Justice Carolers Spread Holiday Jeer to Ed Buck


Ed Buck and West Hollywood neighbors treated to holiday classics“Prison Bells,” “Ed Buck the Meth Man,” and more


West Hollywood, CA - Supporters of Gemmel Moore’s family and victims of Democratic donor Ed Buck aren’t letting the year end without a reminder that it’s been nearly five months since Moore’s death with no arrests or charges.  


On Fri., Dec. 15, Justice 4 Gemmel + All of Ed Buck’s Victims, an advocacy group formed to push for justice in the July meth overdose death of  26-year-old Gemmel Moore at the home of Ed Buck, performed justice carols outside of Buck’s West Hollywood apartment calling attention to the slow pace of the investigation into the death of Moore.  Justice carols are traditional holiday carols reworded with a social justice theme.  Nearly a dozen supporters came out to serenade Buck and his neighbors and leave two bags of coals in front of his apartment as a reminder that this Christmas is the first Moore’s family will celebrate without him.  (Video Link: https://youtu.be/jRtJjX6DbM4)


Songs sung included “Prison Bells” to the traditional “Silver Bells” carol.


Ed’s abusive, and a killer

Preying on gay Black men

His behavior is sick and disgusting.

He’s protected and defended

By the folks he’s bought off

And the Sheriffs and the DA too!

In a cell (in a cell)

In a cell (in a cell)

Ed Buck belongs in a prison

Tickey-tock (tickey-tock)

Handcuffs lock (handcuffs lock)

Soon it will be judgement day


“Ed Buck the Meth Man” to “Frosty the Snowman”


Ed Buck, the meth-man

Is your neighbor and a ho

With a bunch of pipes

And a box of drugs

And syringes and needles

Ed Buck the meth-man

Is innocent they say

So the story goes

But his boy Steve knows

How he killed Gemmel that day

He must have some connection to the Sheriffs and DA

For when they found Gemmel’s body

They looked the other way

Ed Buck the meth-man

Is as free as he can be

And his victims say

He still parties and plays

Looking for Black men daily

Ed Buck the meth-man

Really thinks he got away

But we’re here to say

We ain’t going away

Justice for Gemmel today!


“We Wish Ed Buck Was in Prison” to “We Wish You A Merry Christmas”


We wish Ed Buck was in prison!

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!

For 25 to life!

Cause that will bring peace

to Gemmel’s family

We wish Ed Buck was in prison

For 25 to life!

We won’t stop ‘til he’s in prison

We won’t stop ‘til he’s in prison

We won’t stop ‘til he’s in prison

So police arrest him!

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!

We wish Ed Buck was in prison!

For 25 to life!


“Ed Buck Is Out on the Prowl” to “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”


You betta watch out

You betta not cry

You betta not pout

I’m telling you why

Ed Buck is out on the town

He’s looking online

He’s at the Gold Coast

You know that he likes the Black guys the most

Ed Buck is out on the town

He injects you when you’re sleeping

Plays dumb when you’re awake

He knows if you need cash or drugs

Watch your back, for goodness sake!

You betta watch out

You betta not cry

You betta not pout

I’m telling you why

Ed Buck is out on the town


Other songs sung included: “Prison Cell” to “Jingle Bells, “Gemmel’s Not Home for Christmas” to “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” and “Ed Buck the Murderous Meth Man” to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”


Gemmel Moore was found dead of a crystal meth overdose in Ed Buck’s West Hollywood home on July 27. His death was immediately classified as an accidental methamphetamine overdose by the coroner, but after his personal journal was published and other young men stepped forward recounting similar stories about a man who they say has a Tuskegee Experiment like fetish which includes shooting drugs into young Black men that he picks up off the street or via dating hookup websites, the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s opened a homicide investigation.


The coroner’s report on Gemmel Moore’s death corroborates Gemmel’s chilling words from his journal describing the violence he experienced at the hands of Ed Buck.  


“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?’


“His last entry, dated Dec. 3, 2016, reads: ‘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 stated that the police found in Ed Buck’s apartment, sex toys, syringes and “clear plastic bags with suspected methamphetamine in a tool box roll-cabinet in the living room” and that a coroner’s investigator found 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 has contributed thousands of dollars to the California Democratic Party, candidates running for office and those in elected office including Senator Kevin de Leon, Gavin Newsome, Governor Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey.  For a list of Buck’s political donations, please click here.


Advocates for Gemmel Moore and Ed Buck’s victims have requested that money be returned to a fund set up for justice for Moore and the other young men and that the California Democratic Party condemn Buck’s actions.

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