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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:46 pm 
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Sessions, "The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement," he said."

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday talked about the "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement" when speaking to law enforcement officials.

Speaking to the National Sheriffs' Association, Sessions said he wanted 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," he said, according to CNN.


"The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement," he said.

Sessions added that "we must never erode this historic office."

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:08 am 
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What Sessions said is true enough, is historically factual enough. It was awkwardly phrased.

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It seems like there might be kind of a silent dog whistle sound to it.

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Republicans are confederates.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:14 am 
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What Sessions said is true enough, is historically factual enough. It was awkwardly phrased.

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It seems like there might be kind of a silent dog whistle sound to it.

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Well, his etymological point is not wrong. :D

[from Wiki]
The word sheriff is a contraction of the term "shire reeve". The term, from the Old English scīrgerefa, designated a royal official responsible for keeping the peace (a "reeve") throughout a shire or county on behalf of the king.[2] The term was preserved in England notwithstanding the Norman Conquest. From the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, the term spread to several other regions, at an early point to Scotland, latterly to Ireland and to the United States.

In British English, the political or legal office of a sheriff, term of office of a sheriff, or jurisdiction of a sheriff, is called a shrievalty[3] in England and Wales, and a sheriffdom[4] in Scotland.

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So, Frodo Baggins was from the Shire, and during the scouring of the shire, as he kept the peace, I guess he was the sheriff.

And I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy. :mrgreen:

Now, the other thing going on with that statement. There is a so-called Sovereign Citizens movement in this country that claims not to recognize any law enforcement agency or authority beyond the level of the local sheriff. It also sounded like a wink nudge to them as well. But, then, that would mean they also wouldn't recognize the law enforcement authority of Sessions himself. :D

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Iirc, the concept of law enforcement in this country derived more from protecting property for wealth than from any concept of “justice”.

As the Professor’s comments noted in England it was keeping the peace for the king. Likely, again, not necessarily justice.

However I would disagree with Sessions from the standpoint that while its heritage is keeping peace for the king or protecting property (read: detaining runaway slaves in the South) it has morphed to protection of the people. That is different imo from the Anglo-American nonsense he uttered.

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C'mon. This guy is all about justice. :D

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Bringing in that nasty bandit Robin Hood. (He kind of reminds me of "Boss Hogg".) Stealing from the rich and giving to the poor ... it's downright, well, un-English. :D

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The sheriff's a ni(BONG)

Wha'd he say?

He said the sheriff is near.

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Sessions would be a perfect Mel Brooks character. Most of these guys would be. Ditto in the goober presidency. That heck of a job Brownie horse's ass at FEMA would have been perfect.

It would be funny if it weren't real.

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