Pasadena Eyeing Picket Ban to Protect Burglar Shooter

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PASADENA, Texas (AP) - Pasadena leaders have given preliminary approval to a ban on picketing residential sites in a matter related to the killing of two suspected burglars.

The plan approved yesterday by the Pasadena City Council would prevent another protest on the street where a homeowner fatally shot the two men on November 14.

Councilman J.J. Isbell says it doesn't matter what side of the issue you're on -- it comes down to safety.

The measure faces a final vote next week.

Protesters squared off December 2nd on the street where Joe Horn shot the men after he called police to say the pair had burglarized a neighbor's home.

Horn's attorney has said his client shot the two when they came into his yard and threatened him.

Pasadena police have said Hernando Riascos Torres and Diego Ortiz were illegal immigrants.

Horn has not been charged. The case is expected to go to a grand
jury.


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