Agitated by "reckless" and "out-of-control" photographers who jam sidewalks, clog streets, and make it difficult even for ambulances to get past them — all in the scramble for shots of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and others — LA councilman Dennis Zine wants a crackdown. His plan would force the tabloid mobs to literally back off, legislating a "'personal safety zone' ... of clear space" between paparazzi and their celebrity targets.
Sounds nuts doesn't it. LAPD Chief William Bratton pooh-poohed the idea. His response to the Concilman's proposal was: "What we need is Britney Spears to stay home instead of traipsing all over town. That would solve the problem. We don’t need additional laws…. I’ve got laws coming out my ears to deal with this issue…."
Some common sense from the Chief!
And to prove it four paparazzi were arrested in two separate incidents in West Hollywood last night.