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IN PHOTOS: Kyle Rittenhouse appears at Mount Pleasant bar

IN PHOTOS: Kyle Rittenhouse appears at Mount Pleasant bar

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Prosecutors in the Kyle Rittenhouse case filed documents on Jan. 13, 2021, indicating that Rittenhouse had visited a Racine County bar where he drank beer, flashed white power signs while posting for photos, and was serenaded with the Proud Boys' anthem. 

Rittenhouse, 18, went to the tavern on Jan. 5 with his mother Wendy Rittenhouse, walking into the bar shortly after he entered not-guilty pleas to homicide and attempted homicide charges for shootings that occurred during the protests of the Jacob Blake shooting by a Kenosha Police officer in August.

Defense attorney Mark Richards said Rittenhouse “is not currently and has not ever been a member” of the Proud Boys or any white supremacist group.

On Wednesday, during Rittenhouse's trial, prosecutor Thomas Binger trying to include evidence from Rittenhouse's visit to the bar. Standing by an earlier ruling on the same evidence, Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder nixed the request as inadmissible.

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Keeping tabs on Rittenhouse while his case proceeds through the system is paramount, prosecutors say. "In a criminal case as serious as this one, it is critically important that the court be able to monitor the defendant's whereabouts at all times," a motion filed Wednesday after Rittenhouse was found to not be staying at his listed address. "After all, it is extremely unusual for a defendant facing a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in Kenosha County to post cash bond and be released from custody pending trial.

Robert Barnes, the new attorney for Kyle Rittenhouse, is defending conservative commentator Alex Jones against several lawsuits related to the podcaster spreading false school shooting conspiracy theories and has compared COVID-19 quarantines to Nazi concentration camps.

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