A timely article from CRC Senior Editor Matthew Vadum:
FERGUSON BOMBERS SENTENCED
Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist, courtesy of the Obama administration.
By Matthew Vadum (originally published by FrontPageMag on Sept. 9, 2015)
A foiled plot to use bombs to assassinate the police chief, county prosecutor, and other officials in troubled Ferguson, Mo., and also blow up the iconic Gateway Arch in nearby St. Louis, has ended in federal prison terms for two New Black Panther Party members.
In a sweetheart plea bargain deal, Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin, both radical black Muslim men in their twenties, received mere seven-year custodial sentences last week from U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey when they could have been sent to prison for decades. The men were sentenced “on charges of planning and conspiring to ignite explosive devices during the Ferguson protests and procuring firearms for convicted felons,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri.
U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan congratulated law enforcement for preventing what might have been a major disaster. “The disruption of this plot … undoubtedly saved lives. Luckily for all of us, we’ll never know just how many,” he said.
Davis and Baldwin met when they participated in the protests in Ferguson that followed the Aug. 9, 2014 death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man. Brown was killed by white then-police officer Darren Wilson when he charged Wilson after trying to wrest his service weapon from him. Brown’s death sparked riots in Ferguson and across America. Soon after meeting, Davis and Baldwin began plotting to arm fellow demonstrators and destroy the Gateway Arch.
The sentencing comes as black nationalists and members of the Black Lives Matter movement escalate calls for violent attacks on police, while the Obama administration responds by sitting on its hands. Last month Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan called for “10,000 fearless men” to come forward and slaughter white Americans. Black-supremacist King Noble is calling on blacks to murder whites and police. “It’s not safe no more to be white in America,” Noble announced in a viral YouTube video. “Lurking behind any corner could be an angry black man ready to take yo ass out.”
It also comes as the terrorist-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) throws its lot in with the increasingly violent Black Lives Matter movement. Breitbart News reports that “CAIR leaders and members joined Black Lives Matter in a march on the California State Capitol on [Sept. 2], targeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s office over a new bill that, in part, would expand bans on racial profiling to include perceived ethnicity.” The fact that CAIR is siding with violent activists against police “creates a serious problem for CAIR’s defenders, which argue that its associations with Islamic extremism can be overlooked because it helps law enforcement work with, and within, the Muslim community.”