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Report: Bey kin threatened Bailey in 02

Former East Bay Express reporter Chris Thompson, who now writes for the Village Voice, says slain Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey (whose casket is seen here) told him in 2002 that he had been threatened by the family of Your Black Muslim Bakery owner Yusuf Bey. An employee of the bakery is now charged in Bailey’s murder.

Thompson, in this piece in the Village Voice, also tells about the threats he personally received after investigating the bakery and Bey. In one case, he wrote, a suspicious man came to the Express’s offices, interested only in getting a good look at his face. Thompson said he felt uneasy about the encounter and asked editor Steve Buel to drive him home.

After a series of frightening phone calls, Thompson said he decided to hide out for several months in a hunting lodge in Northern California.

Above, friends and family follow the casket out of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church for the funeral of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey. (Photo credit: Lacy Atkins, Chronicle)

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