Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for June, 2008

Commentary: It’s time for answers to questions about Chauncey Bailey’s slaying

Police documents, witness accounts and other evidence would lead most reasonable people to the following conclusion: If the head of Your Black Muslim Bakery, Yusef Bey IV, wasn’t with whomever pulled the trigger on the sawed-off shotgun that killed Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey in downtown Oakland on Aug. 2, there are very strong indications that he was probably involved.

Commentary: State Attorney General Jerry Brown should investigate journalist’s slaying

AS QUESTIONS MOUNT about the Oakland Police Department’s investigation of the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey, including whether the cops have bungled the inquiry and whether the case’s lead detective has been protecting a key suspect, it’s time for state Attorney General Jerry Brown to take over the inquiry.

Bailey killing figure had troubled youth

Bailey killing figure had troubled youth

Whether or not one believes Devaughndre Broussard killed Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey on a downtown Oakland street last August, Broussard’s 20 years clearly have been a litany of woes.

May 2007 kidnap victims

A mother and adult daughter were followed from an Oakland bingo parlor and kidnapped on May 17, 2007. Taken to a home on Avenal Avenue that was owned by a member of Yusuf Ali Bey’s extended clan, the daughter was allegedly taken into the house and tortured in attempt to extract information about where she and an associate […]

Investigation into Chauncey Bailey’s Murder on KQED

Michael Krasny hosts a discussion with journalists from the Chauncey Bailey project about their most recent investigation into Bailey’s murder. A secret police videotape obtained by the Project implicates Yusuf Bey IV in the killing and raises questions about Oakland Police Department’s interrogation process. Guests include Robert Rosenthal, executive editor of the Chauncey Bailey Project […]

Journalist’s sister sickened by video

The sister of slain journalist Chauncey Bailey said she was sickened by a video that captures Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and two bakery associates joking about her brother’s killing.

Mary Fricker

Mary Fricker, investigative journalist ; photo credit: Santa Rosa Press DemocratMary Fricker is an investigative journalist volunteering for the Chauncey Bailey Project. Fricker worked more than 20 years covering business for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. She has won numerous awards including the UCLA Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award and, with investigative reporters Stephen […]

Ali Saleem Bey

Ali Saleem Bey turned out to be the unidentified source for Chauncey Bailey’s investigation into Your Black Muslim Bakery’s finances. Days after the Oakland Post editor was gunned down on a downtown street in August 2007, Ali Saleem Bey stepped forward to shed more light on the story Bailey was working on. Known as Darren […]

Ronald Allen

Ronald Ronnell Allen drove a delivery truck for Your Black Muslim Bakery. He was 31 when his body turned up at Berkeley’s bayside dump in April 12, 1982. His head had been nearly blown off by a shotgun. Berkeley police reopened the unsolved case in December 2007 in the wake of the slaying of Oakland Post editor […]

Waajid Aljawwaad Bey

Waajid Aljawwaad Bey was the trusted adviser of Yusuf Ali Bey, the founder of Your Black Muslim Bakery. In fact, the 51-year-old accountant and bakery business manager was so close to Bey that the ailing patriarch named him his successor as he lay dying of cancer in September 2003.    Born Carl Hambrick, he grew […]

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