We have all heard the urban legends from across America about bizarre laws that may not be enforced, but have never been repealed. While many are little more than myths and rumors, there are a handful that are genuine laws still in effect today.
2020 proved to be a tumultuous year for law enforcement. As well as being tasked with protecting civilians throughout the course of a global pandemic, the police force was placed under a heightened level of scrutiny during a period of civil unrest. As the conversation about the role of policing in society turned into a national debate, the use of body cameras was brought into question, with many disagreeing on their effectiveness or how they should be used.
The use of body cameras by police have widely reported benefits and negatives, but more and more police departments and lawmakers are choosing to see the positives of such transparent technology.