MC Hammer Criticizes Police For Occupy Oakland Arrests

Hammer airs out his feelings on the worsening situation in Oakland, California.

MC Hammer took to Twitter on Wednesday (October 26) morning to join the thousands that now accuse Oakland police officers of abuse due to their tactics in dealing with Occupy Oakland protesters.

The protesters, Oakland, California's version of the Occupy Wall Street anti-greed protesters, were met with tear gas and rubber bullets on Wednesday. Dozens were arrested at what has been described by many as an otherwise peaceful protest.

The unabated abuse of the PEOPLE can never be tolerated !!! They were expressing systemic frustration and pain, peacefully. #OOAK
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You knew this would happen. You cannot eliminate the middle class and expect quiet resolution. #occupyoakland
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Now is the time to define who is the 1% There are many who are successful and give to Causes that impact the community directly.
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If Oakland is to be the Lamb, then someone step forward and tell them in no uncertain terms what the DEMANDS are. We THINK here.
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"I made the decision with the team that was in place to put an end to what I see as a very critical situation that posed a significant risk," said City Administrator Deanna Santana in defense of the police action.

Watch a news report on the Occupy Oakland protests below, courtesy of ABC News:

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22 Comments

  • Anonymous

    you guys can diss hammer all you want, but where is Jay-Z, wayne, em, (insert your favorite rapper here) on this? not saying a damn thing, yet they always claim to be reppin for us.

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      True dat....One of the only ones who would have likely protested with them or said something like Hammer is 2Pac(RIP) and he's been taken from us a decade and a half ago..

    • RTJ00

      Exactly, they are not for the people. They are sell outs for big corporations also. They do not keep it a hundred, they are fake greedy ass people. Fuck them!

  • Anonymous

    "We had to deploy gas to stop people from throwing rocks and bottles at police" Okay, so why did you gas the MEDIA FIRST? Were the news reporters throwing rocks and bottles? Or were you just stopping 'potential' rocks and bottles from being thrown? Or are you having drug-induced hallucinations? I've also heard the OPOA claim they gassed them to 'stop the crowd'. By which you mean to 'make them disperse'? Stop what exactly? Stop them from protesting peacefully? Because that's all you're doing. "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." - John F. Kennedy

  • Ozep

    I was on the west coast watching oakland live on local news and only problem I have with this protest at least last nights was when the reporter would ask them what they want to accomplish stupid ideas such as shut down San Francisco for a day, have people not go to work (I hated this one more unemployed people telling people not to work. get fired so I can take your place and stop protesting) These protest are kind becoming like any other protest 10% orginizers and a few other know wtf they talking about 20-30% have a decent idea of what they're talking about. The rest have no idea saw a huge crowd and wanted to be part of something. That last 60-70% sadly end up getting interviewed the most

  • Anonymous

    This is what nahledge down below is referring to. There's something way bigger going on here. Way bigger than hip hop lol. In all seriousness, I think this explains why every time I see Obama with my shades on, he looks like the aliens in that movie. Crazy.

  • jason

    you know i just watched They Live last night and this is the same thing.

  • 420westcoast

    I crack up when I see the police arrest the protesters. Everyone gets appalled and cries foul. If the protesters were civil, they wouldn't be getting tear gased. Im thankful I have a job or I would be a loon and out there with these low lifes. Wow that's a scary thought. I better get back to work lol.

    • Anonymous

      u neen to get some balls figure out why u need to stand up for your rights and go do it. then you will see firsthand the lies that they are spinning about these peaceful protests. what u hear means nothing when it comes from the problem (abc etc..) u need to see them twist it for yourselves. or just grab the shears for them

    • Pegasus Flow

      Still not getting the point, as expected.

    • 420westcoast

      Of course I checked out the news and listened to President Obama talk about the movement. Nothing but great things are said by him and shown on the news. It's when you look all past that and see what's really going. thats when you figure it out that these people are nothing but people who can't do for themselves what the smarter, and more capable are able to do, like get a job lol.

    • Pegasus Flow

      Spoken like true ignorance. Guy probably saw a few pictures here and there, watched or read the news about it and now knows what the movement is about. What a joke you are, and so is your comment. Stupid fuck.

    • Severe Thebeneficent

      s-m-d-h! LO LIFES?? are you fuckin serious man?

  • nahledge

    Theres something going on here bigger than hip hop and you young kids better smarten up and educate yourselves. Start looking past what people want you to believe and start asking your own questions.

  • Cealix

    ...says the guy who had to file for bankruptcy.

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      You do realize that some folks file for bankruptcy to protect themselves and aren't really broke at all after doing so. Plus who cares he has more money than you'll ever make, and he's commenting on the negative actions by police, so yeah your comment was idiotic and irrelevant just like you. I give Hammer props for shedding light on the bullshit going on.

    • Anonymous

      And here we have the first idiotic comment on the thread.

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