No hate crime charges for men in 'dirty Indian' attack
Three men who yelled "dirty Indian" and other slurs at an Indian county commissioner won't face additional hate crime charges for the September 20 attack in Great Falls, Montana.

Glacier County Commissioner Ron Rides at the Door, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, was beaten when he tried to stop a fight at a local bar. He and his wife were called names by brothers Todd, Brian and Aaron Molenda.

The brothers are charged with misdemeanor assault but the county attorney said the attack wasn't racially motivated. Rides at the Door disagrees.

"They could have called my any name in the book, but they called me a dirty (expletive) Indian," he was quoted as saying.

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