Victim of Hasidic Gang Beating: ‘They Just Kept Punching Me’


Taj Patterson

The attack left Patterson blind in one eye. A former fashion student, he has had difficulty reading and looking at computer screens since the attack, and has dropped out of school.

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THE FORWARD – 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.

“They threw me to the ground, dragged me on my knees, told me to ‘stay on the ground you f—king f——t,’” Patterson said, according to an account of the testimony in the New York Daily News.

Patterson spoke on the third day of the bench trial of Mayer Herskovic, a 24-year-old Hasidic man who faces felony charges in connection with the beating.

The attack left Patterson blind in one eye. A former fashion student, he has had difficulty reading and looking at computer screens since the attack, and has dropped out of school.

In court, Patterson described being chased by men dressed in traditional Orthodox garb, and then pinned against a gate by the group. “There were so many of them, I stopped running, and I gave up,” Patterson said, according to the New York Post.“Once the thumb was in my eye, I started screaming, and they just kept punching me. I was tripped, they were kicking me, then dragging me on my knees.”

Yet when prodded by Herscovic’s defense attorney, Patterson was unable to positively identify Herscovic as the ringleader of the attack. ““They all look the same to me,” he said, according to dnainfo.

Prosecutors earlier told the court that DNA on a sneaker taken from Patterson during the attack matches Herscovic.

On Tuesday, an NYPD detective told the court that residents of the heavily Orthodox neighborhood of Williamsburg initially refused to cooperate with police investigating Patterson’s beating. Residents only handed over surveillance tapes after a Jewish officer posed as a robbery victim.

  1. #1 by Gary on 09/01/2016 - 11:58 am

    Here in jewyork, blacks have rioted for less but not a single alleged black rights or gay rights group has come out to support this man. I wonder why?,lol! And who’s really behind the black face we all see and hear from every time there’s a case of supposed injustice against some poor black person?

  2. #2 by Frederick on 09/01/2016 - 5:28 pm

    “They all look the same to me” LOL! Priceless.

  3. #3 by NLG on 09/01/2016 - 8:31 pm

    Blind forever in one eye. Tragic.

  4. #4 by NLG on 09/01/2016 - 8:34 pm

    Notice, the Jewstream media refuses to call it a “hate crime,” calling it instead a “bias crime.” WTF? How’s it feel to be treated like a Palestinian? That’s their goal, btw. To treat every goy, well, like a goy.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/orthodox-jewish-man-accused-ringleader-bias-beating-article-1.2773364

  5. #5 by Richard Braverman on 09/01/2016 - 10:25 pm

    I hope he gets justice.

  6. #6 by maasanova on 09/02/2016 - 6:37 am

    They all look the same. Hairy, filthy dressed in black and smelly. Could you imagine the horror?

  7. #7 by Omar Mohammed on 09/02/2016 - 10:51 am

    Imagine if a Muslim gang did this, it will be in all the papers.

  8. #8 by nooralhaqiqa on 09/03/2016 - 8:58 am

    OK Lock this antisemitic guy up. “They” all look the same to him. Racism to the max! You mean no whiner has sued him for this antisemitic statement yet? No one has reminded him of the Holocaust?

    Notice the next time Jews complain about “justice” that they do have their own police, the Shomrim who REFUSED to cooperate with the goy police to bring justice down against nice Jew thugs. Doesn’t that say a lot?

    I followed up on this story and the media, except for one small mention, gives almost no notice to the Shomrim activities other than to note that it took a Jewish detective to use “dirty tricks” to get the necessary videos being hidden from goy authorities by the shomrim.

    Why did BLM not pick up on this one? Mr. Patterson is a Commie delight … or could be… gay… black…. but he is ignored because it does not fit the political discourse. We can only hope this man is able to find some sort of justice and recompense for the destruction these thugs brought into his life. Destruction is all they know how to do….

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