For the second time in two years, a dead body has been discovered at the West Hollywood home of Democratic Party donor Ed Buck, and activists are demanding accountability. Protestors hit the streets outside Buck’s home on Tuesday, and chants filled the sky calling for his arrest.
“Arrest Ed Buck, prosecute Ed Buck, and then a jury needs to convict Ed Buck,” one activist called to the crowd on Monday night. “This man has had two dead bodies in his house, and he is still in his house.”
To our knowledge, no one is suggesting that Buck actively killed the latest unfortunate victim of the debauchery that goes on inside his home, but the protestors may be closer to the mark than you realize. A negligence suit could certainly be brought against Buck, even if criminal charges prove to be out of reach. And with an investigation sure to follow, we’re not ruling out those charges by a long shot.
According to Buck’s lawyer, Seymour Amster, the latest individual was a “longtime friend” of his client’s who showed up at Buck’s apartment on Sunday night behaving “in a bizarre way.”
“As far as we’re concerned,” Amster told Fox News, “this is an accidental death.”
The same was said of Gemmel Moore, a male escort who was found dead inside Buck’s apartment in July 2017. While Buck, a prominent donor who has given more than half a million dollars to such lefty luminaries as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, was cleared of wrongdoing in that case, police have said they will examine the facts of Moore’s death once again in the light of the latest grisly discovery.
There is much to look at. Fox News reports that “Buck’s apartment was full of drug paraphernalia, including 24 syringes containing 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 containing a piece of crystal-like substance.”
Moore’s death was written off as an accidental overdose, but when the police looked at Moore’s journal writings, they found some disturbing evidence linking Buck to the death.
“I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that,” Moore wrote several months before his death. “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…”
Well, it sounds like there’s quite the ongoing party happening within the walls of Ed Buck’s apartment.
Just take a moment to imagine the front page headlines this would generate if we substituted the name “Ed Buck” for “Charles Koch” or “Robert Mercer.”