Richard Blakey, who is black, testified previously that Moore, who is white, called him a racially motivated name at the bar. At the time, police indicated that Moore was arguing with a woman.
Solomon found that the fight wasn’t based on a hatred of black people, rather because Blakey involved himself in an argument between Moore and the woman.
The men allegedly got into a physical fight, and police alleged that Moore’s brother, Randy, arrived and joined in the fray. Randy Moore allegedly kicked Blakey in the face, partially blinding him.
In dismissing the ethnic intimidation charge, Solomon found the incident was “nothing more than a bar fight.”