New Black Panthers Bomb Plot Failed When They Ran Out of EBT Benefits
Last weekend, we brought you the story of a couple of New Black Panther members who were conspiring to plant bombs in the Ferguson area during protests. The two men were caught trying to buy pipe bombs in a law enforcement sting.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has done some more reporting on these two guys and has found some more information about how they were putting their proposed attacks together.
Two men indicted last week on federal weapons charges allegedly had plans to bomb the Gateway Arch — and to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson — the Post-Dispatch has learned.
Both McCulloch and Jackson had come under national criticism for their handling of the shooting of Mike Brown by Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson. However, I’m not sure what the Gateway Arch had to do with the shooting of Mike Brown.
What was the reason why the bomb plot didn’t get off the ground? The Post-Dispatch reports that the bomb plot was delayed by the fact that one of the suspect’s girlfriend’s EBT card was out of money. For those of you not familiar with them, EBT cards are the way that welfare benefits are distributed. Terrorism being funded by welfare isn’t unheard of around the world, as British police warned recently that ISIS members and supporters in the U.K. were using welfare benefits to fund ISIS.
Before the EBT card was depleted, these two members of the New Black Panthers, Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, were indicted for serving as straw purchasers for a pair of Hi-Point .45 ACP handguns. Hi-Points are inexpensive and targeted towards the budget-conscious hand gunner, or in this case, the budget-conscious terrorist.
However, in the case of Olajuwon Ali Davis, terrorism isn’t the only thing he’s interested in. Davis, who is the “Minister of Justice and Law” for the Missouri New Black Panthers, had a series of YouTube videos.
Here is Davis asking the United Nations to assist “indigenous peoples” on behalf of the New Black Panther Party.
And finally here he is teaching how to evade taxes:
It looks like the FBI took a dangerous subversive off the streets before he could do serious damage and cause the loss of life. HaTTiP