Sean Taylor Funeral

@worldwise1 (14887)
United States
December 3, 2007 11:32am CST
I just came from a funeral-in a way. I watched the streaming video of Sean Taylor's funeral on Washingtonpost.com. It was a sobering experience. I never had heard of this young man until he was killed last week by robbers who had invaded his home. He was only 24. I also learned during the service that he was the fourth victim from the NFL to die violently this year. They were all age 24. That is a sad statement. I especially felt sad for his little baby girl who everyone said he was so crazy about. Now this child will have to grow up without that loving father. The words spoken by the Rev. Jesse Jackson at the service were right, "This violence has to stop."
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• United States
3 Dec 07
I saw parts of the service too. It was a moving service. He was really loved.The little girl have lost a father but she has gained many uncles and a another grandfather, all the Redskins and Joe Gibbs.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
4 Dec 07
Yes, sarah, it's true that she will be surrounded by people who love her. It's just so sad when a child loses a parent.
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• United States
4 Dec 07
So true.
@dloveli (4369)
• United States
4 Dec 07
This incident is one of many. Fortunately for Mr. Tayor, He was a celebrity and was honored in a beautiful way. I feel sad for the hundreds of other people who die daily due to unnecessary violence. I in no way am trying to take anything away from the Taylor family. I live in a city where violence is on the rise. This year alone, There were 6 teens that were killed for being innocent bystanders. I knew five of them or their family members. I am a mother, a nurse, a productive member of society. Before any thinks that I am involved in a bad crowd. My daughter started junior high school this year. Everyday she comes home and the only thing I hear her talk about was who jumped who or who faught who. She is thirteen years old. We have to become involved in order to help produce the next generation of responsible adults. No one has the right to ignore this problem anymore. I bet if people sit down and think about it, they know someone who has been affected directly or indirectly by this problem. We can begin our own campaign at home, even if you dont have children, by educating ourselves and our children. God Bless Sean Taylor and the rest of the worlds victims.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
4 Dec 07
You said it all very well, dloveli. There are far too many people dying due to senseless violence all over America. I live in a high-crime area myself, and have seen far too many young people go down to these actions over the last couple of decades.
• United States
3 Dec 07
It is said that this all happened because of a robbery. And that there were teenage kids involved. I wonder if the money was worth spending the rest of you life in prison?
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
3 Dec 07
I think that what this country needs is even more severe penalties for this type of crime, TyNSethsMom. The very fact that they know all they will get is prison time encourages these criminals.