A 24-year-old Hasidic man was convicted in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday in connection with a December 2013 gang beating that left a gay black man blind in one eye.
Prosecutors played dramatic recordings of 911 calls at the criminal trial of Mayer Herscovic, the 24-year-old Hasidic man who stands accused of participating in the December 2013 beating of Brooklyn man Taj Patterson.
In a Brooklyn courtroom yesterday, Taj Patterson recounted the horrific beating he says he received in December 2013 at the hands of a gang of 15 to 20 Orthodox Jewish men.
Residents of the Hasidic neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, refused to help police investigating the 2013 gang beating of a black gay man by Orthodox Jews, an NYPD detective testified in open court August 30.
Two-and-a-half years after a late-night gang beating that left him partially blinded, Brooklyn man Taj Patterson is preparing to face one of his alleged assailants in court.
A gay African-American man who was beaten, allegedly by a group of Hasidic Jews, in Brooklyn in 2013 is suing New York City and its police department, saying their improper favoring of the Williamsburg neighborhood’s Orthodox security patrol deprived him of equal justice under the law.
Charges against a Hasidic man accused with four others of beating an African-American man in New York City have been dismissed.
A gay black man who says he was beaten by a group of Hasidic men in Brooklyn sued five of his alleged assailants and a local Jewish volunteer security patrol.
The New York Police Department has arrested four Hasidic men in the December beating of a black gay man in Brooklyn, according to news reports.