This will probably get moved to the political forum, where none of you have to think about it, but I thought I'd post it here just to piss you all off http://www.zmag.org/content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=30&ItemID=14447 kicking a Man When He's Dead: The Slander of Sean Taylor by Dave Zirin December 06, 2007 Printer Friendly Version EMail Article to a Friend WASHINGTON FOOTBALL player Sean Taylor is dead at the age of 24, shot and killed at home in front of his partner and 18-month-old daughter. Four people have already been arrested, three of them teenagers. They were expecting to break into the empty house of a wealthy football player. Instead, they panicked, hit Taylor in the leg with a bullet and ran. The bullet tore into his femoral artery and Taylor died the next day. It's the kind of senseless, random violence that makes you put your hands on your ears and squeeze your eyes shut until the tears pry loose. The initial reaction here in D.C. has been an avalanche of unbearable sadness. Hundreds of people left flowers, notes and other offerings in front of the team practice facility. Everywhere you looked people were wearing the team colors of burgundy and gold. I can understand how strange this must seem at a distance. It's not like there are shortages of people to mourn in the nation's capital. D.C. is the violent crime mecca of the United States. We lose children who haven't seen their 10th birthday to stray bullets.