Jackie Lacey: Prosecute Ed Buck

Ed Buck is preying on Black gay men in Los Angeles. It’s time to bring this predation to an end.

Democratic activist and political donor, Ed Buck, has been known to prey on vulnerable, Black queer men in the LA community. Within less than two years, two gay Black men, Gemmel Moore and Timothy, Dean have been found dead in Buck’s home. Despite growing public pressure and media scrutiny District Attorney Jackie Lacey refuses to do any further investigation around the deaths of these two Black men.

Ed Buck has given more than $500,000 to Democratic organizations, this includes about $2,950 to Hillary Clinton and other similar amounts to prominent Democratic politicians. Ed Buck has even given money to DA Jackie Lacey. 

Los Angeles law enforcement and DA Jackie Lacey’s attempts to dismiss the deaths of these two young men as accidents is morally reprehensible. Lacey’s refusal to prosecute Ed Buck is nothing more than cynical political calculation to maintain her position as the lead prosecutor at the expense of the LA community.

Join 30,000 people across the country in demanding the immediate prosecution of Ed Buck. We cannot allow local prosecutors, like DA Jackie Lacey, continue to ignore these atrocities against Black LGBT communities. Let’s set a precedent that violence against Black LGBT people will not be tolerated. Sign the petition.

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