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Dogs Rescued from DMX's House

8/24/2007 6:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

KPNX television in Phoenix is reporting that the Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff's Department raided rapper DMX's home this morning in Cave Creek and removed 12 distressed pit bulls.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was not home at the time. News 12 is reporting a large cache of weapons was found in the home as well.

DMX has a long rap sheet (pun intended), which includes a guilty plea to animal cruelty charges in 2002.

UPDATE: According to DMX's attorney Murray Richman, it was all about the blazing Arizona heat. Richman claims that someone reported the dogs were at risk because of the extreme temperatures, telling TMZ "Earl has a caretaker, who obviously wasn't taking care. Earl loves those dogs." Richman added that DMX isn't even in Az and hasn't been there for several months because he's off working on a project.

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KarriO    

You are history dude... WE are sick of this attitude -- I can do whatever I want -- You Judges better start cracking down on this crap or you will be looking for new jobs

2429 days ago
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Whammer Jammer    

Stabbing and shooting at his mother? If he lived in L.A., they would probably give him the key to the city as punishment, knowing the harsh sentences they give out to celebrities.

2429 days ago
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sgates    

lockhim uplockhimup, no talent bum...put him right in the cell with Vick. i heard Vick took a plea bargain, cause they're are alot of other high profile NFL players, coach, and celebrities involved in his little kennel of dog fighting.

2429 days ago
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ccp    

Set his dogs on him.

2429 days ago
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DubTee    

Another cowardly, lowlife, d-bag, dog torturer. I just hope a-holes like Vick, DMX, and anyone else who trades in this horror go to prison and feel one-thousandth the fear, pain, and misery these animals felt at their hands.

2429 days ago
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Crabby    

No justice, no peace!

2429 days ago
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Kate    

Gee what a shock. A rapper who makes a living writing songs about living the thug life actually lives the thug life. And again we wonder why Canada wanted to ban him from entering their country?

2429 days ago
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death on a cracker    

Mo money, mo problems... seriously though... are we shocked? this world is full of people with no common sense. no morals and no respect. yet they make all the money and get chance after chance... i just dont understand whos in change anymore...

2429 days ago
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Melissa    

how could he do that im done with dmx never again what a loser

2429 days ago
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c    

You hate to say rap=violence. Most people should have a objective opinion. But, rappers make it hard for the average person to look the other way. Rapper lyrics are violent and very demeaning. So when a crime happens you can't help but say something negative. Snoop Dog, Diddy, Lil Kim, Eve...the list goes on.

2429 days ago
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bobby baby    

Can't these bastards be put away forever. Taking advantage on innocent animals is so offensive to me and everyone. They of course will say they are "sorry" and with their ambulance chasing lawyers will get off with a slap on the wrist., Now wonder Canada wants nothing to do with these low lifes.

ROME IS BURNING

2429 days ago
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TROLL SMASHERS    

hey honeycone71 here's another fresh embarrassment for ya. see...

2429 days ago
13.

Creeder    

I LIVE in Cave Creek and the thought that this is going on where I make my home makes me sick. At least in Arizona we know how to really punish law-breakers. I'm looking forward to seeing this idiot in his pink underware and black and white striped jail clothes on the chain-gang picking up trash along Tatum when it's 110 outside. It's what these gangbangers deserve.

2429 days ago
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melissa    

How disgusting can you get....what is wroooong with these people!!! I hate hearing news like this,doesnt he have a conscience? Apparently not...its the drugs, thats what it is...the DRUGS

2429 days ago
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mrogi    

How does a guy beat the rap of stabbing and shooting his mother ? After the arrest of DMX did the police later determine that mom was not actually shot or stabbed?

2429 days ago
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