Tonight the leader of the St. Louis chapter of the New Black Panther Party Olajuwon Ali and Member Brandon Baldwin were arraigned on Federal charges in the court of US Magistrate Tom Mummert for trying to purchase pipe bombs. Undercover FBI agents caught the two in preparations to destroy The Arch by blowing it up as a sign of white racial oppression as well as killing as many cops as they could during the impending unrest in Ferguson after the grand jury decision is announced. They were arrested this morning.
The men are being held on Attempt to Make Weapons Straw Purchase and Aiding and Abetting a Straw Purchase. The two men wanted to purchase up to ten pipe bombs, but could only afford three. The two men have confessed to wanting to kill Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, and as many policemen as possible. Their detention hearing is set for next week to consider elevating the charges from Attempt to Possess an Explosive Device to Attempt to Possess a Weapon of Mass Destruction. I earlier reported that this was the charge, but have had an update. There is concern over charging the men with Attempting to Possess a Weapon of Mass Destruction, as it would elevate the case to the Federal level and would then be handled by the Department of Justice. Not exactly an agency known for dealing strongly with the New Black Panthers.
Police officers with the St. Louis City Police Department were instructed by the White House and Attorney General Holder’s DOJ not to speak with reporters and media, to “Keep a lid on it”. What an irresponsible thing to order in light of the dangerous nature of the plot the FBI just foiled!
Here are some of the Olajuwon Ali’s radicalized Facebook postings:
Olajuwon Ali also teaches classes on “Lessons of Law”.
This flies in the face of comments made earlier today by County Executive Charley Dooley that there are no major safety concerns posed by the upcoming grand jury announcement.
My calls to the St. Louis Police Department‘s Chief Dotson for comment, have not been returned.
The story now has legs: links into this piece via The Gateway Pundit! KMOV and CBS have sanitized versions up as well.