn Buck’s actions. 

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