Indianapolis man arrested for bar fight after another man hurled the n-word

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, February 22, 2013 11:58 EDT
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A white man from Indianapolis was arrested early Friday morning after he attacked another man who used a racial slur to refer to a black woman, according to The Indianapolis Star.

Jay Paul Clements, 28, allegedly struck a 23 year old in the face with a glass cup around 1 a.m. at Katz Pub, creating a bloody mess by the time police arrived.

Witnesses told police that the confrontation began after the younger man repeatedly called a black woman at the bar “the ‘n-word.” That’s when the two began arguing, and the conflict escalated from there.

Both men sustained minor cuts and the victim was transported to a nearby hospital. Clements was arrested on a charge of battery causing injury, a Class A misdemeanor.

The women did not come forward, police told ABC affiliate RTV 6.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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