Trump Lovin’ Chump Sheriff David Clarke Plagiarized Sections Of His Master’s Thesis On Security 47 Times!!!

- By Bossip Staff

Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke addressing the 2016 Republican National Convention, at which delegates of the United States Republican Party chose the party's nominees for President of the United States and Vice President of the United States in the 2016 national election, held at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  Featuring: David Clarke, David A. Clarke Jr Where: Cleveland, Ohio, United States When: 17 Jul 2016 Credit: Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.com

Sheriff David Clarke Accused Of Plagiarizing Master’s Thesis

Boy, looks like the Dept. of Homeland Security has a real winner on their hands.

A new CNN report claims that Clarke plagiarized a nymber of works when writing his thesis. Clarke earned a master’s degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Montery, CA. CNN claims that Clarke failed to properly attribute his sources as least 47 times in his thesis “Making U.S. Security And Privacy Rights Compatible”:

In all instances reviewed by CNN’s KFile, Clarke lifts language from sources and credits them with a footnote, but does not indicate with quotation marks that he is taking the words verbatim.

According to guidelines on plagiarism posted on the Naval Postgraduate School’s website, “If a passage is quoted verbatim, it must be set off with quotation marks (or, if it is a longer passage, presented as indented text), and followed by a properly formulated citation. The length of the phrase does not matter. If someone else’s words are sufficiently significant to be worth quoting, then accurate quotation followed by a correct citation is essential, even if only a few words are involved.”

The school’s honor code defines plagiarism as “submitting material that in part or whole is not one’s own work without proper attribution. Plagiarism is further defined as the use, without giving reasonable and appropriate credit to or acknowledging the author or source, of another person’s original work, whether such work is made up of code, formulas, ideas, language, research, strategies, writing or other form(s).”

Sources Clarke plagiarized include a 2002 ACLU report about “The Government’s Demand for New and Unnecessary Powers After September 11,” a 2003 ACLU report critical of the FBI’s records-collection practices, a 2007 ACLU report on “fusion centers,” and a 2011 ACLU report on the need to overhaul secrecy laws.

Other sources Clarke lifted words from include: the 9/11 Commission Report, a 2011 article in the Homeland Security Affairs journal, the Pew Research Center, a 2012 report by the Constitution Project, a 2003 report by the US General Accounting Office, a 2011 Brennan Center report, a 2013 Washington Post article about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons, a textbook by Nadav Morag, and Safe Cities Project, a research paper published by the Manhattan Institute.

Clarke also lifted language from former President George W. Bush’s book, “Decision Points.”

SMH. All Bad. And in a move straight out of Massa Donald Trump’s playbook, Clarke jumped right on Twitter to defend himself.

OH so now we’re playing the fake news card again?

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