Wednesday, September 07, 2022

Work Schedules: Always Check the Basics

 "Maclean and Burgess fled from Maclean's house in Tatsfield to Southhampton, where they boarded the pleasure boat Falaise to Saint-Malo - a service that did not require passports - proceeding by train from Rennes to Paris to Berne, where they were issued with false passports by the Soviet embassy. In Zurich the two men boarded a plane bound for Stockholm via Prague, but at the Czech capital they changed planes and flew to Moscow. Two of the five birds had flown simply because MI5's counterespionage department lacked the resources to maintain surveillance at weekends."

- From The Square and the Tower: Networks and Power, From the Freemasons to Facebook by Niall Ferguson

"Instead, when night fell, the NYPD went home. During almost any twenty-four hour period, shootings in the city peaked between 8 p.m. and 4 a.m., but the vaunted Narcotics Division went off-duty at 7 p.m. And I heard all the reasons why: The courts weren't equipped to process the arrests quickly enough at night, so the waiting would drive up overtime costs; the cops had to be able to identify suspects out on the street, but they don't see well enough in the dark; the last thing anybody wanted was for a cop to find himself in the middle of a gun battle in the wee hours of the morning. Oh, and somehow that all meant they couldn't work weekends either."

- From The Crime Fighter: How You Can Make Your Community Crime Free by Jack Maple with Chris Mitchell

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