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MC Hammer

Arrested for Obstruction,

But Claims Profiling

2/23/2013 2:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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0223-mc-hammer-gettyMC Hammer was arrested yesterday for obstructing an officer, but he paints a story of racial profiling by the police ... claiming an officer pulled out his gun and randomly asked him, "Are you on parole or probation?"

Hammer was booked and released from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA after he was popped for obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.

But Hammer went on Twitter this morning and his version of events is shocking. He claims the encounter started when a cop tapped on his car window and asked him, "Are you on parole or probation?"

Hammer thought it was all a joke until "he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help."

Hammer summed it all up by saying, "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."

TMZ reached out to the Dublin PD for comment ... we're yet to hear back.

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76.

Fartknocker    

Slammer Time!

606 days ago
77.

Fartknocker    

Slammer Time!

606 days ago
78.

Violent Pope    

So is he on parole or probation?

606 days ago
79.

Melissa    

this isnt nazi germany. cops have a problem with how they treat people....and im a female.....o even if ur a white woman.forget it. and i got pulled over by a black cop......there 90% psycho pigs no matter what race,

606 days ago
80.

bwahahahahaha    

Stop!!! Slammer Time!

606 days ago
81.

jaycob fuchser    

thats Dublin pd for ya dont matter what you look like they gonna **** wit you pull a gun and talk a lot of **** for the simple fact they all got bulled in school so now they think they got some power and do the bullying just a bunch of BITCHS

606 days ago
82.

summer    

Did you know that MC had expired plates? and it wasn't his car? changes the picure a little bit for me -but it is still racial profiling when he was asked if he was on parole or probation. Can't blame him for not answering the question.

606 days ago
83.

Kaaka    

I bet on my KIDS life if hammer was WHITE that PIG would never ask him if he was a $ex offender or were on Parole,,It is pathetic how people of COLOR gets treated when they are pull over,Thats why alot of cops LOSE their LIFE when they cross paths with someone who had ENOUGH. Unfortunately they have alot of clowns patrolling around with a badge who have no business being a cop. That's why if i get light up i slowly pull over as i get my RECORDING GOING on the phone to TAPE the encounter, it goes a long way when you file a complaint/lawsuit.

606 days ago
84.

ranmac    

Really 'Golly'?? There's a problem with black violence? That wasn't a black man that killed 20 children in Conn. That wasn't a black man that shot up a movie theatre in Col., or a meet and greet in Arizona. That also wan't a black man that killed a bus driver, and kidnapped a little boy in Alabama. There's plent of 'white violence' going on , but I guess you don't see that. There's a reson LAPD became shootong targets a couple of weeks ago. They keep this up, it won't be the last time.

606 days ago
85.

PatrickBateman    

Three things you can always count on, I didunt do nufin, it aint my fault and its because I is black.

605 days ago
86.

s_megma    

Waiting for Jesse and Al to show up.

605 days ago
87.

bigmikepf68    

The cop asked to search his car and Hammer replied "you can't touch this"! The cop replied "Slammer Time"! Hammer replied "uh oh uh oh here comes the slammer, I need to pray just to make it today"!

605 days ago
88.

the bay    

I saw this on THE BAY WIVES page on FB.

605 days ago
89.

str8edgewriter    

50 year old man dressed like a cartoon character, he's shocked that he stands out?

People who cry racism are idiots. That card is overplayed and void. Grow up and wear a suit like a man, maybe not dress like some prepubescent moron.

Is anyone of color EVER guilty of anything? Or is it the fictitious "man", always out to get him? Yawn.

605 days ago
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NC    

A quote from another ignorant rapper Ice T "L.A.. P.D. To Serve And Protecr And Break A *****'s Neck" These guys need to get a life, this race card stuff don't cut it, it's been used so much it's crazy, if you want to be treated with respect, you need to stop acting like a bunch of idiots and then maybe you won't have as many problems.

605 days ago
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