Florida’s “stand your ground” law will be back in the spotlight after an Uber driver, Robert Westlake, shot and killed Jason Boek for approaching his vehicle shouting that he had a pistol.
Boek was not armed, however, but a local sheriff called this case “justifiable homicide all the day,” saying “you have the right to protect yourself.” The incident was caught on Westlake’s dashboard camera.
The Uber driver is a licensed security guard who had just finished police officer training. He is cooperating with the investigation. Uber prohibits its drivers from carrying guns while on the job.