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NYPD police officer fired for blogging?

Officer Edward Polstein of the New York Police Department claims he was fired for running a Web site criticizing the department’s policies. Department officials, however, say he was fired for reneging on an early-retirement deal.

The site, known as NYPD RANT, is widely read by NYPD officers, family members, and the public at large. Postings at the site refer to 1 Police Plaza, NYPD headquarters, as the Puzzle Palace, an allusion to the National Security Agency (No Such Agency; Never Say Anything) headquarters in Fort Meade, Md.

The site, while not strictly a blog, started with Polstein posting his own personal rants. Other NYPD officers found the site and asked if they could post as well, and Polstein started the open forum format.

More news coverage is available from News.com.

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