Prosecutors have requested the Kenosha County Circuit Court modify Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond conditions after he allegedly flashed white power signs while posing for pictures at a bar.
According to TMZ, the 18-year-old had been flashing white-power signs while posing for photographs while drinking beer at a Mount Pleasant bar on January 5. It has also been alleged that Rittenhouse had been ‘loudly serenaded’ with the Proud Boys’ official song Proud of Your Boy.
New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has slammed ‘double standards’ in the criminal justice system after the release of Kyle Rittenhouse.
AOC took to Twitter to say:
“DOES ANYONE BELIEVE RITTENHOUSE WOULD BE RELEASED IF HE WERE MUSLIM & DID THE SAME THING IN A DIFF CONTEXT?
“FOR PEOPLE WHO SAY ‘SYSTEMIC RACISM DOESN’T EXIST,’ THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE: PROTECTION OF WHITE SUPREMACY BAKED DEEP INTO OUR CARCERAL SYSTEMS,” SHE CONTINUED, ADDING “LAW AND DISORDER.”
Rittenhouse, from Illinois, claims he acted in self-defense when he shot and killed protesters Anthony Huber, 26, and Joseph Rosenbaum, 36. A third man was also injured.
John Hubert, whose son was killed by Rittenhouse, has spoken out about the support the young killer has received:
“HE HAS PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO WILL HELP HIM, ORGANIZATIONS, MILITIA GROUPS RAISING MONEY FOR HIS DEFENSE RIGHT NOW,” H
“HE THINKS HE’S ABOVE THE LAW. HE’S BEEN TREATED AS SUCH BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. HE BELIEVES HE’S JUSTIFIED IN THE CASE, AND FOR HIM TO RUN WOULDN’T SURPRISE ME.”