Kyle Rittenhouse: Prosecutors try to amend bond agreement after saying they showed racist signs


The office is asking that Rittenhouse be banned from drinking or consuming alcohol or staying in the facilities that serve it; the public display of any “white power” or “white superiority” sign, symbol or hand gesture is prohibited; and not contact known members of the militia or members of violent white / white supremacist groups, including the group identified as “Proud Boys.”

The 17-year-old man is on $ 2 million bail after being arrested for a deadly shooting in Kenosha. Rittenhouse allegedly took place amid protests that erupted in the city of Wisconsin over a police shot by Jacob Blake, and authorities say he fired on protesters.
Rittenhouse was indicted on January 5 on murder charges for the deaths of two men and the murder of another man.

Prosecutors said Rittenhouse was seen with his mother at a local bar about 90 minutes after being brought to court, confirmed by a video of his presence and behavior.

At Rittenhouse, other people were seen flashing the “OK” sign, chosen by well-known white supremacist groups as a sign of “white power,” and “the beer was given directly by the bartender,” the motion states.

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The document also states that Rittenhouse turned 18 this month and lives in Illinois. “Under Illinois law, a Class A offense is for anyone under the age of 21 who keeps alcohol or consumes alcohol in a public place,” the motion states.

However, in Wisconsin, it is legal for people under the age of 21 to have alcohol and consume alcohol if the parent is present.

Prosecutors are also asking the court to “prohibit the accused from publicly displaying symbols and gestures associated with violent white supremacist groups and from contacting known members of these groups, especially the Proud Boys,” as they believe this could lead to potential. witness of intimidation.

Rittenhouse did not plead guilty to the charge for which he was brought to justice.

CNN turned to Rittenhouse’s attorney for a comment.

Rittenhouse’s lawyers claimed Rittenhouse acted in self-defense when he opened fire.

At a hearing last month, Rittenhouse attorney Mark Richards accused prosecutors of presenting a “one-sided, disheveled view” of what happened that day.

Richards presented screenshots of the surveillance video, which he said his client was acting in self-defense while being chased by a protester hitting a gun. In another picture, Rittenhouse seemed to hit him with a skateboard while he was on the ground.

Anthony M. Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum died in the incident and Gaige Grosskreutz was wounded.