He was an activist and gave large donations to politicians who have dedicated their lives to elevating the lives of LGBTQ citizens and fighting for racial justice.
His life? Not so much.
We tell the depraved (alleged) tale of Ed Buck today. The statement of facts from his prosecutor states "Defendant Edward Buck is a violent, dangerous sexual predator. He mainly preys on men made vulnerable by addiction and homelessness. Using the bait of narcotics, money. And shelter, the defendant lures these vulnerable victims to his home. From his home, in a position of power, Buck manipulates his victims into participating in his sexual fetishes. These fetishes include supplying and personally administrating dangerously large doses of narcotics to his victims. Bucks aggressive and malevolent behavior led to the death of two men in Buck’s apartment, Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean. Not deterred by the senseless deaths of Moore and Dean, the defendant nearly killed a third victim last week. The defendant’s predatory acts and conscious disregard for life must be stopped.”
We discuss his story and the breaking news around it with Zack Ford, founder of Fording the River Styx newsletter, and former editor of Think Progress. Also news of the day including the perceived diss on LGBTQ Press by one Presidential hopeful.
Brody Levesque co-hosts.