Jail-Time For Rioter Who Brought 10y/o Son To Insurrectionist Sought By Feds

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Boyd Camper, a Montana resident and Capitol rioter who brought his young son with him to the Capitol area back in January but left him outside of the building with a friend during the riot, could now face two months behind bars. Prosecutors have requested a two-month sentence for Camper after he pleaded guilty to a single misdemeanor count of illegally parading, demonstrating, or picketing in the Capitol building. The charge has repeatedly appeared in plea deals for lower-level Capitol riot cases, and it comes with a maximum sentence of six months behind bars.

Although prosecutors requested just two months in prison for Camper, the judge handling the case has the freedom to impose a stricter sentence. Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan (who is not the judge presiding over Camper’s case) has repeatedly handed down sentences for Capitol rioters that are harsher, even if only slightly so, than what was originally sought by prosecutors. In Camper’s case, he openly bragged during a CBS interview about having participated in the storming of the Capitol — and it’s not as though he was anonymous. The segment introduced Camper by name and identified that he was from Montana. It’s as if Camper was inviting federal law enforcement officials to come find him. On a similar note, a number of Capitol rioters posted evidence of their involvement on social media. What did these people think was going to happen when they undertook such steps?

In the CBS interview, the journalist asked Camper whether he was inside the Capitol, to which he replied that he was “on the front line,” adding at another point that “we’re going to take this damn place… if you haven’t heard it’s called the insurrection act and we the people are ready.” Although Camper is not accused of perpetrating violence against police officers or of committing other, more serious crimes associated with the riot, the former president has not distinguished between misdemeanor and felony offenders in his blanket statements of support for the rioters. He said just recently, in reference to his false claims of election fraud, that the “insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day,” adding that “January 6 was the Protest!”