7 Years Later: Remembering Chauncey Bailey


Hillary Clinton visited the Oakland Bay Area on Aug. 10, 2007, meeting with Oakland Post publisher Paul Cobb to express her condolences for the death of Chauncey Bailey and to decry gun violence.

Post Editor Chauncey Bailey was gunned down August 2, 2007 in downtown Oakland.

He had been investigating complaints of the allegations of police misconduct and corruption regarding stop and frisk actions and confiscating money, drugs, jewelry and weapons without arresting the youth, thereby leaving them to become targets of their disbelieving gang affiliates.

Those charged with killing Bailey have been imprisoned. The Black Muslim Bakery, which was associated with the killers, was also frequented by Police officer Derwin Longmire, who also acknowledged befriending and mentoring bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV.

Strangely, Longmire was allowed to lead the investigation into Bailey’s death. Former Police Chief Howard Jordan, who vigorously defended Longmire’s involvement with Bey, apologized for an interview he gave to “60 Minutes,” implying police had learned of the bakery’s connection to Bailey’s death from the Post Publisher Cobb, who received threats after Jordan’s interview.

A Chauncey Bailey memorial exhibit has been established at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.



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