The Austin American-Statesman reports on yesterday's incident in which an Austin police officer shot at an unarmed man during a traffic stop. Luckily, the man was not hurt.
According to the story, the policeman told the man to return to his car, but the man walked toward the policeman instead. Walking towards someone is grounds for opening fire?
Austin police chief Art Acevedo appeared to blame the driver, saying, "When you get stopped by a police officer, do not get out of the car and start walking toward the officer." Or else!
It's important for police to remember that their duty is to help protect citizens, not shoot them. Maybe we need some gun control laws that only apply to police officers.