The news has been rife with coverage of Ed Buck, an LGBTQ activist and Democrat donor, who has a strange penchant for having men die in his Hollywood apartment. Law enforcement officials have opened an investigation into the most recent death, which comes a year-and-a-half after Gemmel Moore, 26, a black gay male escort, died in 2017 of a methamphetamine overdose in Buck’s home. Moore was described as “homeless” by his mother. The latest man to die in Buck’s home is 55-year-old Timothy Dean, another black man not known to have been a drug user.
This Los Angeles Times article citing the coroner’s report describes the bizarre circumstances surrounding Moore’s death, reporting, “Buck was found with a dead, naked house guest who died of a methamphetamine overdose while watching male porn on a mattress on Buck’s living room floor.” Inconceivably, no charges were filed against Buck in that death after the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office found insufficient evidence against him. They are now reinvestigating the death.
Candidates Buck deemed worthy of his generosity included former President Obama, 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Arizona’s newly elected chameleon Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the first self-declared bisexual elected to the U.S. Senate. She previously represented AZ Congressional District 9. Before that, Sinema was a twice losing Green Party candidate for the state legislature, finally winning a seat when she switched allegiance to the Democrat Party.
Buck, 64, whose actual name is Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter, is far more than just a casual Arizona political participant. In 1987, shortly after Gov. Evan Mecham’s inauguration, Buck had already organized a recall against the conservative businessman. Mecham won the governor’s race after a momentous primary victory he was belittled for entering. He trounced the stunned longtime Arizona House Speaker Burton Barr who was heavily favored to win in the three-way race that also included an affluent former Democrat who ran as an Independent.
Jan, 12, 2019:
More on Ed Buck, “serial predator,” H/T NBC News.