From: breitbart.com, by John Sexton, on June 2, 2015, see the article HERE.
Two members of the New Black Panther Party who met in Ferguson during protests over Michael Brown’s death admitted in court Tuesday they planned to blow up a police station and kill the prosecutor involved in the case.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 23-year-old Olajuwon Ali Davis and 24-year-old Brandon Orlando Baldwin each pleaded guilty to multiple explosive and gun related charges in federal court today. Federal agents who tracked the duo’s conversations by phone and text message say they planned to target Robert McCulloch, the prosecutor who handled the Michael Brown grand jury, and Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson. The plot involved blowing up cars using remotely triggered bombs and also using bombs to blow up a police station.
The men were arrested last November after paying an undercover federal agent a total of $250 to purchase what they believed were three pipe bombs. Davis put up $100 and then paid another $150 three days later, when he met the agent to pick up his bombs. Baldwin said he was broke and needed to wait for his unemployment check to come in before he could contribute. In addition to buying the “bombs,” Davis and Baldwin bought guns which they intended to give to like-minded individuals in order to “be like an army.”
Davis and Baldwin were arrested just days before Prosecutor McCulloch announced no charges would be filed against Officer Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan mentioned the timing in a statement, “The disruption of this plot, coming as it did on the eve of the expected grand jury announcement, undoubtedly saved lives. Luckily for all of us, we’ll never know just how many.”
When word of the charges were initially announced, the New Black Panther Party put out a statement which concluded, “We believe the charges against Olajuwon Ali and Brandon Muhammad to be trumped up and baseless; and believe that the two men will be cleared/vindicated of any alleged wrong doing.” The statement also distanced the NBPP from acts of violence, saying, “We make clear the New Black Panther Party, does not condone and distances itself from all illegal actions or acts of terror aimed at coercing individuals through violent means; for political reasons or otherwise!”
And here’s more from a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article. See if you agree with the NBPP that the charges were “trumped up and baseless.”
Federal agents and police tracked them and their calls and texts for weeks, recording some of the conversations. The two discussed using Baldwin, who was then an employee of the Cabela’s store in Hazelwood, to buy guns for felons and others. Baldwin admitted that he did buy three guns, falsifying federal forms by saying that the weapons were for him.
The men also talked about buying bombs. On Oct. 31, Davis “put it out there that he was a terrorist” during a conversation with a confidential informer, his plea says.
Baldwin, speaking to a second informer, said he wanted to build “bombs and blow things up,” his plea says, and “hit them in places where it hurt, hit someone important.”
On Nov. 8, Baldwin told the second informer that they wanted bombs that would divert police attention and others that would be “the last line of defense,” the plea says. Baldwin said they wanted at least 10 bombs with a blast radius of at least five yards.
Baldwin said that they wanted “five for the people,” with two more for ATMs and one “for one of them tanks,” meaning the armored vehicles police were using. He later was heard saying, “We at war, you understand, bro.”
Baldwin said one target was an unidentified police headquarters, to “destroy their communications.” Also mentioned as targets were St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch and then-Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, the plea agreements say.
Baldwin also talked of targeting “somebody personal to them and then at his funeral we gotta get a couple more … ‘Godfather’ style.”
Neither McCulloch nor Jackson was harmed. Law enforcement sources and neighbors said the homes of both had been closely guarded.
Law enforcement sources previously identified the Gateway Arch as a bomb target.
Asked about that Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, who was not the source of the original information, said the Arch was not mentioned in recorded conversations but may have been mentioned in others. He also said a bomb would not have made it past Arch security measures.
On Nov. 12, 2014, a confidential informer showed Baldwin a video of a bomb exploding, without explaining that the FBI had made it. Baldwin said, “We need ’em, we need ’em.” He and the informer then went to Davis’ home to show him the video.
Davis told the second informer on Nov. 17 that he wanted one bomb to test, as well as instructions and any examples of larger bombs.
The next day, Davis said that they wanted some bombs for cars, and wanted to be able to trigger the bombs remotely, without lighting a fuse. He gave the informer a $100 deposit and said he’d have $150 more that Friday. But Baldwin was out of money, and on Nov. 19, said he was “inactive” until he received his unemployment benefits.
Both men were indicted that day on a charge related to the illicit purchase of a gun, although other charges were added later. The first charge came three days before McCulloch’s announcement that a grand jury would not indict Wilson. The grand jury news triggered looting and multiple arsons in Ferguson.
Baldwin and Davis were arrested after Davis paid $150 and picked up what he thought were three pipe bombs from an undercover federal agent in a Hazelwood industrial park.
Both admitted conspiring to buy and use explosives to damage a building, vehicle or other property.
In a statement, Callahan said that Davis and Baldwin were a “danger to peaceful protesters as well as law enforcement.” The prosecutor also said, “The disruption of this plot, coming as it did on the eve of the expected grand jury announcement, undoubtedly saved lives. Luckily for all of us, we’ll never know just how many.”
Investigators previously identified both defendants as members of the St. Louis Chapter of the New Black Panther Party. Baldwin also is known as Brandon Muhammad, according to court documents, and Davis also uses the last name Ali and goes by Brother Ali. Baldwin described himself as a field marshal for the party, his plea says. Davis said that he once carried a gun as part of a security detail for the party.
Davis spoke in October at a New Black Panther rally at the Greater St. Mark Family Church about the killing of Brown. Davis was identified that day as the Missouri chapter’s “minister of law.”
This is what we’re up against my friends. A couple of black guys, obviously enamored with the idea of taking revenge against some white people and blowing up monuments like the Gateway Arch and a police station that represent, to them, the oppression by white America.
Has it escaped your attention that they, like so many other black activists, appear to lean towards Islam? It appears that we’re fighting against black Muslims, not ordinary black folks, but blacks that are becoming indoctrinated as “Muslim soldiers” in the fight against oppression by us “racist whites.” Maybe I’m wrong, but I also perceive that many of the blacks being released from prison have been heavily indoctrinated into a Muslim Anti-American, anti-white doctrine as well.
I may be saying this without benefit of a tinfoil hat, but couldn’t a race war (even small-scale, but nationwide racial unrest) be construed as justification for Obama to declare martial law? I wonder if Obama is doing all that he could do to inhibit the escalation of racial tensions? Or is he sitting by, watching things unfold, and preparing himself for a time when he will (reluctantly) declare martial law to “maintain the public good” and be “forced” to delay the 2016 Presidential Election due to “widespread unrest”?
Of course, during that tumultuous time, he would be “forced” to remain on as president to provide a measure of stability to “a nation in upheaval.” Think about it …