Ed Buck is a prominent donor to the Democrats who lives in West Hollywood. In July of 2017, a black man who was presumably hired for sexual services, died of a drug overdose in his home. Now, another black man has suffered a similar fate.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Second body found in West Hollywood home of Democratic donor Ed Buck
A man’s body was found early Monday in the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, authorities said.
It was the second time a man was found dead at Buck’s apartment. Buck is a longtime political donor, a one-time West Hollywood City Council candidate and a well-known figure in LGBTQ political circles.
Deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood station responded to the Laurel Avenue apartment complex at 1:05 a.m. in response to a report of a person not breathing, the department said in a statement. At some point, the 911 caller performed CPR, the department said.
Paramedics pronounced a man dead at the scene. The cause of death was not yet known.
The dead man’s name has not been released, but Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Department, said he was black.
Buck previously was investigated for the death of another black man, the 2017 overdose of Gemmel Moore, 26.
Buck was present for the deaths of both men, the Sheriff’s Department said Monday.
Some people believe Buck escaped prosecution in 2017 due to his high level political connections. Maybe authorities in California should forget politics now and do a thorough investigation. Something is not right here.