The ACLU of MS supports HB2656 because it allows for transparency and accountability on both sides of the badge during routine traffic stops. Requiring consent makes sense for everyone. It can protect civilians from overly aggressive law enforcement officials who demand consent. Likewise, it an protect officers in court from false claims that a civilian had not consented to a search. This bill would improve public safety and it protects citizens' constitutional right to refuse an unwarranted search.
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