New Black Panther Party foments hatred of whites, Jews, America
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.
“I have always been perplexed why these guys get special treatment,” said Adams, who worked in the Justice Department Civil Rights Division and noted a similar conciliatory legal treatment of New Black Panther Party members in a 2008 case of voter intimidation by the group in Philadelphia.
In the earlier case against the Panthers, voter intimidation charges were dropped by the Justice Department against the Panthers, and charges were downgraded against one group member, King Shabazz, in what critics say was an effort to show official favoritism toward the group.
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.
Two members of the Panthers, Brandon Orlando Baldwin and Olajuwon Ali Davis, were indicted Nov. 19 on federal weapons charges in St. Louis. The two-page indictment, however, made no mention of the bombing or assassination plot. It stated that the two men had made false statements to a Cabela’s sporting goods store in seeking to purchase two .45 caliber pistols.
Adams said he viewed the U.S. attorney’s failure to include the pipe bomb charges in the indictment as a significant omission. The use of pipe bombs in a conspiracy or plot normally would result in filing of federal terrorism charges, he said. “Here, once again, you have Justice giving these guys soft treatment,” Adams said in an interview.
St. Louis police spokeswoman Shron Jackson declined to comment on the case and referred questions to the U.S. attorney in St. Louis. The U.S. attorney’s office referred questions to the Justice Department.
“I am not commenting period, other than to relay to you that the only document released by the court is the indictment,” said Marc Raimondi, a Justice Department spokesman, adding that he would not confirm or deny that additional charges related to the bomb plot may be pending.
On the Panther Party, Adams, the former Justice Department official, said: “These people have a visceral hatred of three things: The white man, America, and Jews, and they will do anything they can to destabilize America.”
The Party has exploited racial tensions in Ferguson to spread its separatist agenda, Adams said.
Davis, who identified himself as “minister of law” for the New Black Panther Party’s Missouri chapter, told supporters at a rally in October that the shooting of Brown was “not the first … and it won’t be the last, if we do not unite,” the Post-Dispatch reported.
“Divided, we lose brothers and sisters,” Davis said. “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 group is an offshoot of the 1970s radical group the Black Panthers. It began operating in 1990 and the group’s web site contains the statement that the sole purpose of a Black Panther is “to be a revolutionary in the Black/Afrikan People’s liberation struggle, and to mobilize the masses towards self determination.”
According to Adams, the Obama administration has sought to play down the capabilities and threat posed by the group. “The narrative they use is that the group is a bunch of low-level jokers,” he said.
An FBI annual report on domestic extremism stated that in October 2013 the New Black Panther Party was planning to set up “a team to conduct online research against and ‘go after’ police officers who shot and injured black males.”
The report said black separatist extremists like the New Black Panther Party “seek physical, social, political and economic separation from non-blacks.”
“They fund extremist activity through both violent and white collar crimes and target, [U.S. government], military, and law enforcement personnel and facilities in retaliation for alleged oppression and past wrongdoing,” the report “2013 National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism” says. The report is dated Aug. 13, 2014.
“They have the potential to respond to racially charged social and political events with violence.”
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