The arrest of Democratic donor Ed Buck has raised a lot of questions about race, politics and justice. Buck was arrested earlier this year after a man survived an overdose while at his home.
Two other men, Gemmel Moore and Timothy Dean, were found, on two separate occasions, dead in Buck’s home of drug overdoses.
On this episode, we talk to an activist who is speaking out for the victims and the Mayor Pro Tem of West Hollywood about the effect this has had on the community.
Journalist and activist Jasmyne Cannick, who has been very critical of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office for its handling of the case, talks about Buck’s history of preying on black, gay men and the steps she has taken to fight for the victims.
Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law, David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School, talks about why it took so long for the DA’s office to apprehend and charge Buck.
Jackie Lacey expands on what was going on inside the DA’s office, why there were problems arresting Buck after Moore’s death and how she feels about all of the criticisms.
Dr. Cleo Manago, Behavioral Health and Cultural Analyst, talks about the psychology behind this and how race may have played into the decisions of both Buck and the men who met with him.
Mayor Pro Tem of West Hollywood, Lindsay Horvath, talks about the impact this had one the local community and how they plan to move forward.
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