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Jerry Harris, one of the stars of Netflix's "Cheer" is under investigation by the FBI for allegedly soliciting sex from minors.

FBI agents executed a search warrant at Harris' Naperville, Illinois home on Sept. 14, USA Today reported.

The criminal investigation is based on allegations from twin brothers who described a pattern of harassment by Harris, 22.

In interviews with USA Today, the boys say Harris solicited nude photos from them. The harassment started when they were 13 and Harris was 19.

The boys met Harris at cheerleading competitions and the harassment continued for more than a year.

Harris is accused of asking one of the brothers to perform an inappropriate act in 2019 at two Varsity cheerleading competitions.

The allegations were reported to police by Varsity Brands, a private company that handles uniform sales to major competitions and dominates the cheerleading industry.

"As a result of the recent allegation, we have barred this person from having any affiliation with Varsity Brands or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, now and in the future," wrote Varsity's Chief Legal Officer Burton Brillhart in letters to police in Florida and Texas.

Two screenshots were included in the letter, with one Snapchat screenshot message that read: "Would you ever want to ****."

Another screenshot of a series of text messages starting on May 3, 2019: "Hey btw I found a place for us to do stuff it's actually pretty good haha".

Harris has not been charged with any crimes. The federal investigation is ongoing.

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An Alabama State University student who went missing for 5 days has been found dead. The body of Adam "Belle" Dowdell Jr. was found behind a church on the 800 block of Hutchinson Street about 2:45 p.m Monday.

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Dowdell, 22, graduated from Montevallo High School, where he played on the boys football team. He was a second-year student majoring in physical education at Alabama State University in downtown Montgomery.

Dowdell left his dorm around 8 p.m. Tuesday to get money from an ATM, but his friends say he never returned.

His mother, Toya Cohill, says Dowdell did not have a car on campus. She said he and a friend went to get cash from an ATM machine.

Cohill said she last spoke to her son on Monday, and his siblings spoke with him the following day. But on Wednesday, she got messages from friends saying he hadn't returned to his dorm and no one had heard from him.

"I've slept three hours a day," Cohill said. Cohill and relatives made the 70-mile trip to Montgomery from the Alabaster area, where Dowdell is from.

He left his backpack and cell phone charger in his room and his relatives were unable to track his phone because the battery was dead.

Montgomery police Capt. Saba Coleman said the circumstances of Dowdell's death are under investigation. No other information was released and there are no suspects.

ASU President Quinton T. Ross Jr. released a statement on Monday.

"We all had hoped for a different outcome," Ross said. "Losing a student is always difficult, and the Hornet Nation is in mourning over his death. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with Adam’s mother and the rest of his family and friends as they face this tragic loss."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 334-215- STOP, Secret Witness at 334-625-4000 or Montgomery Police at 334-625-2831.

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A Los Angeles city manager used a famous quote by Malcolm X to describe the unprovoked shooting of two Compton cops.

City manager Jose Ometeotl posted a meme on Instagram on Sunday. The post showed a B&W photo of Malcolm X along with the words "chickens come home to roost."

The two LASD deputies - a 24-year-old male and a 31-year-old mom of a 6-year-old boy - were sitting in a police cruiser outside a bus station in Compton when they were shot on Saturday.

The unidentified female deputy was shot in the jaw, while her partner was shot in the head. Both deputies are out of surgery and listed in stable condition.

The shooter is described as a Black female, 28-30 years old, wearing dark clothing. After the shooting, she fled in a dark color sedan that could be a black Mercedes Benz.

In his Instagram post, Ometeotl described police as "deputy gangs" and seemed to suggest they deserved to be shot.

He captioned the post, "The shooting of anyone is a wholly unacceptable occurrence in society. I do not condone the type of violence seen in the shooting of the deputies yesterday in Compton. I will say that communities like Compton have been plagued by deputy gangs that inflict fear and violence in the community. These deputies murdered, framed and stole from the community host because they could..."

Ometeotl made his Instagram private after a journalist questioned him about the post. Ometeotl's post sparked outrage among law enforcement communities.

"Apparently, hatred and irresponsible rhetoric is also to be expected from leftist politicians and those in positions of power," wrote one journalist, who added, "Awww, what's the matter, Ometeotl? Can't stand a little heat? You can dish it out but can't take it? Too bad."

Police believe the shooting was a gang initiation. The shooter is still at large.

At a campaign rally in Nevada on Sunday night, President Trump said, "I just saw a video of that animal who went up to the car. They were unsuspecting, fine people - very fine people."

"If you murder a police officer, you should receive the death penalty," he said.

Joe Biden said: "This cold-blooded shooting is unconscionable and the perpetrator must be brought to justice. Violence of any kind is wrong; those who commit it should be caught and punished. Jill and I are keeping the deputies and their loved ones in our hearts and praying for a full recovery."

A $100,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the capture of the shooter.

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Georgia authorities are searching for a man who was captured on CCTV footage dumping his girlfriend's body in a Buford neighborhood.

According to Gwinnett police, 20-year-old Shakeya Smith's body was located around 5 a.m. Saturday. Neighbors heard gunshots shortly before her body was found.

Smith's boyfriend, Moses Dyl, is wanted by police for questioning. He was observed on security cameras before fleeing the scene in his car. He is wanted on felony murder and aggravated assault charges.

Gwinnett police say Smith had "visible injuries and bleeding" on her body, indicating she was beaten before being shot.

"I don't know that any visible bullet wounds were observed. All I know is that there were visible injuries and bleeding," said Master Officer Jacob Albright.

Dyl was last seen in the Lithonia, Georgia area and he is considered armed and extremely dangerous.

He is described as 5-feet-11 inches tall and weighs around 200 pounds. Anyone with information should contact Gwinnett police at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8577.

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris has been ordered to pay $75,000 for his participation in a fraudulent cryptocurrency coin offering.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fined Harris $75,000 for his role in the unregistered and fraudulent investment scam.

In a statement released on Friday, The SEC named T.I. in a complaint for promoting a fraudulent ICO venture alongside his social media manager William Sparks, Jr..

The SEC's order requires Harris to pay a $75,000 civil monetary penalty and not participate in coin offerings or sales of digital-asset securities for at least five years.

"In a settled administrative order, the SEC finds that T.I. offered and sold FLiK tokens on his social media accounts, falsely claiming to be a FLiK co-owner and encouraging his followers to invest in the FLiK ICO. T.I. also asked a celebrity friend to promote the FLiK ICO on social media and provided the language for posts, referring to FLiK as T.I.'s "new venture." The SEC's complaint alleges that T.I.'s social media manager William Sparks, Jr. offered and sold FLiK tokens on T.I.'s social media accounts, and that two other Atlanta residents, Chance White and Owen Smith, promoted SPARK tokens without disclosing they were promised compensation in return."

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Harris, 39, did not comment on his most recent brush with the law. But he did pause during a recording session to share bad financial advice with his Instagram followers this week.

Harris noted the empty racks and shelves at high end stores, and he advised his followers to stop spending government PPP funds on brand names and buy property instead.

"All y'all getting all this money from the government... ain't no more mink coats in the stores. And it's summertime - ain't that some sh*t? Ain't no more Cartiers. It ain't no more Louboutins, no more Louis [Vuitton]... Go get you some property please! Please y'all, go buy some property."

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Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor was arrested in Corsica for attempted sexual assault and indecent exposure.

The 32-year-old UFC star was detained on Saturday, just one day after he tweeted that USADA officials had drug tested him.

The alleged incident occurred in a bar on Sept. 10. "Following a complaint filed on September 10 denouncing acts that could be described as attempted sexual assault and sexual exhibition, Mr. Conor Anthony Mac Gregor was the subject of a hearing by the gendarmerie services," the prosecutor wrote in a statement sent to AFP.

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A rep for McGregor vigorously denied any allegations of misconduct in Corsica where the MMA star was on vacation with his family.

McGregor had been tweeting photos of himself while on his yacht in the Mediterranean Sea.

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McGregor is pictured with his girlfriend Dee Devlin and their children while on vacation in the South of France. The well-known Irish troublemaker strolled around the town shirtless, which is forbidden under French law.

On Sept. 11, he shared that officials from the USADA had arrived on his yacht to drug test him.

McGregor has had multiple run-ins with the law since winning the featherweight and lightweight championships.

He previously announced his retirement from MMA in March 2019, but he returned to the ring to fight three times in 2020.

McGregor again announced his retirement from the ring in June 2020.

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Four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd were mobbed by protesters as they left the Hennepin County courthouse on Friday.

The four attended a pre-trial hearing where their attorneys filed motions to dismiss the charges against them. Judge Peter Cahill ruled he would not rule on the defense motions to dismiss the charges.

The judge also declined to rule on motions to combine the four cases into one trial.

Former officer Derek Chauvin is charged with second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd's death on May 25.

Viral video captured Chauvin kneeling on Floyd's neck for over 8 minutes until he expired. The footage sparked violent protests in Minneapolis and around the country.

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Three former officers J. Alexander Kueng, Tou Thau and Thomas Lane (pictured above) were fired from the police force and later charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

Chauvin is the only former officer still in police custody while awaiting his murder trial.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman was disqualified from participating in the prosecution because he was present at an interview with a medical examiner, KHOU reported.

The judge also denied motions to allow two of Floyd's earlier arrests into the record to be used as evidence.

No date was given for any additional pre-trial hearings.

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NFL wide receiver Josh Bellamy is among 57 people charged with Covid-19 relief fraud after FBI officials say he misused PPP funds to buy Gucci and other high end luxury goods.

The Paycheck Protection Program is part of the $2 trillion Cares Act, which provided $349 billion in PPP loans to struggling small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic via the Small Business Association (SBA).

The FBI says Bellamy participated in a scheme to fleece the federal government out of $24 million in Paycheck Protection funds.

Bellamy, 31, was cut by the NY Jets 2 days ago. It isn't clear if his termination is linked to his arrest.

Prosecutors say Bellamy and his associates applied for $24 million in PPP funds for their businesses. They received $17.4 million - but neither Bellamy nor his associates used the money for their businesses.

Instead, Bellamy spent $95,000 on custom jewelry, $5,381 at Gucci and $2,014 at Dior. He also dropped more than $62,000 during a recent trip to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, TMZ reported.

Authorities say Bellamy recruited others to apply for giant loans using false information -- then took kickbacks from each borrower.

Bellamy owns Drip Entertainment - an events promotion company - that hasn't been active since 2019.

Bank records show Bellamy withdrew large amounts of cash - around $302,000 between May and July 2020.

If convicted on all charges, Bellamy faces decades in prison.

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A shootout at Atlanta's Cheetah Lounge gentlemen's club sent patrons running for their lives in Midtown Atlanta over the weekend.

The strip club, located at 887 Spring Street, was the scene of a wild shootout just before the club closed at 2 a.m.

The video footage shows a Black male pointing a gun at someone off camera and shouting expletives. Two women with him attempt to deescalate the drama.

In a matter of seconds, the sound of gunshots sent club patrons ducking and running for their lives.

There are no reports of injuries.

Cheetah Lounge was the favored stomping grounds of the monied set because of the great customer service, the very cordial dancers, and the excellent food.

But due to a change in management over the years, the suited and booted professionals were replaced by a younger crowd of drug boys and rappers who started frequenting the club.

Security at Cheetah used to be top notch, but the club is under contract to be sold to a developer for $30 million and is set to be torn down to make way for commercial development.

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Michael Forest Reinoehl was a free man living in Washington state after he shot and killed a Trump supporter in Portland, Oregon last week.

Footage captured by a witness shows Reinoehl shoot Aaron 'Jay' Danielson in the back during Antifa protests in Portland on Aug. 29.

Danielson was a Blue Lives Matter activist and Trump supporter.

Internet collective 4chan identified Reinoehl before Portland police even knew his name.

Reinoehl was on the lam from the law but he wasn't exactly hiding in the woods.

Reinoehl was living in a Washington state apartment complex with friends. He didn't try to conceal his identity. He even gave an interview to VICE magazine in which he blamed the victim fo this own demise.

Trump supporters expressed outrage that law enforcement weren't trying very hard to capture the fugitive.

As the days went by, with police making no arrest, President Trump fired off a tweet demanding action immediately.

"Why aren't the Portland Police ARRESTING the cold blooded killer of Aaron "Jay" Danielson. Do your job, and do it fast. Everybody knows who this thug is. No wonder Portland is going to hell! @TheJusticeDept @FBI."

The end came for Reinoehl as he walked to a mailbox cluster in his apartment complex to pick up his mail on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Agents with the U.S. Marshals Service were waiting to ambush him at the mailbox, but Reinoehl saw them first and let off about 40 rounds from a semi-automatic rifle. He was cut down by a volley of gunfire and died instantly.

Reinoehl's sister gave a statement to London's MailOnline regarding her brother's death: "I wouldn't say at this point that this counts as bad news."

Reinoehl leaves behind a teenage son and an 11-year-old daughter, who was protesting with him when he killed Danielson. The little girl was armed with a baseball bat.

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Rapper Silentó was arrested for allegedly walking into a home wielding a hatchet while searching for his girlfriend.

The 22-year-old rapper, who is best known for his hit "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)", was arrested after he allegedly barged into a random home in the Los Angeles area carrying a hatchet, ABC 7 reports.

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Residents inside the home tackled Silentó, real name Richard Hawk, and restrained him on the floor.

A friend arrived at the home and told Hawk he was in the wrong house. The two men fled before police arrived, TMZ reports.

Hawk was arrested about a block away from the home and charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Hawk told police he was looking for his girlfriend.

The incident comes less than a day after Hawk was arrested in Santa Ana for a domestic disturbance call on MacArthur Boulevard, according to ABC 7.

His 2015 viral hit song "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" has garnered over 1.7 billion views on YouTube.
 

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A Minnesota man allegedly killed his wife after an argument over lack of sex escalated to violence, CBS Minnesota reported.

Police say after 48-year-old Jason Michael Mesich killed Angela Lynn, 47, he turned the gun on his two next-door neighbors, sisters who were packing up a moving truck at the time.

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12-year-old Makayla Saulter-Outlaw and her sister Canisha Saulter, 29, survived but are hospitalized with gunshots wounds. Makayla was shot in the head and is in critical condition. Canisha was shot several times in the legs and left hip. She is in serious condition.

Police say Makayla shielded her older sister's 1-year-old daughter, Winter. Canisha is unable to see her baby in the hospital due to Covid-19 restrictions.

First responders found Mesich in the basement of his home, where he allegedly fired his gun before surrendering to police.

He has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and two counts of second-degree attempted murder.

Mesich reportedly told police he and his wife had argued in the garage about the couple's lack of sex before he shot her.

He told police he didn't remember the details of the shootings other than the argument with his wife. He said he "probably" went into the house to retrieve his gun.

He told police his wife hit him and he then punched her in the collarbone and she "told him" to kill her, MailOnline reports.

He also reportedly said he shot the two sisters because they were not "good neighbors" and that "he hated all children".

The family launched a GoFundMe account to raise money for the sisters' expenses.

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Members of violent street gangs in Chicago have formed a "shoot on sight" pact to execute police officers who draw their weapons on suspects.

Chicago, which has the highest national average of officers being shot or killed, is home to multiple factions of street gangs who are "actively searching for" and filming police officers, according to an FBI report.

Chicago-based FBI agents released an August 26 "situation information report" that details the gang activity, ABC7 reported.

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The report states: "members of these gang factions have been actively searching for, and filming, police officers in performance of their official duties. The purpose of which is to catch on film an officer drawing his/her weapon on any subject and the subsequent 'shoot on-sight' of said officer, in order to garner national media attention."

According to police superintendent David Brown, there is an overall "sense of lawlessness", and the "danger to police officers is real and increasing."

Brown continued: "I think it's bigger than a suggestion. I think 51 officers being shot at or shot in one year, I think that quadruples any previous year in Chicago's history. So I think it's more than a suggestion that people are seeking to do harm to cops."

"We need police officers and as community members we need to push back fervently against lawlessness," Brown said.

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Rappers Gucci Mane (right) and Foogiano (left) have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit over a fatal shooting during a concert at a South Carolina nightclub during the 4th of July weekend.

The administrator for the estate of Mykala Bell, a 23-year-old woman who was fatally shot during the concert, filed the lawsuit in Greenville County last week, editors at The Greenville News reported Monday.

According to legal papers, the mother of two was standing near the stage when gunfire broke out in the early hours of July 5 at Lavish Lounge where Foogiano was performing.

Security guard Clarence Sterling Johnson, 51, was also killed and eight others were injured in the melee.

Police charged a Georgia man Jarquez Kezavion Cooper, 22, in the shooting and said it appeared to be gang-related - but the new lawsuit alleges Foogiano, real name Kwame Brown, and his entourage were not patted down before they entered the club and were allowed inside with "deadly weapons".

The lawsuit adds that Gucci, real name Radric Delantic Davis, was "believed to be" a promoter for the concert, though it did not say whether he was present at the time of the shooting.

Cooper is also named, as well as the club's operating company, its owner and nearly a dozen other unspecified "owners, managers, operators, independent contractors, and/or security companies" accused of negligence for failing to provide adequate surveillance and security, and "permitting criminal activity," among other allegations.

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In a video posted to his Instagram feed shortly after the incident occurred, Foogiano, best known for hits "Molly (Baby Mama)" and "Finesser," insisted the shooting, "ain't my fault. I don't promote violence."

"I understand y'all in pain y'all hurting... but y'all just got to look to the situation," he said in the clip. "I ain't going to blame myself for something I didn't cause."

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Herschel Walker's son Christian Walker said the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin was another incident of a "crazy violent criminal" getting shot by police.

Blake, who is Black, was shot by a white police officer who was attempting to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant for domestic assault and sex crimes against two minor girls.

Blake, 29, survived his injuries but he was paralyzed from the waist down and he will wear a colostomy bag for the rest of his life.

In a video posted to Twitter on Monday, Christian said the shooting was another incident of a criminal refusing to follow directions from police officers and getting consequences for it.

"Jacob Blake, oh yeah he was a felon sexual assaulter, he was a domestic abuser and had given cops trouble in the past. There was a warrant out for his arrest," Christian said.
 

Christian made the statement after his famous NFL legend dad spoke at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.

Christian urged police to "show us the body cam" video to prevent Black Lives Matter protesters from "pulling another George Floyd with us".

Floyd is a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis on May 25.

In related news, former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher slammed NBA players for boycotting their playoff games to protest Blake's shooting.

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Urlacher compared the NBA's protest to the time former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre played the day his dad died.

"Brett Favre played the MNF game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half, and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity," he wrote on his Instagram Story. "NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police."

Wisconsin State Attorney General Josh Kaul told reporters this week that Blake admitted he had a knife on him when officers arrived to serve a warrant for his arrest on sex crime charges involving two teenage girls.

Police found a knife on the floorboard of his SUV after the shooting.

"In the vehicle he did not have a weapon," said criminal attorney Patrick Salvi Jr. on Wednesday. "I can't speak directly to what he owned, but what I can say is his three children were in the car and that was in the front of his mind. That is the most important thing to him in his life: his family and his children."

A GoFundMe page raised $2 million for Blake's medical expenses.