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Dublin police drop charges against rapper MC Hammer

Original post made on Mar 11, 2013

Dublin police have dropped charges against rapper MC Hammer in connection with an incident at Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 11, 2013, 7:05 AM

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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

This is a poorly written article. A police department can not drop charges. Once one is arrested, it is the district attorneys office who files or dismisses charges. Based on his "tweet", it sounds like the DA dismissed it for a variety of reasons (interest of justice, proceed on a lesser count, further investigation required, etc). And just because charges are dropped, doesn't mean the crime was not committed.

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Posted by Fridell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

Cmon, PW, you have demonstrated your amateurism repeatedly in reporting on this incident. It could give one the impression you have an agenda against the Dublin Police. Or, perhaps it just your left wing colored glasses.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of Birdland
on Mar 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

I would agree with "Anonymous" comments regarding "And just because charges are dropped, doesn't mean the crime was not committed". The fact remains that Stanley was driving a car with expired registration tags.

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Posted by Mr. Geeneyuss
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

Hmmmmm, expired tags, middle aged black man in expensive car with windows rolled up...yep, sounds like a perfectly good reason to act like a power mad local yokal Po-leese occifer and bust some heads don't it?

The one positive aspect of this story seems to be that even though the various law enforcement agencies all shout it out loud & clear for the ACLU that they don't "racially profile" suspects, it looks like there might be some dissension with that policy.

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Posted by William Tell
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

Special treatment for a (c)rap celebrity because he has a Twitter account. Shameful. Am hoping all of you anti-police liberals get religion as soon as you get mugged by this protected class of minorities.

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Posted by LOL
a resident of California Somerset
on Mar 11, 2013 at 11:52 am

Only thing more funny (sad) than the weekly getting it wrong is that people are still surprised by it.

hey PW, if we want to read twitter as "news" we can do that without having to come to your site.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of Canyon Creek
on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

If I drive around in an unregistered vehicle, cannot provide a registration and then give the officer who pulled me over a big hassle and the "don't you know who I am" treatment, I would expect to be arrested and deservedly so. Cops are only going to put up with so much nonsense before they arrest someone. The DA wisely decided pursuing the matter would not be worth the grief since it was a misdemeanor and this washed up idiot would have insisted on a jury trial and screamed racism all the while.

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Posted by Michael L.
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Mar 11, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Having expired tags is hardly a crime like having a stolen car or robbing the gas station. It might give the police a reason to question someone but it's hardly a reason to come down hard on them.

If the police care about their public relations image then they will care about him having millions of Twitter followers who he can influence with out needing the cooperation of the press. The Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement really thousands of people using Twitter.

Maybe he got uppity with them and maybe he had a reason to or if he was insulted or maybe not, who knows, but the police ought to be civil and not confrontational as it seems this particular officer might have been.

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