Your Black Muslim Bakery Leader Found Guilty of Murder
I’ve always considered YBMB to be terrorist in nature because of their attempts to intimidate and control a whole neighborhood. The slaying of an Oakland Post journalist was a step too far for them.
The longtime leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery, a business at the center of a militant black Muslim network in the Oakland, Calif., area, was convicted yesterday of three counts of first-degree murder for ordering the 2007 slayings of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey and two other men.
Yusuf Bey IV, the group’s head, faces a sentence of life with no parole. Bey, who was neatly dressed for court in a pinstripe suit and bow tie, reportedly showed little emotion as jurors found him guilty of ordering Bailey’s death and the deaths of two other men. They were killed during a month-long spree of violence that culminated in the August 2007 shooting of Bailey.
Bailey was shot while walking to his office at the newspaper. At the time, he was working on an investigative report about Bey’s group. It was widely assumed that the murder was ordered to prevent Bailey from publishing a story about the bakery’s troubled finances. Bailey was the first American journalist killed on U.S. soil because of his work since 1992.