MC Hammer

MC Hammer tweet

MC Hammer took to his Twitter account last night to blast police for what he called a racial profiling incident.

Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, 50, tweeted about his encounter with an overweight officer at a mall in Dublin, California, about 348 miles north of Los Angeles.

Hammer tweeted that he was on his way to San Quentin prison Friday morning to “congratulate a group of inmates”, when the car he was driving was pulled over by Dublin, CA police.

Hammer said an officer tapped on his window and asked him if he was “on parole or probation.” After exchanging words, the cop allegedly reached into Hammer’s car and tried to snatch him out of the car. Hammer laughed at the officer’s attempts to take him into custody — which made the cop even angrier.

“It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!! But make no mistake he’s dangerous,” Hammer tweeted.

Hammer was booked into the Santa Rita jail and released on the same day.

Hammer expressed concern over being given a Tuberculin (PPD) skin test for the sometimes deadly respiratory infection Tuberculosis. He was right to express concern over the test especially since police didn’t know if he was allergic to the test or not.

Tuberculin skin tests are usually administered to prisoners within prison populations — not to those who are arrested during traffic stops and are not going to be held for more than a few hours.

The test, which is administered via injection just under the skin, takes over 48 to 72 hours to read — which makes no sense if the prisoner is going to be released out on the streets after a few hours.

MC Hammer tweet

“Instead of being bitter, I’m taking the opportunity to make this a ‘teachable moment’ and ‘eye opener’ for my many friends & colleagues,” Hammer tweeted.

Hammer is best known for a string of R&B dance hits in the 1980s and ’90s, including “Let’s Get It Started” (1988); “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em” (1990); and “Too Legit to Quit” (1991).

@MCHammer
chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said, “Are you on parole or probation?”

@MCHammer
While I was handing him my ID he reached in my car and tried to pull me out the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet. ..

@MCHammer
It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!! But make no mistake he’s dangerous ..

@MCHammer
only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge. I was citied for obstruction smh

@MCHammer
You have to know me to understand I was laughing when he was grunting and pulling on me .. I had just left the weight room ..

@MCHammer
I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy !!!

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    • SexyToothpic

      Yeah, I heard about this story yesterday. All this went down? :think:
      Scary situation to be in…

    • missmiami

      Nasty coppers :shotsfired:

    • BigCityGirl

      SMH….still happening in the 21st Century! And that TB skin test administration is scary! Never heard of a police department giving a TB test….Lets hope all turns out well…still smh…

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      BigCityGirl says:

      And that TB skin test administration is scary! Never heard of a police department giving a TB test…
      ___________________

      I’m guessing that it was a TB skin test. I don’t know what it was. But, you’re right, cops should not be administering any injectable skin tests. Especially under those circumstances. I’m glad MC Hammer is speaking up. It makes you wonder how many other black men were pulled over, arrested and given “skin tests” in that town.

    • LSLH

      I forgot about Hammer Please Don’t Hurt ‘Em! A skin test? Never heard of that being done when you’re pulled over for DUI. I wouldn’t have allowed it.

    • http://n/a n1kk1a

      Well one thing is for sure….he sure won’t be bankrupt after this. The Dublin County Police gon be like :kneel: Hammer! Please don’t hurt ’em!!

    • http://n/a n1kk1a

      P.S. Thank you for the Sunday post!

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      All of the fat references were not called for from MC HasBeen! That was in poor taste. I have a VERY hard time believing that the stop was not justified. I know it happens but my question for MC Mis-Management of Funds would be, ‘Why Doth Thy Protest So Much?’ There is much more to the story and that is the truth…which his odd-looking mofo could have come with in the first place.

      In my Lauren Hill voice, ‘Come again, Son.” :shotsfired1:

    • The Divalicious NP

      I used to be a nurse in a jail. He is referring to the TB skin test and inmates have the right to refuse the test. Not sure why Hammer didn’t exercise this right. Either way, it’s a shame he was treated so unjustly. Hope his speaking out brings light to crooked cops on power trips….

    • BayMami_de4

      Not surprised this happened in Dublin. This is common in the Tri-Valley. Glad he is speaking out about it.

    • Unshakable

      If 2 Legit 2 Quit is telling the story like how it actually went down -this cop’s actions were unacceptable.

      If 2 Legit 2 Quit threw stones and is now trying to hid his hands – his actions are unacceptable.

      Because I wasn’t there, I don’t know the whole story and I don’t want to draw premature conclusions sans all the facts.

      *In my MC Hammer voice* We need to pray just to make it today. That’s why we pray! :whistle: