Capitol rioter wearing ‘Camp Auschwitz’ hoodie sentenced to 75 days in prison


A man who rioted inside the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021, wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt, was sentenced Thursday to 75 days in prison. He was also ordered to pay $500 in damages.

Packer was caught on camera on several occasions wearing a sweatshirt that referenced the infamous Nazi concentration camp. As prosecutors described in a file, the sweatshirt read “‘CAMP AUSCHWITZ’ above an image of a human skull, and supported by the phrase: ‘WORK BRINGS FREEDOM’.

Robert Keith Packer outside the Capitol in a lawsuit photo.

Once in the Capitol, Packer joined a crowd in a hallway where other rioters smashed a sign bearing the name of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), according to a court document.

Police arrested Packer on January 13, 2021, after he monitored his home in Newport News.

He pleaded guilty earlier this year to felony charges of unlawful picketing and parading.