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Brooklyn, NY - Court Nixes Chai Lifeline As Community Service Vehicle In Williamsburg Beating

Published on: August 16, 2016 03:45 PM
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New York - A Brooklyn court has refused to accept volunteer time at a Chai Lifeline program as suitable community service for two men who admitted to taking part in the beating of a black man in Williamsburg.

As previously reported on VIN News (http://goo.gl/ByLOeh), Pinchas Braver and Abraham Winkler were ordered to pay Taj Paterson $1,400 in restitution for the December 2013 attack that left Paterson blind in one eye.  The pair were also ordered to serve 150 hours of community service in a “culturally diverse neighborhood.”

During their sentencing on August 9th, Braver and Winkler asked to perform their community service hours at Chai Lifeline, according to the New York Post.  Sentencing was adjourned last week in order to give prosecutors an opportunity to see if Chai Lifeline met the sentencing criteria but when court convened again today assistant district attorneys said that the organization did not fit the plea guidelines.

Braver and Winkler have 30 days to find a court approved program for their community service requirement.  Should they be unable to do so, the court will assign them to an organization of its choice.


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 Aug 16, 2016 at 04:30 PM The_Truth Says:

It should have been court assigned culturally diverse community service from the start.

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 04:54 PM Anonymous Says:

I'm an outsider to everything here, but the little I know about Chai Lifeline, it is a wonderful, charitable organization that serves the needs of the frum community. It is anything but culturally diverse. The court is correct in making this ruling.

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 05:36 PM Yossi Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

I'm an outsider to everything here, but the little I know about Chai Lifeline, it is a wonderful, charitable organization that serves the needs of the frum community. It is anything but culturally diverse. The court is correct in making this ruling.

you are right. i think they should consider volunteer at Masbia as i see there Mexican,russian,hispanic and some jews eating there.
They can serve and prepare the tables.

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 07:39 PM enlightened-yid Says:

Last I heard, a powerful human rights organization in DC has gained attention in this case. Hopefully the Federal Government will get involved because the corruption between NYPD and Brooklyn DA that favors fum block voters have let criminals roam without paying for their crime. If a group of Black guys left a Jew blind in one eye, they would all be sentenced to 5+ years in prison for felony assault. All these frum guys escaped prison sentences for felony assault that left a man blind because of racism and homophobia in frum communities. Not a single Rabbi, not a single frum organization has come out to condemn this attack or even help the victim with medical costs. He is still blind in one eye and needs expensive treatments. The rabbis and the community is silent in shame and fear because they know corruption has let these criminals off the hook, so no rabbi wants to admit to injustice here as that would only put a magnifying glass over the deep corruption in this city.

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 08:00 PM elyeh Says:

Blind in one-eye is terrible.

How come such a little consequences? The need to do true tchuva and to serve him and others whom they harmed.

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 09:49 PM yonasonw Says:

If one beat a person of another ethnicity, at least in my State, one would expect a Court to impose a community service that touches upon the victimized ethnicity. Pashut.

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 10:08 PM AHIVIM Says:

Reply to #4  
enlightened-yid Says:

Last I heard, a powerful human rights organization in DC has gained attention in this case. Hopefully the Federal Government will get involved because the corruption between NYPD and Brooklyn DA that favors fum block voters have let criminals roam without paying for their crime. If a group of Black guys left a Jew blind in one eye, they would all be sentenced to 5+ years in prison for felony assault. All these frum guys escaped prison sentences for felony assault that left a man blind because of racism and homophobia in frum communities. Not a single Rabbi, not a single frum organization has come out to condemn this attack or even help the victim with medical costs. He is still blind in one eye and needs expensive treatments. The rabbis and the community is silent in shame and fear because they know corruption has let these criminals off the hook, so no rabbi wants to admit to injustice here as that would only put a magnifying glass over the deep corruption in this city.

Go join black lives matter movement I wonder why I never got punched in the eye or shot by the police! Stay out of trouble and you won't have any problems good idea I guess you never thought of it!!

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 Aug 16, 2016 at 11:37 PM more questions than answers Says:

i feel very bad for this black man blind in a eye is terrible , but i know shomrim and they dont go beating up people no chassidic person gives a damn if he is gay or not does anyone know what really happened and 5 guys at 4am ?? something went wrong and if it was a mistake than at least pay him big i understand no one wants to go to jail

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 Aug 17, 2016 at 02:53 AM Anonymous Says:

Let them clean the parks during daylight. In Bed-Stuy or East New York, with supervision so they aren't physically attacked (unlike their victim.) But let them experience humiliation and angst. Personally, I agree, they should be in jail.

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 Aug 17, 2016 at 07:43 AM AuthenticSatmar Says:

These guys doesn't go looking for a gay black man to beat up. They stopped him from breaking car windows, and he was stoned drunk. A scuffle followed. The press makes it sound like they decided to randomly beat a black gay man. BTW, I know you can tell a black man, but how do you tell that he's gay? This is a stupid story that never should've gotten this far. I'm curious how the one case that's going to trial will turn out. If he's found not guilty will everyone apologize?

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 Aug 17, 2016 at 04:14 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
more questions than answers Says:

i feel very bad for this black man blind in a eye is terrible , but i know shomrim and they dont go beating up people no chassidic person gives a damn if he is gay or not does anyone know what really happened and 5 guys at 4am ?? something went wrong and if it was a mistake than at least pay him big i understand no one wants to go to jail

The black man was coming home from work when these beasts attacked him and blinded him. Why did one flee to Israel?

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