MILWAUKEE – Prosecutors in Wisconsin have requested a choose to order Kyle Rittenhouse to remain out of bars, and away from violent white energy teams just like the Proud Boys.
The request comes per week after Rittenhouse was seen consuming at a tavern outdoors of Kenosha after pleading not responsible — by way of Zoom from his lawyer’s workplace in Racine — at his arraignment Jan. 5 on murder and different costs associated to the Aug. 25 violence in Kenosha.
Rittenhouse, who’s free on $2 million bail, had simply turned 18 two days earlier. After the listening to, he, his mom and several other different adults went to Pudgy’s Pub in Mount Nice. He was seen consuming beer whereas sporting a t-shirt studying Free as F—.
Rittenhouse is charged with taking pictures and killing two individuals and wounding a 3rd throughout the Kenosha unrest within the wake of the police taking pictures of Jacob Blake. Blake was shot within the again and left paralyzed. The officer who fired the pictures will not be charged, prosecutors stated this month.
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In accordance with the prosecutors’ movement, earlier than getting into the bar, Rittenhouse posed outdoors with two males as all of them put their thumbs and forefingers collectively in what appears to be like like an upside-down OK signal, which has turn into an emblem utilized by white supremacists.
As soon as inside, Rittenhouse had three beers over 90 minutes, which is authorized in Wisconsin as he was together with his mom, Wendy Rittenhouse. Prosecutors, nevertheless, requested that he be prohibited from consuming alcohol sooner or later as a result of alcohol consumption typically results in violence.
The movement additionally states that Rittenhouse was serenaded by 5 males singing, “Pleased with Your Boy,” which prosecutors say was written for a Disney movie however has turn into the anthem of the Proud Boys. Member of the white supremacist group have been recognized as being concerned within the assault on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6.
“The defendant’s continued affiliation with members of a bunch that prides itself on violence, and using their symbols, raises the numerous risk of future hurt. Additional, this affiliation might serve to intimidate potential witnesses,” the movement reads.
John Pierce, a Los Angeles lawyer who has been performing as Rittenhouse’s on-line fundraising agent, and showing with Wendy Rittenhouse on conservative on-line speak reveals, has threatened to sue numerous individuals for defamation for suggesting the teenager was a white supremacist.
Pierce and Rittenhouse’s prison protection lawyer say he acted in self-defense when he killed Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, with an assault-style rifle Rittenhouse was carrying that night. He advised police he was guarding a non-public enterprise and providing first help to anybody injured throughout protests.
No listening to on the prosecutors’ request had been scheduled late Wednesday.
Comply with reporter Bruce Vielmetti on Twitter at @ProofHearsay.
This text initially appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Kyle Rittenhouse seen at bar with white energy signal, Proud Boys music