According to prosecutors Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged with killing two men during the protests at Kenosha, was allegedly drinking beers, while being cheered by a group singing the Proud Boys anthem, when he was out on bail.
A Wisconsin judge changed the terms of his bail. Rittenhouse’s attorney did not challenge the terms of the new bond after they were proposed in January and the teen, who has turned 18, is free after posting bail of $2 million.
Under the new terms, the teen cannot drink alcohol nor can he have any weapons. He is also barred from meeting those who harass others on the basis of race or religion.
Prosecutors had alleged that the Illinois teen was at a bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin on January 5, along with his mother. Many states in the U.S. state that a person must be 21 years of age to drink alcohol, legally. However, in Wisconsin, people below the age of 21 can drink alcohol if they are accompanied by a parent.
While he was at the bar, the teen is said to have drunk three beers. It was also said that he was serenaded by a group of five men, who sang a song that is used as an anthem for Proud Boys, a far- right group in the nation. The prosecutors mentioned this in the motion before the judge.
They also said that Rittenhouse was seen flashing the “OK” sign on video. This sign has also been taken over by white militia and supremacist groups.
Rittenhouse’s attorney said that his client had no objections to the new bond conditions. He also denied being a member of a white supremacist group, in court papers, despite the surfacing of these recent photos and video.