Kenesha, Wis. (AP) – An 18-year-old Illinois teenager who was accused of fatally shooting two people during a protest in southeastern Wisconsin last year joined a well-known white supremacist under a judge’s recently amended conditional terms Is banned from.
There were 17 during an August 25 demonstration in Kenosha, Kyle Ritenhouse, Wisconsin, with hundreds of people protesting the police shooting of a black man, Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse has been charged with numerous counts including reckless and intentional manslaughter, making threats and being a minor in possession of firearms.
Prosecutors accused Rittenhouse, who is white, left his home in Antioch, Illinois, and traveled to Kenosha to answer a call from the militia to protect businesses. Kenosha was on the threshold of several nights of chaotic street demonstrations after Blake was shot by a white officer In the back during a domestic disturbance, Blake is paralyzed.
Officials said Rittenhouse fired an assault-style rifle during the protest, killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, and Gage Grosskrutze. Rittenhouse has pleaded not guilty in all cases and argued that he fired in self-defense. Conservatives have rallied around him, generating enough money to make his $ 2 million cash bail..
According to online court records, a Wisconsin judge modified the terms of Rittenhouse’s release on Friday to focus on Rittenhouse “will not knowingly conduct with any person or group of people who are based on their race, beliefs But know others for harm, intimidation, harassment or danger. On the subject of religion, color, national origin or gender. “
He is also barred from possessing and consuming alcohol and possessing firearms.
Earlier this month, prosecutors requested amendments after the Retainhouse was spotted in the southeastern Wisconsin town of Mount Pleasant, 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of Milwaukee. The legal drinking age is 21, but in Wisconsin, Rittenhouse could legally drink alcohol because he was with his mother.
According to WMTV, prosecutors wrote in their request that Rittenhouse also took a photo outside of Pudi’s pub with the two men, as they carved an “OK” symbol with their hands, a symbol used by white supremacists. Prosecutors also accused the five men at the inn that they had formed the song of the Proud Boys, a neo-fascist group.