This is one way to silence those with uncomfortable information. The OIC is pursuing the same goal by another method. “Former Muslim bakery leader allegedly brags in jail about journalist killing,” by Thomas Peele for the Bay Area News Group, March 5 (thanks to Liam):
Former Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV bragged in jail about ordering the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey in 2007 because Bailey had financial information that Bey IV “didn’t want to get out,” according to a statement taken by investigators late last year.
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. Bey IV remains uncharged in the Aug. 2, 2007 killing of Bailey; he is jailed awaiting trial on unrelated kidnapping and torture charges.
This and other documents obtained Wednesday by The Chauncey Bailey Project add these new details to the case:
–Bey IV bragged that Oakland homicide Detective Sgt. Derwin Longmire, the lead detective in the Bailey case, was a “sympathizer” of the bakery who was not pursuing charges against him and was receiving sexual favors set up by Bey IV, according to the confidential informant.
Reached Wednesday night, Longmire said that police department policy banned him from commenting. He referred questions to his attorney, Michael Rains, who did not return a phone call Wednesday night.
–Bailey told a co-worker at the Oakland Post shortly before his death that “the Muslims” had been making “threats on his life” in phone calls. This statement came from Nisiyah Yahudah, who was once married to bakery founder Yusuf Bey.
–Devaughndre Broussard confessed to killing Bailey to stop him from “writing bad things” about the bakery. He then recanted and pleaded not guilty. In the statement from the informant about Bey IV, Bey IV is said to have claimed that he ordered Broussard to recant “so the confession would ‘lose credibility at trial.'”
Longmire left Bey IV and Broussard alone in a police interrogation room for about six minutes — without recording their conversation — immediately after which Broussard confessed. Before the time with Bey IV, he had denied the killing….
Bey IV has made other incriminating statements about the Bailey killing, as documented by the Chauncey Bailey Project. A bakery worker also told police in 2007 that Bey IV watched a television news report on the killing and boasted that the slaying would “teach them to (expletive) with us.”…