I was going to come here and post something about how tired I am of reading columns and hearing sports talk commentary referring to Sean Taylor's "thuggish," "ghetto" past, and how I think it's pretty absurd for people who didn't really know him at all to make those kinds of assumptions, then connect that past to this incident and almost go as far to say he had it coming. As if to imply the end result is less tragic because of what the victim did long before this incident, and even less so if you're willing to assume he did anything to contribute to the circumstances leading up to it (which, obviously, plenty of people are).
But then my fellow DC Sports Box writer Anthony Amobi wrote a very good column on the subject so I figured I'd just link to his piece instead:
Sean Taylor's Tragic Death & The Media Coverage
Check it out. It's definitely worth a read.