In May, Animal New York's Bucky Turco was strolling by the NYPD's Manhattan South Task Force station house on 42nd Street when he found counter-terrorism plans labeled "law enforcement sensitive" sitting in a trash can. He published the documents on his website, and though the NYPD tried to dismiss him as a dumpster-diving pest, the incident was embarrassing for the department. But it looks like that public shaming wasn't enough to make the NYPD buy the station a shredder, because Turco recently found a new stash of documents... IN THE SAME FREAKING TRASH CAN.

These 12 documents weren’t stamped “law enforcement sensitive," but Turco writes that they "discuss a variety of revisions to the patrol guide which aren’t readily available to the public... that include new tactics for gathering intelligence, identifying fellow officers, the amount of alcohol undercover cops can consume while on duty and other tips that border on common sense, such as determining if a suspect is intoxicated. Spoiler: vomiting and slurred speech is a dead giveaway."

So yeah, nothing revelatory, but what's newsworthy is that the NYPD seems incapable of managing its trash. We know computer technology still eludes much of the department, but are shredders really that futuristic? Or are cops just that lazy? Asked about the discovery, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne was begrudgingly contrite, while also mocking the messenger. "While none of the documents appear to be sensitive, the command should ensure they're shredded," Browne told the Daily News, "especially since someone with a lot of time on his hands is going through the garbage there."

"I don't make it a business of diving through trash," Turco says in his defense, and notes that the documents were not buried in the trash but right on top. "We spend all this money on this high-tech equipment... and they don't even take their trash inside the precinct? This is a sensitive area—it's Times Square."