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Politics Sessions Praises Sheriffs For Upholding 'Anglo-American Heritage' Of Policing

23:40  12 february  2018
23:40  12 february  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “ Anglo - American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs ’ Association. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo - American heritage of law enforcement,” Sessions said.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “ Anglo - American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs ’ Association. “The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo - American heritage of law enforcement,” Sessions said.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs’ Association.

“The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement,” Sessions said. “We must never erode this historic office.”

Sessions’ phrasing deviated from his prepared remarks as published by the Justice Department, where the line was “The Sheriff is a critical part of our legal heritage.”

Asked to clarify the meaning of Sessions’ improvisation, Justice Department spokesman Ian Prior told TPM by email: “Anglo-American law is another term for common law – which is the legal system that we use (as opposed to say, Napoleonic Code used in France) and is derived from the system of law that originated in England.”

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “ Anglo - American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs ’ Association.“The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo - American heritage

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “ Anglo - American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs ’ Association.“The

“That said, I am confused as to why this is a story that you would need a comment on,” Prior added.

Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores told TPM that Sessions has discussed the common law system “in previous speeches to the sheriffs.”

Asked for specific examples, Flores said she could not “think of” any but said the subject was “pretty routine.”

The word “heritage” is a loaded term often used by neo-Confederates and white supremacists to defend the public display of Confederate flags and statues.

Sessions has a history of making dubious off-the-cuff remarks about race and its role in U.S. history. In 1986, a Republican-controlled Senate once rejected his nomination to a federal judgeship after several U.S. attorneys testified that Sessions was hostile to civil rights cases and made racist remarks.

Media frenzy after Sessions notes law enforcement's 'Anglo-American' heritage

  Media frenzy after Sessions notes law enforcement's 'Anglo-American' heritage The Justice Department pushed back strongly Monday after critics, including some in the media, claimed Attorney General Jeff Sessions used racist language when he addressed a group of sheriffs.The Justice Department pushed back strongly Monday after critics, including some in the media, claimed Attorney General Jeff Sessions used racist language when he addressed a group of sheriffs.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday praised the “ Anglo - American heritage of law enforcement” in a speech to the National Sheriffs ’ Howard French 74d ago. Sessions Praises Sheriffs For Upholding ‘ Anglo - American Heritage ’ Of Policing

Among other comments, Sessions allegedly derided the NAACP and ACLU as “Communist-inspired” and “un-American,” and said he thought the Ku Klux Klan was alright until he heard that some members smoked marijuana.

Additionally, it’s worth noting that some local Southern sheriffs historically worked to enforce segregation and crack down heavily on civil rights movements in the spirit of the “heritage” that many modern white nationalists cite.

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