Kyle Rittenhouse freed after $2 Million Bail


Mariana Razo, Editor-in-Chief

On Friday, November 20, Kyle Rittenhouse was released from a Kenosha jail after his attorneys posted his $2 million bail. Rittenhouse was previously held in custody after killing 2 protesters and severely injured 1 on August 25 during the Kenosha protests, amid protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake.

Rittenhouse has been charged with six felonies, including two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

The 17-year-old’s bail was funded by donations from nonprofit residents that yearned for his release. One of Rittenhouse’s lawyers said that the young man’s supporters raised the money needed to succeed in his release while he awaits trial. Many people felt that the bond was still too low including the father of Anthony Huber, one of the victims that was fatally shot by Rittenhouse.

Kyle Rittenhouse

“He has people out there who will help him; organizations, militia groups raising money for his defense right now,” said John Huber. Huber previously asked Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren Keating during Rittenhouse’s last hearing to set the bail between $4 million and $10 million. He stated that Rittenhouse “thinks he’s above the law.” Instead, bail was set at $2 million due to the suspect being a “flight risk” considering the heavy charges against him.

Also, Keating stated that if Rittenhouse faced “mandatory life sentence or at least significant amounts of time, likely decades of time period of incarceration” if convicted.

Shortly after his release, Rittenhouse was seen vibrant in a photo with his lawyer and actor Ricky Schroder, who also contributed to his bail.

Rittenhouse’s next court date will be a preliminary hearing on December 3.