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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:33 PM

Sessions invokes 'Anglo American heritage' of sheriff's office

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday brought up sheriffs' "Anglo-American heritage" during remarks to law enforcement officials in Washington.

"I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people's protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process," Sessions said in remarks at the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting, adding, "The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement."

"We must never erode this historic office," Sessions continued.

Invoking "Anglo-American heritage" seems to have been an impromptu decision by the attorney general. A written version of the remarks says that Sessions was supposed to say: "The sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage."


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/12/politics/jeff-sessions-anglo-american-law-enforcement/index.html

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Reply Sessions invokes 'Anglo American heritage' of sheriff's office (Original post)
EarthFirst Feb 2018 OP
hibbing Feb 2018 #1
Iggo Feb 2018 #2
lagomorph777 Feb 2018 #4
Marie Marie Feb 2018 #17
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 2018 #3
bitterross Feb 2018 #5
keithbvadu2 Feb 2018 #6
ProudProgressiveNow Feb 2018 #7
orangecrush Feb 2018 #19
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #8
Behind the Aegis Feb 2018 #9
Baitball Blogger Feb 2018 #10
sarcasmo Feb 2018 #11
BumRushDaShow Feb 2018 #12
Botany Feb 2018 #13
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #21
displacedtexan Feb 2018 #14
Turn CO Blue Feb 2018 #15
dalton99a Feb 2018 #16
Wounded Bear Feb 2018 #18
orangecrush Feb 2018 #22
Wounded Bear Feb 2018 #24
orangecrush Feb 2018 #28
orangecrush Feb 2018 #39
Wounded Bear Feb 2018 #40
orangecrush Feb 2018 #41
iluvtennis Feb 2018 #20
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2018 #23
silverweb Feb 2018 #32
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2018 #37
silverweb Feb 2018 #38
heaven05 Feb 2018 #25
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 #27
Eliot Rosewater Feb 2018 #26
heaven05 Feb 2018 #29
backtoblue Feb 2018 #30
keithbvadu2 Feb 2018 #31
SCVDem Feb 2018 #33
Jedi Guy Feb 2018 #34
Cryptoad Feb 2018 #35
Igel Feb 2018 #43
Docreed2003 Feb 2018 #36
IronLionZion Feb 2018 #42
SharonClark Feb 2018 #44
Cadfael Feb 2018 #45
7962 Feb 2018 #46
LanternWaste Feb 2018 #47
niyad Feb 2018 #48

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:36 PM

1. How awful

He's an awful person and doing tremendous damage. I need to start feeling hopeful again, not sure what it will take for me to get there. A lot of the racists now feel comforted and emboldened by the highest levels in our government.


Peace

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:36 PM

2. It's weird to hear them say it out loud. (n/t)

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Response to Iggo (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:39 PM

4. They used to save that garbage for private occasions.

Now the racists are loud 'n' proud.

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Response to Iggo (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:29 PM

17. Does he know we can hear him??

WOW!!


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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:36 PM

3. Senator Warren exposed the racist

Sen. Warren's speech on the Senate floor a few days ago pointed out Sessions' racism. Now he's illustrating it with his barely coded white supremacy reference.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:39 PM

5. He just said what he really believes. No surprise there.

 

Anglo-American's are the only people he cares about. So obvious he didn't need to say it.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:51 PM

6. Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

Trump "emboldened" the Nazis

America fought a war against the Nazis and supposedly won.

Yet here they are marching to "take back America".

" Michael Von Kotch, a Pennsylvania resident who called himself a Nazi, said the rally made him "proud to be white."

He said that he's long held white supremacist views and that Trump's election has "emboldened" him and the members of his own Nazi group. "

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/fights-in-advance-of-saturday-protest-in-charlottesville/2017/08/12/155fb636-7f13-11e7-83c7-5bd5460f0d7e_story.html?utm_term=.b54a0162fe07

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 03:53 PM

7. Short clip...

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Response to ProudProgressiveNow (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:40 PM

19. Jeebus


He actually said that!



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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:01 PM

8. The concept of a sheriff goes back to England

along with the concept of white supremacy. He wants to make America great again like how it was in Alabama a few decades ago.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:02 PM

9. The Dixie Pixie strikes again!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:07 PM

10. No surprise that this "culture" exists.

That mentality is what the BLM movement is trying to expose.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:08 PM

11. Coretta Scott King told us about Beauregard many years ago.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:10 PM

12. They are slowly losing their base

so they have to try to keep the scummiest of the scum that remains, stoked to continue to support them.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 04:37 PM

13. "When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." Maya Angelou

Sessions is a racist who dresses up like rebel general once a year to "honor" people
who fought to keep blacks as slaves. He is who he is.

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Response to Botany (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:40 PM

21. Indeed

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:09 PM

14. The only thing Sessions has to feel superior about is being white.

In fact, it's the only thing the rest of the deplorables have, too. In their world, the lowest of the lowest white man is better than any woman or person of color. They have no concept of accident of birth status.

Truly heavy sigh.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:13 PM

15. It's all starting to be in the open now. Racist little elf. n/t

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:19 PM

16. "The White heritage of law enforcement"

Dog whistle received loud and clear

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:31 PM

18. IIRC, the Sherriff of Nottingham was the bad guy...

Just sayin'

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:42 PM

22. "Men in Tights"...




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Response to orangecrush (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:44 PM

24. Trumplodytes probably think that is a documentary...

Given the typical bill of fare on the 'History' Channel, I guess I can't blame them.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:04 PM

28. Sessions meets with Trump


breaks news of Muellers investigation..



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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:10 PM

39. ...


you mean it's NOT?



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Response to orangecrush (Reply #39)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:28 PM

40. Sorry to bust your bubble...

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #40)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:40 PM

41. It's o.k.


there are plenty of good therapists around here.


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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:40 PM

20. I knew he was a racist, but to actually say "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement." Proves

this admin believes it is above the law and can day/do whatever they want

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 05:42 PM

23. An excellent reminder that state enforcement of laws was meant to protect property, not people.

And when the law says some people are property it's easy to see why we are where we are today.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:29 PM

32. Well put!

That's a very succinct way of connecting the dots for people who fail to see them.

I may steal those lines from you for future use.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #32)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 07:39 PM

37. Feel free! It's an important connection to make -- it makes the concept of structural oppression

so much easier to understand, and shows just how much work there is to be done.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 08:08 PM

38. Absolutely right.

Thank you for putting it so well.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:02 PM

25. this so called

 

Atty Gen is still so pissed that an AA ran this country for 8 long scandal free years. Just has to let his angst out by letting ameriKKKans know that the racist, KKKRISTIAN white-male-female is back in charge and trying to put a foot or a rope on the necks of minorities, especially AA necks. The GOP is his enabling tool.👹👹👹

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:04 PM

27. I wasnt sure if the war was just on democracy or on POC also, first and foremost

they hate POC, but everybody knows that now I hope.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:03 PM

26. Non white Americans are not safe here.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:05 PM

29. so was lynching

 

Of innocent AA, ASSHOLE!!!!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:24 PM

30. I'm trying to stop cussing

But fuck these racist, sexist, bigoted, narcissistic shithead assholes. I'm so tired of the hate they push and the stupid people who embrace them.



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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:27 PM

31. So what does he think of the Anglo-European heritage of Romans killing Christ?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:38 PM

33. FFS

 

I live in So. Cal. And am currently having a beer in a bar where I am the only 'anglo' in the place!

Mi Amigos aqui are not racist pricks like my blanco compadres!

Get over your racist bullshit!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:53 PM

34. He's trying to be clever with his dog whistles.

The term and rough concept of a "sheriff" dates to the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, with the original term coming from Old English.

Thus, the egregious elf and his cheerleaders can point to that as evidence of his benign intent while nodding and winking at their buddies. Meanwhile, the gullible and uneducated among the conservative base will lap it right up.

His true intent with that statement is plain to anyone with an IQ above room temperature. These assholes are truly deplorable.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:57 PM

35. Funny part is,,,,,,,

In no more that 15 years , anglo-saxons will be a miniorty in this country,,,,,,,
ummmm ,,,, maybe this is why they are so crazyyyyyyy!

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #35)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:51 PM

43. Anglo-saxons already are.

Lots of Irish, Poles, Welsh, Scots, Germans, Italians, French and Serbs and Croatians and Swiss and Norwegians and Swedes ...

Anglo-Saxons ... Not a majority of whites. I say that as someone who's mostly Irish.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 06:58 PM

36. Racists gonna racist...

While itís absolutely appalling that not only he believes that crap but feels comfortable enough to spew it publicly, at least we can see these fuckers for who they truly are!

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:05 PM

42. No love for proud blonde Saxons like Trump?

or Slavic people like Trump's children? Why just Anglos? They're so obsessed with dividing people that they already decided to divide the anglos from the saxons?

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:45 PM

44. Sounded like a call out to the Oath Keepers.

He is truly deplorable.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:34 AM

45. Be careful, Mr. Attorney General

Your sheet is showing.....

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:49 AM

46. Calm down folks. Even Pres Obama has referred to "Anglo American legal system"

 

He did it in a speech years ago. Its the basis for the US legal system, derived from the English "Anglo" laws. Many SCOTUS rulings also refer to it in the same way. Not racist at all. The position of "sheriff" is the only position that is directly connected to the old English way.
Plenty of actual stupid shit Sessions has said that he can be blasted for. IMO, this isnt one of them

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:09 AM

47. It does tend to illustrate the shallow historical idiocy of far too many people.

It does tend to illustrate the shallow historical idiocy of far too many people.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:07 PM

48. he just cannot help expressing his racism and ugliness.

hey, jeffie, how do you explain david clarke?

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