The best laid plans of mice and Panthers often go awry. Especially when you can’t use your government benefits to attack the government.
Such was the case last week when two member of the New Black Panther Party, Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, were indicted on federal weapons charges.
According to court documents Brandon is also know as Brandon Muhammad while Davis has changed his last name to Ali.
The pair planned to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson as well as bomb the Gateway Arch, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch.
So what thwarted their plans?
The two would be terrorists purchased what they thought were two pipe bombs from undercover agents but could not purchase the other two bombs they wanted until one of the suspect’s girlfriend had her Electronic Benefit Transfer refilled, the Post-Dispatch reported.
The men were arrested three days before the grand jury decision was even announced. Proving that some malcontents were planning destruction and anarchy whether or not Officer Darren Wilson was indicted for the killing of black teenager Michael Brown.
Last month Davis spoke at a Black Panther rally in Ferguson where the party described him ironically as the Missouri chapter’s “minister of law,” according to the Post-Dispatch.
“This is not the first Mike Brown, and it won’t be the last, if we do not unite,” he told the crowd. “Divided, we lose brothers and sisters. If you do not unite, put aside your difference and unite, you can expect no changes in the future. We must change our minds, our systems and ourselves.”
In response to these allegations the New Black Panther Party released a statement calling the accusations “trumped up” and “baseless.” The statement said they do “not teach, endorse, or allow its members to commit acts of violence against anyone regardless to the circumstance, unless in imminent danger according to the rules of Self-Defense.”
Sources told the Post-Dispatch that more charges were expected to be filed in the near future.
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