OTTUMWA — An Ottumwa High School student has been charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism.
Police arrested Emily Kay Six, 16, Ottumwa, on Thursday. Officials said they began investigating after Six allegedly began trying to recruit students for what police called “a plan to harm a number of students.”
The charge is a Class D felony. Six was taken to a juvenile detention facility following her arrest.
Police Chief Jim Clark said Six’s plans were stopped before they could be acted upon. The investigation is ongoing, though, and Clark would not comment on whether others may have been aware of Six’s efforts.
Under the charge of terrorism, Emily faces:
-Extraordinary rendition into the hands of foreign governments where she could be legally tortured to give up information on her fellow conspirators.
-Indefinite detention without the right to a trial.
-Incarceration at a military installation, overseas or domestically, under military jurisdiction.
-Water boarding, sleep deprivation, deafening sounds, and other forms of “approved” torture at the hands of US authorities.
-Summary execution by presidential order.
-and other heinous violations of her civil rights.
While clearly I don’t think Emily will face any of these possible outcomes, what if Emily was a dark skinned 30 year old woman conspiring with men of similar ilk in a local temple? Does that somehow change the appropriate response of the State? If so, why?
The fact that the State is coming after a 16 year old with terrorism charges should frighten the day lights out of you. We can rest assured that such charges will become more common place as society devolves in to civil unrest caused by the implosion of the monetary system. The State could have charged her with conspiracy to commit murder, mayhem, assault, or any other personal type of crime that people commit against one another; yet they didn’t. They chose to come after her with terrorism charges because these are the most vague laws that provide the State with the most latitude in prosecuting her.
When it comes to putting people behind bars, the State always takes the path of least resistance.