Archive for February, 2011
HAYWARD — As a teenager with a stutter, Chauncey Bailey spent a lot of time in the library at Hayward High School immersing himself in books so he wouldn’t have to talk to people. Now, a mural of Bailey adorns the outside of the library, the result of a three-year push from a student intent on creating a lasting memorial to Bailey, who graduated from the school in 1967.
OAKLAND — The Chauncey Bailey murder trial will remain in Alameda County. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon on Thursday denied a request from Yusuf Bey IV, leader of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, and his co-defendant, bakery member Antoine Mackey, to move the trial because of voluminous pretrial publicity.
By Mary Fricker, The Chauncey Bailey Project Sandy Close, co-founder of the Chauncey Bailey Project, and A.C. Thompson, one of the project’s leading reporters, are among this year’s winners of the George Polk Awards in Journalism, which are given each year to recognize special achievement in journalism, especially investigative and enterprise work. Chauncey Bailey received […]
OAKLAND — The screening of prospective jurors in the Chauncey Bailey murder case ended late Wednesday — five days sooner than expected — with Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon announcing he has qualified enough people for the jury pool. The final jury — 12 jurors and five alternates — are scheduled to be picked on March 21. Reardon has said opening statements in the trial will begin immediately following the seating of the jury.
OAKLAND — Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV said in court Thursday he is concerned whether the judge in his triple murder trial can be fair to him because of a comment made in another case. “I don’t think personally you can be fair in this case,” Bey IV said. “I don’t feel confident. I would prefer someone else.”
OAKLAND — Your Black Muslim Bakery follower Yusuf Bey V was sentenced to 10 years in state prison Friday for his role in the May 2007 highway kidnapping of two women and the torture of one of them.