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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:20 PM

Former Sheriff David Clarke must revise thesis or risk losing degree, docs reveal

Source: CNN





By Chris Massie and Andrew Kaczynski, CNN

Updated 4:55 PM ET, Fri September 15, 2017

Story highlights

Clarke must revise his master's thesis or risk losing his degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.
The school arrived at its decision after a lengthy investigation triggered by a May CNN KFile report.

(CNN)Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke must revise his master's thesis or risk losing his degree in security studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, according to documents CNN's KFile obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The school arrived at its decision after a lengthy investigation triggered by a May CNN KFile report. The story revealed that Clarke's 2013 thesis, entitled "Making U.S. security and privacy rights compatible," contained language lifted from numerous sources, including multiple ACLU reports, the 9/11 Commission Report, The Washington Post, former President George W. Bush's book "Decision Points" and others. In all the instances KFile found, Clarke credited sources with a footnote but did not indicate with quotation marks that he was using the language verbatim.



Prior to the May story, Clarke said that he would be joining President Donald Trump's administration as assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security. In June, DHS announced that Clarke was no longer under consideration for the position. In August, he resigned his position as sheriff and announced the following week that he would join the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action.

The Naval Postgraduate School's dean of students, Cdr. Paul Rasmussen, wrote in a July letter to Clarke obtained by KFile that he concurred with a finding of an "Honor Code Board" that the thesis was "in violation" of the school's honor code. The dean wrote that he further determined that Clarke's "violation was not a result of any intentional deception or misappropriation efforts." The letter informed Clarke that he had until October 23 -- 100 days -- to submit a revised thesis or NPS would "initiate degree revocation."
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Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/15/politics/kfile-david-clarke-thesis-update/?iid=ob_lockedrail_topeditorial



Worth reading the entire article--it is short;. Has a bit of background.




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Reply Former Sheriff David Clarke must revise thesis or risk losing degree, docs reveal (Original post)
riversedge Sep 2017 OP
Mr.Bill Sep 2017 #1
msongs Sep 2017 #2
stopbush Sep 2017 #4
BigmanPigman Sep 2017 #3
riversedge Sep 2017 #5
iluvtennis Sep 2017 #6
Stuart G Sep 2017 #7
paleotn Sep 2017 #8
sharp_stick Sep 2017 #9
Gidney N Cloyd Sep 2017 #12
Historic NY Sep 2017 #15
keithbvadu2 Sep 2017 #10
47of74 Sep 2017 #11
James48 Sep 2017 #13
Stuart G Sep 2017 #14
madville Sep 2017 #16
FakeNoose Sep 2017 #18
yardwork Sep 2017 #17

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:39 PM

1. Another fraud.

No wonder Trump admires him so much.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:40 PM

2. so unds like format and style issues, not content. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:46 PM

4. Yep. All he needs to do is add the quotation marks he left out.

He already has the citations in place.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:42 PM

3. This is the ass whose book 45 promoted on Twitter instead of addressing the Houston

Hurricane. I am not surprised a bit. Birds of a feather. Did he have a role in crafting Melania's plagiarized speech from Michelle Obama at the RNC last summer.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:08 PM

5. Ah. yes, I remember that now.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:11 PM

6. All of the Trumpians are nothing but liars, thieves, cheaters, etc. GAH. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:51 PM

7. Now it is clear why he suddenly resigned, and took a job with Trump..

Clark must have knew this was coming..and abandoned ship...He knew it was going to sink..

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:56 PM

8. Why is it that plagiarists

more often than not turn out to be assholes as well? I guess stooping low enough to steal someone else's work and ideas is one of the signs of innate assholyness.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:00 PM

9. Pretty lenient school

If I had been caught in the same thing they would have pulled my degree. There are no do overs in any real graduate program.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:57 PM

12. Some professor/grad adviser's rep may be on the line over this, too.

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Response to sharp_stick (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 12:02 AM

15. I remember writing & writing and writing...

we had to cover 5 core areas and to be able to defend each one in writing & verbally.

My niece has to run her work through a computer program that checks her writing against work out there.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:13 PM

10. Clarke's research

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 09:20 PM

11. Yeah

 

That reminds me, I need to do some checking on printers.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:08 PM

13. Honor Code Violation

Is a serious matter to REAL military officers.

The Sheriff is a bozo.

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Response to James48 (Reply #13)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 10:15 PM

14. He is not just a bozo.....but a stupid, that is a very stupid ...bozo..

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:01 AM

16. So they are saying

"In all the instances KFile found, Clarke credited sources with a footnote but did not indicate with quotation marks that he was using the language verbatim."

So if he revises it with quotation marks it's all of a sudden alright?

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Response to madville (Reply #16)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 12:31 PM

18. Apparently so

There's a specific form and format that all college theses must adhere to, and this guy didn't do it.

He cited the source materials in his footnotes, he just didn't use quotation marks within the text itself. After they review his revised thesis, maybe they'll decide that he lifted too much from the source material (i.e. he didn't write enough original text). That remains to be seen.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:14 AM

17. Sounds like the person Clarke hired to write his thesis was incompetent.

That's the problem with hiring paper writers on the internet. You don't know what you're getting.

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