Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for April, 2009

Putting Longmire on Bailey case was a mistake, Jordan admits

OAKLAND — Suspended Sgt. Derwin Longmire was the wrong person to lead the investigation of the 2007 killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey, acting Oakland police Chief Howard Jordan said Thursday.

Commentary: Bey IV indictments in line with evidence

Commentary: Looking at all of the evidence that has come to light in the Chauncey Bailey murder investigation since the journalist’s killing 20 months ago, it’s hard to see how any reasonable person could conclude that Devaughndre Broussard planned and executed the killing by himself.

Commentary: CBP addresses conflict with San Francisco Chronicle; details reporting on controversial video

Commentary: The Chauncey Bailey Project cannot have the credibility of our work attacked by other media when so much is at stake. It is time to clear the air and re-focus the energy, resources and attention of Bay Area media on the main objective: ensuring that justice is carried out.

Michael J. Wills Jr.

Reporter Bob Butler reviews the life of Michael J. Wills Jr. A grand jury indicted Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey April 29 for killing Wills on July 12, 2007, allegedly because Wills was white.

Commentary: Grand jury ratifies work of Chauncey Bailey Project

 A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Yusuf Bey IV, the scion of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, on three counts of murder for ordering the killings of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007, an Alameda County deputy district attorney announced,” the Chauncey Bailey Project reported on Wednesday. The news appeared as the […]

Bakery leader will stand trial for kidnap, torture

On the same day Yusuf Bey IV was indicted by a criminal grand jury for three murders, the leader of the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery also learned that he will have to stand trial on charges of kidnapping two women and torturing one of them.

Grand jury votes to indict bakery leader in slaying of Oakland journalist

Grand jury votes to indict bakery leader in slaying of Oakland journalist

A grand jury today voted to indict Yusuf Ali Bey IV, the scion of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, for ordering the killings of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007, authorities familiar with the situation said. Prosecutors are likely to bring the case with special circumstances – allowing them to seek the death penalty against Bey IV, 23. Another man, Antoine Arelus Mackey, 23, is also to be charged.

Yusuf Bey IV discusses religious beliefs in jail calls

Yusuf Bey IV sometimes claims to be God. He says that recent world crises and natural disasters are because he’s been in jail these past 20 months. Like his late father Yusuf Bey, he believes it is right to have plural wives. A “mothership” orbits the earth – one with which he maintains contact. In calls from jail, he regularly discusses polygamy, hatred of other races, violence, and other extremist views including his claim that as leader of his sect, he is God in the flesh.

Slideshow: Michael J. Wills Jr.

Slideshow: Michael J. Wills Jr.

Reporter Bob Butler reviews the life of Michael J. Wills Jr. A grand jury indicted Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey April 29 for killing Wills on July 12, 2007, allegedly because Wills was white.(read more)

Getaway driver in Bailey slaying has long criminal history

Antoine Arelus Mackey, who is expected to be charged as soon as today with murder in the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey, has a long criminal history that began with his conviction at 13 for forcing a girl to perform oral sex and includes a weapons conviction. Evidence has long pointed to Mackey as the getaway driver in Bailey’s slaying. He also is to face murder charges in the killings of Odell Roberson and Michael Wills in July 2007.

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