On Tuesday, August 16, a Brooklyn judge sentenced two members of the Orthodox neighborhood watchdog group Shomrim to three years probation and 150 hours community service for the brutal beating of a gay black man.

Pinchas Braver, 22, and Abraham Winkler, 42, yelled anti-gay slurs before they attacked Taj Patterson outside of Williamsburg in 2013. The beating left Patterson with a broken orbital socket and torn retina, and he remains blind in the left eye.

SOURCE: NYPost/Taj Patterson following his attack.

SOURCE: NYPost/Taj Patterson following his attack.

Braver and Winkler were the only two out of the group of five men who admitted guilt, and will have to pay $1,400 in restitution to Patterson and serve their community service hours in a “culturally diverse neighborhood.” Two other men had their cases dropped, while a third—Mayer Herskovic—begins his trial next week.

Patterson said his attackers were given “favorable and preferential treatment” by the NYPD following his assault, and has filed a federal lawsuit against both the city and the NYPD for an unspecified amount.