The plaintiffs say that Kyle Ritenhouse, once photographed with Proud Boys supporters after being released on $ 2 million bail,

Kyle Retenhouse, teenager charged Killing two people The accused say that during protests in Kenososa, Wisconsin during the summer, he was recently seen drinking alcohol at a bar and apparently sympathetic to the Proud Boys after being released from prison. Now, prosecutors in the state have filed a motion to modify the bond terms of Rittenhouse.

Rittenhouse, who was 17 at the time of the shooting Charged as an adult With two first-degree suicides and one count attempt. He is also charged with endangering the safety of two other victims and possessing weapons under the age of 18. On 5 January, he pleaded not guilty For all charges.

Kyle Retenhouse

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department via AP

According to the motion filed by prosecutors, Rittenhouse was seen drinking at Pugi’s pub in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, according to a motion filed on Jan. 5. Although he is 18 years old, he was legally allowed to drink in Wisconsin because he was with his mother.

Prosecutors say Rittenhouse was posed for a picture with the two men as they all carved an “OK” symbol with their hands White supremacist gesture. The bar’s men also played the song “Proud of Your Boy” for Rittenhouse, which is used as the Proud Boys anthem.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, an advocacy organization, the Proud Boys are a right-wing extremist group known for its anti-Muslim and inaccurate rhetoric. A proud boy The leader was arrested in Washington, DC Ahead of the riots that occurred last week, and some members have been identified as supporters of Trump who attacked the US Capitol.

The Wisconsin prosecutors ‘proposal states, “Defendants’ engagement with members of a group that continues to inflict violence on themselves, and the use of their symbols, increases the significant likelihood of future harm. Even further. , This association can serve to intimidate potential witnesses. “

Prosecutors allege that on the third night of August last year, a 29-year-old black man was paralyzed when he protested during the police shooting of Jacob Blake, who was a Retainhouse Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber badly shot And wounded a third person with an AR-style rifle.

Jacob Blake put his hand on his hospital bed


Since the shoot, Retainhouse has Attracted support From right-wing commentators who claim he was acting in self-defense, and raised millions of dollars in an online legal defense fund.

He was released from prison on November 20 after posting a $ 2 million bond and is Scheduled to return to court On March 10 for another hearing.

CBS News has reached out to Kenosha County District Attorney and Attorney for the Retainhouse for comment and will update this story with any response.

The Associated Press contributed to the reporting.


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