A couple of guys with ties to the Black Panther Party engaged in a bomb plot. They apparently bought what they believed was a pipe bomb from someone who turned out to be an undercover cop. Who knows what they would have done without this undercover cop. Maybe nothing would have happened. But nevertheless, unbeknownst to them, they were a part of a sting operation.
They had plans to kill the St. Louis County prosecutor as well as the Ferguson Police Chief. They were also planning to bring down the St. Louis Gateway Arch. I don’t know how many of those things were suggestions from the undercover cop they were working with and how much of it was part of their original plans.
But their plans fell apart when one of the guy’s girlfriend’s EBT card was maxed out. Before they bought another “pipe bomb,” they had to wait until the card’s funds were replenished. I guess the police decided not to wait around for that and went in for the arrest.
Only days before a grand jury released its decision on whether there would be a trial for the August shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the FBI arrested two men who were allegedly looking to buy supplies to make a pipe bomb.
Sources say the men planned to kill St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, and also planned to bomb the famed Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the men bought what they believed to be a pipe bomb from undercover police but could not afford more bombs “until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.”
The two men were arrested on November 21 and accused of attempting to purchase explosives that they planned to use during the Ferguson protests. They were also brought up on gun charges.
But this week, we are learning a bit more about what these men were allegedly planning to do with the explosives.
Sources close to the ongoing investigation have revealed that the men, Brandon Orlando “Muhammad” Baldwin, age unreported, and Olajuwon Ali Davis, 22, were nabbed in an undercover gun sting.
The pair were initially arrested after misrepresenting who the firearms were being purchased for, authorities say.
Sources also say that the pair intended to kill the St. Louis prosecutor as well as Ferguson’s police chief and also wanted to place their pipe bombs on the upper deck of the St. Louis Gateway Arch.
Both pleaded not guilty at their Tuesday hearing. The two also waived their rights to a bail hearing and are being held pending further proceedings.
Olajuwon Ali Davis was a recent speaker at a meeting of the New Black Panther Party held at the Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson in October and has been identified as the Panthers’ “minister of law.”
Since this is Black Panther related, we probably won’t hear much about it. The media wouldn’t want their viewers to get the “wrong idea.” They’ve got to keep the racism mantra narrative going, and this case would make them look bad.