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Monday, February 12, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, whose political career has been dogged by allegations of racist comments, faces a fresh backlash after harkening back to the "Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement" during a speech to the National Sheriffs' Association on Monday. "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 at the organization's winter conference. "The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office."

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both a pig and stupid.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-02-12 05:06 PM | Reply

Jesus H. Christ!

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-12 05:12 PM | Reply

Oh, please...you snowflakes need to calm down

A sheriff is a government official, with varying duties, existing in some countries with historical ties to England, where the office originated. There is an analogous although independently developed office in Iceland that is commonly translated to English as sheriff.

Historically, a sheriff was a legal official with responsibility for a "shire" or county. In modern times, the specific combination of legal, political and ceremonial duties of a sheriff varies greatly from country to country.

In the United States, a sheriff is a sworn law enforcement officer and the duties of the office vary across states and counties. A sheriff is generally an elected county official, with duties that typically include policing unincorporated areas, maintaining county jails, providing security to courts in the county, and (in some states) serving warrants and court papers. In addition to these policing and correction services, a sheriff is often responsible for enforcing civil law within the jurisdiction.

A sheriff (or high sheriff) is a ceremonial county or city official in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland.

In Scotland, sheriffs are judges.

In the Republic of Ireland, in some counties and in the cities of Dublin and Cork, sheriffs are legal officials similar to bailiffs.

In Australia and South Africa sheriffs are legal officials similar to bailiffs. In these countries there is no link maintained between counties and sheriffs.

In Canada, sheriffs exist in most provinces. The provincial sheriff services generally manage and transport court prisoners, serve court orders, and in some provinces sheriffs provide security for the court system, protect public officials, support investigations by local police services and in Alberta, sheriffs carry out traffic enforcement.

In India, a sheriff is a largely ceremonial office in some major cities.

It is a uniquely Anglo American institution, and if you mouthbreathers would take a second and learn something about "shire reaves", you would realize that he is acknowledging their history, nothing else.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-12 05:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sessions is fomenting Posse Comitatus rhetoric, and some mouthy rwingers are coddling him.

en.wikipedia.org(organization)

www.splcenter.org

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-12 05:45 PM | Reply

#4

LMAO, a wiki definition and a link from 2013 "prove" that Sessions' comment was somehow racist and he wasn't merely referring to well known history of the origins of the office of sheriff?

That was lame, even by the low bar that you have traditionally set for your posts.

Don't tear ligaments in your shoulder from that reach.

#5 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-12 05:53 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Sessions was obviously dog whistling to the Base... where hundreds of sheriffs nationwide are also listening.

But hey, since you aren't pretending to be stupid, no one is surprised you are coddling this sort of racist extremism.

#6 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-12 05:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"But Sessions's history led some on social media to be less generous with their interpretation.

"Under any other administration I'd call this an innocuous historical footnote; in the current context, my 'benefit of the doubt' reserves are pretty well depleted," tweeted Julian Sanchez, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute."

Even the libertarians weren't fooled.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-12 06:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Ah, Sheriffs, a long distinguished Anglo-Saxon tradition of corruption in law enforcement. From the Sheriff of Nottingham to Rosco P. Coltrane.

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2018-02-12 06:02 PM | Reply

#7

Yawn, but by all means, keep up the circle flapping frenzy.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-12 06:03 PM | Reply

Yes like that Sheriff of Nottingham.
What a courageous Freedom Fighter that guy was!

But nowadays, liberals have indoctrinated the children to think Robin Hood was doing good by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 06:10 PM | Reply

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"From the Sheriff of Nottingham to Rosco P. Coltrane."

Using fictitious characters to promote a fictional argument.

#11 | Posted by bogey1355 at 2018-02-12 06:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

you would realize that he is acknowledging their history, nothing else.
#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

"The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office."

He was looking to preserve more than the history; he's looking to preserve the Anglo-American context of law enforcement.

#12 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-12 06:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"you would realize that he is acknowledging their history, nothing else.
#3 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER"

Like statues of Confederate leaders are acknowledging our history, nothing else?

Or is that different?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 07:00 PM | Reply

#13

Different, but you were responding to Corky's race baiting dog whistle, nothing else.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-12 07:30 PM | Reply

#9
#14 |

Still Pres of Lawyers Sans Arguments, I see.

What a joke.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-12 07:37 PM | Reply

Yawn, but by all means, keep up the circle flapping frenzy.
#9 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

By all means, keep wasting your time trying to extinguish the frenzy.

#16 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-12 07:54 PM | Reply

What a joke.

Says #angryaginghippy, who retorts with an article from 2013 that doesn't even mention Sessions. What's the matter, the Atlantic didn't have some article from the 70's that you could resurrect?

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-12 07:55 PM | Reply

keep wasting your time trying to extinguish the frenzy.

It's called pointing out the facts...probably futile but worth every bit of #angryaginghippy's gumsnapping rage.

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-12 07:57 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

probably futile but worth every bit of #angryaginghippy's gumsnapping rage.
#18 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

LOL

#19 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-02-12 08:05 PM | Reply

"#13
Different"

What's the difference?

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 08:15 PM | Reply

#17

Still no argument. You funny guy!

The argument that the unscripted additional comment he made was indeed a racially motivated whistle to the base is based on his past racism.... you know, like that which torpedoed his previous federal appointment.

www.slate.com

#21 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-12 09:22 PM | Reply

Here's how it works, #angryaginghippy:

1. In number #3, I provided facts that eviscerated the narrative being advanced in the thread.

2. You responded with, well, nothing.

3. I point that out.

4. You erupt into a comical rant, accusing me of exactly what you are doing in those argument free, ad hominum posts.

Rinse, repeat.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-12 10:59 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

"eviscerated the narrative"

Why doesn't Cato agree with you?
Maybe #13 has something to do with it.

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-02-12 11:19 PM | Reply

- facts that eviscerated the narrative being advanced in the thread.

No, you just parroted what the WH said.

I, and the libertarian at Cato, pointed out that that explanation might be satisfactory from someone who hadn't been denied federal office because of his previous racist remarks.

"Under any other administration I'd call this an innocuous historical footnote; in the current context, my 'benefit of the doubt' reserves are pretty well depleted,"

You'd make a terrible lawyer... oh, wait...

#24 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-13 12:18 AM | Reply

"Racist" no longer has any meaning. Everything is racist to the SJW identity-politics crowd.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-13 09:44 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

I hope we remember this as we go forward. I sincerely hope we can protect what has been called the "great writ" -- a writ that has been in place in the Anglo-American legal system for over 700 years.

--Senator Obama, 2006

#26 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-13 09:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#26 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-13 09:49 AM
Ouch. I guess now all that's left to do is compare who is more racist, Session or Obama.

#27 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-02-13 09:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

#26

"Proudly Servicing Donald Trump Since 2016".

Obama has no history of racism, Sessions has. Those two things are not the same.

#28 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-13 10:35 AM | Reply

"Obama invoked the same tradition in 2008, while campaigning for the presidency. The Washington Post reported:

Obama, who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago for more than a decade, said captured suspects deserve to file writs of habeus corpus. Calling it "the foundation of Anglo-American law," he said the principle "says very simply: If the government grabs you, then you have the right to at least ask, ‘Why was I grabbed?' And say, ‘Maybe you've got the wrong person.'"

#29 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-02-13 02:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I, and the libertarian at Cato, pointed out that that explanation might be satisfactory

And you both hate Sessions, we get it.

#28 just underscores your sad desperation not to be wrong...

#30 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-13 03:36 PM | Reply

Obama has no history of racism, Sessions has.

The Left loves Ben Stein...until he does something like this:

Ben Stein: Obama's the ‘Most Racist President There Has Ever Been'

#31 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-13 03:39 PM | Reply

- you both hate Sessions

We both know a racist when we see one... as did Congress when they refused to approve his first Fed position.

#29

Blind Trump Puppet still can't see the difference between Obama and Sessions on race.

Because he doesn't want to.

#32 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-13 03:40 PM | Reply

#31

Totally irrelevant.... you and that post.

#33 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-13 03:45 PM | Reply

The Left loves Ben Stein

Bueller? Bueller?

#34 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-02-13 03:52 PM | Reply

"The Left loves Ben Stein..." - #31 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-13 03:39 PM

A straw man is a common form of argument and is an informal fallacy based on giving the impression of refuting an opponent's argument, while actually refuting an argument that was not presented by that opponent.
Res ipsa loquitur.

#35 | Posted by Hans at 2018-02-13 04:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#29 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

The video ...
twitter.com

Obama is a racist, the only questino is!

Obama has no history of racism, Sessions has. Those two things are not the same.
#28 | POSTED BY CORKY

According to Corky, even though given facts of racist quotes, an individual is deemed a non-racist because of history.

When does "history" start counting towards being a racist?

Given Corky's contortion of reality, I propose that Sessions has no history of racism either.

#36 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-02-14 09:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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