Two men affiliated with the New Black Panther Party allegedly planned to murder Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson and St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and bomb the Gateway Arch.
In an undercover police sting, the two bought a pipe bomb, and intended to buy two more but couldn’t afford it until one man’s girlfriend’s Electronic Benefit Transfer card was refilled, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, who go by the names Brandon Muhammad and Ali, were indicted last week on weapons charges when Baldwin purchased two hi-point .45-caliber pistols intended for someone else.
Between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13, Baldwin purchased the two guns at a Cabela’s in Hazelwood, and they were arrested Nov. 21. Additional charges for the planned bombing and murders are expected to be filed.
Baldwin and Davis were arrested three days before McCulloch announced on Nov. 24 that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.