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Judge Denies Bail for Ed Buck
October 1, 2020
A request for bail was denied last Friday for Democratic Party fundraiser Ed Buck, who is accused of giving drugs to a man who died at his West Hollywood apartment after allegedly being lured across state lines for prostitution. ... read more »
Petition Urges Judge to Deny Bail to Democratic Donor Ed Buck in Deaths of Black Gay Men
September 17, 2020
On the eve of the one=year incarceration of Democratic donor and activist, Ed Buck in the deaths of two Black gay men, the group, Justice 4 Gemmel and All of Ed Buck’s Victims, has begun gathering signatures for a petition calling upon Magistrate Judge Rozella A. Oliver to deny bail to Buck.  The petition comes after Buck, 65, petitioned the court arguing that he is at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 while in jail due to his age and because he says he suffers from gum disease and needs specialized cardiac care. ... read more »
Grand Jury Charges Ed Buck with Four Additional Felonies, Including that He Enticed Victims to Travel Interstate to Engage in Prostitution
August 4, 2020
A federal grand jury today returned a superseding indictment charging Edward Buck with four additional felonies, including that he allegedly enticed victims – including a man who died at his West Hollywood apartment after he administered drugs to him – to travel interstate to engage in prostitution. ... read more »
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Statement on Federal Grand Jury Indictments Charging Ed Buck with Four Additional Felonies
August 4, 2020
"The additional indictments against Ed Buck just further prove that the men who came forward and told their stories of the white man in West Hollywood who loved to inject Black men with meth were true. ... read more »
After Democratic Party’s Silence on Death of Two Black Gay Men at Democratic Donor’s Home, Jasmyne Cannick Won Her Election to their Board
March 12, 2020
After being ignored by her state and local Democratic Party’s leadership when she called attention to the crystal meth overdose deaths of two Black gay men at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s home-- Jasmyne Cannick has won a seat on the Party’s coveted County Central Committee. On Super Tuesday, March 3, Cannick earned enough votes to secure her seat on the elected body that oversees the Los Angeles County Democratic Party. ... read more »
Why I am Running for Elected Office and Why You Should Care
February 14, 2020
In 2017, 26-year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead of a meth overdose in the West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck. Buck, was 63 and White, a longtime political donor, a one-time West Hollywood City Council candidate and a well-known figure in LGBTQ political circles. Moore was Black and gay and had worked as an escort. ... read more »
Second Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Democratic Donor Ed Buck
January 16, 2020
Attorneys for the family and estate of Timothy Dean, a 55-year-old fashion consultant, who died of a crystal meth overdose in California Democratic major donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home on January 7, 2019, have filed a wrongful death lawsuit in L.A. Superior Court. Filed with the court on January 7, 2020, just one year after Dean’s death, this is the second wrongful death lawsuit filed against Ed Buck involving crystal meth overdose deaths at his home.  The lawsuit is seeking damages against Ed Buck for wrongful death, sexual battery, drug dealer liability, negligence, intentional infliction of emotional distress and hate violence. ... read more »
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L.A. District Attorney Jackie Lacey Failed the Victims of Ed Buck
October 17, 2019
Jackie Lacey’s failure to charge Ed Buck for the deaths of Gemmel Moore and Timo­thy Dean was not because of a lack of evidence or probable cause. Her failure was a direct result of a lack of interest and political will. All of which was the reason that the sheriff’s de­partment sought outside help from their federal counterparts to finally bring Buck to justice. ... read more »
WATCH: Gemmel Moore’s Mother Speaks Out on the Indictment of Ed Buck
October 3, 2019
Gemmel Moore's Mother Speaks Out on the Indictment of Ed Buck ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Timothy Dean’s Sister Joann Speaks on the Indictment of Ed Buck
October 3, 2019
Timothy Dean's Sister Joann Speaks on the Indictment of Ed Buck ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: Timothy Dean’s Sister Joyce Speaks on the Indictment of Ed Buck
October 3, 2019
Timothy Dean's Sister Joyce Speaks on the Indictment of Ed Buck ... read more / watch video »
LaTisha Nixon: ‘I Want Ed Buck to Know I’m Never Going Away’
October 3, 2019
LaTisha Nixon is still mourning the death of her son Gemmel Moore, who will be forever 26, the age he died in the home of longtime Democratic donor Ed Buck. But, she said she is really happy that he can’t hurt anybody else. Buck was arrested on September 17 and charged with three counts of battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.  He is accused of injecting a 37-year-old man, who overdosed but survived, with methamphetamine on September 11. ... read more »
Rep. Bass Statement on the Arrest of Ed Buck
September 19, 2019
“It’s incomprehensible to me that it took a third Black man to be attacked and almost die to finally dissolve the unconscionable apathy that has allowed Ed Buck, a racist sexual predator, to roam free. Everyone knew that he preyed on young Black men -- two died in his apartment. The inaction in response had a message was loud and clear: Black gay lives obviously didn’t matter. ... read more »
Ed Buck Charged After Third Overdose, Due in Court Wednesday
September 18, 2019
Ed Buck, the prominent Democratic Party donor whose West Hollywood apartment was the scene of two fatal drug overdoses, was jailed this morning in lieu of $4 million bail after being arrested and charged by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office with running a drug den in his residence after a third man last week suffered a near-fatal overdose at Buck's apartment. ... read more »
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