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    Cops Link Black Muslim Group to Editor's Murder
    OAKLAND, Calif.

    Police said they recovered firearms linked to the slaying of an Oakland journalist during a series of early morning raids Friday targeting members of a Black Muslim splinter group that operates a chain of bakeries.

    Colleagues said Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey, 57, had been working on a story about Your Black Muslim Bakery before he was ambushed and slain Thursday morning near the Alameda County courthouse in downtown Oakland.

    Before dawn, officers raided the Muslim group's headquarters at the original bakery on San Pablo Avenue, as well as three houses in Oakland. They arrested seven people on charges including homicide, robbery and assault, including the son of the group's founder, but it was unclear if any of those charges were tied to Bailey's slaying.

    "The search warrant yielded several weapons and other evidence of value including evidence linking the murder of Chauncey Bailey to members of the Your Black Muslim Bakery," said Assistant Police Chief Howard Jordan, who said the raids were part of a yearlong investigation into a variety of violent crimes.

    Homicide detective Lt. Ersie Joyner said "scientific evidence" had linked the firearms to Bailey's killing.

    Joseph Debro, an Oakland businessman who writes a column for the Post, said Bailey had recently asked him for information about Your Black Muslim Bakery's financial troubles for a story Bailey was writing.

    "To him it was just another story," Debro said. "He wasn't apprehensive or anxious about it at all. He said he was working on a bunch of stories and this was one."

    Your Black Muslim Bakery was founded in 1968 by the late Yusuf Bey as a haven for struggling urban families. It sells natural baked goods alongside books by Malcolm X and other black leaders.

    Bailey was a longtime reporter for the Oakland Tribune before becoming editor of the Post, a weekly newspaper geared toward the Bay Area black community, earlier this year.

    He had written stories for the Tribune about the bakery and its founder when Bey was facing rape charges in Alameda County. Most of those charges were later dropped, although one was still pending when Bey died in 2003.

    Bey's son, Yusuf Bey IV, who was in custody Friday, took over the original bakery and several franchises. In 2005, he was accused by police of being the ringleader in a group of black Muslims who smashed liquor bottles in Oakland corner stores and berated the Muslim owners for selling alcohol to the black community, because alcohol is forbidden by Islam.

    Your Black Muslim bakery has been plagued with financial problems for several years, culminating in a bankruptcy filing last October.

    In a declaration filed with the bankruptcy court on June 29, Yusuf Bey IV conceded he was "inexperienced in the business world," and had "received advice and consultation from those who had proven to me they did not have my best interests at heart."
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    I watched this story on the Oakland news last night and had to laugh when the Muslim owner of the bakery was "appauled" that they would be linked to this senseless murder. He was dressed like Malcolm X even down to the red bowtie. He said, and I quote:

    "...for our name to be brought up in such a slanderish, negativity uh type way of course it upsets us..."

    Here is the accused murderers uncut interview from Thursday before he was a suspect:
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    These are the guys who go around trashing black owned stores that sell liquor and smash their inventory and threaten the owner.

    I'm white, so I guess I'll never understand why an African American "Church" would go around doing KKK stuff.

    If the guy had been white and wearing a white robe instead of black with a bow-tie , how big would the riot be?

    Their target was the voice of the working man, exposing corruption and dirty dealings in Oakland, now he's dead and people applaud his killers.
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