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Disturbing Video and 911 Call Released in Brooklyn Hate Crime Trial

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The case of Taj Patterson, a gay black resident of Brooklyn has brought up new evidence as the trial continues.  

New evidence has come to light in the case of Taj Patterson, a black gay Brooklyn resident who was physically assaulted on his walk home.

After two of his attackers were only sentenced to community service, another trial is now underway that is providing new and disturbing evidence surrounding the incident.

Two 911 calls have been introduced during the course of the trial that detail the gruesome attack. According to one of the callers, the assault happened in the middle of a street and caused a traffic jam, NY Daily News reports.

Video also shows Patterson begging to be let into two cars in an attempt to escape the mob of around 20 men.

"He was begging for a ride," the caller says. "They were telling us not to let him in the car so we didn't want to get involved."

Patterson's shoe was also removed and thrown onto a nearby roof by the same man who jammed their finger into his eye, according to testimony. The incident left Patterson permanently blind in his right eye.

One of the 911 calls is featured below:

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