The prosecutor taking on Kyle Rittenhouse is being forced to take extra security measures after his address was posted online.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel broke the story, a group of right-wing extremists leaked the location of Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger’s home. The information was shared on a page for the group Kenosha Strong Patriots.
The community only has 159 members. "This is absolutely not an encouragement to violence. Just would be nice to see a peaceful protest outside his home like the left does every time they don't like something,” one user wrote.
The attorney said he was made aware of the situation and had taken steps to protect his family from any attempts to harm them.
Rittenhouse is in the middle of his criminal trial where he is charged with intentional homicide in the deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber. He is also facing a charge of attempted homicide for injuring Gaige Grosskreutz.
The 18-year-old is accused of driving from Illinois to Kenosha, Wisconsin during the protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse armed himself with a semi-automatic and stood in front of a car dealership.
The two men killed were shot during altercations with Rittenhouse. The trial has been a mess with the judge being accused of making racist remarks about Asian people. During another moment, Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Bruce Schroeder's cell phone went off revealing his ring tone was the theme song for Donald Trump's campaign.
"I didn't do anything wrong, I was defending myself," Rittenhouse testified in court this week. He was mocked for his appearance in court with many claiming he was fake crying.
In response to Rittenhouse's answer, Binger said, "You're telling us that you felt like you were about to die, right? But when you point the gun at someone else, that's going to make them feel like they're about to die, right? That's what you wanted him to feel."
The trial is expected to continue into next week.