November 23, 2020         
Boulevard Raises $27M to Empower Salons and Spas to Thrive Despite Lockdowns   •   Study Involving Seven Major Children's Hospitals Shows COVID-19 is Typically Mild in Children   •   IGC Commences Phase 1 of Cannabinoid Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Patients   •   Coconut Cloud Adds 6 New Products to Their Growing Line of Dairy-Free Coffees, Creamers, Cocoas, and Lattes   •   Civic Type R Trifecta: Fun to Drive, Chance to Win and Give Back all at Once!   •   Zigazoo adds Laurie Berkner and new Netflix show to interactive content library   •   Celebrating 2020 She Loves Tech's Global Startup Competition, Conference and the 25th Anniversary of World Women Conference   •   Letsfit Expands Fitness Empire into Sports Apparel, Accessories – All Under $30   •   Younger Generations Weigh In On Their Parents Medicare Coverage During Annual Enrollment   •   The Government of Canada Launches Call for Proposals for the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Pr   •   Artis Stevens Named New President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America   •   Perfect Corp.’s YouCam Makeup Recognized in TIME’s 100 Best Inventions of 2020   •   TOPGUN Fighter Foundation Sponsor Gala & Clay Shoot   •   ThoughtWorks Honored 2020 Asia-Pacific WEPs Awards by UN Women   •   Indigenous Homes Innovation Initiative celebrates its first two projects moving toward construction   •   EHE Health Launches Personalized Mobile Health Offering – Thrive Now – to Support Maternal and Family Health   •   e.l.f. Cosmetics Teams Up with Loserfruit, One of the Biggest Female Gamers, to Connect with a New Generation of Fans   •   MadaLuxe Group Launches Licensing Division   •   Strategy Analytics: Largest Smartphones will Drive Holiday Shopping   •   Wells Fargo Launches ‘Many hearts. One community.’ Holiday Campaign
Bookmark and Share

Testimony In Case Of Journalist's Killing

OAKLAND, CA - An investigator in the slaying of an Oakland, Calif., journalist testified about his decision to allow two suspects to speak alone while in custody.

Oakland police Sgt. Derwin Longmire said his controversial decision to allow the former leader of Your Black Muslim Bakery, Yusuf Bey IV, accused in the killing of journalist Chauncey Bailey, to speak alone with a bakery associate also in custody -- and who subsequently confessed to being the gunman -- was meant to "get the truth," the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Longmire has been criticized for having had a close relationship with Bey, the former head of the self-described black empowerment group, who is on trial for triple murder.

Longmire acknowledged in Alameda County Superior he had already been acquainted with Bey for two years when admitted hit man Devaughndre Broussard shot and killed Bailey in August 2007.

Questions had been raised whether Longmire's friendship with Bey compromised the investigation into the killing of Bailey, who had been writing articles about the group's financial and internal problems.

Longmire allowed Bey and Broussard to be alone together after both were arrested the day after Bailey was killed.

Broussard, after denying any involvement, eventually confessed to police.

However, the meeting was not taped and Broussard later withdrew his confession, then ultimately cooperated with prosecutors in exchange for a plea deal with a 25-year prison sentence.


STORY TAGS: Black News, African American News, Minority News, Civil Rights News, Discrimination, Racism, Racial Equality, Bias, Equality, Afro American News

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News