We aren’t supposed to debate whether the Black Lives Matter movement is good for society anymore. We’re past that point. If you say anything on the matter, it’s assumed you’re some kind of racial reactionary — the kind of person who’d say something incendiary like “All Lives Matter.”
It’s worthwhile to remember, then, how a heated online dispute over the movement led to a man being shot and killed after he tried to enter a police officer’s home, all in part over an online debate regarding Black Lives Matter.
In July 2016, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard threw a 112-pound concrete planter through the window of a Lakeshire, Missouri, residence. At home, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, were the off-duty officer, his wife, his mother-in-law and