Chauncey Bailey Project

Bay Area journalists, media and universities have formed a team to continue the work of journalist Chauncey Wendell Bailey Jr., and investigate his death. Bailey, the editor of the Oakland Post, was murdered on Aug. 2, 2007 while reporting a story on the Your Black Muslim Bakery. Read the press release, visit the Web site or contact Kenneth Kim kkim [at] newamericamedia [dot] org. for more information.

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Grand Jury Votes to Indict Bakery Leader in Slaying of Oakland Journalist

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report//Video, Thomas Peele, Bob Butler and Mary Fricker , Apr 30, 2009

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.

Chauncey Bailey Was on Bey's 'Hit List'

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Bob Butler and Mary Fricker, Apr 17, 2009

Yusuf Bey IV kept a hit list of people "he wanted to get rid of" who had "done stuff to" Your Black Muslim Bakery, according to a statement Devaughndre Broussard gave authorities in preparation for grand jury testimony next week.

Murder Charges Looming Against Bakery Leader in Chauncey Bailey Killing

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Bob Butler and Mary Fricker , Apr 16, 2009

Murder charges are imminent against former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV and another man in the August 2007 killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey under a plea deal reached with the only person arrested in the case, law enforcement and other sources said Wednesday night.

Lead Detective on Chauncey Bailey Killing Suspended

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Apr 14, 2009

Police Sgt. Derwin K. Longmire was suspended from duty Monday for his handling of the investigation into journalist Chauncey Bailey’s killing in August 2007.

Yusuf Bey IV Bragged About Ordering the Killing of Chauncey Bailey

Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Mar 05, 2009

Bey IV said he had to "sacrifice a soldier" to "take out" the Oakland Post editor to protect the bakery, according to the statement taken by the Alameda County District Attorney's office from a confidential informant

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Trial for Suspect in Bailey’s Killing to Begin May 18

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele, Feb 23, 2009

Superior Court Judge Morris Jacobson on Friday scheduled the murder trial of Devaughndre Broussard, the only person charged in the 2007 killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey, to begin May 18.

Oakland City Council Wants Police Chief Out

Chauncey Bailey Project , News Report, Thomas Peele and Bob Butler, Jan 27, 2009

Police Chief Wayne Tucker should resign or be fired because of scandals plaguing his department, Oakland council members said Monday.

Documents Say Oakland Police Beat Suspect Who Died

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele and Bob Butler, Jan 23, 2009

Oakland Internal Affairs head Lt. Edward Poulson, pictured above, was suspended after documents obtained by the Chauncey Bailey Project implicated him in the death of a suspect.

FBI Probes Oakland Police Department

The Chauncey Bailey Project, News Report, Thomas Peele and Bob Butler, Jan 23, 2009

The FBI is investigating allegations of corruption and misconduct in the Oakland Police Department. Police Chief Tucker pictured above.

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Journalism Key to Sustaining Democracy

The Chauncey Bailey Project, Commentary, Martin G. Reynolds , Jan 23, 2009

Oakland Tribune Editor Martin G. Reynolds discusses the crucial role that a free press plays in democracy and why threats to journalists are a threat to us all. The murder of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey, pictured above, is one extreme example, he notes.

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