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L.A. Councilman's New Attempt To Ban Paps From Schools And Hospitals

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Los Angeles Councilman Dennis Zine is seeking legislation that would ban paparazzi within 20 feet of schools, hospitals, and medical facilities.

The proposal, introduced by Zine this week, comes as a result of a "new breed of paparazzi," who are more aggressive than ever.

Zine has long been a crusader for celebrities' right to peace and privacy. He earlier attempted to enact a "personal safety zone" ordinance, that would have required paps to remain a certain distance from celebs, but did not ban the use of long lenses. So while the paps could still get the shot, at least celebs could get to their cars without having to wade through a sea of shutterbugs.

But the bill stalled when the LAPD deemed it "unnecessary and unenforceable."

This new ordinance would protect "sensitive-use locations" at which the presence of 'razzis currently annoys both celebs and citizens alike. Zine said, "The goal is to have a safe area where people can conduct themselves . . . so we don't have the chaotic circumstances we now encounter."

Makes sense to us!

Who wants to be photographed sniffling to the doctor's…or leaving a plastic surgeon's office?!

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

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40 comments to “L.A. Councilman's New Attempt To Ban Paps From Schools And Hospitals”



  1. 1

    good!



  2. 2

    about damn time



  3. 3

    GOOD! WON'T BOTHER YOU MUCH PEREZ YOU JUST STEAL THEY PHOTOS WHILE YOU CRACK THE WHIP ON YOUR MOM ON YOUR FAT LAZY ASS!



  4. 4

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – THEIR PHOTOS*



  5. 5

    Re: SweetPat – YOUR THE B-O-B-M!



  6. 6

    WHY DO YOU CARE???…PHOTO STEALER!



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  8. 8

    Schools for sure. Fuck that shit.

  9. @v@ says – reply to this


    9

    Karnak sez…this rule will then be extended to 20 feet from the subject's person at any and all locations. They've done it to themselves. They're like intersection windshield cleaners, swooping in like hordes of grasshoppers whether they're wanted or not. This is a good rule. They are chaos.

  10. buck says – reply to this


    10

    The stock market is down 26% since the election!!! What did we do and can we somehow undo it !!!!!!



  11. 11

    BRAVO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am all for this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  12. 12

    Who is writing with your white pen??? Hay is for horses…it looks like a twelve year old girl is writing with the white pen. Step it up homo.



  13. 13

    finally perez isnt going to be at childrens schools! the fucking pedophile.



  14. 14

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – you R-O-K-C girl!



  15. 15

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – Letty, you too are the B-O-B-M baby!



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  17. 17

    Re: LettyB Hates Perez – What is BOBM??



  18. 18

    Will never happen. BTW Perez… I saw you on a Cribs rerun the other day. You're house is small and B-O-R-I-N-G. Just like you. (Small in the pen area, and boring, all together). You should NEVER comment on anyone elses' "stuff".



  19. 19

    Wait, you're ok for a law to discriminate against certain people and you want to deny their rights as tax paying citizens of California?
    I want to start a nationwide rally against this.
    NO ON PAPS 8!



  20. 20

    DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT PEREZ! YOU'RE ALWAYS SAFE…NO PAPS EVER CHASE AFTER YOU! WELL, UNLESS IT'S PEREZ FREE BJ DAY! LOL



  21. 21

    I think it's a great idea. Celebs should understand that getting their pic taken is part of the package, but their kids sure didn't sign up for that crap. Kids should be off limits unless the celebs say it's ok to take their pics. This world is too scary these days. I'm sure that the ordinary people that are affected by the annoyance that is paparazzi will benefit from this as well.



  22. 22

    Re: guilty of being white – THAT'S HOW PEREZ SPELLS BOMB!



  23. 23

    Re: SweetPat – LOL!



  24. 24

    NEXT!



  25. 25

    The quick fix Anti-Paparazzi solution is STOParazzi® Spray, for celebs or people who are just legends in their own minds. stoparazzispray.com



  26. 26

    Celebrities themselves chose this life. The protection for them by law-enforcement officials should be minimal since they have plenty money to hire protection for themselves.

    BUT their children, children at the schools that their children attend, people at the hospitals and innocent by-standers didn't ask for the paparazzi endangering their life, and so I strongly agree with this proposed legislation.



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  28. 28

    Sounds good to me.



  29. 29

    Where do we sign for this petition?!? about god damn time the government realizes SAFETY FIRST!

  30. k-lee says – reply to this


    30

    just 20 feet? how bout 100 feet?



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  32. 32

    good….total invasion of privacy

  33. DaLa says – reply to this


    33

    Let's see… The city's broke. The mayor is a worthless publicity whore. Tax payers are moving away because they can't afford to support the poorest third of Mexico. The schools are overcrowded with kids whose parents don't give a shit about education. Latino gangbangers are committing genocide on African-Americans…and we need a law dealing with the paparazzi?! Zine needs a headcheck. Rome is burning, put the fiddle away.



  34. 34

    20 feet???

    I guess they are unaware of zooming lenses??



  35. 35

    good! The paparazzi are disgusting!



  36. 36

    It's a start.



  37. 37

    I am 100 percent in favor of this ban. I think the councilman is too timid. They should be banned for 200 feet not 20.



  38. 38

    i think it is ridiculous to say that "becuase they are famous, they should expect this". They go to a job just like the rest of us. In the world of the Telephoto lens the paps have NO business swarming in on celebs. It's dangerous and completely unneccessary, not to mention creepy. I personally blame Cruise, Britney, Paris and the other idiots for creating this mess in the first place!



  39. 39

    Makes good sense. Psycho paps.



  40. 40

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