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Two Members of New Black Panther’s Party Planned to Assassinate Prosecutor and Police Chief in Ferguson and Blow Up Gateway Arch in St.Louis

November 27, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
Two Members of New Black Panther’s Party Planned to Assassinate Prosecutor and Police Chief in Ferguson and Blow Up Gateway Arch in St.Louis Brandon Orlando Baldwin, aka Brandon Muhammed (left) and Olajuwon Davis, aka Olajuwon Davis Ali (right) - Image courtesy of rollingout.com

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Two men in St. Louis allegedly planned to blow up the city’s symbol Gateway Arch and kill two key figures in the Michael Brown shooting case in Ferguson, which has sparked violence across the city.

Gateway Arch - Image courtesy of libertynews.com

Gateway Arch – Image courtesy of libertynews.com

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, both members of the New Black Panthers Party were indicted last week on federal weapons charges but authorities will be filing additional charges against the two men in connection to the alleged plot.

According to the newspaper, police sources said it was unclear if the men had the capacity to actually carry out their plan. The two allegedly bought what they believed was a pipe bomb in an undercover operation and had planned to buy more.

According to sources close to the investigation, the men had planned to kill St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson, both are central figures in the Michael Brown shooting case.

The newspaper reported that it was unclear whether the men planned to use the bombs to kill McCulloch and Jackson.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the men had wanted to buy more of the “bombs,” but had to wait until one of their girlfriends’ Electronic Benefit Transfer card had more money.

The men were arrested three days before a grand jury declined to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson on charges for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown in an August shooting.

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