As TMZ reports, rapper MC Hammer was arrested last night in Dublin, Calif., and booked on a charge of obstruction. He was released from Santa Rita Jail soon after, and then hit Twitter to give his side of the story in what he calls a “teachable moment.” A lot of the instruction, though, seemed to be about how to profile a police officer. This one reportedly tapped on Hammer’s window and asked, “Are you on parole or probation?”

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  • CatHerder

    *cough* BS *cough*

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      Then they did their job. People with more than half a brain know that there’s not much an officer can do once a mugging has already happened. The most they can do is take a description and statement. But I doubt any of that happened to you. You’ve already shown a bias and obvious hatred for police. Why should any one here regard any thing you say about them with any credibility now?

      • CatHerder

        As Strother Martin once said, “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” I have several relatives who are current or former LE, both military and civilian. I called BS on Hammered’s statement.

  • independentjones

    “Contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation …”

    LE asks this of ALL people … no different than asking if one has drugs or needles on them before performing a pat-down. It is for the safety of all involved.

    Only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, might be a scared man with an agenda, a racial chip on his shoulder, and a twitter account.

    • sqeptiq

      I’ve never been asked that by law enforcement, but then, I’m white. Cops are widely hated and they’ve earned it.

      • AaronHarrisinAlaska

        No, cops are widely loved and hated by a minority for the actions of a few power trippers.

      • Garth Haycock

        If you’d stop breaking the law, the cops will leave you alone.

        • sqeptiq

          They do leave me alone. I obey the law and I’m white.

          • PennyRobinsonFanClub

            Why are you so obsessed with your color? You must be a RAAAAAAAAAAAACIST.

      • PennyRobinsonFanClub

        I hope a cop saves your life some day. Really. Literally.

        Just so you can spend every second of every minute of the rest of the sh1tp1le of your life knowing you owe every breath to one of those hated cops.

        • sqeptiq

          By eating donuts? Screw those useless twats.

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      “, might be a scared man with an agenda, a racial chip on his shoulder, and a twitter account.”

      And a presidency.

  • NRPax

    If Obama was a rapper, would he look like MC Hammer? And did the cops act stupidly?

  • Steve_J

    Sounds questionable.

    • AaronHarrisinAlaska

      Racists too obviously.

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    So what was Hammer doing to illicit a tap on his window?

  • Joe W.

    “Dats RACIST!!!!!”—M.C. Hammer

  • Tangchung

    Officer should of pulled him out thru the car exhaust pipe.

  • $472942

    This man is about as relevant today as a dead crack whore in Detroit…

  • Spatial Awareness

    ELVIS LIVES!!!!!

  • Patrick Dennehy

    Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em

  • Samh09

    When the cop pulled Hammer out of the car he should have said “U Can’t Touch This.”

  • Garth Haycock

    Hammer has it wrong. According to Joe Salazar, the only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun is a woman with a gun who is about to be raped.

  • lillymckim

    “Slammer Time”

    • PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Ha, well-played!

  • Maxx

    Hey 50-something “MC,” he might be an Elvis-looking cop but he sure as hell isn’t a multi-millionaire dollar rapper who had to file bankruptcy.

  • Paul Citro

    The Obama syndrome, “it wasn’t me”.

  • oneword

    BS story….just needs some free publicity

  • Adela Wagner

    “Are you on parole or probation?” And what did he answer? “Neither Officer”? Or did he start rapping some kind of whiny profiley BS? The only teachable moment here is that it was NOT HAMMER TIME.

  • garygramscom

    Sorry MC , you lost me at “It was because I was african american”…

  • CPBinDC

    Is “Elvis” code for something?