Apparently small crimes are like overdue library books: if you just hold out long enough, an amnesty day will come along and wipe out all your charges. The Village Voice reports that today is a magical get-out-of-jail-free day for Brooklynites who are wanted of certain crimes ranging from possession of pot to public drinking to riding your bike on the sidewalk. All you have to do is show up at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church at 212 Tompkins Ave. in Bed-Stuy between 9am and 3pm today, fill out the proper paperwork and your charges will be dropped.
So, if you’re currently a fugitive for any of the aforementioned crimes — and your charges are in Brooklyn — just go to the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church at 212 Tompkins Avenue on Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and get those charges swept under the rug. UPDATE: Here’s the official announcement and details.
The Voice even checked in with Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes’ office to make sure this wasn’t some hoax or elaborate trap. The Voice says other crimes that fit under this relief-from-prosecution program include littering, trespassing, loitering, disorderly conduct, unlawful possession of alcohol under the age of 21, unlawful possession of handcuffs, making unreasonable noise, animal nuisance, failure to have a dog license, unleashed dog, spitting, unlawfully in a park after hours, and failure to comply with posted signs in park.