July 19, 2012


Justin Bieber Photog May Face Charges Under Anti-Paparazzi Law


We've already tried to explain this Justin Bieber/911 call paparazzi fiasco, but looks like this story isn't going away anytime soon. Billboard reports that the Los Angeles city attorney's office is weighing whether to file its first case under a 2010 anti-paparazzi law against one Bieber-hunting photographer reportedly driving more than 100 mph in an effort to take pics of the singer.

The unidentified grown man, who was just maintaining the dignity and integrity inherent in chasing an 18-year-old around the streets of Los Angeles, was picked up after a L.A. city councilman called 911 after spotting him evading authorities.

"Any time you do 90, the paparazzi are going to go 90," Councilman Dennis Zine said. "He was going from the fast lane to the slow lane to the shoulder in traffic. It was a very dangerous driving situation. I figured someone was going to crash, so I called 911."

The law is not without its detractors, most notably completely neutral news organizations who merely want to save the taxpayer money since reckless driving laws already exist and have no vested interest in a law that prevents them from earning their cash cow.

If found guilty, the paparazzo faces up to a year in jail.