Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Grand Screwing Continues

No decision yet from the grand jury in Ferguson trying to determine if there's enough evidence to try Office Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown, but now we have a story about two men arrested for trying to purchase weapons and disrupt protests in town.

And of course, the Ferguson cops say they are New Black Panthers.

No, really.

Two men who allegedly purchased explosive material they may have been planning to use in protests in Ferguson, Mo. were arrested by the FBI on weapons charges, multiple news outlets reported late Friday.

An indictment returned Wednesday and unsealed Friday accused Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Davis of lying on forms to purchase guns, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

The indictment states that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 13 the men purchased two Hi-Point .45 ACP pistols claiming that Baldwin was the buyer while the weapons were actually intended for someone else, according to the newspaper.

Anonymous law enforcement sources told CBS News and Reuters that Baldwin and Davis also allegedly purchased explosive material for potential use in protests around Ferguson, where agrand jury decision on whether to indict white police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown is imminent.

Police sources told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Reuters and ABC News that the two men are suspected of being affiliated with the New Black Panther Party. A source briefed on the arrests told ABC News that the weapons charges were filed against the two men in order to "take them out of the rotation."

How convenient.  Police sources.  "Take them out of the rotation".


1 comment:

RepubAnon said...

In a few months, it will be revealed in a page 15 below-the-fold article that a police informant and/or an undercover sting operation was involved.

Here's a bit of advice for activists:

1) don't get into group trash talk, you're likely to say something stupid. (Look at all the dumb things people say on Twitter(r)

2) Don't listen to people trying to tempt you into doing something illegal - legal, non-violent protests succeed, violence defeats your cause. Besides, the people urging you to do that stupid, counterproductive, illegal act are probably law enforcement. It's easier to be an agent provocateur trying to trick some low-level angry person into doing something illegal than it is to investigate folks in the financial sector for their crimes.

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