Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois teen charged with fatally shooting two people during protests in Wisconsin last year, has to stay away from white supremacists, guns and booze, a judge has ruled.The decision comes after Rittenhouse, who is free on $2 million bail, was spotted drinking at a bar in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, and posed for a picture with two men who flashed an “OK” sign — an alleged white power symbol. Prosecutors asked for the conditions of Rittenhouse’s bail to be changed once the photo surfaced. A Wisconsin judge obliged, declaring Rittenhouse “shall not knowingly have conduct 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.” The 18-year-old is also prohibited from obtaining a firearm and consuming alcohol. Rittenhouse was 17 when he joined an armed militia Aug. 25, ostensibly to protect businesses in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a black man who was shot seven times in the back by a white police.
Rittenhouse fired his assault-style rifle during the protest, killing Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. The shooting also wounded Gaige Grosskreutz, authorities said. He has since pleaded not guilty to the murder charges stemming from the shootings, claiming he fired in self-defense. [full article]