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Delayed police raid may have cost editor his life

A report by Thomas Peele and Bob Butler of The Chauncey Bailey Project states that a delayed raid of Your Black Muslim Bakery likely cost Bailey his life.  Sources have asserted that the raid was delayed for two days due to the vacation schedules of two senior SWAT commanders. "Officers familiar with the raid’s planning and execution say Bailey’s killing could have been prevented if not for the delay. While police did not know Bailey was being targeted, they strongly suspected bakery members had begun a killing spree that had resulted in two July 2007 deaths and described the need for the raid as paramount."

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