Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse 'flashes White Power sign in bar where he was serenaded by Proud Boys song'January 14, 2021
KYLE Rittenhouse, the Kenosha shooter who is out on bail, allegedly flashed white power signs and was serenaded with the official Proud Boys song at a bar in Wisconsin.
During his visit to Pudgy’s Pub last week, Rittenhouse, 18, posed for pictures while flashing the “OK” sign, which white supremacist groups use to display white power, WTMJ reported on Wednesday.
After taking photos with two men in his group, Rittenhouse entered the bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, and was “loudly serenaded” by five adults in his crew, according to Kenosha County prosecutors.
They sang “Proud of Your Boy,” which was written for the Disney movie Aladdin, but became an inspiration for white supremacists who formed the Proud Boys and made it their official song.
Inside the bar on Jan. 5, Rittenhouse apparently took more pictures with men and made the “OK” gesture.
Rittenhouse "remained with these 'Proud Boys' for the entire time he was in the bar," according to prosecutors’ motion on Wednesday to modify his bond.
The teenager is charged with first-degree homicide in the shooting of three people at protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Aug. 25.
Rittenhouse, who was 17 years old at the time, was released from prison in November on a $2million bail.
The teen from Illinois wore a shirt stating “Free as f***” to the bar and consumed three beers.
Although Rittenhouse is under the legal drinking age, he went to the bar with his parents.
Wisconsin allows people under 21 years old to drink alcohol if they are accompanied by a parent, guardian or spouse who is old enough to drink.
Due to Rittenhouse’s behavior at the bar, prosecutors are seeking several changes in his bond.
They want to prohibit Rittenhouse from making public displays of white power or gestures tied to white supremacy, and bar him from having any contact with Proud Boys or other white supremacist organizations or militia members.
Prosecutors also seek to prohibit Rittenhouse from consuming or possessing alcohol or going to any establishment where alcohol is served.
Rittenhouse’s current bond agreement does not restrict him from spending time with white supremacist groups, drinking alcohol or going to a bar.
The teen is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36, and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz, 26, during a protest after Kenosha police shot black man Jacob Blake.
Rittenhouse’s lawyer Mark Richards argued that his client shot the men in self-defense.
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