Fin interviews the woman who answered the door earlier; she says she's Amani, Chukwei's cousin, and she and Nikkiel ran a day-care to help pay the rent (which explains all the little rugrats running around). Meanwhile, Chester admires Chukwei's carved sculptures (which are made from African savannah, not oak -- still, Fin wants to get a sample tested). Nothing spoils a police questioning like a little boy wearing a T-shirt with printed blood spatter and "Lie or Die" emblazoned on it. An upset Amani takes the t-shirt off the boy, and the boy tells the detectives the shirt was given to him by some man. "He gave it to me, said it was a present." She tells the kid, Obi, to go play in the backyard, and then informs the cops that she has to tend to the children. "Who's telling you to lie?" asks Fin, and Chester says, "You knew the second you saw that shirt." But she's clammed up. Fortunately, Fin knows just where to find the vendor.
The vendor is a skinny, bearded dude who says his shirts are a "protest against the police's over-reliance on self-serving criminal informants." So you can imagine his reaction when Chester wants to know who's bought shirts from him in the last couple of hours. Since nothing's more valuable to this guy than his "credibility," the detectives offer to hang out in front of his operation for a while. Buddy says the real money in the Stop Snitching "movement" comes from a website.
Back at the squad, Munch fills them in on Stinkinrat.com, which publishes the addresses of people thought to be police informants.
Chukwei's on there, identified as a key witness in a murder case against Dennis King, also known as D-King (also known as Method Man in another life), charged with the beating death of a 16-year-old named Damon Moore. Police reported that 28 people saw the murder, but only Chukwei and Toby Torres came forward. Toby was killed a day after his info was posted on the site. "We got the wrong guy. Chukwei's on our side," says Munch, theorizing that D-King killed Nikkiel to shut Chukwei up.
Chukwei's lawyer, Sarah Flint of West Africa Legal Services, goes up one side of Olivia and Elliot and down the other, because Chukwei was a "political prisoner" in Africa. She met him there, when she was with...oh, I don't know, Human Rights Something or Other. She sympathizes somewhat with wanting to encourage Chukwei to co-operate, but the D.A. told her "intimidation is out of control" and there's not a lot of money for witness protection. Plus she's late for Nikkiel's funeral...Olivia offers her a ride, and Sarah looks suspicious, like she wasn't fishing for that offer in the first place.