Prosecutors are trying to change the bond contract between Kyle Rittenhouse – the 17-year-old accused of killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, last summer – after they said he flashed white power signs and was “loudly serenaded” by the proud boys. anthem at a bar.
On Wednesday, the Kenosha County District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to restrict Rittenhouse from owning or consuming alcohol at a bar or restaurant, displaying white power signs and fraternity with known members of white supremacy.
Rittenhouse of Antioch, Illinois, was released from Kenosha County Jail on a $ 2 million bond in November, money raised primarily by conservatives through a legal defense fund. The terms of Rittenhouse̵
According to prosecutors, the request came after Rittenhouse was seen with his mother at a local bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, on January 5 – the same day he pleaded guilty to murder and other crimes related to the murder of two protesters and wounded each other.
At Pudgy’s Pub, Rittenhouse was seen wearing a T-shirt with the words “Free as F ***” while flashing the “OK” sign – a gesture chosen by well-known white supremacist groups, the movement said. During his 90-minute visit to the bar, which was caught on security footage, the teenager was seen consuming alcohol while being serenaded by a group of adult men singing the proud boys’ anthem, according to the movement.
In the state of Illinois, where Rittenhouse lives, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to own or consume alcohol in a public place according to the movement. But in Wisconsin, people under the age of 21 can carry and drink alcohol if they are with a parent.
Rittenhouse’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
Authorities have said Rittenhouse traveled to Wisconsin to protect a car dealer from looting when he opened fire on racial protesters taking to the streets after the Aug. 23 shooting of Jacob Blake. Lawyers for Rittenhouse claimed that the teenager, who has been praised by right-wing commentators and sympathetically seen by the Trump administration, had acted in self-defense.
The teenager allegedly killed Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and Anthony Huber, 26, and wounded a third man, Gaige Grosskreutz, who had a gun.
The court has not yet set a date for processing the prosecution’s request.
Tim Stelloh the contribution.