"Rev. Jones is regarded among government officials, civic and religious leaders, and particularly the black community and working class people, with utter respect..."
- Willie Brown Jr. At the very same time Brown made this remark, many legitimate leaders of San Francisco's beleaguered black community expressed grave concerns about Jones' conduct.
One, Reverend Hannibal Williams, who received death threats from the Peoples Temple, brought his concerns to District Attorney Joseph Freitas, a political ally of Willie Brown. Peoples Temple attorney Tim Stoen, who Freitas had made an assistant district attorney, attempted to kill the investigation.
Source: Former DA investigator Robert Corriea as reported in the January 21st, 1979 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle. More about Joseph Freitas, Tim Stoen, and Willie Brown on the following pages.