EXT. STREET - AFTERNOON
Smoke blots out the afternoon sun. Blue and red lights flash on the faces of TERRIFIED BYSTANDERS.
In the background, a building burns. FIRE FIGHTERS and POLICE OFFICERS try to restore order to the crowd. PARAMEDICS carry INJURED WOMEN on stretchers to waiting vehicles.
SAMMY and BEN watch from a distance.
I should have seen this coming.
He turns his head at the sound of an approaching SIREN and sees SAL bolt from his car just beyond the perimeter of the crime scene. Sal leaves his vehicle running, leaves his door open. He pushes his way through the throng. Sammy intervenes, blocks Sal.
What are you doing?
Get out of my way.
Sal breaks free of Sammy's grip and races toward the burning building.
Some cops believe they should have as much authority in their homes as they do on the street. Right now, Detective Salinger doesn't have authority anywhere.
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