Prosecutors said Kyle Rittenhouse flashed white signs of power at a bar in return for bail


Prosecutors are trying to amend Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond contract – the 17-year-old man is accused of killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer – after saying he flashed white signs of power and was “loudly serenaded” by the Proud Boys. anthem in a bar.

On Wednesday, the Kenosha County Law Attorney filed a motion to restrict Rittenhouse from drinking or consuming alcohol in a bar or restaurant, making white signs of power, and fraternizing with known members of white superiority groups.

Rittenhouse of Illinois, Illinois, was released in November from a Kenosha County jail on a $ 2 million bond, most of which was raised by conservatives through a legal protection fund. The terms of Rittenhouse’s bond currently do not restrict access to the bar, alcohol consumption or contact with white supermatist militia groups such as Proud Boys.

Prosecutors said the request came after Rittenhouse was spotted with his mother on January 5 at a local bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin – on the same day he pleaded guilty to murder and other crimes involving killing two people. protesters and wounded each other.

At Pudgy’s Pub, Rittenhouse was seen wearing a T-shirt with the inscription “Free as F ***” while the “OK” sign was flashing – a gesture chosen by well-known white supermacist groups – the motion says. . During a 90-minute visit to the bar, based on security footage, the teenager was seen drinking alcohol while being serenaded by a group of adult men who sang the anthem of the Proud Boys, according to the motion.

In the state of Illinois, where Rittenhouse resides, it is against the law for people under the age of 21 to keep alcohol in a public place or consume alcohol, according to the motion. 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 respond immediately to the remark on Thursday.

Authorities said Rittenhouse traveled to Wisconsin to protect the car dealership from looting when he opened fire on racial justice protesters who took to the streets after the August 23 shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse’s lawyers argued that the teenager, who is commendable by right-wing commentators and can be seen as sympathetic to the Trump administration, acted in self-defense.

The teenager is suspected of killing Joseph Rosenbaum (36) and Anthony Hubert (26) and wounding a third man, Gaige Grosskreutz, who had a handgun.

The court has not yet set a date for processing the prosecutors’ request.

Tim Stelloh consented.