MIT Police Charged With Dumping Student Newspaper

March 30, 2009

Two police officers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been suspended and are having their employment reviewed following allegations that they dumped copies of The Tech, MIT's student newspaper, that featured an article about the arrest of another police officer, The Boston Globe reported. "As a university committed to free and open publishing, we are very unhappy that the distribution of The Tech was interfered with," an MIT spokeswoman told the Globe. The Tech's editor did have something kind to say about the police officers who took the copies of the paper: They may be environmentally sensitive because they placed the copies of the paper they took not in the trash, but in recycling bins.

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