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LAPD Chief to "Airhead" Brit: Stay the F&*% Home!

2/22/2008 2:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

LAPD chief William Bratton has the secret to solving the "paparazzi problem" in Los Angeles -- lock Britney Spears in her house! Who would be against that?
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The chief was on with Patt Morrison on 89.3 KPCC-FM radio Wednesday when he was asked about proposed legislation designed to curb the paparazzi. Check out his response.


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Had the LAPD gotten the paps under wraps A LONG TIME AGO, the situation would not be as bad as it is now. Quit blaming Britney & put the blame where the blame is due, which is the LAPD. You should have nipped that pap situation in the bud. People should be able to go out in public w/out being MOBBED by those bunch of 'merry thieves'. Actually, I can think of a hell of a lot worse to call the paps, but I won't. Stop whining, Morrison, most of this is YOUR FAULT!!

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Prince Von A-Hole    

Does any one really believe they wont follow her where ever she goes. As for staying home I seem to remember some shots through her bedroom window a few days ago. Some even stuck up for the paps then also saying it was her fault for not having her curtains all the way closed. I think Woody and Brad Garrett have the right idea.

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Get better, kiddo    

It's the intrusion of the Paps that cause the problems, their rudeness and lack of concern for others safety. She has more rights in the streets then they do - grow up!

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That is the most idiotic statement ever. Britney is not a criminal and should not be confined to house arrest which is EXACTLY what this suggests. Do the paps come out when she comes out? Yes, but should she be required not to live her life because of their actions? No more than we, as non-celebrities should be confined to our own homes. Couple that with the fact that Britney is mentally ill and incapable of sound decisions. Paps are no better than professional stalkers and should be legally reprimanded for that rather than placing all "hot" celebrities on house arrest for committing no crime save for being flavour of the day.

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I agree completely that her behavior creates problems, but the problem we are talking about is NOT her acting like a fool, it's the dangerous collection of photographers running in traffic and across property to snap a picture....... and for what, the BIG PAY DAY that bottom feeders like Harvey pay.

To suggest she stays home is outrageous. Arrest the lawbreakers. Enforce the laws CURRENTLY on the books that these photo-sharks are breaking.

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Great comments from the Chief - finally some common sense prevails. If and it's a BIG IF, Britney doesn't like the paps stalking her there are ways to avoid them that SHE can imploy so that she doesn't have to remain house bound - her choice.

The Chief is exactly right and I hope he will keep repeating the message loud and clear.

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I would say and now we know why they have such a crappy system if this is the idiot in charge Last time I checked, like her or not, Brit was a citizen of this country and has the same rights and freedoms the rest of us do and just like the rest of us, she ought to be able to freely leave her house and go out and not have to deal with all this stuff! Better solution....LAPD should put a guy in charge who wants to do his freaking job and respect the rights of ALL US citizens!!

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Prince Von A-Hole    

I bet he gets some flak for his comments as he should.. I actually dont care so much about Brit as I just hate the paps.

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Cop Hater    

What a douche. Last time I checked, this was a free country. I'm sure Britney pays a hefty chunk of this idiot's salary. Maybe if he wasn't granting media interviews, he could concentrate on doing something productive. I don't think Hilary pays taxes there, but I bet if she rolled into town, every resource in that department would be assisting the secret service......and local residents, like Britney Spears would be paying the bill. HEY DOUCHEBAG....S.T.F.U.

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OMG!! I love this guy....very well said.

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As if! I agree, this man has NO right, as to make HIS job easier, by asking Brit to stay home. That's like asking implying that ALL victims of crimes are victims because they asked for it by leaving the safety of their homes. IF no one EVER left, what on earth would this man do for a living. He's an embarrassment and needs his mouth taped shut as he just put a HUGE clowd over the LAPD - sure hope he had the permission to speak-out as Spokesperson for the department - if not, iffn' I was HIS boss, he'd be applying for a security job for Brit.

BTW, my thoughts are ... Britney needs to get a camera and follow the paps around for a while ... become a pap herself... they won't arrest her, as they don't arrest anyone else for snapping pics.

Just my thoughts!

BTW, that guy is an OBVIOUS idiot!

Hugs Brit - you get out and enjoy life ... NO ONE has the right to tell you to stay put ... this is America and just like the paps have a right to snap your pic and hound you every whipstitch, you have the same freedom to come & go. DO NOT HEED THE ADVICE OF THIS OBVIOUSLY LAZY MAN who'd rather cage you, than handle a problem that's gaining negative worldwide attention to HIS city! Awww, the stress, poor fella!

Hugs hugs hugs ...

Indianapolis, IN

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A normal person would be embarrassed and humilated if told not to show their face in public by the head of their police department. Not the gutter whore. No, she's probably calling him a fat old bastard as we speak.

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Area 51    

Yes, Britney has been a sweet, well-behaved person lately...doing perfectly 'normal' things like going to the store,etc. She's just like anyone else that regularly exposes their crotch.

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britney stay home??!! if britney stayed home then she can't give the paps the pics they need to put in their rag mags that they pay her for. she is obviously getting paid for the pics and so she provides what they want. bratton needs to pass laws forbidding the paps from imposing on the celebs and running amok all over town like a couple of lunatics just to get the "shot" he better do it soon before innocent people are hurt...enough is enough already

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