Black Lives Matter Pasadena's Jasmine Abdullah spoke on the July 27, 2017 crystal meth overdose death of 26-year-old Gemmel Moore at the West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck at a public hearing of the Los Angeles County Human Relations Commission on policing and human relations in the LGBTQ community and women of color. The public hearing was held Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Trade Tech College in Los Angeles.
"I noticed on this side of Santa Monica—which is La Brea—you’re okay," said Black Lives Matter Pasadena founder Jasmine Abdullah to a standing room only audience. "Right? The white folks they look out for each other and everything. But on this side of Santa Monica, it’s just the brown and Black folks. And on Santa Monica and Highland, it’s drug use, it’s sex work—it’s all types of stuff going on."