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Commentary: Chauncey Bailey’s publisher reports death threat

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“Police placed Oakland Post publisher Paul Cobb and another man under protection Wednesday night after the man said two men he knew to be once associated with Your Black Muslim Bakery offered him $3,000 to lure Cobb to a place where they intended to kill him,” Thomas Peele reported Thursday for the Chauncey Bailey Project.

“The threat came five months after the Post’s editor, Chauncey Bailey, was shot to death as he walked to work on Aug. 2 near Alice and 14th streets. A bakery associate, Devaughndre Broussard, then 19, confessed the next day to killing Bailey because the journalist was planning a story [on the] business’s troubled finances, police said. Broussard later recanted and is awaiting trial.

“Cobb made a series of phone calls to city officials and police Chief Wayne Tucker on Wednesday night asking for protection for him and for the man. ‘I am worried for my safety and for my wife’s safety,’ he said.”

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