Probation requested for Rapid City hate crimes
Two women who pleaded guilty for hate crime attacks on Indians in Rapid City, South Dakota, are likely to receive probation.

Jenna Gitzke, 21, and Miranda Sheldon, 21, each admitted to one count of malicious intimidation or harassment. They pleaded guilty for verbal and physical attacks on two separate groups of Native Americans last December.

The women could face up to two years in prison and a $4,000 fine but the state is requesting probation and cultural sensitivity training. If they complete the sentence, their felony record will be sealed and won't affect their future chances of employment.

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Second Rapid City woman admits to committing hate crime (The Rapid City Journal 7/23)

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