2 men get probation in Brooklyn beating of gay black man

Two Hasidic men who admitted to participating in the beating of a black man in Williamsburg have been sentenced to three years of probation and

Two Hasidic men who admitted to participating in the beating of a black man in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have been sentenced to three years of probation and 150 hours of community service.

Two Hasidic men who admitted to participating in the beating of a black man in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have been sentenced to three years of probation and 150 hours of community service. (8/17/16)

BROOKLYN - (AP) - Two Hasidic men who admitted to participating in the beating of a black man in Williamsburg have been sentenced to three years of probation and 150 hours of community service.
    
A judge on Tuesday also ordered 22-year-old Pinchas Braver and 42-year-old Abraham Winkler to pay $1,400 in restitution to Taj Patterson, who was assaulted in December 2013 by several men who yelled anti-gay slurs.
    
The New York Post reports the men were members of an Orthodox Jewish watchdog group. Five men were originally charged in the beating, but charges against two of them were later dropped. A fifth defendant is headed to trial.
    
Braver and Winkler had faced up to 25 years in prison on gang assault charges before pleading guilty to unlawful imprisonment in May.

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