Pubdate: Mon, 30 Aug 1999
Date: 08/30/1999
Source: Los Angeles Times (CA)
Author: Diana Strain
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From all appearances, Paz headed a high-achieving family working hard
and conducting themselves as upstanding members of the community.

Yet because an ex-neighbor sometimes received mail at their address,
the El Monte police were able to convince a judge to sign a warrant
permitting them to break into the Paz home and shoot the old man twice
in the back while he was on his knees. I'm pretty confident the
district attorney will rule it a "justifiable homicide." We should
thank our lucky stars that we don't live in a police state--we might
not be as safe in our homes.

Diana Strain
San Diego