Cops Raid Bakery Linked to Editor's Assassination

19 arrested at Oakland Black Muslim shop
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2007 6:25 PM CDT
A memorial is set up Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, on the Oakland, Calif., sidewalk where journalist Chauncey Bailey was slain Thursday. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Police, SWAT teams, and bomb units descended on an Oakland bakery shop today that was linked to the murder of Chauncey Bailey. Bailey, an editor a the Oakland Post who was writing a story about Your Black Muslim Bakery, was gunned down yesterday on his way to work; the Oakland Tribune reports that police discovered the shotgun used in the murder during today's raid.

Police searched several nearby homes in addition to the bakery, which has been implicated in a slew of murders, kidnappings and robberies in the area. Authorities detained 19 people and shut the business down because of squalid conditions there; among those arrested was Yusuf Bey IV, the grandson of the founder of the shadowy Black Muslim group that runs the bakery.