Chauncey Bailey Project

Archive for February, 2008

A chronology of abuse

A chronology of the sexual and physical abuse that Yusuf Bey was accused of committing against several girls and women from 1968 to 2002, from civil suit testimony and police reports.

Women, Part II: Testimony reveals a life of abuse, toil for women of Your Black Muslim Bakery

Women, Part II: Testimony reveals a life of abuse, toil for women of Your Black Muslim Bakery

Testimony from a civil suit contends that Yusuf Ali Bey regularly beat and raped some women and girls, who said they were kept out of school, worked long hours at the bakery and often without pay.

Fear kept Yusuf Bey abuse victims from seeking any help

Fear kept Yusuf Bey abuse victims from seeking any help

Women and girls were afraid to report Yusuf Bey’s physical and sexual abuse to authorities, because fear — and stories of others’ deaths — kept them from speaking out, they testified years later.

Reports to authorities of abuse

Reports to authorities of abuse

A parent, step-parent and other adults reported suspicions of abuse of children in proximity of Yusuf Bey or in the care of his spiritual wife, Nora Bey, in at least 10 cases, with no result.

Women, Part I: One police officer cracked abuse case against Yusuf Bey

Women, Part I: One police officer cracked abuse case against Yusuf Bey

Yusuf Bey, center, leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery, goes to court on Sept. 26, 2002, in a sex-abuse case, surrounded by his young Muslim supporters. (Oakland Tribune) By Mary Fricker, The Chauncey Bailey Project For 30 years, authorities did nothing to stop Your Black Muslim Bakery patriarch Yusuf Bey’s sexual assault of minors and […]

Trial delayed for suspects in kidnapping, torture

The preliminary trial for bakery members in a kidnapping and torture case has been delayed until April.
By Paul T. Rosynsky, Chauncey Bailey Project

Joshua Bey breaks ranks with family

Joshua Bey’s confession splits his family.
By Cecily Burt, Chauncey Bailey Project

Surprise guilty plea in kidnapping case

Surprise guilty plea in kidnapping case

Joshua Bey pleaded guilty Friday to one count of kidnapping in exchange for less prison time.
By Paul T. Rosynsky, Chauncey Bailey Project

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