What did Sessions’ ‘Anglo-American heritage’ comment mean?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions this week praised a group of sheriffs from around the country for their service, veering from a prepared speech to note that “the office of sheriff is a critical part of the Anglo-American heritage of law enforcement.” The remark immediately drew outrage from at least one member of Congress and from the NAACP, which said it was “racially tinged” and “should give all people reason to worry.”

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