Liberal are in an uproar over (fill in the blank). Today it’s because Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the sheriff’s office is part of the “Anglo American heritage.” Anglo? Holy shit! The left just knows this is the most racist-ass white supremacist thing anyone has ever said in the history of saying things. As usual, they don’t know what the hell they are mad at and as you’ll soon see, this is a very non-offensive thing.
But first, here’s some liberal outrage.
“The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo American heritage of law enforcement,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said to law enforcement officials in Washington. “We must never erode this historic office.” pic.twitter.com/H2pBEsbkEQ
— POLITICO (@politico) February 12, 2018
Jeff Sessions did a speech and said “the office of Sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” He wanted to go on record with the ANGLO-AMERICAN description. He went full white supremacy, and every Black and non-white sheriff should be insulted pic.twitter.com/F0PYS5j7es
— Tariq Nasheed (@tariqnasheed) February 12, 2018
This is why so many of us struggle with the framework of law enforcement merely existing to “protect and serve” – protect and serve who?
The Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement?
— Jonathan Jayes-Green (@JayesGreenJ) February 12, 2018
This is the attorney general of the United States of America. Jeff Sessions should be fired immediately. https://t.co/jhFhxk3rrq
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) February 12, 2018
— DrEvans1784 (@DrEvans1784) February 12, 2018
While not shocking that the left is losing it, here’s a stunner: CNN was the voice of reason and explained this to hysterical liberals. Yes, 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. The office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement. We must never erode this historic office,” Sessions said at the National Sheriffs Association winter meeting.
Ian Prior, a spokesperson for the DOJ, said in a statement that the term “Anglo-American law” is common parlance among lawyers and legal scholars, pointing to a number of opinions from the US Supreme Court.
“As most law students learn in the first week of their first year, Anglo-American law — also known as the common law — is a shared legal heritage between England and America. The sheriff is unique to that shared legal heritage. Before reporters sloppily imply nefarious meaning behind the term, we would suggest that they read any number of the Supreme Court opinions that use the term. Or they could simply put ‘Anglo-American law’ into Google,” said Prior.
But wait, there’s more:
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bill Baer used the term in a speech in 2016.
2016? Wasn’t that when a black guy named Obama was president and the AG was also black? Maybe this isn’t a racist thing after all or perhaps it’s one of those things where’s it’s only bad when a Republican does it.
It might have actually been racist if Sessions was talking about the “Afro-American” tradition of law enforcement, but this is a big nothing burger that liberals can’t stop eating.