Posted: Thursday – March 11, 2010
As previously reported yesterday, Bronx bred rapper DMX was arrested without bond in Arizona after violating his parole by using drugs.
According to police, X, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was arrested after he was found to be in possession of cocaine by the Adult Probate Department yesterday (March 10).
In a court appearance yesterday, DMX accused police in Phoenix targeting him for arrest, harassing him and abusing his civil rights.
DMX faces 5 unspecified counts of parole violation. Joe Arpaio, Phoenix’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America,” is calling for DMX to serve serious prison time.
Peep the video after the jump of DMX appearing in court and accusing the police of harrassement. [More]
“We’ve been treating him with kid gloves. I think it’s about time to give him hard time,” Sheriff Arpaio said.
This arrest marks the fifth time that the rapper/actor has been arrested; the most recent incident ended with DMX serving a 90-day sentence for felony convictions including cruelty to animals, theft and two drug counts and was released from jail in May of 2009.
DMX is currently being held without bond until March 16th, when he will appear in front of a judge for a hearing.
SMH. It’s sad and we really hope that DMX can eventually kick the habit or else the next show he will end up on will be “Intervention.”