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

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    I'm not posting a link because I don't have time to vet it carefully, but I urge people to search Youtube for the Blazing Saddles scene "The sheriff is near."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Did "Sheriff" Clarke have any comment?
    Sheriff Joe hasn't said anything yet either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I'm not posting a link because I don't have time to vet it carefully, but I urge people to search Youtube for the Blazing Saddles scene "The sheriff is near."

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    Insert video here.
    Last edited by BYG Jacob; 12th February 2018 at 09:28 AM.

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    Don't believe Sessions made the comment with any racial intentions.

    But (as we see here) he sure opened the door for some serious bashing.

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    From the link in the OP...


    "The concept of the office of sheriff -- being an independent, elected law enforcement entity -- originates in Anglo-Saxon England. The word "sheriff" combines the Anglo-Saxon words "shire," meaning "county," and "reeve," meaning "guardian," Cato analyst David Kopel notes in The Washington Post."

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Don't believe Sessions made the comment with any racial intentions.

    But (as we see here) he sure opened the door for some serious bashing.
    Just gonna pretend like saying Sheriff are a white American heritage isn't racist? Especially when he specifically added that on to his speech?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BYG Jacob View Post
    Just gonna pretend like saying Sheriff are a white American heritage isn't racist? Especially when he specifically added that on to his speech?
    Ain't no pretending.

    Where exactly did he say Sheriff is a "White American Heritage"? You really are sounding a little like an idiot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    What a fucking idiot. Even if it was a gaffe, WTF does "Anglo-Saxon" origin have to do with anything?

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/12/polit...ent/index.html

    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."
    I wonder what he thinks of David Clarke?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Ain't no pretending.

    Where exactly did he say Sheriff is a "White American Heritage"? You really are sounding a little like an idiot.
    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."
    Anglo means white my guy.

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