Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse has been spotted allegedly flashing white power signs and wearing a ‘free as f**k’ t-shirt at a Wisconsin bar while out on bail.
The 18-year-old, who is awaiting trial for killing two Black Lives Matter protesters and wounding a third, was snapped at Pudgy’s Pub in Mount Pleasant last week with his mother, making the ‘OK’ sign often used by white supremacist groups.
Prosecutors are now looking to change the terms of his bond agreement to stop him repeating the behavior.
Kenosha gunman Kyle Rittenhouse has been spotted allegedly flashing white power signs and wearing a ‘free as f**k’ t-shirt at a Wisconsin bar while out on bail
Kenosha County prosecutors want to bar Rittenhouse from drinking alcohol, entering pubs, making white power signs and meeting with known white supremacist groups, according to WTMJ.
They claimed he drank three beers at Pudgy’s. It is legal in Wisconsin for underage people to drink with their parent’s consent.
Patrons serenaded him with the Proud Boys anthem Proud of Your Boy which was originally written for the Disney film Aladdin.
Rittenhouse stayed with the Proud Boys for the entire time he was in the bar, according to the prosecutors’ motion.
The 18-year-old, who is awaiting trial for killing two Black Lives Matter protesters and wounding a third, was snapped at Pudgy’s Pub in Mount Pleasant
Kenosha County prosecutors want to bar Rittenhouse from drinking alcohol, entering pubs, making white power signs and meeting with known white supremacist groups
The teenager is currently free on a $2million bond while he awaits his trial.
He was with armed militia members in August when he shot and killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz.
Kyle Rittenhouse is charged in the slayings of two people during street protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He has pleaded not guilty
He was arrested the following day at his home in Illinois.
His lawyers said the teen acted in self-defense when he was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters who were demonstrating over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
The protests were decrying the police shooting of black man Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times in the back and left paralyzed on August 23.
Last week, Rittenhouse pleaded not guilty to the charges in a brief hearing conducted by teleconference.
Rittenhouse has argued he opened fire in self-defense, claiming he was protecting local businesses from the raucous protests.
He faces seven charges: first degree intentional homicide in the death of Joseph Rosenbaum, 36; first degree reckless homicide of Anthony Huber, 26, attempted first degree intentional homicide of Gaige Grosskreutz, 22, two counts of recklessly endangering safety for shots fired at others, being a minor in possession of a firearm and violation a curfew.
Kyle Rittenhouse, 18, pleaded not guilty to charges including intentional homicide on Tuesday in a brief hearing conducted by teleconference. Rittenhouse pictured in blue with his lawyer Mark Richard’s from his lawyer’s office
Rittenhouse pictured above during his remote arraignment via video conference call Tuesday
Rittenhouse opened fire with an assault-style rifle during protests on August 25, killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz. Pictured above carrying the rifle in Kenosha during the night of the shooting
During the Tuesday hearing when Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating asked Rittenhouse if he understood that the previously imposed conditions of bond and bail ‘remain in full force and effect,’ he replied, ‘Yes sir.’
The trial is slated to start on March 29.
Conservatives have rallied around Rittenhouse, describing him as a patriot who took up arms to protect people and property, and raised enough money to make his $2million cash bail, allowing him to walk out of jail on November 2.
Others see him as a domestic terrorist whose presence with a rifle incited protesters. Rittenhouse was 17 at the time of the shootings.
Victims: In the August 25 shooting Rittenhouse fatally shot Anthony Huber (left) and shot and wounded Gaig Grosskruetz (right). The family of Anthony Huber is suing the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin for $10 million. Gaige Grosskruetz has similarly filed a suit seeking $10 million in compensation
Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, was also shot and killed by Rittenhouse. Rosenbaum’s family have not yet filed a suit against the city of Kenosha
The family of victim Anthony Huber is suing the city of Kenosha for $10million. Protester Gaige Grosskruetz, who was injured, has similarly filed a suit seeking $10million in compensation.
The Blake shooting happened three months after George Floyd died while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis, which sparked outrage and national protests demanding police accountability.
In Kenosha, a city of 100,000 near the Wisconsin-Illinois border, protests led to an estimated $50 million in damage.
Some people answered a call on social media to travel to Kenosha in the wake of the Blake shooting. These included Rittenhouse who traveled from his home in Antioch, Illinois, in a bid to ‘protect’ local businesses..
Rittenhouse says he acted in self-defense as the protests descended into violence, but he is set to stand trial for murder later this year. He is pictured shooting at Grosskreutz