Last summer's murder of a California journalist has prompted dozens of colleagues to join in finishing what he started, the Los Angeles Times reports. Chauncey Bailey was shot in August, police believe, over his investigation of an Oakland black Muslim bakery. "You have to let the community know you can't kill a story by killing a reporter," one member of the Chauncey Bailey Project said.
Bailey is the first journalist murdered in the US since 1993. A 20-year-old bakery handyman first confessed to the killing, then recanted, his lawyer says, under pressure from the head of Your Black Muslim Bakery. The Project says its investigation has sparked Santa Barbara police to re-open a probe into a 1968 slaying.