One box in an entire roomful of 19th century records seized by the North Carolina Archives and burned on December 6, 2013

Century-Old Historical Document Cache in N. Carolina Deliberately Destroyed

For law enforcement purposes, it is claimed

Last month a recently discovered trove of historical documents was deliberately destroyed by the North Carolina Department of Archives. They claimed it was for law enforcement purposes. I read this an hour ago and I’m still gobsmacked. What the fuck were these evil morons thinking?