Friday, August 1, 2008
Los Angeles police chief William Bratton has re-indicated his lack of interest in supporting city councilman Dennis Zine's "Britney-ized" paparazzi ordinance. The ordinance would create a licensing scheme for the photographers and a safety zone around celebrities when they are away from home to try to diminish the possibility of harm. But police chief Bratton says the ordinance is "a total waste of time" and because many of the high profile celebs are either out of town or calming down, "things are quiet." As far back as April, he raised questions about such an ordinance's enforceability. Read more here in a BBC story.