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Another Black male was found dead in the home of wealthy Democratic donor Ed Buck. The man’s body was found in Buck’s West Hollywood apartment at 1:05 a.m. Monday after police and paramedics responded to a report of a person not breathing.

First responders found the man unresponsive in the apartment. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Buck was previously investigated for the death of Gemmel Moore, 26, who died of a drug overdose in Buck’s apartment in 2017.

The LA County District Attorney’s Office declined to press charges against Buck. Moore’s death was ruled an accidental overdose.

The second victim has not been identified. A rally for Moore is planned outside Buck’s home by Moore’s family. A spokesperson for the family announced there will be a rally at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7. The organizer is calling on the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to arrest Buck.

Jazmyne Cannick, who works with the Moore family, called on District Attorney Jackie Lacey to “prosecute [Buck] for murder after another young Black gay man was found dead in his West Hollywood apartment of an apparent overdose.”

Buck is an openly gay man in his 60s who was present when both men died. Both of the deceased men are Black. Buck is Caucasian.
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Moore’s mother, LaTisha Nixon, told the WeHo Times that her son made a living as a sex worker in the past. She said she believes Buck got a thrill from giving black males intravenous drugs and watching their reactions.

Nixon said investigators told her no drugs or drug paraphernalia was found in Buck’s home.

But an unidentified source told the WeHo Times that Buck often provided him with drugs.

The source said Buck seemed to “get off on getting you higher and higher.”

Buck is politically well-connected. He donated $2,700 to Hillary Clinton‘s campaign in 2015 and another $250 in 2016. He also donated to California Gov. Jerry Brown and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA).

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