A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned.
Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f——t!”
“I’m walking down some block by myself and then the next thing I know, I’m surrounded by a group of Hasidic Jewish men and they’re attacking me,” Patterson said. “I was alone. I was an easy target. I’m black. I’m gay, a whole slew of reasons.”
The New York City College of Technology student left for a fun night out with friends, and returned with a broken eye socket, a torn retina, blood clotting, and cuts and bruises to his knee and ankles.
My mom told me about this incident. I had to manually search for it.
Did NBC news report on this? NO
Did ABC7/EYEWITESS NEWS report on this? NO
Did CBS/CW fuck even FOX report on this? NO
You would think an attack of this stature would get as much attention as “The Knockout Game” but no. No news outlets reported it. Gee I wonder why. I guess I’ll wait for the excuse makers to say “Oh well maybe he was making it up blah blah blah.”
This should have more notes and more publicity. But he’s gay and black so of course he wouldn’t have neither.