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State requests Rittenhouse’s bond be modified after he’s spotted in Wisconsin bar

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Kyle Rittenhouse looks at as he listens to defense attorney John Pierce during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)

(WQOW) - The state of Wisconsin is hoping to keep Kyle Rittenhouse out of bars and keep him from displaying "white power" gestures.

In a motion filed on Jan. 13, the state says Rittenhouse and his mom were at a bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin on Jan. 5, less than two hours after his arraignment in court.

Authorities say when he got to the bar he started taking pictures with others in the bar using an "OK" sign, which authorities say is also known as a "white power" sign to white supremacists.

The motion goes on to say within a few minutes of entering the bar, Rittenhouse was being serenaded by other men with the song, "Proud of Your Boy," which the motion says is the anthem for the white supremacist group "Proud Boys."

Rittenhouse is out on a $2 million cash bond. He posted that back in November.

In all, the state is requesting Rittenhouse not consume alcohol, not be anywhere where alcohol is served and not display any "white power”
or “white supremacy” signs, symbols, or hand gestures. Rittenhouse would also not be allowed to affiliate with any known militia members or members of any violent white supremacist groups.


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