View Full Version : Predawn Raids Target Troubled Oakland Bakery

08-03-2007, 07:01 PM
NEWS STORY (http://www.ktvu.com/news/13812780/detail.html)

OAKLAND -- Heavily armed police officers using flash grenades stormed the Your Black Muslim Bakery early Friday, detaining as many as 19 people -- including the organization's leader Yusuf Bey IV -- and seizing a small armory of weapons including shotguns and ammunition for assault weapons.

The group has had a violent history. The founder -- Yusuf Bey -- fought accusations that he had raped or molested several girls who worked at Your Black Muslim Bakery between 1976 and 1995. When he died in 2003, he was awaiting trial on charges he sexually abused a girl who was 13 when she began working at the bakery.