Prosecutors are seeking to increase the restrictions on Kyle Rittenhouse’s $2 million bond agreement after he visited a bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, to drink and take photos with the Proud Boys. Rittenhouse, a cause célèbre on the right, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide over the deaths of two protesters and the injury of a third during the summer 2020 Black Lives Matter demonstrations. His lawyers argue he shot in self-defense. Wisconsin law allows those underage to drink in the presence of a parent, and 18-year-old Rittenhouse arrived at Pudgy’s Pub on Jan. 5 with his mother. There, according to prosecutors, he was “loudly serenaded” by the Proud Boys with a song from Aladdin and posed for photos while flashing a “white power” sign, making an OK with one hand. He sported a shirt reading “Free as f--k.” Prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday to amend his bond to prohibit him from drinking alcohol, visiting establishments where alcohol is served, and socializing with known militia or white supremacist groups.
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