Sheriff Clarke apparently plagiarized thesis parts, CNN says

A Wisconsin sheriff David Clarke appears to have plagiarized parts of his master's thesis CNN reports

Clarke told conservative radio host Vicki McKenna during an interview: "I'm both honored and humbled to be appointed to this position by Secretary Kelly, working for the Trump administration". He earned his master's degree in security studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

The sheriff used almost identical language from sources without properly attributing passages 47 times in his thesis on security, CNN's investigative KFile reported Saturday.

He also reportedly plagiarized words from several other reports including the 9/11 Commission Report, various think tanks like the Pew Research Center, a 2012 report by the Constitution Project, a 2003 report by the US General Accounting Office, and media outlets like a 2013 Washington Post article and former President George W. Bush's book, "Decision Points".

On Saturday night, Clarke denied the plagiarism charges, telling the Journal Sentinel, "only someone with a political agenda would say this is plagiarism". Days later, Politico reported that Crowley also plagiarized multiple sections of her doctoral dissertation in global relations.

Clarke quickly took to Twitter to attack the reporter behind the story, noting the reporter has made similar accusations against other Trump allies in the past.

A vocal Trump advocate since before the election, he is the subject of a CNN KFile investigation which claims to prove that he plagiarized parts of his thesis.

"This @CNN hack @KFILE oppo research MO is to accuse plagiarism". Rand Paul and Monica Crowley.

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke's alleged instances of plagiarism in his master's thesis from 2014 in security issues, might have cost him a job as an assistant secretary with the Department of Homeland Security, if he was even offered the job in the first place.

"Guy is a sleaze bag", Clarke wrote in a post that linked to a story in which Sen.

Many civil rights groups have accused Clarke of human rights abuses that occurred under his watch as sheriff, with four deaths in his jail since 2016.

He has praised and supported Trump's executive orders on immigration. He has criticized the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew out of protests over a number of police killings of unarmed black men, as "subhuman creeps".

Clarke has not commented on the details surrounding Thomas' death, and issued a press release in September of 2016 citing an internal investigation of the case as the reason for his silence.

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