Kyle Rittenhouse's bond conditions modified after prosecutors said he was seen using white power hand symbols with Proud Boys members at a bar

Taylor Ardrey
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Kyle Rittenhouse listens to defense attorney John Pierce during an extradition hearing in Lake County Courthouse, in Waukegan, Illinois on October 30, 2020. Nam Y. Huh/Pool/AP Photos
  • The terms of Kyle Rittenhouse's bond were modified after he was seen at a bar with his mother and members of the far-right Proud Boys, according to FOX 6.

  • Kenosha County prosecutors previously requested to adjust his bond conditions after being spotted using white power associated hand symbols and drinking beers following his release.

  • Rittenhouse,18, is the gunman associated with the deaths of two people and injuring another during a Jacob Blake protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin last summer.

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The bond conditions for 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse were modified on Friday by a judge, forbidding him from drinking alcohol after he was recently sighted consuming beers and using a white supremacist associated "OK" hand signs at a bar following his release, according to multiple reports.

Although the Kenosha, Wisconsin gunman was not in violation of his bail, Kenosha County prosecutors filed a motion for the modification of its conditions last week after he was discovered at Pudgy's Pub in Mt. Pleasant, Wisconsin, not only with his mother but with members of the far-right group Proud Boys, Business insider's Charles Davis reported. Drinking in the state is legal for those accompanied by a parent.

Proud Boys is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center and is linked to the US Capitol insurrection on January 6. According to NBC Chicago, the prosecutors' motion stated that Rittenhouse was "serenaded" by members of the group with their anthem.

Rittenhouse, who is widely supported by the right, was also seen sporting a "Free AS F***" t-shirt after he was released on a $2 million bail in November.

The new bond conditions prohibit Rittenhouse from being associated with "any person or group of persons known to harm, threaten, harass or menace others on the basis of their race, beliefs on the subject of religion, color, national origin, or gender" and from having any firearms, FOX 6 reported.

Then 17, Rittenhouse was charged after the fatal shooting of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber's and wounding Gaige Grosskreutz with a rife-style firearm during a Jacob Blake protest last summer. He was arrested shortly after and has pleaded not guilty, and his lawyers claim he acted in self-defense.

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