Justice4Gemmel + All of Ed Buck's Victims was created to advocate on behalf of the victims of Ed Buck.
In addition to the tragic deaths of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, numerous young men have stepped forward with photos, emails, and text messages recounting similar stories involving Buck and accusing him of being a sexual predator, kidnapping, forced drug use, injecting unconscious black gay men with crystal meth, filing false police reports to cover his crimes, coercion, pimping, and pandering.
We are working to see that Ed Buck is prosecuted for the deaths of Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean.
Jasmyne A. Cannick
As a strategist, Jasmyne Cannick has worked at all levels of government developing custom-tailored communications strategies and messages for elected officials, political campaigns, and non-profit organizations. She successfully served several terms as a Press Secretary in the California State Assembly before going to Washington to work in the House of Representatives. Locally she’s worked for several city and county governments in the areas of public affairs and communications. Today, as a public affairs and communications strategist, Jasmyne continues to work on numerous local, state and federal candidate and ballot measure campaigns in California and has also expanded her practice to include working with some of California’s top criminal defense and civil rights attorneys.
When she’s not working, nationally Ms. Cannick is known for her ability to speak truth to power as a journalist and television and radio commentator focusing on political, race and social issues causing her to be selected as one of ESSENCE Magazine’s 25 Women Shaping the World, one of the Most Influential African-Americans in Los Angeles Under 40 and one of Los Angeles’ Most Fascinating Angelenos by the L.A. Weekly. A forward thinker with the ability to tackle hard to address issues from an unapologetically Black point of view, Jasmyne continues to successfully bring a logical mindset, including innovative theories to the art and practice of storytelling in the 21st century.
Ms. Cannick is known for her efforts to shape public opinion and encourage civic engagement for positive social change while advocating for underrepresented and marginalized communities.
Nana Gyamfi, JD, is a human rights and criminal defense attorney, a professor in the Pan African Studies Department at the California State University Los Angeles, and radio personality who hosts 2 popular shows in Los Angeles, CA.
As a seasoned organizer and activist, Nana has been involved and led with various local, national, and international social justice for over thirty years. She is a Co-Founder and Managing Member of two Black-led and Black-focused organizations – Justice Warriors 4 Black Lives and Human Rights Advocacy. She is a co-founder and Core Team Member of Black August Los Angeles. She has also served as Executive Director of Black Women’s Forum, an organization founded by Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who serves as its President.
As a Movement attorney, Nana addresses the social justice challenges of Black and other marginalized communities of color through legal advocacy, organizing, and involvement in community causes. She represented all of the Black Lives Matter Los Angeles members prosecuted for protest actions from 2014 – 2016, and continues to advise activists involved in the Movement for Black Lives. Her almost twenty-five years of experience representing Black activists and organizers led her to co-found Justice Warriors 4 Black Lives, a Black collaborative project of community members fighting on the legal frontlines of Black liberation. She also heads the Community Legal Clinic & Restorative Justice Center (CLCRJC) where she provides legal advice and consultation, advocacy, alternate dispute resolution, and “legal-ease” workshops regarding constitutional and human rights.
Nana received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University, and her Juris Doctorate from UCLA School of Law and serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI).
Hussain Turk, esq., received his Bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College, where he studied Political Science and Women’s Studies. Hussain received his Juris Doctor degree from UCLA School of Law, where he completed a specialized certification in Critical Race Studies. During law school, Hussain served as Editor in Chief of the UCLA Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law, a leading authority on topics ranging from Islamic jurisprudence to the laws and governance in and of Near Eastern and Muslim majority nations.
Hussain served as Staff Attorney and most recently as Director of the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project (“LA HLPP”), the only legal aid project serving the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. While at LA HLPP, Hussain prosecuted civil rights violations and assisted in the prosecution of a privacy breach that ultimately settled for $17 million. As part of his work at LA HLPP, Hussain twice provided expert testimony before the California State Legislature in the successful campaign to modernize HIV-criminalization statutes. Hussain is a skilled orator and he has a passion for grassroots organizing and social justice advocacy. He has been invited to speak across the world on topics ranging from public health and criminal justice reform including the 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam, on sexual assault in the gay male community at the #MeToo demonstration in Hollywood and the state of LGBT rights at the 2017 Equality Federation conference in Washington, DC.
In his free time, Hussain enjoys listening to country music, cooking, and running.
“The longer Ed Buck remains a free man, the more likely there will be a third man to die in that apartment.”