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dis-sipe is the bludgeons 14-yard with a baseball bat and puts the victim, in a coma. there's been a culture of everything that we do here in this unit, we work on informed information. >> was he the head of the block? he just took it. without a struggle? >> without a struggle. >> he knows everything. he knows the block, who's there. >> we are able to get a live play by play right from the block. >> there is our guy right there with the burgundy hat on. burgundy hoodie. >> it's on the informant. if they want to sell you, they can. >> no, no, you've got to sell her today. you've got to sell my guy. >> you've got to be straight with us. >> you said she won't talk to you all. >> who's the up-and-coming guy?
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in this group? >> how loyal is he? >> we always need guys in certain areas to go out there and hustle or you're going to get popped or you can get paid with us. it's a tough spot, man. >> you ever work with the police before? or on no? >> 717, police helicopter one, we are en route to ford heights.
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>> right here, right here. >> go over the curb, over the curb. people out front. >> go in the house. everyone go in the house. >> police, search warrant, open the door! police search warrant, open the door! >> come here. walk towards me. [ gun shot ] >> walk towards me. walk towards me. right here. stand right here. >> it's another day in chicago's south suburbs where police raids are all too common. >> other than the crack cocaine that's on your dresser, is there any more? >> not that i know of. >> okay. there are any guns in your house? >> no. >> if you find something in my house, it's gonna be a shock to me. >> it's obviously not going to be a shock for us. >> authorities came looking for
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a boat load of firearms. that's what an informant promised them. instead they got a bag of crack and one arrest. it's not the outcome that they hoped for and it's a tough pill to swallow. but that's the risk they take working with confidential sources, chances are they'll be back serving another warrant in ford heights soon. >> you kind of deal with the same families. he'll remember someone's dad from a long time ago when he locked them up. the guys he was locking up 12, 15 years ago, it's their kids we are dealing with. it's that cycle that is never-ending. >> when our informant was in there, this is good night that served them. >> everything we do here in this unit, we work off informant
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information. >> i'm going to sign you up as an informant. that is a fake neighs. that's what we use any time we describe you and how you get paid. >> every informant has an agreement, source information agreement. in that agreement, it lists all the things you can't do. you can't sell drugs, you can't pretend you're the police. they have to abide by it. >> i have to pay you. >> they need to stay viable. they need to run with the same crowd they ran with. see the same people. that's the only way we are going to get the information from them. >> this is my last time up in here. >> how many times you been locked up? >> three times. >> how many times you say you never coming back? >> i'm going home today. i ain't coming back. >> that's three times. >> i ain't coming back. >> there he times you got it covered. >> many of the best informants begin their careers while locked up at chicago's cook county jail. detainees here are ripe for recruitment, most are accused, not convicted of crimes, and are
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being held awaiting trial. those who flip and cooperate with authorities can get reduced sentences. some of them will continue working for money after they get out. that's exactly what one former inmate who grew up hustling drugs on the city's west side is doing. >> basically his entire life has been in the business. at one time he was probably more successful than he is now. he had a nice car and he had a hot girl. when you come home and maybe you're out of the realm, maybe the younger guys are running the block and it's not your situation any more. you can still work, but you're never going to be a man on that block. that will change your motivation a little bit. >> what's the money like out there right now? how much you guys make on a day-to-day basis? >> probably about $3,500. >> how often do you think the cops are on that block? >> every month, every day. >> this informant we are calling roosevelt to protect his identity is providing intel about a west side neighborhood known for its heavy drug traffic
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and murders. roosevelt claims two dozen members of rival gangs have joined together to do business under one boss. >> how did he get the block? he just took it. without a struggle? >> without a struggle. >> what are these guys travelers? >> travelers. >> these two guys -- he knows their nickname. we are mapping out their entire operation right now. what's the security like out there? how hesitant are you to serve cars driving through? >> not that often. we really don't serve cars we don't know. >> what about walk-ups? >> no. >> what if you did an intro? man, my guy wants to buy a 20? >> that wouldn't be a problem. >> he knows everything. he knows the block, who's there, who's doing what.
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we are able to get live play by play right from the block. we need one of them to get in there. >> now armed with a list of targets, including the top boss, his right hand man and workers below them, investigators hash out a game plan. >> got one side with the cocaine. these are the runners, lookouts, all that stuff. >> their first step is to set up surveillance on the boss who delivers narcotics every day for his people to sell. >> we put you on the block early in the morning. you stay in constant contact with him, with his phone. you can call out to sandman and say, dude running east right now. >> we are trying to schedule a guy who drops the patch. we have the vehicle and the target. it will make it easier to set up the surveillance. how we're going to move forward. >> there are two main houses, correct? any idea where they are at? >> situation with him will be taking down the head of the monster. then everybody else will fall in line. that's how we decided to take the case, a conspiracy type
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level where might get 25, 30 guys, clear out the block. >> they might be strong, man. they might be doing 7,000, 8,000 right now. maybe 4,000 on cocaine maybe probably 2700, 2800 weed. you'll be looking at 17 barrels with all three products out there. >> one block. >> every day. >> what are you looking to get out of this? >> i'm not looking at nothing in particular because, you know, i've been dealing with them for so long. it's like favor for a favor, you know? >> you have to show him there's going to be some reward for him in this. the reward is going to be money. he knows that. >> we are not going to do any quick hits. this will take a while. >> you stay out of trouble. >> oh, yeah. >> you can't smoke weed. you can't do anything. nothing. >> right. >> all right. >> no drinking neither. >> no drinking? man. it's hard because i'm used to having a lot, a lot of money. as far as being outside of the game. i'll be tempted.
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you can go on there and make $50 real quick. but i'll sit back and i think that $50 can cost me five years. >> how about tomorrow morning, 7:00 a.m. you're on the block? >> great. >> being on the block for roosevelt though means playing a role. he's got to pretend that he's still in the game without breaking the law. >> they wonder why i'm out there on the block. >> it's a fine line for him to walk. one false move could get him killed. >> it could change with one bullet. it could change in a heart beat. >> coming up -- >> there is something this informant. he's real shaky. >> this is it real here. you got to sell her today. sell my guy. >> we've got to talk to him and figure out why he's lying to us. >> all right, we're on the move.
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♪ >> let me tell you, i worked at the jail for six years and it was just amazing to see so many young black men being shipped off to the penitentiary every day. >> let's go! >> i used to honestly feel my stomach coming up maybe a couple hundred guys off to the penitentiary every day. even if it wasn't just necessarily being black people, mexican body, just anybody. to see that, it was disturbing.
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you just wonder, like, how did the numbers get that high, you know? >> our plan of attack is to hit the south jets first. we have gotten plenty of guns out of there as everybody knows and a lot of drugs. going to housing authority. mange sure everybody has police markings on. watch your background and stay with your partners, all right? any questions? okay. let's go. >> there's certain areas of suburbs more so than others we hit with regularity. frankly, it's where the action is. i used to be a prosecutor before i became sheriff. we tried a lot of cases out here. unfortunately, these problems have been going on since the late '80s. >> you see neighborhoods that never change. that are as compromised as ever with limited opportunities for the kids to grow up here. if you walk to the door of one of these buildings every day they head off to school and you see this activity, what do you think you're going to be thinking as far as your options in life?
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>> many people's options dried up decades ago on chicago's south side and in the south suburbs. abandoned steel mills and empty lots served as reminders of what used to be, a thriving community. now, the criminal element that took root in those areas is spreading to the more west suburbs ten miles from downtown. >> right in your face. >> you have four different gangs in this area. >> come here, yo, come here. >> they feel like they can come out here and hide and get away with what they need to. >> what about you? who you ride with? >> but gangs aren't the only ones selling drugs for a living out here. >> what's up, boss? >> today, sheriff's police investigators are pursuing a very different kind of target. a middle class white female who allegedly traffics cocaine to support her family.
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>> she's been a dealer for a long time. she sells large amounts and she hasn't been caught. informant says she's really smart. she may see the undercover and say i don't want to deal with them. we'll see if it works. >> this is just a bot. >> their informant agreed to set up a deal and introduce an undercover officer to the target, but he's a self-admitted addict working for money which makes him difficult to trust. >> what's important that intro. you got on to say, you got to say. hey, this is your cousin. did you you say he is related to you or not? >> no. >> say, hey this is my house you make sure you take care of my cousin, blah, blah, blah, sell her. cousin. >> he's hard-headed. we are trying to coach him what to soy and he's not doing it the way we are telling him to do it. he's all nervous. >> no, no. this is it right here. you got to sell her today. this is my cousin. he's always been taking care of me when i was locked up. take care of him. if you sell it like that, that should be good, man.
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you know what i mean? cousin or brother. whatever. cousin is better, all right? >> okay. >> i find myself with him that i always have to keep reminding him that, hey, this is the way we have to do it. if you're not going to do it what it we want it done, we won't use you. >> the informant whom we'll refer to as nixon manages to follow orders and completes the intro and drug buy. >> they're doing a deal right now. we have a visual. this white car coming this way. good deal. he'll call back. he can call back later tonight and say, my cousin, he really liked that. he would like to come back. can he come back tomorrow? that's how it works. >> she hasn't been arrested in ten years. this is all she's doing. she's obviously got a good connection. we sure would like to find out who that is. hopefully can get a good case going and see where it goes from there.
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>> what if you did an intro, you brought a guy in the car, whatever, my guy wants to buy a 20? >> handling informants is more like an art than a science. investigators never know if or when a confidential source will turn on them. so far this former inmate roosevelt is making good on his word. he's identified the leader of a $20,000 a day narcotics ring on the city's west side. >> we got good security. who's secure? >> everybody. >> it's an impossible neighborhood to sit on. they've got guys on both ends with binoculars watching police. if they don't know you, you don't get served there. if somebody on that block doesn't bring you, you're not going to get served. >> that means the authorities need roosevelt on the block to tell them who is coming and
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going with the payloads of money. >> where we stash it, all they do is watch. >> the first step is doing reconnaissance with roosevelt the next day. >> our informant will be calling out realtime information to sandman and gleason. they are going to be directing everybody where they need to go. >> their goal is to get an eye on the ring leader. >> all we're doing this morning is seeing what time he's leaving his house, who he's dropping off to on the block. if he leaves there, maybe we'll follow him to a couple of different places and we're done. >> our guy is sitting on the block. >> had a guy on this corner right here. these guys are working, for sure. >> beautiful west side of chicago. today's all about intel. that's why we got our guy on the block so he can call it out to us to keep a very loose perimeter. give us his exact location. looks like he's on the phone talking to anybody else. we just seen him come out of the alley. i believe he's looking to see.
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this block, this area here, this dope line, these guys are out early in the morning. getting their hustle in. >> here is one of your fiends right in front of us. >> white guy definitely does not live in this area. he's out looking or he already copped. heroin addicts get up early. they need that as soon as they get up. it's like coffee for them. it's right about the time, too, the kids should be walking to school. going to have a mixture of foot traffic. unfortunately, it's going to be kids and dope fiends. >> as surveillance teams continue circling the area, their informant phones in updates over the next two hours. >> our main target is on the block. he's not working, but he is supervising the product out there right now. >> but when roosevelt reports the dope hustlers are getting suspicious because he's not buying or selling anything, investigators call him off the block.
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>> head back. we will debrief. >> one undercover unit takes a quick drive pass the target on their way out. >> there's our guy right there with the burgundy hat on, burgundy hoodie. >> did they ask him if he wanted to work? they asked him if he was ready to work? >> you ready, you want to work? he said yeah, later on. he said they flagged him like, man, what are are you doing out here, just heating up the block. they don't want guys just to hang out. >> while authorities weigh their options, their informant says he's willing to go back on the block. that way, he can help undercover officers make dope buys there. >> it's dangerous. it's just a job. but obviously you got your own decisions in life, you know? hopefully go the right way because the jails will always be here and the cemetery you only got one time to go there. you can change your life. if not, you'll keep getting the same results.
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>> coming up on "the squeeze" -- >> he says he has a gun. what about other guns? >> search warrant for your residence. >> a lot of police officers have died going into a situation like that. you want every bit of information you can.
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i can't remember a whole year straight from the age of 7 that i've been out of jail. i see a lot of guys don't make it my age at all. if i got a chance chance of getting out, i think i'll take it. >> this informant we've been calling roosevelt is helping authorities infiltrate a drug ring on chicago's west side. they already scoped out the target neighborhood.
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now the sheriff police will be sending undercover officers to try to purchase narcotics there. it's the start of a long-term operation they're naming "game over." roosevelt, meanwhile, will be watching for the main players. >> can you talk? all right. who's out there? how many people out there all together with you? get out. that many people? what have they got, rocks and blows? weed? all right. stay on the block. don't be serving. all right. bye. >> come in, gleason. there's about ten people out there already. >> 10-4. >> we are getting a live play by play. it doesn't get any better than this. >> far from the open air drug markets on the west side, more and more high-level dealers are setting up shop in the suburbs. >> this is prime real estate. prime real estate.
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>> one successful female dealer has been catering to users out here for years. >> apparently she owns several houses and cars. that's all she does. this is how she supports her family. talking to the informant, he says if we are after her, she fled. >> they're doing a deal right now. we've got a visual on them. >> he is skittish about bringing them together a second time and insists on doing the hand-off himself. >> i got a white chevy coming out of austin. i haven't confirmed if it's her yet. it's the target. >> nixon is behaving suspiciously, yet they'll play along with him now. >> target is driving northbound austin. >> we got the 1/4 ounce. it came out of the car. he was so like -- he gets so worked up this guy. two ladies walking down the street on their nightly walk. he comes up, here, take it. i'm done with this. i'm going, can you at least wait
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till we got back around the corner or away from these ladies? be calling 911. >> he's running to the car. the whole place is busy with people. this guy just walked up. he's looking like a target. >> it's on the informant. if they want to sell you, they can. we keep telling them, we are not going to pay you until you do what we ask you to do. >> police decide it's time to cut nixon out of the picture. they try calling the target themselves to set up another deal, but the phone number's no good. so they bring in their informant to find out what's going on. >> this guy is better to have him in person to talk to him. he changes his stories so often. >> give me that number again. >> for all he know, he might have went back and told her this guy calls you, don't deal with him. >> while nixon is in another room. investigators scroll through his
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cell phone contacts for the target's number. >> you need to do this by the book. it's very important how i ask you to do this. we do this so this works out. you need to be onboard. we'll take care of you, but i mean, you got to do what we ask you to do. >> this is it. he gave us -- i got it written down. he gave us 795. >> right. >> he gave us 705. he gave us one number off on the phone number for her. >> but that's not the only secret he's been keeping from them. >> he's still talking to her. he just talked to her yesterday. look. he's lying there. he talked to her, looks like twice yesterday. >> yeah. he's been talking to her six,
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seven times a day. he told me he hasn't talked to her since last week, right? >> since the last buy we did. >> let me see if she's been calling him, too. she's been calling him, too. i haven't talked to her. she won't call me. she won't answer my phone calls. she called him three times monday. >> when we talk to him, figure out why he's lying to us. he doesn't want her to go to jail is what it is. >> right. he had second thoughts about it. she's his best, that's his most, i'm pretty sure, consistent deal. now he doesn't want to give her up. >> you've got to be straight with us. we looked at your phone. >> i tried to talk to you. >> we looked at your phone. you've got calls and text messages back and forth with her. what are you trying to say then? >> you calling her, she's calling you. you're texting her, she's texting you. tell us what's going on, man? >> you don't want us to do her? you don't? >> no. >> why did you say it in the first place? i read you. i read you. i told you that's what we were doing. are you scared of her?
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>> she beat you up? >> does she take care of you? >> yeah. >> okay. >> the next question is, what's it going to take for you to continue so we can get her? >> it's a question. if if you can't answer that -- >> nothing. >> the thing is, we'll have to call and order up one more time. that's all. >> why he ever put her out there to begin with, he's probably mad at her. now he had a change of heart and feels bad. that goes. probably in love with her. >> he continues to jerk us around and waste our time. we've got to cut our ties with him. >> you know what's going to happen, he's going to get arrested by somebody and he'll call us and beg us to help him out. whatever it takes to get her, we could care less what happens to him. >> even the best informants, they always go bad. >> next on "the squeeze," we always need guys in certain areas. >> go out and hustle and you'll get popped or get paid with us. >> after it went down, he said i'm going to get high. that's not part of our agreement. you can't follow the rules, we don't need you, period.
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here is what is happening. ohio's governor is sharing thanksgiving dinner with family's forced to evacuate their home after a train derailment triggered a check cal leak, spilling 26,000 gallons of liquid. they are providing shelter and dinner to families. and black friday shopping is under way. kmart, best buy and macy's all opened their doors for thanksgiving. another update in one hour. thanks. >> our confidential source has been feeding authorities realtime intel about a drug ring
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on chicago's west side. he's on the block while undercover officers make buys from two of their targets. >> this could go on two or three months, build cases on these guys. eventually shut down the whole block. >> it's part of a sheriff police operation called "game over." >> today was huge. we know we can get buys out of there easily. we'll get the guys we need to be transactional and on tape, and then the whole thing will come down. >> he was out there. >> yeah. >> he? >> investigators find their informant roosevelt already slipping back into bad habits and getting high. >> you get any sleep last night? >> a little bit. i be going to sleep about 3:00 in the morning. >> took a weed nap recently. >> both these put the coke out there and the heroin comes from him.
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where does the weed come from? you want a cigarette or something? you got to wake up. >> man, i'm beat. >> your reaction time was very slow. >> you're on pause right now. >> you ask him a question, takes him two minutes to respond. it's not good. we've got to go. got to keep moving. who is this, who is that, who is wearing what? you can't be out there halfway. you got to be all the way ready. >> i think part of what you saw today was nervousness that he knew we were on the block making buys. so if something were to go bad, maybe he thought he would be found out something like that. after it went down, he probably needed to release some stress and said, man, i'm going to go get high. we had a long conversation with him about that when we dropped him off. that's not part of our agreement. if you can't follow the rules, we don't need you, period. you can't trust him 100%. >> who's the up-and-coming guy in this group?
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with ambition that maybe wants to be up here? how loyal do you think he is? >> he'll talk. >> knowing how quickly an informant can go astray, they already have a backup strategy in play. they've begun gathering intel from another confidential source on the same block unbeknownst to roosevelt. >> checks and balances. neither of them know each other but they know each other. >> two guys will be looking at each other without knowing what the other one is doing. we've got an eyeball on an eyeball. doesn't get better than that. >> there is potential to recruit more informants with operation game over. with hundreds of new detainees arriving at county every day, someone from the target block is bound to show up. that's when authorities will put the squeeze on them. >> you said that, that's a hot
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spot. that's my partner carpenter. >> what up? >> who else you know from over there, anybody? >> everybody over there. >> you know [ bleep ]. >> man, everybody. >> there's a lot going on over there. there's a lot of these big ones hanging out in that area, too. i'm just saying. >> you can freaking make some paper on that. we always need guys from certain areas to get some of this. we know you can't work. go out there and hustle, you're going to get popped or you can get paid with us. it's a tough spot, man. >> he was a little reserved at first. threw a couple of names at him and he was just, man, you guys know everything. you know he's out there. i'm sure he's got to be under somewhere.
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these guys are always coming in and out. >> drug rings are a dime a dozen on the west side. nearly every block within a 60 block radius has its own boss selling narcotics. that means the area is a magnet for law enforcement and investigations are bound to overlap. >> you have other agencies that are also running cases, not going after the same targets that we are, but running parallel cases maybe two blocks over. >> the chicago pd and fbi have been building their own sting operation for months. it's no secret to the sheriff's police who just started "game over," but now the feds announce they are ready to make sweeping arrests and the timing takes the sheriff's police by surprise. it will be much more difficult for them to do undercover work once the other agencies heat up the neighborhood. >> so whereas if i rolled out and was able to get it just like that, now they are going to start looking at me differently. see the police, see this, see that. they might start questioning the buyer more. >> so the sheriff's police
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decide to put "game over" on pause. >> we're going to just hold off for a little bit and go back and start making more buys. >> that leaves their main informant roosevelt to his own devices. the risk is, if he's like most informants, i'll have a hard time staying motivated without a paycheck. >> when guys are calling you every day when they get out, it almost gets on your nerves. in a way, but in another way you've got to be glad that they're calling you. then it will go to every other day and every three days then once a week. then once every two weeks. then you know you're losing them. >> coming up on "the squeeze" -- >> today is a search warrant for weapons. >> i didn't like tricks. you get your coffee here. you get your hair cut here. you find that certain thing you were looking for here, but actually you get so much more. when you shop at these small local businesses,
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not everybody can do what we do. some law enforcement only deal with a certain neighborhood. in cook county jail, you've got every neighborhood. you got to deal with a lot of persons. >> while he waits for operation "game over" to resume, investigator eric begins working another case with an informant whom he's known since childhood. he found him a year earlier when he was locked up on a weapons charge and asked him if he wanted out of the gang life. >> i think it's like with every other informant we deal with, you know, it comes to a point where they just get tired. at some point they've got to grow up. whether it be at 18 or they grow up at 40.
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they've got to grow up some time. when he got out of jail, i told him if you want to work, if you want to make some money, give me a call. he gave me a call one day. he jumped in, no hesitation at all. >> his informant has twice helped the sheriff's police recover illegal guns. now he's giving up an alleged firearms dealer who is about to make a big sale. >> he had a couple people coming on saturday. >> did he say who was coming to look at him? >> one of his guys, one of his boys. >> saint? >> yeah. >> sergeant jason o'malley wants to move quickly before the target sells his merchandise. >> did he ever talk to you about using them guns? has he shot them before? oh, man, i used this one to do a
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drive by? >> yeah. he told me the .380 was dirty. >> it has a body on it. >> yeah. guns out of his ass all the time. >> so they're coming tomorrow to look at them? >> yeah. >> what time? >> i'm thinking probably at night. >> at night. >> none of us are born without sin but some of us chose the right way, some of us chose the wrong way. now he's starting to see where it leads to. hopefully we can help him. >> i didn't like tricks, but i guess i'm one now. >> what we've got today is a search warrant for weapons. >> i give up people cause they're not my friends. now i use them as a ladder to get up and have a life. >> the target has six arrests, one of them for aggravated assault with a weapon. he's a documented member of the latin saints. he lives in a residence with his parents. he has a 16-year-old sister and there's possibly an infant child in the house. it is going to be a breach all-out operation. this will serve as your cover. you guys move up. get that door open.
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once the breach is there, you fall back to position to cover until we actually move into the house. >> all right, we're on the move. >> this is cook county sheriff's police. this is the cook county sheriff's police. we have a search warrant for your arrest. put your hands up. this is the police. we have a search warrant for your arrest. exit your residence. exit your residence through the front door. exit your residence. policia! exit your residence. >> our target is not home. the family is saying he's been
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at work since 6:00 this morning. >> soon as the dog goes through there we are putting the search. once we find place of employment, we'll shoot a couple of cars over there and take his stupid ass into custody. >> police don't find what they've been expecting inside the house. >> we just got a bunch of ammunition. there is ammunition for an m-16, .45, .22, .357, no weapons. >> they believe their informant's intel was good. the problem was they arrived too late. >> it's the chance we take when we do search warrants like this. especially for weapons because they are constantly moving around. >> they have evidence, more than 1,000 rounds of ammo to make an arrest. the suspect will face a lesser penalty for ammunition and no firearms. >> damn. >> nothing to be mad about. it's still a hit. you've still got illegal ammunition. >> in order to nab the target red-handed, they'll need help from an inside source again. >> it's going to be real hard unless we can get somebody else to work. wouldn't want to use the same guy.
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try to get somebody new. try to find somebody new in the area. >> protecting confidential sources is just part of the job for any investigator, but there are limits. thaw they can't save informants from their own bad choices. a month of the sheriff's police put operation game over on hold, roosevelt lands back where he started. the chicago pd and fbi busted them as part of the sweep of the city's west side. me v he and more than 100 other suspects face various charges. >> i have been caught up in something that i never had an idea. i was one of the chosen ones. >> and hanging with the cops and getting paid here and there for
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the information he is giving, is never going to equal what he can make for working the block. he was working in an area we won't watching, obviously, and now he is incarcerated again. >> we feel there are two targets out there. this ain't dead but it's changed.
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listen, if you have talking to her, we don't care. you just have to be set. >> the section is part of the trade in police work, whether it's going under cover or using a paid source to set someone up. so investigators aren't surprised when they catch informant nixon weaving his own web of lies. he has been sabotaging their
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case against an elusive cocaine dealer. >> you have to call and order up one more time. that is all. >> idiot. one point, he might have been so desperate, he wanted to give up her you up. and rethinking that, she is probably his best connect. >> now, it's like, he is doing it every day. it's inevitable he will get caught. and no, when he calls us, i will be going to the station and telling the police, what can i do to make the case and send him as way as long as possible. informants they come and go tlx is a one thin line. you have an in and it's like a tug of war. and once that line breaks, it can hurt either one. >> for the target, police bought cocaine twice from her, but from her informant so they might try
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to capture her another way. >> and we have enough to send her to cook county but she will be back the same way. dwoe have enough to go and pick her up. i'm going to be patient and wait it out. >> she is going to get caught. based on her history, i would like see her in jail. >> no matter what target they are are chasing, authorities can always expect the best laid plans to change. a sheriff's police informant called roosevelt had been helping them to set up a narcotics ring. now, he is behind bars again after a federal sweep scooped up him and more than 100 other alleged drug dealers. the round up hit part of the crew they were targets for operation game over. the ring lead interhis second in command remain untouched. but the west with side is hot now.
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>> something like that sends hock waves around the neighborhood and people on the street corners are a little more careful who they are selling drugs to. >> the whole area, police say, is teeming with not just drug hustlings and informants. he was not a target for the fbi until someone set him up. >> now we believe he is so on disgusted with with what happened to him he is thinking, i can't go back on the block and make money any way. it's the nature of the beast. >> you are hot on the block. and there are two targets on out there. i need you on the streets. you know what i'm saying? i don't know what you are going to be able to do. without us trying to help you get out of here. >> out there on the block today. there are are guys throughout, a lot of different blocks we haven't seen before. >> so now what? >> we just put like 100 guys --
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in bosses and the bosses with will guys that [ bleep ]. >> there's our guy right there with the burgundy hat on, the burgundy hoodie. >> when they get incarcerated, others are still out there. and whoever is behind them got the experience. and he can be one of the big nest he's re. so he's feeling like a real king again reet now. >> the original target of game over is about to become a lot more powerful, taking their operation to a whole new level. game over isn't over. it's just getting started. >> the guy who used to control one block may be now in charge of 7 to 10 blocks. it won't go from one area you looked at before. it's about to get bigger. it's bet for us, actually.
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they will have more punt to flip someone in their rachks as more people begin working for him and they already got 100 new arrestee sitting in lockup. >> now they have to go work for each other. somebody's going to tell something. who you going to point the finger at? >> we're going do what we can do for you. we're going to pull you up and look at the other things you got. and obviously, this ain't dead but it's changed. all right? you accept what they e give sometimes and sometimes it's not worth the aggravation to be involved with a guy you know is going to be screwing up again. when you meet him, he is out here and he follows back and forth. no, he is the reason -- that is just the game. sometimes it jus dustn't work out. it doesn't work out.
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there's been a culture of lawlessness out here for many years. ford heights is such a tight-knit community, they had that type of we're not telling anybody atmosphere. >> he needs to be off the street and needs to be off the street now. >> from a man hunt in chicago's suburbs to a crystal meth lab in the gay community, cook county investigators are purr sug lead in t


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