Rep. Bass Statement Following Ed Buck Conviction
"Finally murderer Ed Buck is convicted after mountains of evidence, including 2,400 videos on his computers and phones, were brought to light. It is an absolute tragedy he was allowed to continue to prey on vulnerable, young Black men and that he wasn't arrested and stopped immediately after he killed Gemmel Moore. Timothy Dean might be alive today and so many others wouldn’t have had to be subjected to Ed Buck’s violently racist traumatic abuse if justice had been served.
"Thank you to the community that tirelessly sought justice — especially activists like Jasmyne Cannick — and to the courageous victims and survivors who shared their stories and spoke their truth.
"I hope these convictions bring the friends and family of Gemmel Moore, Timothy Dean, and others, whose names we may never know, a small bit of comfort and peace."