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.
- "While waiting for his car outside the office, I noticed a red minivan that looked out of place, but no one appeared to be behind the wheel. When I jumped in the car, the same man rose up from underneath the dashboard. He was trying to follow me home.
"Buel gunned the engine and trapped the car in place, told me to memorize the license-plate number and swung back to the entrance. We jumped out and called the cops, and I spent the night at what you might call an undisclosed location."
- "Eventually, the goons got bored with hunting for me, and I slowly returned to the office full-time. Chauncey Bailey wasn't so lucky, but he fought the good fight against bad men. Despite the ongoing homicide epidemic, Oakland has slowly been emerging from its long, dark era of corruption, crime, ineptitude, and poverty. If city leaders manage to successfully prosecute the Bey family, they'll have cut a big tumor out of the city's heart."
• Newsweek: Oakland officials supported Bey's organization
• ABC7: Bakery had political help from Dellums, Lee
• Publisher says Bailey's story will be told
• Veteran journalists Harry Harris, Martin G. Reynolds and Emil Guillermo talk about Bailey's legacy in SFGate podcast
• Bailey's fiance: People who were afraid but had a story to tell put their trust in him
• Bailey championed freedom of the press
• Judge orders bakery to liquidate