Cobb declined to say what the story was about except to say, "it involved stuff like what happened here." But KTVU reported tonight that sources say Bailey was writing a story about the Nation of Islam, which operates the Your Black Muslim Bakery store chain. A leader of the Nation of Islam denied any involvement.
Publisher Cobb says he and Bailey regularly received hate mail. "I think this is a wake-up call for all of us in the media because I routinely get hate letters (from) people who want to do something all the time," Cobb said.
Also, a $10,000 reward has been offered for information leading to Bailey's killer. Shown here is the shooting scene. (Photo credit: David Paul Morris, SF Chronicle, via AP)
- • AP: Police spokesman called Bailey 'a somewhat outspoken type individual, assertive in his journalistic approach'
• Chron: "Bailey was fired from the Tribune in 2005 for ethics violations"
• BCN: Tributes pour in
• KTVU: Oakland Post Publisher Paul Cobb remembers Bailey (raw video of news conference)