Monday, April 07, 2008

Coroner rules Diana unlawfully killed

Coroner rules Diana unlawfully killed - Yahoo! News: "A coroner's jury has ruled that Princess Diana and boyfriend Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed through the reckless actions of their driver and the paparazzi in 1997.

The jury had been told that a verdict of unlawful killing would mean that they believed the reckless behavior of their driver and paparazzi amounted to manslaughter. It was the most serious verdict available to them Monday.

The couple died when their speeding car slammed into a concrete pillar while it was being chased by photographers in cars and on motorbikes."
I've read a few blogs this morning since this news broke, along with some comments on different websites. Many people are basically saying "so what? It's over 10 years ago" and other negative blurbs of nonsense. To an extent I can agree with all that... it has been over 10 years, but I'm hoping one thing... that maybe, just maybe, now there will be some sort of new "rules", "laws", whatever you want to call it when it comes to paparazzi chasing down celebrities like wild animals.

You can argue all you want about them being celebrities and them choosing to be famous and all that other crap, but regardless of that - they still deserve not to be in danger when driving down the road. Everyone deserves to follow their dreams, have employment in the field they choose... that doesn't always mean that they have to give up their rights to privacy and the privacy of their families. And it doesn't give away their right to safety either.

What happened to Diana was unspeakable... they did chase her down like a pack of wild animals going in for the kill. And they succeeded.


Jenny said...

I agree Kitty. I agree. There needs to be laws pertaining to the paparazzi, and what they can and can't do. Chasing people in cars should be a no-no.

Kitty said...

I agree-especially since they also endanger innocent people around the chaos they create.The chasing of cars etc... there are laws against it-I just think we need more enforcement.