January 6

Man who brought his 10-year-old son to Capitol riot gets slapped with jail sentence

A Montana man who partook in the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has been sentenced to 60 days in jail  after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors, NBC News reports.

Boyd Camper, who is a former U.S. Marine, was initially been charged with four misdemeanors but pleaded guilty to one count of parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol. He agreed to pay $500 in restitution.

From NBC News:

According to the memo, Camper traveled to Washington D.C. with his 10-year-old son to attend then-President Donald Trump’s speech on the mall. After finding the speech “wanting,” the memo says, he joined a group heading to the U.S. Capitol and left his son with a friend before breaching the building.

Surveillance cameras captured Camper carrying a Go-Pro camera through the building. After Camper was arrested on March 12 — and investigators asked for the camera he’d recorded with — he refused to hand it over, saying it would implicate him, according to a court filing.

After the riot, Camper told a CBS reporter that he was on the “front line” of rioters pushing past the barricades and police officers.

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