Officer Wells questions Reed's judgement after he is swindled twice in a short period of time. Two men argue over a marijuana plant in the middle of a sidewalk. A heavily armed fugitive kidnaps a woman's young child and demands a $1000 ransom. A drunken sniper roams a neighborhood under cover of darkness.moreless
A 17-year-old car thief is given a tour of the jail in an attempt to impress him of the consequences for choosing crime. Unfortunately, it doesn't work - the young man later kills someone with a shotgun.moreless
Friday and Gannon are temporarily assigned to the West Valley Division, which is being overwhelmed by juvenile crime due to the population explosion and lacking sense of community and morality. They focus their attention on a number of recently formed underground organizations run by privileged teenagers who initiate new members by requiring them to steal items, ranging from shoe strings to automobiles, from area merchants.
Friday and Gannon help an employee rescue her kidnapped boss.