By Tim Weiner
Enemies is the 1st definitive historical past of the FBI’s mystery intelligence operations, from an writer whose paintings at the Pentagon and the CIA received him the Pulitzer Prize and the nationwide publication Award.
we expect of the FBI as America’s police strength. yet mystery intelligence is the Bureau’s at first undertaking. Enemies is the tale of ways presidents have used the FBI because the such a lot bold intelligence strength in American history.
this is the hidden background of America’s hundred-year battle on terror. The FBI has fought opposed to terrorists, spies, an individual it deemed subversive—and occasionally American presidents. The FBI’s mystery intelligence and surveillance strategies have created a tug-of-war among conserving nationwide defense and infringing upon civil liberties. it's a rigidity that traces the very cloth of a unfastened republic.
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For example: ... it's like you've got to weigh up what's there, whether it's going to come on top, getting caught, bells, sensors, it doesn't really matter about the lights just what you can gel. Basically, if it's worth it. In the prison interviews the amount of time which respondents spent planning the crime also varied from merely a few seconds for the 'smashand-grab' type of offences, to some three weeks of meticulous planning. One burglar stated that it would take that time to organise a team of seven.
The possibility of the displacement of crime to other businesses has not been considered. In some areas, particularly older market towns, local officials have refused retailers permission to install shutters, on the grounds that security measures are inappropriate for listed buildings and/or that bollards and shutters do not blend in with the local environment. Of course, security measures are sometimes perceived as unattractive and local authorities fear this will discourage business. The following is an extract from a recent internal borough council discussion document on shuttering.
48 Jacques Table 4. Average retail losses per ram raid by period (£) -~------ Company A Company B Company C 2,426 1,256 1,718 2,539 927 974 1,577 1,221 --------_. Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Period 4 820 486 504 431 The findings are shown in Table 5. The costs of burglary (which do not include ram raiding) are shown separately from those of ram raiding (given in brackets). Table 5. Shutter installation and burglary/ram raiding costs by superstore Shutter cost Sistare 1 SIStare 2 SIStare 3 SIStare 4 SIStare 5 SIS tore 6 9847 18,310 4727 5375 3957 8496 Burglary cost before shutter Burglary cost after shutter 21,072 (15,327) 27,895 (27,895) 33,231 (22,024) 10,009 (10,009) 12,737 (12,737) 20,412 (20,412) 168 (0) 0(0) 56,769 (3,039) 0(0) 742 (0) 0(0) From this limited sample, it appears that the installation of high-grade shuttering substantially reduces the ram raid problem.