I’m still waiting to see how many media outlets can work the words “mostly peaceful” into stories about these wannabe terrorists being sentenced to prison:
Two St. Louis men were ordered Thursday to spend seven years in federal prison for planning a foiled bomb attack targeting the Ferguson police chief, the county’s prosecutor and other officials after last year’s police shooting death of Michael Brown.
The sentences for Brandon Orlando Baldwin, 24, and Olajuwon Davis, 23 – identified by federal agents as New Black Panther Party members – mirrored those agreed upon by the men when they pleaded guilty in June to four felony counts, including conspiring to use explosives and making false written statements while buying firearms.
The men wanted to try to wreak greater havoc, but something was holding them back:
Those Ferguson bomb plotters tried to buy additional explosives, but they had a bit of a problem. pic.twitter.com/im8b9xiBvR
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) September 4, 2015
I’m tempted to say it should be a “red flag” if your bomb salesman tells you he’ll accept your girlfriend’s EBT as payment, but knowing what you can buy with SNAP cards these days maybe it’s not so out of the ordinary.