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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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46.

BikerGirl    

This is just sick. People of all races and gender abuse animals, and they should all be punished the same. No one should be above the law. I don't understand why these people who can afford to have the best care for these animals choose to do this. And as far as people complaining about these celebrities being role models for their children, if your that concerned about it then why don't YOU try and be your own childs role model. Instead of tossing a CD over to them or parking them in fromt of the TV, get off your a$$ and do something with your kids, and if your too busy to do that, then don't have them! Hopefully the justice system will not disappoint in this case.


A bit of good news today: Couey was sentenced to death for the murder/rape/torture of 9 year old Jessica Lunsford.

At least some justice was served.

2524 days ago
47.

mudd71    

DMX quote: "where my dogs at?". Apparantly malnourished, hungry, and neglected. Hopefully Sheriff Joe gets a hold of him and puts him in our tent city. It's 115 degrees here on a good day.

2524 days ago
48.

crstardust    

Another moron.....seems the likes of Vick and this idiot will never be in short supply....a damn shame.

2524 days ago
49.

montana girl    

See, Prayer is answered.I have been praying that nothing shall be hidden and nothing shall be covered about the heinous blood sport of dog fighting.People do this terrible abuse of animals because they are greedy and love to see violence. Let his money supply dry up and his pockets empty of money.He shall reap what he has sown.

2524 days ago
50.

BikerGirl    

If people are so concerned about white people holding the black man down..... then why are many black people disgusted with their own race?? We all have our down falls, but this crap of bringing up slavery is stupid. For starters, pit bulls weren't even a breed during slavery and that was over a century ago. And if people want to go the "discrimination" route, then what about the jews who were tortured, the Irish people who were treated worse than black people at the beginning of the 1900's. How come there is no coalition, or Jewish or Irish Al Sharpton to run to their aid. Breaking the law is just that. You know it's wrong and you think you're above it, no matter your color. I don't agree how easily things were for paris, lindsay, and nicole, but this may be a chance for something right to be done for a change.

2524 days ago
51.

xza35    

YALL NEED TO STOP HATIN ON DMX. THE DUDE IS TOO BUSY FOR PETS YES HE SHOULD HAVE HAS "STAFF" TO TAKE CARE OF HIS DOGS BUT WHY BE A HATER TO THOSE WHO MADE COMMENTS ABOUT HI,??????? DMX IS A GOOD MAN, A GOOD BLACK MAN, OR SHOULD I SAY A GOOD THUG..................... DONT JUDGE A CHARACTER BUT ITS BOOK... HE GETS SINGLED OUT B/C HES A RAPPER AND HES BLACK... STOP HATING AMERICA RACISM/PREJUDICE IS OVERRATED

2524 days ago
52.

alex200606    

Vick should get 1 day in jail and the other dude should get 82minutes!

2524 days ago
53.

NOTSURPRISED    

Another thug. I think he should be sent up under RICO for dog fighting. It is ILLEGAL. When are people going to get that?

2524 days ago
54.

Maria    

Put him in a cell with Vick and unleash the dogs on them!!!!!!

2524 days ago
55.

SJM    

What is wrong with these psychos? How can anyone in their right mind be cruel to a defenseless animal? Animals cannot speak for themselves, so it is our obligation to protect them, not hurt them. DMX, Michael Vick, and all others that are cruel to animals will be punished in one way or another. Someone else is watching them from above.

2524 days ago
56.

Get a Clue    

Celebuspawn, congrats on that post.

Was it your father or grandfather that was a Grand Dragon?

2524 days ago
57.

liliana    

shooting and stabbing his mother??!! what a jewel we have here!! crazy.. he belongs in prison!!

2524 days ago
58.

tromba    

Rap is not the problem its the people doing the crime!!

Posted at 6:01PM on Aug 24th 2007 by godisfake


Perhaps the problem is education. We (actually you) could start with English. I would then suggest a little music appreciation.

2524 days ago
59.

amy    

are you kidding me stabbing and shooting his mother ,and e walks arounad makes millions ok somthin just ait right .what the hell

2524 days ago
60.

Jillzy    

Here we go again....Vick defenders say he participated in dog fighting due to his hard childhood and the culture he was brought up in..(yeah, ok)... I wonder if Vick and DMX have the same attorney, (hopefully soon, the same jail cell!) because there is only one reason he had 12 pit-bulls!! Hopefully Vick and DMX get to bake out in the prison yard, like his dogs were doing in there own yard!

2524 days ago
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