Jan 6th Rioter Who Wore Infamous ‘Camp Auschwitz’ Shirt Will Serve Brief Prison Sentence

Federal prosecutors have recommended a prison sentence of more than two months for a Virginia man who barged into the US Capitol wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt.

Photos of Robert Keith Packer wearing a sweater with an anti-epidemic message went viral after the January 6 attack on the Capitol. The words “Camp Auschwitz” above the image of a human skull on Packer’s shirt. It also features the phrase “Work Brings Freedom”, a rough translation of the German words above the entrance to Auschwitz, the concentration camp in Poland where the Nazis killed more than 1 million men, women and children . When FBI agents asked why he was wearing the sweater, he “replied sternly” because I was cold,” prosecutors said in their sentencing memo.

More than 100 police officers were injured when a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the Capitol while Congress was holding a joint session to certify President Joe Biden’s 2020 election victory. “Without expressing regret for participating in the riots that day, Packer went on to say that it is difficult to know which side people are on,” prosecutors wrote.

FBI agents arrested Packer a week after the riot. He told the FBI he was about 10 to 12 feet away from a rioter, Ashli ​​Babbitt, when a police officer shot her dead. “He told agents he heard gunshots and saw her fall back from the window she was trying to climb through,” prosecutors wrote.

Packer remains free pending trial. US District Judge Carl Nichols is expected to sentence Packer on May 23. He faces a maximum sentence of six months in prison after pleading guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge of marching, protesting or taking a picnic photo in a Capitol building.

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