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Wrongful death suit filed against prominent Dem donor linked to deaths of two black men

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A prominent Democrat donor linked to the deaths of two black males has had a wrongful death suit filed against him by the mother of one of his alleged victims, Gemmel Moore.

Moore, a 26-year-old black prostitute, died at the West Hollywood apartment of high-profile Democrat donor Ed Buck, 65, in August of 2017 from a methamphetamine overdose. While coroners ruled his death to be an “accident” and local authorities chose to never pursue charges, Moore’s mother, LaTisha Nixon, remains convinced of Buck’s guilt — and perhaps rightly so, given the latest evidence.

Last month another black man died at Buck’s home, and again from a suspected drug overdose. Why do black men keep dying from drug overdoses at this Democrat donor’s home?

 

Nixon alleges in her suit that in the case of her son, Buck “illegally supplied, marketed and distributed crystal methamphetamine” to him.

According to the Los Angeles Times, her suit specifically says that “Buck preyed on black men and that he had solicited her son for sex numerous times. During the encounters, she alleged, Buck insisted on injecting Moore with crystal methamphetamine and then forced him to watch pornography and perform sex acts while intoxicated.”

The known evidence fits this claim.

Moore’s personal diary/journal was found to contain allegations that Buck had introduced him to methamphetamine: “I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth,” he reportedly wrote, according to the Advocate.

The Advocate, an LGBT magazine, maintains that the pattern fits with widespread claims by “numerous young black gay men” that the Democrat donor “has a fetish for shooting drugs into black men he picks up off the street or on hookup sites.”

Despite all the evidence against Buck, local prosecutors chose not to charge him for Moore’s death. Community activists have and continue to maintain that Buck was let off the hook because of his contributions to powerful political figures like Hillary Rodham Clinton, among others.

“Community activists like Jasmyne Cannick have accused Los Angeles officials of declining to prosecute Buck in 2017 thanks to his contributions to powerful politicians such as Hillary Clinton, California Gov. Jerry Brown, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, and numerous West Hollywood City Council members,” The Advocate reported.

Because of the refusal by LA officials to prosecute Buck, Nixon’s suit also names Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey and Deputy Dist. Atty. Craig Hum.

“Their refusal to criminally prosecute Ed Buck because he is white is an unjust and unequal application of the law that violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution,” her attorney Hussain Turk said to West Hollywood news outlet WEHOville.

“If the dead body of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed white man was found in the home of an older black man, he’d be lucky to even make it to the police station alive. But on DA Lacey’s and DDA Hum’s watch, Ed Buck hasn’t even been formally questioned for his involvement in the deaths of not one, but two black men.”

Turk added that the suit is designed to hold Buck, Lacey and Hum “accountable in the only way our civil justice system knows how — monetary damages.”

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Buck has for his part denied the allegations against him.

“Buck’s attorney, Seymour Amster, said in an email that he and his client ‘categorically deny each and every allegation and look forward to litigating this matter in court,'” the Times reported. “Amster previously told The Times that critics have unfairly used race to blame Buck for the deaths, saying ‘some people who all of a sudden have media attention are trying to divide the races.'”

His critics would argue that they’re not trying to divide anything — they’re trying to bring justice to those black men who’ve died at his home under very suspicious circumstances.

As of Thursday it didn’t appear that Lacey and Hum had responded to the lawsuit yet, though the pressure against them was continuing to mount:

“Our hope is that this lawsuit will bring some modicum of justice for Gemmel and all of Ed Buck’s victims,” Nixon’s co-counsel, Nana Gymafi, said to WEHOville.

“Additionally, Gemmel’s family has been clear since Gemmel was killed that they seek justice for all of Ed Buck’s victims as well as the prevention of future victims. This lawsuit helps to protect a very vulnerable population of gay black men by exposing details of Buck’s predatory and racially-discriminatory actions against gay black men.”

As of Thursday afternoon neither The New York Times, The Washington Post, MSNBC, CNN or any of the other usual suspects had run stories about Nixon’s suit. It’d be nice if they would. It’d also be nice if they’d ask Hillary Clinton why she hasn’t condemned her donor buddy yet:

HERE’S WHAT YOU’RE MISSING …

Vivek Saxena

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