Justin Bieber Paparazzi Death Prompts Call for New Laws

Pop star calls for new legislation following a photographer's death pursuing singer.
2:02 | 01/03/13

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with the latest from justin bieber. A paparazzo chasing him, as we all know, killed in a shocking accident. Now, the superstar is calling for new laws to prevent similar accidents from happening. Abc's cecilia vega has the story. Reporter: It was a chase for a superstar's photo that ended the 29-year-old life of photographer chris guerra. Police say when justin bieber's fes stopped for speeding, guerra ran through los angeles traffic to snap pictures, ignoring an officer's order to return to his car. We had to order him twice. Reporter: When guerra did walk back to his car, police say he was fatally hit by an suv. It turns out bieber sn't even in the car. It was his friend, rapper, li'l twist, in the driver's seat. Bieber issued a statement saying, hopefully this tragedy will finally inspire meaningful legislation. And whatever other necessary steps to protect the lives and safety of celebrities, police officers, innocent public bystanders and the photographers themselves. The photographer's death has re-ignited the debate over stricter paparazzi laws. Paparazzi are part of the press. And anytime you start to try to regulate the press, it's always going to be susceptible to a challenge on a constitutional basis. Reporter: But some stars are fed up with the paparazzi. Miley cyrus tweeted, hope this paparazzi j.B. Accident brings on changes in '13. Wasn't princess di enough of a wake-up call? Slow down a little bit, don't you think? Reporter: The 18-year-old singer has a contentious history with the paparazzi. I make 'em proud, bro. Yeah. I stalk people for a living. Reporter: While bieber has managed to escape them in the past, for one paparazzo, there was no escaping a tragic outcome this time. For "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. So hope something changes. What a break.

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