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Calif. Lawmakers Pass Bill Restricting Paparazzi From Shooting Starsí Kids
CBSLA.com) ^ | September 6, 2013 11:30 PM

Posted on 09/07/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner helped voice the support needed to pass a bill restricting paparazzi from capturing stars’ children.

The measure passed unanimously in the California Senate, making it so that anyone caught recording video or taking pictures of children without parental permission would face harassment charges.

Actor Jerry O’Connell, who’s a father to twin girls, said he’s thrilled the bill passed.

“Yeah, the paparazzi are really annoying. I try to just ignore them. I try not to say anything. I don’t want to make a big deal about it when my kids are there,” the “Burning Love” star said.

Berry and Garner have plead with state lawmakers for tougher laws to keep paparazzi away from their kids. Garner even got emotional at one of the hearings.

“I don’t want a gang of shouting, arguing, law-breaking photographers who camp out wherever we are all day every day to continue traumatizing my kids,” Garner said.

Senator Kevin de León introduced the bill after Christopher Dorner killed the daughter of a former LAPD captain.

Other celebrities who are parents have backed the bill as well.


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1 posted on 09/07/2013 7:00:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Ohhhhh....they mean with cameras.


2 posted on 09/07/2013 7:06:09 AM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: BenLurkin
Yes, they want the ability to sell the pics to some rag for $100,000’s. But now it is a crime to snap a pic. I despise Holly-weird.
3 posted on 09/07/2013 7:06:20 AM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: BenLurkin

While I’m normally the last one to call for yet more legislation, if it takes another law to prevent kids from being shot, so be it!


4 posted on 09/07/2013 7:06:39 AM PDT by Kip Russell (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss. ---Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: MPJackal

It’s a law that should apply for all children, not just the children of Hollywood celebrities. It’s not the stars that exploit the children that are asking for privacy.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 7:08:46 AM PDT by grania
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To: BenLurkin

I love the hypocrisy when those who make their living in front of the cameras complain about those who make their living behind the cameras.


6 posted on 09/07/2013 7:10:05 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BenLurkin

First Amendment violation. If those kids are out in public, anyone can photograph them. There is no bubble of privilege around them just because their parents are tin-plated glitterati.


7 posted on 09/07/2013 7:13:00 AM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: BenLurkin

This is so the stars can command big prices for pics of their darlins.


8 posted on 09/07/2013 7:13:36 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Red Dog #1

I was kinda thinkin’ the same. Go for the igno-parents instead. Kids are somewhat still trainable to a point. Just look at what a great job billy ray did. Oh, he didn’t?


9 posted on 09/07/2013 7:13:49 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: BenLurkin
So much for free speech.

Senator Kevin de León introduced the bill after Christopher Dorner killed the daughter of a former LAPD captain.

Wasn't she an adult?

10 posted on 09/07/2013 7:21:49 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: grania

I agree that celebrities shouldn’t get special treatment, but to demand parental consent for pictures taken in public that happen to include children is insane, and impossible to implement.

But that’s Kalifornia for you.


11 posted on 09/07/2013 7:22:52 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: IronJack

First step towards laws against photographing cops.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 7:25:13 AM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: BenLurkin

At first I thought this was about SWK - the Star Wars Kid!


13 posted on 09/07/2013 7:25:38 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: BenLurkin

Can they at least take pictures?


14 posted on 09/07/2013 7:27:01 AM PDT by SkiKnee
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To: grania

Sarah Michelle Gellar has no interest in in having her daughter photographed but they show up outside her school...

Also, they were waiting months for this photo : http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/sarah-michelle-gellar-debuts-son-rocky-9-months-first-look-2013276


15 posted on 09/07/2013 7:35:17 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMG is back on TV on "The Crazy Ones" this Fall on CBS)
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To: BenLurkin

The legislature is for sale to the highest bidder.


16 posted on 09/07/2013 8:07:32 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: BenLurkin

[presented as a thought exercise]
The power of the tax is the power to destroy.

One way to prevent this behavior would be to tax the sale of photographs from freelance photographers of other individuals, without their permission, at 75% sales tax.

This would change the market dynamics so that these gossip rags would hire the individuals or not do business with them. Thus if they hire them, the rag would be responsible for the actions of the photographers. This would then create a valuable target to go after in restraining orders and harassment lawsuits.


17 posted on 09/07/2013 8:18:33 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: BenLurkin

This might cause the Hollywood types to start spending more time with their kids, a sort of shield against the paparazzi. Yeah, I know that’s cynical.


18 posted on 09/07/2013 8:18:55 AM PDT by ThomasSawyer (Democratic Underground: Proof that anyone can figure out how to use a computer.)
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To: BenLurkin

One problem that we have today that didn’t exist 500 years ago, is that royalty are so plentiful and indistinguishable from us today, that we don’t always know when to avert out eyes and go into submissive pose.


19 posted on 09/07/2013 10:33:29 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Libertarians, the left's social agenda with conservatism's economics, which is impossible of course)
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