Leaders call for end of violence in BK

Community leaders and elected officials met in Williamsburg today to call for unity after a series of several hate crime incidents in Brooklyn. The most

Speakers at the news conference urged anyone with information about the string of recent attacks to contact police.

Speakers at the news conference urged anyone with information about the string of recent attacks to contact police. (12/15/13)

WILLIAMSBURG - Community leaders and elected officials met in Williamsburg today to call for unity after a series of several hate crime incidents in Brooklyn.

The most recent incident happened on Dec. 1 when Taj Patterson says a group of Orthodox men attacked him on Flushing Avenue. Elected officials say the group yelled anti-gay slurs at Patterson and broke his eye socket.

Patterson underwent surgery for a damaged retina. Police say they are treating the attack as a hate crime, but aren't considering it one of the string of 'knockout' attacks.

Speakers at the news conference urged anyone with information about the recent attacks to contact police.
 

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