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Many Chicago tenants back no-warrant searches of apartments for guns, but a judge orders a halt

Shining his flashlight around the dark corridors of a Chicago public-housing project, a police officer whose street name is Ghost (his real name is Enriquito Florez) illuminates some places where he has found hidden guns: behind broken exit signs, behind an electrical panel, atop a doorframe. On this night his light flashes on a hallway garbage drop that has been left open, with twine flapping loose; someone had apparently tied a gun inside but hastily wrenched it loose. Inside apartments, the officer relates, he has found cocaine in a container of Comet cleanser, guns hidden inside toilets and, once, under water...

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