How many dead men need to show up at the same address before it’s considered a ‘trend’? Is it more than 2? Does it the answer change if he’s a big-time Democrat donor?
The cynical answer is ‘yes’.
When a big-name Democrat Donor like Ed Buck loses even Democrat hacks like Alyssa Milano, and sites like ‘Buzzfeed’, you know he’s in deep yogurt.
The LA Times describes Buck as “… a longtime political donor, a one-time West Hollywood City Council candidate and a well-known figure in LGBTQ political circles.”
The first time someone died in his apartment, police pressed no charges. Now that a second man has done so, they’re taking a closer look at the first death.
We know that Weinstein’s connections protected him for a long time from any real-world consequences of his worst behavior. Is this another case of a well-connected Democrat getting a ‘separate justice’ from ordinary schlubs who have to deal with such trifling matters as guilt, innocence, and evidence?
Or is he just having ‘bad luck’ because he’s befriended people who were hooked on drugs?
Buck, who resigned last year from the steering committee of the Stonewall Democratic Club, was previously investigated for the death of Gemmel Moore, a 26-year-old black man who died of a methamphetamine overdose in July 2017 in the same apartment. Moore was found naked on a mattress in the living room, littered with drug paraphernalia, according to a coroner’s report into his death.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s homicide bureau began an investigation into the death of another man—who is said to have been a black man in his fifties. They said they are also conducting a “secondary review” of Moore’s death. Last July, the district attorney’s office declined to file charges in the Moore case, citing insufficient evidence.
Jasmyne Cannick, a community activist who has worked with Moore’s family and conducted her own investigation into his death, led last night’s protest and said the district attorney and sheriff’s department have blood on their hands for failing to properly investigate Buck.
Cannick claims Buck—who donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates, including President Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Kyrsten Sinema, the new U.S. senator for Arizona—lures men to his apartment for dangerous sexual encounters. She says she has uncovered evidence from Moore’s journal and from other men who say that Buck promises money to people and then injects them with crystal meth for his own gratification.
Two dead black men in 18 months. Protesters are already crying ‘foul’ outside the apartment.
We don’t yet know the second victim’s name. But here’s something we know about the first victim, Gemmel Moore, who was only 26 when he died:
The Times reviewed pages of a journal that authorities said was found among Moore’s possessions. In it, Moore purportedly wrote in 2016 about using crystal methamphetamine.
“I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that,” Moore purportedly wrote. “Ed Buck is the one to thank, he gave me my first injection of chrystal [sic] meth.”
The entry continues: “I just hope the end result isn’t death…. 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, an investigator 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.”
“Ed Buck gave me my first injection of crystal meth.” Those are some damning words from a dead man’s journal.
Ed Buck portrays himself as a friend of drug addicts. But if Moore’s journal is accurate, the truth may be almost exactly the opposite.
He may be a rich guy exploiting vulnerable men for his own gratification and getting them hooked on dangerous substances.
It could be that this supposed ‘champion of the LGBT movement’ is actually part of its dark underbelly; an example of genuine oppression and exploitation doing far more harm than any so-called ‘hate speech’ or ‘pronoun misuse’.
If so… how many other ‘Gemmel Moore’s are out there, somewhere, suffering similar fates?
This isn’t a question of white or black, gay or straight.
It’s about basic humanity and treating people with the dignity common to everyone made in the image of God. And where people FAIL to do so — that’s where the legal system plays a role.
Let’s watch this one carefully. Powerful and privileged people should get the very same legal scrutiny as any of the rest of us when accused.
And that’s true whether they have ‘Deep State’ connections or not.