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Tue, Feb 26


Hall of Justice

Tell DA Jackie Lacey to Prosecute Ed Buck

Join Gemmel Moore's mother and Color of Change in delivering over 30k petitions calling for the prosecution of Ed Buck.

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Tell DA Jackie Lacey to Prosecute Ed Buck
Tell DA Jackie Lacey to Prosecute Ed Buck

Time & Location

Feb 26, 2019, 11:00 AM

Hall of Justice, 211 W Temple St, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

About the event

Within less than two years, two Black gay men have been found dead in the home of Democratic political donor Ed Buck.

26 year-old Gemmel Moore was found dead of a crystal meth overdose in Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home on July 27, 2017.

His death was immediately classified as an accidental methamphetamine overdose by the coroner. 19 days later after Moore’s journal was publicly published and appeared in news reports, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s homicide bureau opened an investigation.

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?”

Moore’s last entry, dated December 3, 2016, reads, “If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now.”

Timothy Dean died of an overdose in Ed Buck’s apartment on January 7, 2019. Autopsy and toxicology reports are still pending for Dean’s death.

In partnership with Gemmel Moore’s mother LaTisha Nixon, Justice4Gemmel + All of Ed Buck’s Victims, local and national partners, we invite you to help us deliver the petition with over 27,000 signatures to DA Lacey's office. Help us put an end to the violence being inflicted on Black LGBTQ communities in Los Angeles County!

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