Saturday, August 25, 2007

DMX's dogs dead

Dead dogs have been discovered at DMX's home by Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, who called round following a tip-off about animal cruelty. Other dogs were taken into care:

[Sheriff Joe Arpaio] Arpaio said the deputies who served a search warrant at the home Friday seized 12 pit bulls tied up on the property and took them to an old jail that has been converted into an animal shelter.

Deputies found the buried dogs when they dug up the back yard. One had apparently been burned and the cause of death on the others was unknown because the bodies were decomposing.

DMX's people are trying to distance himself from badly-treated pitbulls:
Simmons' lawyer, Murray Richman, said Simmons hasn't been in Arizona for at least two months and was "extremely disturbed" to hear the animals weren't being cared for properly.

"We had a caretaker that wasn't taking care, that's what happened," Richman said. "He loves dogs - he loves these animals. Those dogs are practically his family."

So, they're "practically family" to DMX, only he hasn't visited them for over two months and hadn't even checked how they were doing. Presumably he wouldn't treat his mother like that, would he?

Oh, hang about:
In 1999, he was arrested on charges of stabbing and shooting his mother. He was eventually cleared.

In 2002, DMX was convicted of animal cruelty over the condition of 13 pitbulls. It's not clear why he was considered a suitable person to keep animals after this.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to the poice department on this raid. I hope this poor excuse of a human being goes to jail and he can join that poor excuse of a football player, Michael Vick, in prison, and if we are lucky, they will not make it out of prison alive

Anonymous said...

Michael Vick and Dmx should both go to prison. They are scum, and I hope both of their careers go down the toilet

Anonymous said...

It amazes me how these celebrities manage to commit unlawful acts and get away with it. It appears if you have money you can buy your way out of anything. The cops do their jobs but the court system makes plea deals with scum like Michael Vick. I hope that Vick and DMX end up in prison

Anonymous said...

DMX and Vick are trash and seem to treat their animals as trash. Something to throw away. I will never understand how anyone can be cruel to an animal. They have no concept of cruelty and I hope that they are given the same treatment as the dogs they tortured. I just hope and pray that they get whats coming to them.

Anonymous said...

who are we to judge? yeah, mike vick is guilty. yes it was a horrible thing. but we never hear about the hundreds of greyhounds, circus animals, et cetera, that are treated horribly by their owners and are exploited for money. This has been going on for a long time. and most people have known about it. just search "dead greyhounds"(really really sad stuff) or "abused circus animals. everyone is just trying to get attention by exploiting vick's predicament. everyone who is so irate over this should put their money where their mouths are. get off the vick bandwagon and do something.

Anonymous said...

Dmx Rocks, And he loves dogs, proof is there are always some in his video clips, Someone who dosen't love them wouldn't put them in his videos right?

Simon Hayes Budgen said...

I'm not so sure - after all, there are clearly a lot of women-hating hip-hoppers who stuff their videos with young women

Anonymous said...

... Why would he bury the dogs if he didn't care about them, he probably used them for dog fights and in all honesty, the dog was bred by someone for that intention so if it wasn't for dog fights the dogs involved will most likely not exist in the first place... However why would DMX torture his dogs, he idolizes them... also the 'women hating hip-hoppers' don't exist, the few that abuse women don't do it because they hate women.

I am white, but you 'educated' white people only see it from one perspective, the TV doesn't say 100% truth... prove to me that there is definate evidence that points at DMX abusing his own dogs. Whats he supposed to do if his in another state busy with work, his not exactly one of those people that lick their pets ass and spend all their time pampering them.

Laura Brown said...

Some of the anonymous comments on this blog make me want to wash my mind out with soap.

Anonymous said...

You know, I realize it has been a minute since this happened, but DMX just went to court on these charges and won't be sentenced until January 30, 2009. But allow me to preface this by stating that I, for one, absolutely LOVED DMX before this happened and was truly saddened to hear of these occurences. However, the facts are the facts, however sad and deplorable. And they ARE the facts as evidenced first and foremost by DMX pleading guilty to the charges. Anyone can speculate about whether there are more heinous acts occurring on racetracks and in circuses, which may or may not be true, I won't attend either just on principle, but that is not the issue here. Let's try and stay focused, shall we? The matter at hand is the treatment of the animals belonging to a very famous and influential rapper, which was obviously an act(s) egregious enough to warrant law enforcement investigation and arrest, judicial review, deliberation and determination of the need, ultimately, for correctional intervention. (And with the Sheriff of Maicopa County, Joe Arpaio, in charge of his housing, I doubt there will be ANY special treatment (nor should there be- ) AND I hear that right near "Tent City" (Joe's jail) which is, like it sounds, all tents in the hot Arizona sun, there is an animal shelter that is air-conditioned, along with other amenities for the animals, and that THAT is where DMXs other (still living) pit bulls were taken- ironic, huh? And who says KARMA is ony superstition???

jks said...

For me, the facts are in place that DMX was 100% guilty for all the charges of animal cruelty he was done for.

He might have idolised dogs but he used them solely for the image, as an extension of his personality, as possesions.
He obviously did not think of them as animals with feelings and lives. He didn't care about anything but their look. This is proved in the fact that they were found with no food, water or shelter.
Pit bulls are well known to be a status breed that some people buy and train through fear and intimidation, to turn them into beasts that think they are being good to their master by ripping apart and biting other dogs. Pit bulls and other classic fighting breeds are Huge in gangsta culture. People involved in crime who have reason to watch their back use raw dogs to make them look hard. They are big accessories on the street for people who assign to the rap and gang cultures.
Look at the photographs of his dogs after they were siezed,(skinny and wounded) then look at one of his music videos with prime healthy looking pitts with blinging chains and collars and tell me that TV doesn't tell 100% truth again.
I am a young educated white girl from the UK. I am not seeing this from one perspective because I listen to hip hop and limited rap every day and I see people involved in this culture every day and i have gathered my own conclusions.

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