Will Kyle Rittenhouse be banned from pubs? Kenosha shooter shows white power sign, serenaded with Proud Boys song
Kenosha county prosecutors are hoping to modify Kyle's bond that prevents him from consuming alcohol and prohibited from making public gestures of white power signs
Kyle Rittenhouse's bond agreement might be modified if the Kenosha County prosecutors have their way. They said the 18-year-old showed white power signs when he entered a Mount Pleasant bar on January 5. The prosecutors added he was "serenaded" with the Proud Boys official song. The teen headlined the newspapers last summer after being charged with the shooting and killing of two people while injuring a third during the unrest in Kenosha.
He was released from Kenosha County Jail on a $2 million bond which, according to TMJ4 does not stop Rittenhouse from entering a bar or drinking alcohol. The report also added it doesn't stop him from fraternizing with known members of White Supremacist groups around. Rittenhouse had visited the pub with his mother. The site added the prosecutors were asking to make the following changes in his bond: "(i) The defendant shall be prohibited from possessing or consuming alcohol. (ii) The defendant shall not be present in any establishment where alcohol is served. (iii) The defendant shall be prohibited from making any public display of any “white power" or “white supremacy” signs, symbols, or hand gestures. (iv) The defendant shall have no contact with any known militia members or known members of any violent white power/white supremacist groups or organizations, including but not limited to the group identified as the 'Proud Boys'."
There was some video surveillance that was gathered from the pub Rittenhouse was in. Local law enforcement was notified. He was seen wearing a T-shirt "Free as f***." Rittenhouse was also shown posing for pictures with two other men where he flashed the 'OK' sign that is perceived to be a White Power symbol. Sources say he had also consumed three beers while at the pub. The song played was "Proud of Your Boy", which was written for the 1992 film, 'Aladdin'.
Prosecutors wrote: "The defendant’s continued association with members of a group that prides itself on violence, and the use of their symbols, raises the significant possibility of future harm. Further, this association may serve to intimidate potential witnesses, who may be unwilling to testify in this case because they may fear that the defendant’s associates with harming them or their families."
According to the site, he will be back in Kenosha County Court on March 10 for his final pre-trial appearance.