Recall back in 2008, during the voting that led to Obama’s election, how the New Black Panther Party and two of its members were charged with voter intimidation for their conduct outside a polling station in Philadelphia?
There was even video showing the Panthers, King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson, clad in black and brandishing what appeared to be a club, scowling at people as they entered the voting place.
In a highly controversial move that outraged many concerned with voter intimidation and potential fraud, the Department of Justice later narrowed the charges against Shabazz and dismissed the charges against the New Black Panther Party and Jackson.
Now, in an action reminiscent of what it did some six years ago, Holder’s DOJ appears to be going easy on two members of the New Black Panther Party who allegedly plotted to blow up the St. Louis Gateway Arch and carry out political assassinations…all in the name of protesting the Ferguson shooting and grand jury decision.
As Western Journalism told you last week, an undercover police operation in St. Louis busted the pair who:
reportedly planned to blow up the city’s iconic Gateway Arch and kill two prominent figures in the Michael Brown shooting case in Ferguson, which has sparked protests nationwide.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis were indicted last week on federal weapons charges but authorities expect more charges to be filed against the duo relating to the alleged plot.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the two Black Panther suspects are apparently not being hit with federal terrorism charges, as might be considered appropriate in the case.
The communist and racist New Black Panther Party plotted to bomb St. Louis’ Gateway Arch and assassinate local law enforcement officials, but the Justice Department so far has limited its prosecution of the group to an indictment of two members on minor gun charges.
The soft treatment for activities that normally would have brought federal terrorism charges appears to be part of efforts by Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department to “go soft” on the racist group, according to former Justice official J. Christian Adams.
J. Christian Adams has long been a critic of Holder’s DOJ for the stark appearance of favoritism it has shown toward the New Black Panthers and its radical members. Via freebeacon.com:
Adams’ 2011 book, “Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department,” includes a photograph of then presidential candidate Barack Obama marching in Selma, Alabama, with members of the New Black Panther Party in March 2007.
Since the Justice Department stepped into the investigation, the St. Louis Police Department has reportedly withheld comment on the case.
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