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5 members of neighborhood watch patrol charged in assault of Taj Patterson on Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg

The five suspects have been charged with first-degree

The five suspects have been charged with first-degree gang assault and could face up to 25 years in prison if convicted. (April 23, 2014 7:40 PM)

Five members of a neighborhood watch group in Williamsburg have been charged with attacking a young man back in December.

The five members of the watch group, commonly referred to as Shomrim, allegedly chased 23-year-old Taj Patterson down Flushing Avenue while he was walking home. Patterson was allegedly jumped by the group and police say they beat him up.

Patterson suffered multiple...

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