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Kyle Rittenhouse's bond agreement modified after allegedly flashing white-power signs at bar

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 14:55:03-05

KENOSHA CO. — Kyle Rittenhouse's bond agreement has been modified after prosecutors say the 18-year-old flashed white-power signs while posing for photos, drank several beers, and was "loudly serenaded" with the Proud Boys' official song at a Mount Pleasant bar earlier this month.

Rittenhouse, who is charged with shooting and killing two people and injuring a third during protests and unrest in Kenosha last summer, was released from Kenosha County Jail on a $2 million bond.

That bond agreement did not restrict Rittenhouse from entering a bar or drinking alcohol nor did it stop him from fraternizing with known members of white supremacist groups. In Wisconsin, those underage are allowed to drink in the company of parents.

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In a motion to modify Rittenhouse's bond, the Kenosha County District Attorney's Office details Rittenhouse's Jan. 5 visit to Pudgy's Pub with his mother.

Rittenhouse stopped at the Mount Pleasant tavern shortly after pleading not guilty to homicide charges in connection to the Kenosha shooting.

On Jan. 22, details of the modified bond were released, including:

  • Rittenhouse cannot possess nor consume alcoholic beverages.
  • Rittenhouse shall not knowingly have contact with any person or group known to "harm, threaten, harass or menace others on the basis of their race, beliefs on the subject of religion, color, national origin, or gender."
  • Rittenhouse cannot possess firearms.

Rittenhouse will be back in Kenosha County Court on March 10 for his final pre-trial appearance.

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