Judge Rejects Kenosha Prosecutor’s Motion to Re-Arrest Kyle Rittenhouse, Raise His Bail
18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, the man who became a folk hero to the Right after killing two ANTIFA terrorists and wounding another in self-defense, remains a free man after demands from the Kenosha, Wisc. prosecutor’s office were rejected during a court hearing on Thursday.
Judge Bruce Schroeder rejected the request from Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger to throw Rittenhouse back behind bars and up his bail by $200,000. The hearing took place over Zoom and serves as a rebuke to the overzealous prosecution desperate to make an example of Rittenhouse for carrying a rifle and using it properly.
Prosecutors seized on Rittenhouse’s use of a safe house, hoping to get his address on the public record. Rittenhouse has been besieged by death threats from deranged leftists and can no longer possess a firearm to protect himself under the terms of his bail. Judge Schroeder had Rittenhouse’s attorney Mark Richards produce the safe house address but would not share it with the prosecutors.
“I hope you’re not suggesting sharing this with our office would lead to further violence,” Binger said. “We are not the public. We are the prosecuting agency. I have never heard of a situation where the information has been withheld from my office.”
Judge Schroeder said that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s office could handle any potential bail violations from Rittenhouse and cut off Binger as he attempted to make excuses about why Rittenhouse needed to be reincarcerated.
Big League Politics reported on the prosecutor’s office in Kenosha seizing upon Rittenhouse’s safe house as well as his association with patriotic Proud Boys members while dining at a restaurant to deny him his freedom:
Prosecutors in Kenosha, Wisc. are demanding that 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who is charged with murder for shooting ANTIFA thugs dead in self-defense but is now free after posting bond, be thrown in jail because he is residing in a safe house due to death threats received from deranged and psychotic liberals.
The prosecutors demanded on Wednesday for a judge to incarcerate Rittenhouse and issue him a higher bond by $200,000.
“He posted no money so he has no financial stake in the bond,” the prosecutors wrote in their request. “He is already facing the most serious possible criminal charges and life in prison, so in comparison, potential future criminal penalties are insignificant.”
Rittenhouse’s lawyer, Mark Richards, argued in a counter-filing that Rittenhouse should not be punished for protecting his own safety against maniacs wanting to avenge the dead domestic terrorists that were shot dead by Rittenhouse in self-defense.
He said that Rittenhouse is living at an “undisclosed Safe House” and prosecutors refused to keep the location under wraps, perhaps in a deliberate attempt to dox Rittenhouse and make him a sitting duck for leftist retaliation.
“It is noteworthy that the State has only now decided to file a motion to increase bond in this case, despite having corresponded with Attorney Chirafisi regarding the change in Kyle’s residence over two months ago,” Richards wrote.
Rittenhouse’s freedom shows that the Bill of Rights is not completely dead. If he is acquitted, it will be a massive victory for the 2nd Amendment against leftist mob tyranny.