Alleged Plot Included Bombing Arch, Killing St. Louis County Prosecutor, Ferguson Chief

Christine Byers, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, November 27, 2014

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.

Sources close to the investigation were uncertain whether the men had the capability to carry out the plans, although the two allegedly did buy what they thought was a pipe bomb in an undercover law enforcement sting.

The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.

An indictment, with no mention of bombs or killings, was returned in federal court here Nov. 19 and unsealed Friday upon the arrest of Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis. Their addresses and Baldwin’s age were not available; Davis is 22.

The arrest came three days before McCulloch revealed that a grand jury would not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the controversial killing of Michael Brown. {snip}

The charges say that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13, at the Cabela’s store in Hazelwood, Baldwin claimed to be buying two Hi-Point .45-caliber pistols for himself when they were really for another person. Brandon also is known as Brandon Muhammad, according to court documents, and Davis now goes by the last name Ali, his attorney said. Each faces a charge of aiding and abetting the making of a false written statement made in connection with a firearms purchase.

The sources said additional charges, reflecting the plot, were expected to be filed. They said Davis was considered the leader of the plot, which police documented on hidden video.

{snip}

One of the defendants’ plans, the sources said, included planting a bomb inside the observation deck at the top of the Arch. It was not clear how they could have gotten a bomb past airport-style security screening for rides up.

It also wasn’t clear, the sources said, whether the men intended to use bombs as the means to kill McCulloch and Jackson. {snip}

{snip}

Davis’ attorney, John Lynch, said that he had waived the detention hearing because, “This particular case involves serious issues, especially in light of the Ferguson matter. My client is entitled to a patient analysis and due process like anybody else, and he looks forward to a vigorous defense.”

Lynch said that Davis was “particularly bright” and had been associated with the Young Artists for Justice and Peace, which works to take back streets from drug dealers. He said prosecutors were accusing Davis of a “pretty serious” gun charge, “with other charges potentially looming in the distance.”

{snip}

Davis spoke at a New Black Panther rally at Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson last month about the police shooting of Brown, and was identified there as the Missouri chapter’s “minister of law.”

“This is not the first Mike Brown, and it won’t be the last, if we do not unite,” Davis told the crowd then. “Divided, we lose brothers and sisters. If you do not unite, put aside your difference and unite, you can expect no changes in the future. We must change our minds, our systems and ourselves.”

The New Black Panthers has issued a statement calling the allegations regarding bombing and killing “totally unfounded” and “trumped up and baseless.”

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  • I tend to take bomb-conspiracy-entrapment indictments with a grain of salt until the credible criminal justice system can run its course.

    That said, if this one was real and depended on one of the “conspirators'” girlfriends’ EBT cards, then it probably was never going to get very far.

    Likewise, one of the local black revolutionaries Tweeted this last Monday:

    https://twitter.com/BlackRebels_Stl/status/536990892557889537

    A rebellion whose participants rely on public transportation isn’t very well thought out.

    Those things are never on time, you know.

    Also note this from the last paragraph of this story:

    In July 2010, the Post-Dispatch photographed Davis as a recipient of an Access MO award letter for $1,510 to attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he was planning to study economics. The story noted how budget cuts had threatened to slash the amount of financial aid students across Missouri receive. At the time, Davis told the newspaper that he would be the first member of his family to attend college.

    • propagandaoftruth

      At least they are incompetent as hell. They strike out at the White man by burning and looting their own, for instance.

      Speaking of incompetent, what about that guy in Austin? To late breaking for Amren, but what a nincompoop. Fired over a hundred rounds and hit nobody, then got killed. Of course the news media so desperately craves a new McVeigh, this incompetent may fit the bill.

      • Fed Up

        Hey! He was a “sharpshooter”.

    • ViktorNN

      So in other words, all we have to do to stop the revolution is shut down mass transit for a few days.

    • robinbishop34

      Ever remember hearing about a parachutist that jumped from a plane and landed on top of the Arch then slid down the side? My brother is a firefighter and he did some training downtown and they said he was like an Oompah Loompa midget. I may of said this before

  • One of those realistic looking fake news pretending to be real news clickbait hustle websites is pushing a story that Louis Head (Michael Brown’s mother’s current boyfriend) has been arrested and indicted for riot incitement, for his “burn this b***h down” pants-sagging rant on Monday night.

    Not true.

    Just wanted to let you know if you happen to encounter that “story.”

    • Oil Can Harry

      Louis Head’s middle name should be Dick.

    • Sick of it

      They should, considering he is a member of The Bloods.

    • pcmustgo

      He hasn’t been arrested, but even CNN has coverage of him saying “Burn this Bi…. Down” and inciting a riot… Breitbart covrered it too.

    • pcmustgo

      There IS a fake story circulating that Mike Brown’s juvenile record included murder. I’ve heard he’s both a Crips or Blood or Vice Lords gang member. Regardless, he flashed gang signs.

      • MannyR

        He was a scouted by the Black Gangster Disciplies, many including myself think that’s why he assaulted Darren Wilson and then tried to get his gun. It would have looked good to gang leadership to have assult on a cop for credibility.

        • jayvbellis

          Let’s stick with proven facts and not spread unsubstantiated rumors, gossip, this leads to crazed conspiracy theories – the bane of the American Right Wing.

          • MannyR

            It was written about in multiple articles on the subject of Michael Browns background. Maybe YOU should stick your head into some news not related to the NFL or Stormfront. It’s not gossip or a rumor. Thanks

      • The supposed juvenile record of someone named “Michael Brown” is a fake. Not that there wasn’t someone named Michael Brown with all those arrests, but it wasn’t that Michael Brown.

        • Michael is about the most common male name in the USA, and persons with the family name “Brown” are a dime-a-dozen, so I have an easy time believing it was someone else.

          • I have three people named “Michael (or Mike) Brown” in my phone’s address book.

        • meanqueen

          So then even among his homies, he’s an underachiever?

  • Luca

    We have little to fear from blacks planning anything, anytime soon. Most of what they do is impulsive and spur of the moment. Planning and forethought are not in their DNA.

    Reminds me of the time my cousin and I were going to make an airplane out of a couple of apple crates, bicycle wheels and some old lumber. We really felt like we could pull it off, but we didn’t think it through very carefully and we were only five years old at the time.

    • Speedy Steve

      Which means, of course, that a tsunami of nuisance crimes is all we can expect. Little old ladies will be mugged and raped, old White men will be carjacked, and little White children will continue to be aborted as women seek security in cubicles across KwaMerika.

    • thegodsofeden

      Ah, the good old days! You and your friends would place a piece of plywood on several improperly placed bricks and jump your bikes over it. Of course, one of you had just replaced a flat front tire beforehand, and then forgot to tighten the bolt back in place…OUCH!

  • LexiconD1

    If you want to start a revolution…you’d better figure out how to fund it yourself, instead of relying on the white taxpayers. All that has to be done to stop you, is to defund your EBT.

    These idiots can’t even pay their own bills, but that’s EVERYONE’S fault but their own. Idiots.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      All the wars with modern weapons in Africa were financed by white countries; mostly USA and USSR. If the white countries didn’t finance the wars, they would be stuck using sticks and stones.

      .

  • Fed Up

    A pipe bomb? I’d have expected them to try to wreck the Arch with some left-over 4th of July firecrackers.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      The “pipe” was probably a crack pipe.

      .

  • D.B. Cooper

    Plenty of Black Friday fighting, but I didn’t see this story on my local news.
    I wonder would it have even worked if they hadn’t been caught.

  • RacialRay

    Plot foiled by a mis-firing EBT card.

    Ya just can’t make this stuff up.

    • dukem1

      Wonder what the chances are the girl friend will be charged with something.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      The biggest laugh is they had to buy a pipe bomb because they couldn’t make their own. If you can say “pipe bomb” you should have the technology to make one.

      .

  • Beowald

    As dangerous as blacks are, they do not appear to be an existential threat to America. On the other hand, Latinos could very plausibly carve up the lower 48 in a couple of decades.

  • Da Troof

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      You can, but it wouldn’t be as good.

      There is one thing blacks can do very well without any help from whites, and that is make themselves look like idiots.

      .

  • Sick of it

    In response, the powers that be will do nothing to either the New Black Panthers or the Nation of Islam. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

  • jayvbellis

    Sorry, this is government entrapment.

    Matt Hale was set up similar way.

    What kind of real terrorist tries to purchase a bomb with an EBT card?

    • me

      A Negro terrorist. Ha!

    • Bill Moore

      Hello,

      I was in the middle of a ten minute laughing jag reading the comments about the Africans, when you mentioned Matt Hale.

      My laughter stopped immediately, and my mood changed.

      Matt Hale is still sitting in prison because of prosecutor malfeasance.

      Bill Moore

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.

    Once the EBT card is replenished, they can use it to post bail and hire a high-powered lawyer.

  • Paleoconn

    Only in a country in the grip of the black undertow can a nakedly criminal band of thugs like the Black Panthers walk the streets as free men. Hellooooo $PLC, anybdody home?

    • me

      The $plc is an anti-White mob run by chicken-twirlers.

      • Paleoconn

        Holy cow chicken twirlers, I admit I don’t know that term.

        • Conrad

          There just ain’t no tellin’ what they do with chickens.

        • Bill Moore

          Hello Paleoconn,

          Google “chicken twirlers”, it’s a Jewish thing, and it’s funny as hell.

          Bill Moore

  • Earl P. Holt III

    The lesson here is that we must DE-FUND these communists, revolutionaries, and obsolete farm equipment…

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      Just think if an old tractor busted down the door to the farmers house and raped his wife. It would be strange even for a Stephan King movie.

      .

      • me

        That’s the liberal/socialist King’s next novel. Who leaked it?! The title is going to be ‘Maximum Overdrive II’. Ha ha!

      • Earl P. Holt III

        It would soon find itself on the scrap-heap, awaiting a REAL meltdown…

    • Conrad

      In other words, defund welfare.

  • ViktorNN

    There’s something very comical about some negroes trying to use a girlfriend’s EBT card to blow up the St Louis Arch, but having to wait because the card’s empty.

    • The Worlds Scapegoat

      I think it is comical that those are the only types of people that law enforcement can catch. In the olden days, people like that would have removed themselves from the gene pool long before they could have hurt someone else. I wonder how many millions this “bust” will cost when everything is finished: Law enforcement personal wages, equipment wages, court costs, jail costs, rehabilitation, etc, etc…

      .

  • Lee_CPA

    “Davis spoke at a New Black Panther rally at Greater St. Mark Family Church in Ferguson….”
    A black panther rally at church?

  • Earl P. Holt III

    I wouldn’t sympathize with Bob McCulloch for being a target of these “revolutionaries”:

    Two weeks before the 2008 Presidential Election, St. Louis COUNTY Prosecutor McCulloch and St. Louis CITY Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce held a press conference in which they declared their intent to arrest anyone who publicly alleged that Barack Hussein Obama was a Muslim.

    “Democrat” = communist. (It’s just that simple…!)

  • Lygeia

    “Lynch said that Davis was “particularly bright” and had been associated with the Young Artists for Justice and Peace…”

    Which, apparently, just help make him better criminal.

  • meanqueen

    I don’t usually think about that, but you’re right. Good point.

  • John Dewey

    The New Black Panthers has issued a statement calling the allegations regarding bombing and killing “totally unfounded” and “trumped up and baseless.”

    Mmm. Nope. Their mouthpieces called it that.

    • Speedy Steve

      The statement read thus: deyz din do nuffins. Deys be goo keyids n sheet gnome sane?

  • Don’t be surprised if the only convictions that come out of this matter are for their buying guns using false identities, that charge seems to be a slam dunk.

    I’m wondering just how these supposed EBT conspirators thought they were going to be able to plant their supposed explosives in the right place under the Arch to bring it down. They’d have to bring it into the visitor’s center, and ever since 9/11, the Arch has been under high alert and visitors have to go through metal detectors. And watched like a hawk outside, being mindful of the fact that the Archgrounds are technically a national park, Missouri’s only.

    Then there’s the question of whatever they were supposedly buying would have been able to do the job.

    Michael Christopher Scott, maybe you can fill in the rest of these blanks for me.

  • DAWNOFNEWDAY

    Black males are cowards. They will attack lone white males, elderly whites, handicapped whites, white kids, white women, but never will a black male fight an able-bodied white man one on one or white cops or white military guys.

  • DAWNOFNEWDAY

    Look at how the cops in Europe are siding with the muslims and turd world invaders over the native whites there.

  • Speedy Steve

    Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis. Guess which is which. Hahaha! You’re wrong. Baldwin is the one with the tent on its head.

    • me

      Hee hee! He looks very intelligent…

  • celeryetverus

    “The men wanted to acquire two more bombs, the sources said, but could not afford to do it until one suspect’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was replenished.”

    If this wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be hilarious. Likewise, if these two warriors for justice had any sense, they would have awaited the verdict, examined the evidence, and realized that Wilson was totally within his rights. Furthermore, they also probably wouldn’t be waiting on dat gurrlfren’s EBT to commit acts of terror in the first place – or be two working-age adult men dependent on their women and the government.

    But if you ask the media, these folks are all magical, law-abiding citizens who are simply misunderstood, and should totally be a woman’s first choice in raising a family. You know, because they’re so much better than the rest of us poor, ignorant engineers of modern civilized society.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    To use liberal logic: They were going to use EBT money to buy bomb making materials. Therefore, we need to ban EBT.