Oakland’s Marriott employs security personnel from an outfit with ties to Your Black Muslim Bakery. Feel safer?
“Your Black Muslim Hotel: Marriott still employs security firm with Black Muslim Bakery ties,” by Robert Gammon in East Bay Express (thanks to WriterMom):
Over the past decade, more than a hundred thousand visitors have strolled into the Oakland Marriott Hotel and convention center, where among the first faces they encountered were those of well-dressed young men sporting bow ties. These men are the hotel’s private security officers, who also happen to be members of the Black Muslim clan believed responsible for the assassination of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey.
Even after Bailey’s brazen murder just a few blocks from the hotel on August 2, the Black Muslims remained at the Marriott, roaming its giant lobby and each of its 21 floors. Marriott spokesman Chris Daly said that in addition to providing security for hotel guests and the city’s main convention center, the men “even perform bellhop duty if need be.”
When asked why an international company with $12.2 billion in sales last year would continue to employ kin of the late Yusuf Bey, disgraced patriarch and founder of Your Black Muslim Bakery, Daly argued that the security firm is entirely separate from the bakery. Nineteen-year-old bakery handyman Devaughndre Broussard has been charged with Bailey’s murder, and Broussard’s attorney has indicated that bakery CEO Yusuf Bey IV was the likely mastermind.