Bob Butler

The tale of two trials

Barry Bonds' perjury and Chauncey Bailey's murder

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Since March 21, reporters representing the cream of American journalism have been camped out in the Bay Area covering two high-profile trials.

In an Oakland courtroom, two men are accused of being involved in three murders, including that of Chauncey Bailey, a journalist who was writing a story about Your Black Muslim Bakery. In San Francisco, baseball home run king Barry Bonds is accused of telling a federal grand jury that he never knowingly took steroids.Read more »

Murder, revisited

Santa Barbara police reopen 40-year-old homicide case with ‘similarities’ to Chauncey Bailey slaying
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Editor's note: The Chauncey Bailey Project just won a major national award, the Renner Award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. The award honors "outstanding reporting covering organized crime or other criminal acts" According to the IRE press release, tho award went to A.C. Thompson, Thomas Peele, Josh Richman, Angela Hill, Mary Fricker, G.W. Schulz, Cecily Burt, Bob Butler, Paul T. Read more »

Behind the Bey empire

Behind the Bey empire: Did real estate fraud help build Your Black Muslim Bakery into an enterprise worth killing for?

Editor’s Note: The Chauncey Bailey Project, a collaboration of local media outlets including the Guardian, is investigating the circumstances surrounding the Aug. 2 murder of Bailey, an Oakland journalist who was reporting on the financial dealings of the Bey family’s Your Black Muslim Bakery at the time he was killed. Read more »