Politics Does Ed Buck Live Above And Beyond The Law?

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  1. MARIS61

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    When you give money to Deep State's Obama and Clinton, repeated protection is expected in return.

    Second body found in home of Democratic megadonor Ed Buck in California

    By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News

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    Ed Buck, right, poses with Hillary Clinton (Facebook)

    A man died early Monday at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck, his attorney confirmed to Fox News -- 17 months after a male escort died in the same apartment.

    Attorney Seymour Amster told Fox News the unidentified victim was a "longtime friend" of Buck and said the two had known each other for 25 years. Amster said the victim "reached out for [Buck's] help" Sunday night and began acting "in a bizarre way" after he arrived at Buck's apartment.

    "As far as we're concerned, this is an accidental death," said Amster, who added that police had released the scene and Buck was not under arrest.

    PROSECUTORS DECLINE TO FILE CHARGES AGAINST DEM DONOR IN FATAL OVERDOSE

    Buck, a well-known figure in LGBT political circles, has given more than $500,000 to a range of Democratic groups and candidates — including former President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. In July of last year, prosecutors declined to file charges against Buck in the death of Gemmel Moore, a male escort whose body was found in Buck's apartment in July 2017. According to a coroner's report, 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.


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    Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead at Buck's West Hollywood apartment on July 27, 2017. (Facebook)

    Moore's death initially was ruled an accidental methamphetamine overdose, but the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office re-opened the investigation after writings in Moore's journal implicated Buck in his drug use.

    SOME DEMS DISAVOW MEGADONOR AMID PROBE OF MALE ESCORT'S DEATH

    In a December 2016 entry, Moore wrote: "I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that. 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…”

    "If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now," wrote Moore's final entry, dated Dec. 3, 2016.

    After Fox News reported on the investigation, at least six Democrats in California and Arizona confirmed that they had returned or redirected donations from Buck.
    https://www.foxnews.com/us/second-body-found-in-home-of-democratic-megadonor-ed-buck-in-california
     
  2. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE "NO COLLUSION"

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    Dude has a fetish for getting young gay black males hooked on drugs.
     
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    well, if this doesn't prove that Trump is innocent, I swear to Vishnu, nothing will.
     
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    How do we know that it isn't the Deep Hole State burying these people on the guy's property?
     
  7. EL PRESIDENTE

    EL PRESIDENTE "NO COLLUSION"

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    There is collusion to look the other way for this guy's pretty obvious deviant, violent sexual behavior.
     
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    and if guilty, he will get his just dues. Just as the cheetoh in the white house will get his just dues.Those who have chosen to live with their head in the sand will likely soon find out.
     
  11. MARIS61

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    Witness comes forward.

    Second death, more accusations sharpen focus on Ed Buck, California Democratic megadonor

    By Frank Miles | Fox News

    Detectives investigate second death in two years at Democratic fundraiser Ed Buck's California apartment
    Democratic Party megadonor Ed Buck faces new questions this week after Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives opened an investigation into the second death of a man at Buck's home in less than two years, and a third man came forward with an account of what he described as his drug-fueled interactions with the well-connected Californian.

    Deputies in West Hollywood responded early Monday morning to a report of a person not breathing at Buck's home, and county firefighters pronounced the man dead. The cause of the death will be determined by the coroner, according to Nicole Nishida, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, and investigators have not released the man's identity.

    But, critics are questioning whether Buck's race — both men found dead were black — or if his wealth or political ties to the Democratic Party influenced an initial investigation of the 64-year-old who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a slew of liberal causes and candidates over the years, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and a who's who of top California politicians.

    “He definitely has not been cooperative, as his attorney says. He refused to answer any questions when I tried speaking with him,” Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide Investigator Quilmes Rodriguez told Fox News via email Wednesday night.

    Officials said the investigation of the second death will include a review of the first man's death, in 2017. In that case, Gemmel Moore, a young black man, was found dead in Buck's apartment. After a slow-moving investigation that went on for months, Buck was not charged.

    “On July 27, 2017 there was a death investigation of a male adult, Gemmel Moore, who was determined to have overdosed at the same location. Mr. Edward Buck was present during both incidents,” the most recent statement said.

    Meanwhile, on Wednesday, The Daily Mail published an account by Jermaine Gagnon, 28, who claimed he narrowly escaped death in Buck’s apartment. Gagnon, who said he met Buck online in April 2018, claimed the Democratic megadonor flew him from Minnesota to Los Angeles.

    “He was quite open about being very generous to the black community,” Gagnon said about Buck. “I’m his type, and pretty much half of the black community is his type — vulnerable, depressed. If you’re in a depressive state, that’s the energy that feeds him.”

    Gagnon charged that Buck injected him with crystal methamphetamine at his sex toy-filled apartment. Gagnon told The Mail: “He took my phone. I was so scared. I felt death walked into my soul. I called my mother. I said, ‘I feel like he’s going to kill me, I think I’m going to die.’”


    A massive protest erupted outside Buck’s apartment Monday night. The Daily Mail reported more than 100 people gathered to demand answers and accountability.

    “Arrest Ed Buck, prosecute Ed Buck, and then a jury needs to convict Ed Buck,” activist Jasmyne Cannick said to the crowd. “This man has had two dead bodies in his house, and he is still in his house.”

    Said another demonstrator: “This man is a danger to our community.”

    Buck’s support of political causes began in 1987 in Arizona. That year, The New York Times described Buck, then a registered Republican, as a “33-year-old millionaire entrepreneur who retired from the insurance service business a year ago” to become politically active.

    He took the reins of a recall drive that year against then-Gov. Evan Mecham, a Republican who'd drawn widespread publicity for canceling a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday for state workers.

    During the campaign, it was disclosed that Buck had been arrested twice. He was accused of public indecency in an adult bookstore in 1983, and in 1987 faced a charge of obtaining a drug without a proper prescription. The public indecency charge was reduced to disturbing the peace, and Buck paid a $26 fine. Prosecution in the drug case was suspended after he agreed to counseling.

    The Times reported Tuesday that Buck has given more than $116,000 to Democratic politicians and groups, including about $1,500 to support Obama and $2,950 to Clinton, according to OpenSecrets.org, which tracks campaign fundraising.

    CNN reported that Buck, in 2017, gave $10,400 to the Getting Stuff Done PAC affiliated with Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, $2,700 to Rep. Ted Lieu of California, and $1,000 each to Rep. Jimmy Gomez of California, Rep. Pete Aguilar of California, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi of Illinois, and former Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana.

    In a statement to The Associated Press, Lieu said he was “deeply disturbed” by the disclosure of a second death at Buck's home and was donating contributions he received from Buck to charity.

    After Fox News reported on the initial investigation of Buck last year, at least six Democrats in California and Arizona confirmed they had returned or redirected donations from him.

    Buck is a past candidate for the West Hollywood City Council and is well known in LGBTQ political circles. In response to the latest death, the Los Angeles LGBT Center called for a full investigation. “While much is still to be learned, it appears this tragedy is linked to substance use. LGBT people and other marginalized groups are at elevated risk for impacts that result from the current epidemic uses of opioids, methamphetamine, and other dangerous drugs,” the center said.

    “It says a lot about the dark underbelly of gay culture and West Hollywood,” Steve Martin, a former West Hollywood city councilman who is gay, told The Los Angeles Times. “We always are slapping ourselves on the back about how open-minded and diverse we are, and frankly the residents know that’s not always the case. When an incident like this comes up, it makes us confront a lot of issues that are really uncomfortable.”

    The Times reported that 46 percent of West Hollywood residents identify as LGBTQ, according to community surveys; the city is 80 percent white.

    Gemmel Moore, 26, was found dead at Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment on July 27, 2017. (Facebook)

    Buck lived in a rent-controlled apartment block for the last 22 years.

    The Daily Beast reported that Buck’s neighbors were suspicious he lived a “double life.”

    Beatriz Albuquerque, 29, who lives in the apartment next door to Buck, told The Daily Beast he had men over almost every day: “Usually it’s like one a day, but almost every day he has somebody come over. Every time he has people over, they’re usually quiet. It’s not like he has crazy parties.”

    Albuquerque and her husband, Josh Tedla, 31, told The Daily Beast Buck’s guests seemed “normal but sometimes a little weird,” and the young men often would hang around the building after stopping over or sitting on the doorstep waiting for Buck to let them back in.


    As for Buck's relationship with Moore, Amster has previously described them as friends, and said his client had nothing to do with that death.

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    A charge evaluation worksheet obtained by The Los Angeles Times said the “admissible evidence is insufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that suspect Buck furnished drugs to Gemmel Moore or that suspect Buck possessed drugs.”

    An autopsy report said Moore died of a methamphetamine overdose. He was found naked on a mattress in the living room with drug paraphernalia littered about.

    The Associated Press contributed to this report.
     
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    Man who died in Democratic megadonor Ed Buck's home called him a 'f---ing devil,' report says

    By Samuel Chamberlain | Fox News

    'If he is not stopped, there will be a third body,' warns the writer who has been investigating Ed Buck since 2017

    A man who died last month at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic Party fundraiser Ed Buck warned his friends to steer clear of the well-connected donor and referred to him as a "f---ing devil" and "a horrible, horrible man," according to a report Monday night.

    Timothy Dean, 55, was found dead in Buck's apartment early on Jan. 7, 17 months after 26-year-old male escort Gemmel Moore was found dead of a methamphetamine overdose. The Daily Beast reported that Dean and Buck had a relationship years before Moore's death, but Dean's friends claimed the relationship turned into a one-sided affair -- with Buck sending multiple text messages to Dean and Dean declining to respond.

    One friend of Dean, DeMarco Majors, told the website that Moore told him during a November 2018 conversation: "Ed Buck hits me up all the time, and I don’t answer none of his text messages. Don't you take your a-- over there." Majors said he told Dean that he didn't know who Buck was, but that did not deter Dean.

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    Timothy Dean died at the residence of Democratic donor Ed Buck earlier this year

    GEMMEL MOORE INVESTIGATION: PROSECUTORS DECLINE TO FILE CHARGES AGAINST DEM DONOR IN FATAL OVERDOSE

    "Don’t you go over there,” Dean reportedly told Majors again. "I'm not going over there either. S---, I'm not trying to end up dead."

    Buck's attorney, Seymour Amster, described Dean at the time of his death as a "longtime friend" of Buck who had "reached out for his help" and had begun "acting in a bizarre way" after he arrived at Buck's apartment the night he died. When contacted by Fox News about the Daily Beast report, Amster wrote in an email: "We are in possession of text messages from Mr. Dean to Mr. Buck that refute the picture the Daily Beast is trying to paint of the relationship between Mr. Dean and Mr. Buck. The text messages do not put Mr. Dean in a good light. We are sure that law enforcement are in possession of these texts as well.

    "It seems that Mr. Dean had a secret life he was keeping from a lot of his friends," Amster added. "That is as far as we will go with what we and law enforcement possess ... If this matter ends up in a courtroom, and that is a big 'IF' we will then decide if it is necessary to disclose Mr. Dean's secret life."

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    Walter Harris, another friend of Dean's, texted him an article about Moore's July 2017 death. In response, Dean said: "This might be it for Ed Buck" and called him, "f---ing devil." In July 2018, prosecutors declined to file charges against Buck in Moore's death.

    Still another friend, Jermaine Johnson, said Dean told him after Moore died that Buck was “a horrible, horrible man.”

    FAMILY WANTS ANSWERS IN ESCORT'S DEATH AT DEM DONOR'S HOME

    The cause of Dean's death has not been made public. Amster told Fox News that Buck was interviewed by police on the night of Dean's death and "disclosed all of the information law enforcement needed.

    "There is no reason to have him re-interviewed," Amster added, "there is nothing new they can obtain."

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ma...s-home-called-him-the-f-ing-devil-report-says
     
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    And what will head up ass gang learn?
     
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    Wow, big deal. He's gay and the first guy probably died of a drug overdose.
    Besides, he's not a mega donor. These are mega donors:
    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/07/us-republican-donors-offshore-paradise-papers
     
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    and who are the head up ass gang? Are they the ones forming caravans or those in the White House?
     
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    Yes, the claim that someone who has lifetime given $116k is a 'megadonor' is a bit absurd.

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    It's about grabbing headlines and the attention of people who only read the headlines OR the people who willfully ignore facts, logic, truth, rational, reason and comprehension.
     
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    Wow barfo must be a 1%er.

    99% of Americans do not have $100,000 in savings for their own retirement, let alone that much disposable income.

    He’s a mega donor by any sane person’s reckoning.
     
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    barfo commie pinko... now with added syphilis! Staff Member Global Moderator

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    He's 3 orders of magnitude smaller than Sheldon Adelson.

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    Those are small numbers. $10G is his biggest number ever. The $116,000 is cumulative over 27 years, not for one year. Sorted by date column:

    https://www.opensecrets.org/donor-lookup/results?name=ed buck&order=asc&sort=D
     

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