When I learned that Chauncey Bailey, Editor of the Oakland Post was killed, execution style with a shot gun in downtown Oakland on his way to work on last Wednesday, I immediately thought that it was, his Lovers Husband or that he owed someone some money.
I was wrong.
Apparently, It was a member of the Oakland Black Muslims.
Devaughndre Broussard, 19, was in the process of being booked at the Alameda County jail in downtown Oakland in connection with Thursday’s slaying of Chauncey Bailey, 57, at 14th and Alice streets.
Broussard was a handyman at Your Black Muslim Bakery who confessed to police Friday night that he ambushed and killed Bailey with a shotgun because he was upset with the journalist’s coverage of the group, the Oakland Tribune reported today. Bailey was a former Tribune reporter.
Oakland police did not immediately respond to requests for comment today.
When he was 15, Broussard participated in a mentorship program at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business that was geared for disadvantaged Bay Area youth. Mentors sought to inspire youths “through challenging and fun business, finance and entrepreneurship curricula” according to the program’s Web site.
He wrote for the Tribune for hella years.
Thats were I know his work from.
Chauncey Bailey, editor of the Oakland Post and a former reporter for the Oakland Tribune, was slain by a masked gunman on a downtown Oakland street Thursday, police said.
Bailey, 57, was shot shortly before 7:30 a.m. on 14th Street near Alice Street while walking to work, police said. Paramedics were unable to revive Bailey, an outspoken advocate for the black community and an unabashed critic of corruption.
Black Men in Oakland are murdered all the time. BUT. THIS was a stand up dude. A journalist.
Apparently a life considered by many to be more valuable than the 300
or so Black and Brown men that have been murdered in oakland in the last 2 and
a half years. I keep trynna tell fools. Oakland, like ME, has its own code. There are certain things that happen in the street that are dealt with in the street.
While I don’t share Oakland’s code per se, I do agree with the notion that there
is an appropriate an an inappropriate way of dealing with conflict.
For Oakland, most of the time it does not involve Popo or the legal system
at least until after the fact.
I posit that this same rationale exists in Texas, L.A., New Orleans (Fa’ Show) and Philly.
YOUR BLACK MUSLIM BAKERY
Apparently, a Black Muslim murked Bailey because Bailey,
like me, liked being an “in the gristle muckracker”.
Bailey hadn’t written about both the good and the bad within the
Black Muslims and was working on writing more.
Peep the irony of a) the fact that he was killed by a Black man
b.) the fact that I mentioned in my previous post how when you
get a certain amount of success as a Black Male Athlete
you were suppose to shut the f*ck up.
The Black Muslims in Oakland have done both things that
can be appreciated by the Black community as well
as things that should have them on the R. Kelly Justice Plan.
The Black Muslims are precisely that, Black Muslims in Oakland
and accordingly they have their own code under wich they operate.
Like the Panthers back in they Day, they are some cats that even some
East Oakland GOONS, don’t wanna f*ck with.
OAKLAND ? A son of controversial Black Muslim leader Yusef Bey was shot and killed Tuesday night while pumping gas at a North Oakland station.
Antar Bey, 24, was at the gas station at 55th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Way just after 7:30 p.m. when he was shot as he waited to fill up his black BMW 745, police said.
Police said Antar Bey, the appointed successor to the late Yusef Bey, had stepped away from the car and was talking on his cell phone when he was shot. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.
Shots had been fired at Antar Bey at least twice during the past several weeks, but he was not injured, authorities said.
Violence erry day around my way. How do you deal with the violence you encounter in day to day life?
Does it make a difference that Bailey was killed by a Black Man?