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Judge modifies Kyle Rittenhouse’s bond

Police Shooting Wisconsin
Kyle Rittenhouse looks at as he listens to defense attorney John Pierce during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool)
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KENOSHA (WXOW) -- The Kenosha County judge presiding over the case against Kyle Rittenhouse has modified his bond requirements.

WXOW's Milwaukee affiliate WISN reports the modification was requested because prosecutors said when Rittenhouse went to a Mount Pleasant bar after his arraignment on Jan. 5, he flashed "white power" signs while posing for photos, and was serenaded with the Proud Boys' anthem.

The court document filed modifying the bond said Rittenhouse:

"...Shall neither possess nor consume alcoholic beverages. The defendant shall not knowingly have contact 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. No Weapons-especially firearms."

The 18-year-old is free on a $2 million cash bond, awaiting trial charged with killing two protesters in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake police shooting.

Rittenhouse's next court appearance is scheduled for March 10. A jury trial is scheduled to begin March 29.

If convicted, Rittenhouse faces up to life in prison.

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