Last month, rapper-turned-pastor MC Hammer charged that he was being racially profiled by police officers in Dublin, CA when he was handcuffed in a shopping market after volunteering his time at a prison.
It appears as if the pastor may have been telling the truth. On Friday, he took to his Twitter account to let everyone know the officers dropped the charges against him. ”Thank You to all my friends and supporters. All CHARGES DECLINED. Dropped. Have A great Weekend. #OutOnBail,” he tweeted.
According to Dublin police Lt. Herb Walters, MC Hammer, whose birth name is Stanley Kirk, was arrested at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer. Hammer was booked and released at Santa Rita Jail, Walters said, adding that police do not believe either alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident.
MC Hammer immediately took to his Twitter account and said as he attempted to give the ”chubby elvis looking dude” his identification, the officer reached inside the car and attempted to pull him out of the driver’s seat through the window. Hammer tweeted that he “was laughing when he was grunting and pulling on me … I had just left the weight room. It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help.“
“But make no mistake he’s dangerous. (The) only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge. Instead of being bitter, I’m taking the opportunity to make this a ‘teachable moment’ and ‘eye opener’ for my many friends & colleagues,” MC Hammer tweeted.
MC Hammer is ordained in the Church of God in Christ, preferring smaller pulpits “where they don’t expect to see someone famous,” he says.