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Alameda County settles abuse lawsuit by Yusuf Bey foster daughtersCounty has agreed to pay $188,000 to settle a lawsuit
Alameda County settles abuse lawsuit by Yusuf Bey foster daughters
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, September 13, 2007
09-13) 18:53 PDT OAKLAND - Alameda County has agreed to pay $188,000 to
settle a lawsuit filed by three women who said the late leader of Your
Black Muslim Bakery, Yusuf Bey, sexually assaulted them and abused them
as minors after the county placed them in his home.
The three women, identified in the lawsuit only as Jane Doe 1, 2 and 3,
were foster children or wards of the court from 1978 to 1994 and were
placed in Bey's home by county social service workers.
Bey routinely raped them, defecated on them, forced them to drink his
urine and semen and threatened them with harm if they ever told anyone,
according to the suit the women filed in Alameda County Superior Court
in July 2003 that sought millions in damages.
Two of the women, who are sisters, were impregnated by Bey, the suit said.
"Each plaintiff has suffered and is suffering from mental and emotional
distress based on post-traumatic (stress) disorder," the women's
attorney, David Washington, wrote in court papers. "Plaintiffs will need
psychological treatment indefinitely."
The county agreed in February to settle the case and avert a trial,
Alameda County Counsel Richard Winnie said Thursday.
"It was going to be extremely difficult to litigate that case," Winnie
said. "It was very old, the facts were very murky and, of course, we
were going to have to rely on people who were subjected to intimidation
and whose testimony could be influenced by intimidation."
Bey, 67, died of colon cancer in September 2003 while awaiting criminal
charges of raping a minor. His son Yusuf Bey IV, 21, is now the head of
the bakery and is in jail - along with his half-brother and another
bakery associate - on charges that they kidnapped a woman in May and
threatened to torture her with a hot curling iron if she didn't reveal
where an acquaintance kept his money.
Another bakery associate, Devaughndre Broussard, 19, is accused of using
a shotgun to kill Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey, 57, on Aug. 2.
Bailey was investigating the black-empowerment organization's financial
difficulties, and police say Broussard told them that he had shot Bailey
to death on a downtown street to silence him.
Broussard's attorney, however, has accused Bey IV of having coerced his
client into falsely confessing to Bailey's slaying.
E-mail Henry K. Lee at .
CURRENTLY CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES VIOLATES MORE CIVIL RIGHTS ON A
DAILY BASIS THEN ALL OTHER AGENCIES COMBINED INCLUDING THE NSA / CIA
CPS Does not protect children...
It is sickening how many children are subject to abuse, neglect and even
killed at the hands of Child Protective Services.
every parent should read this .pdf from
connecticut dcf watch...
Number of Cases per 100,000 children in the US
These numbers come from The National Center on
Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington. (NCCAN)
Recent numbers have increased significantly for CPS
*Perpetrators of Maltreatment*
Physical Abuse CPS 160, Parents 59
Sexual Abuse CPS 112, Parents 13
Neglect CPS 410, Parents 241
Medical Neglect CPS 14 Parents 12
Fatalities CPS 6.4, Parents 1.5
Imagine that, 6.4 children die at the hands of the very agencies that
are supposed to protect them and only 1.5 at the hands of parents per
100,000 children. CPS perpetrates more abuse, neglect, and sexual abuse
and kills more children then parents in the United States. If the
citizens of this country hold CPS to the same standards that they hold
parents too. No judge should ever put another child in the hands of ANY
government agency because CPS nationwide is guilty of more harm and
death than any human being combined. CPS nationwide is guilty of more
human rights violations and deaths of children then the homes from which
they were removed. When are the judges going to wake up and see that
they are sending children to their death and a life of abuse when
children are removed from safe homes based on the mere opinion of a
bunch of social workers.
CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES, HAPPILY DESTROYING THOUSANDS OF INNOCENT
FAMILIES YEARLY NATIONWIDE AND COMING TO YOU'RE HOME SOON...
BE SURE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOUR CANDIDATES STANDS ON THE ISSUE OF
REFORMING OR ABOLISHING CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES ("MAKE YOUR CANDIDATES
TAKE A STAND ON THIS ISSUE.") THEN REMEMBER TO VOTE ACCORDINGLY IF THEY
ARE "FAMILY UNFRIENDLY" IN THE NEXT ELECTION...
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