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New Black Panthers arrested for straw gun purchases and bomb plot in Ferguson

Posted by on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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FBI Arrests Members Of The New Black Panthers For Trying To Build Bombs In Ferguson

The FBI has arrested two members of the New Black Panther Party on federal firearms charges. The two men were reportedly arrested as part of an FBI sting for attempting to acquire explosives to use during protests over the Mike Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

The two men, identified by Newsweek and Reuters as Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis, were arraigned Friday on the Federal firearms charges. The two men were arrested for attempting to purchase firearms for fellow members of the New Black Panther Party.

Reuters reports:

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday and charged with federal firearms offenses, a law enforcement official told Reuters.

It turns out this was after the two had run afoul of the law on other charges:

The official said the two men are the same pair named in a newly unsealed federal indictment returned on Nov. 19 charging Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis with purchasing two pistols from a firearms dealer under false pretenses.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch has more on the straw firearms purchases.

According to the indictment, between Nov. 1 and 13, Baldwin, also known as Brandon Muhammad, and Olajuwon, also known as Olajuwon Ali and Brother Ali, acquired two Hi-Point .45 ACP pistols at the store, claiming that Baldwin was the buyer when, in fact, the weapons were intended for someone else.

Notices of sealed search warrants suggest federal agents searched three locations during their investigation. Those warrants were not made public and did not identify the person for whom the guns were allegedly being purchased or for what purpose.

Hi-Point handguns are known for being cheap handguns. That’s why they’re among the guns most commonly found in police evidence lockers. Earlier in the summer, the FBI warned that the New Black Panther Party was trying to stir up violence in Ferguson.

However, as IJ Review has reported, the New Black Panthers aren’t the only ones trying to ignite the spark of violence in Ferguson. In August, we profiled a communist agitator who was trying to provoke a confrontation with police. The KKK has also been threatening to cause violence as well.

Hopefully, despite the provocations that the outside extremists are trying to whip up, things will be peaceful in Ferguson once the jury has reached its decision.




http://www.ijreview.com/2014/11/206642-fbi-arrests-members-new-black-panthers-trying-build-bombs-ferguson/

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by Emerald Member on Nov. 24, 2014 at 2:57 PM
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According to the indictment, between Nov. 1 and 13, Baldwin, also known as Brandon Muhammad, and Olajuwon, also known as Olajuwon Ali and Brother Ali, acquired two Hi-Point .45 ACP pistols at the store, claiming that Baldwin was the buyer when, in fact, the weapons were intended for someone else.

 

Not shockingly these these names did not appear in the original reports.

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