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 for trying to purchase a pipe bomb. 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 settled on three. The two men have confessed to wanting to kill Prosecutor Bob McCullough, 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 divide 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.
Here are some of the Olajuwon Ali’s radicalized Facebook postings:
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.
I reached out to the St. Louis Police Department’s Chief Dodson for comment, as of this posting I’ve not heard back.