Stanley Kirk Burrell, 50, better known by his stage name of MC Hammer (and later simply Hammer), experienced a teachable moment last week, and he felt moved enough by it to tweet about it on Saturday. It will be interesting to see where this goes: His tweets drew the attention of none other than hacker group Anonymous.
His series of tweets follow, and drew a lot of retweets and comments.
chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said'"Are you on parole or probation?"
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. ..
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 ..
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
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 ..
I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy !!!
The incident reportedly took place in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Dublin, Calif. Dublin is in the east part of the Bay Area; Hammer has lived in the Bay Area since he first made it big.
Later, the rapper tweeted that he was viewing it as a teachable moment:
Instead of being bitter, I'm taking the opportunity to make this a "teachable moment" and "eye opener" for my many friends & colleagues.
He received a number of supportive comments and tweets, more than a few of which applauded his restraint in the face of what some called "racial profiling."
The Dublin Police, however, had their own point of view on the matter. Police spokesman Herb Walters said MC Hammer was in a vehicle that had expired registration, and he was not the registered owner. He added:
After asking Hammer who the registered owner was he became very argumentative and refused to answer the officer's questions.
MC Hammer was reportedly arrested on suspicion of resisting an officer and obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties; he was booked and released on bail from Santa Rita Jail (which is in Dublin), with a court date set for next month.
The Dublin Police might want to watch their servers; later on Saturday, Anonymous tweeted the following:
Dublin Police Officers Should Have Known: U Can't Touch This | http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/MC-Hammer-slams-officers-after-Dubli... …