updated to add video
This is the video that the defense doesn’t want admitted.Vodpod videos no longer available.
Islam is all about peace, love and harmony?
Here is an example to what PEACE means
More like peace through superior fire power
Is good old Jesse or Al Sharky going to get on this one and somehow make it about discrimination? Those two have been tag teaming a con for over thirty years. I remember when they first came to the scene in NY – the dastardly duo
Or maybe they’ll get CAIR or the other black shysters from the NAACP
I have not seen much about this in the MSM – I wonder why?
This is about a Journalist, after all. Don’t they care to cover a murder about a Journalist? Maybe they are more “concerned” that Islam may once again come up in a not such a peace, love and harmony light. They want to make sure that the clean image of Islam is PROTECTED.
What about doing their jobs?
OH, wait, they are! Their jobs happen to be being the mouth piece of the OBAMA administration and the Democrat – Progressive – Communist government thats taken over the REPUBLIC – which no longer stands but bows to every “minority” that doesn’t yield democracy. THAT’s not DEMOCRACY !
Well – Islam says that HONOR killings are OK. Since, we have Shariah implemented maybe they can say that this honor killing was prescribed by Islam and so it’s ok. No harm, no foul. They get to be judge, jury and executioner. Nevermind that it’s not legal here in the US per the Constitution. Thats ok.
Chauncey Bailey judge OKs disputed video
The prosecutor in the triple-murder trial of the former leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery and an associate can show a video to the jury in which the defendants are participating in military-like formation drills, a judge ruled Tuesday.
Judge Thomas Reardon of Alameda County Superior Court said news footage of bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV shouting orders at bakery members, including co-defendant Antoine Mackey and confessed hit man Devaughndre Broussard, would be relevant to proving the prosecution’s theory that bakery members routinely followed Bey’s orders.
Defense attorneys for Bey and Mackey had argued that the video was irrelevant to the case against their clients, who are accused of murder in the slayings of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men.
The video’s “tremendous shock value” would unfairly evoke images of militarism, threats and “underlying violence, whether it’s true or false,” said Gary Sirbu, Mackey’s attorney.
The discussion over the video occurred after the jury had been dismissed for the week because an alternate juror is ill.
The trial will resume Monday with Broussard, 23, continuing his testimony. He has confessed to being the gunman who killed Bailey with three shotgun blasts on Aug. 2, 2007, as the Oakland Post editor was walking to work at 14th and Alice streets in downtown Oakland.
Bey allegedly ordered Bailey, 57, killed to prevent him from writing about the black empowerment group’s financial collapse.
Broussard also admitted to using an SKS assault rifle in July 2007 to fatally shoot Odell Roberson, whose nephew killed Bey’s brother in an robbery in October 2005.
Broussard pleaded guilty to two counts of voluntary manslaughter in exchange for a 25-year sentence and a promise to testify against Bey and Mackey, both 25.
Mackey is accused of killing a third victim, Michael Wills, with the same SKS assault rifle in July 2007.
Although Reardon allowed prosecutor Melissa Krum to use the video, the judge denied her request to ask Broussard questions about his background, including his “broken education” and a fractured family life that included stints in foster care.
Krum said she wanted to show the jury why someone of Broussard’s “social history” might seek acceptance and gravitate toward a group like the bakery, which is now defunct.
Defense attorneys have said they plan to vigorously cross-examine Broussard, whom they’ve branded as a liar.