This site displays photos of makeshift memorials that spontaneously arise after individuals are killed by violence in Oakland. Each site of a killing is photographed whether or not a memorial is found there....

Monday, May 21, 2007

Jeremiah Dye, #36

Jeremiah Dye, 22
Killed 5/19/07 4:30 am
2600 block of Parker Ave

Gun

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

JEREMIAH OR MIAH AS WE CALLED HIM, WAS A LOVING FRIEND WHO REGARDLESS OF HIS OWN STRUGGLES AND INNER DEMONS STRIVED TO PROVIDE FOR HIS FAMILY THE BEST AND ONLY WAY HE KNEW HOW. HE LOVED HIS SON, LIL MIAH, AND WAS VERY DEDICATED TO HIS LOVED ONES. FOR THOSE OF US WHO KNEW HIM, WE KNOW THERE IS MUCH MORE TO HIM THAN JUST HIS CRIMINAL RECORD... HE HAD A CREATIVE MIND THAT WROTE WORDS FROM HIS SOUL AND REFLECTIONS OF HIS THOUGHTS IN BEAUTIFUL WAVES OF WRITINGS AND HIS SMILE WAS GOLDEN. HE WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM THE GRASP OF HIS LOVED ONES BY THE PULL OF A TRIGGER, A TRIGGER ON THE SHOTGUN HELD BY AN OAKLAND POLICE OFFICER. HE WAS NOT MURDERED BY A KILLER IN JEANS AND A HOODIE OR WHITE TEE, HE WAS MURDERED BY A MAN IN UNIFORM. AND FOR WHAT? BECAUSE HIS FELLOW OFFICER WAS SHOT IN THE HAND BY SOMEONE ELSE?! OR WHAT WAS THAT SORRY EXCUSE THEY... OH YEA BECAUSE HE HELD WHAT SEEMED TO BE A WEAPON WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE A CELL PHONE! HEAR ME WHEN I SAY THIS, I AM NOT ANTI-COPS NOR DO I CARRY RESENTMENT TOWARDS EVERY MAN IN UNIFORM HOWEVER EVERYTIME I LOOK AT LIL MIAH'S FACE AND SEE THROUGH BEAUTIFUL EYES TO AN EMPTINESS NO ONE WILL EVER FILL, I CANNOT HELP BUT CARRY SADNESS IN MY HEART KNOWING ANOTHER INNOCENT LIFE WAS ROBBED OF WHAT WAS RIGHTFULLY HIS.
REST IN PEACE MIAH...WE LOVE YOU AND WILL NEVER FORGET.

Anonymous said...

MIAH I MISS YOU EVERYDAY! YOU ARE NEVER FORGOTTEN, AND I STILL REMEMBER EVERY TIME I WENT AND PICKED YOU UP AND HAD OUR LONG CONVO'S BOUT EVERYTHING GOING ON.I MISS YOU SO MUCH. MAN SEEING LIL MIAH GROWING UP IS CRAZY WITH YOU NOT AROUND, HE IS SUCH A LITTLE GROWN MAN. MISS YOU MIAH! ALWAYS

Anonymous said...

JEREMIAH WAS I GREAT PERSON VERY SMART AND FAST LEARNER AND OVERALL VERY LOVING PERSON....HAD A HUGE GENUINE HEART, I KNEW HIM SINCE HE WAS A KID AND I COULD NEVER SPEAK BAD ABOUT HIM EVERY TIME I WOULD SEE HIM UP TO A FEW DAYS BEFORE HE PASSED HE HAD A GREAT CONTAGIOUS BRIGHT SMILE!!! JEREMIAH WOULD WRITE POEMS FROM HIS SOUL TO WHOM HE TRUELY LOVED....BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I MISS THE MOST IS HIS GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR ALL THE JOKES WE WOULD CRACK HE WAS A FUNNY DOWN TO EARTH DUDE... HAD A GREAT VISION OF HOW HE WANTED HIS FUTURE TO BE AND WAS ALWAYS TRYNA CHANGE & INVISION WAYS OF BETTERING HIS FUTURE FOR HIM HIS SON AND THE PEOPLE THAT HE CARED FOR.....I OFTEN RUN INTO SOMEONE MIAH YOU LOVED DEARLY AND I WOULD ALWAYS SEE YOU WITH SINCE YOUR CHILDHOOD AND BRINGS BACK GREAT MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDHOOD MISS YOU MY NIGGA WISH THINGS WOULD OF PLAYED IN DIFFERENT WAY.....BUT NOW YOU ARE RESTING IN PARADISE!! KEEP SMILING DOG! TODAY MARKS 5yrs SINCE YOU BEEN GONE REST EASY.....

Anonymous said...

You will never be gone for me. I spend so many days looking for you, feeling you so close, knowing your here, thinking I see you...
It's hard to now I wont get another hug, I won't see that million dollar simle, hear your sweet teasing voice "man...hahaha."
Miss you, miss you, miss you, but I feel you close.

GABY said...

IM SO BITTER ABOUT THE WAY YOUR LIFE WAS TAKEN, I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS TOOK SUCH A HORRIBLE TURN....I SEEN YOU THAT AFTERNOON SMILING AT ME MAKING SMART ASS JOKES LIKE ALWAYS AND TO THINK THAT WAS THE LAST TIME I WOULD HEAR YOUR VOICE SEE YOUR BEAUTIFUL SMILE.....I MISS YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK WORDS WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THE PAIN FROM LOOSING YOU AND HOW MUCH EVERYONE WHO KNEW U AND WAS CLOSE TO YOU MISSES YOU.....LOVE YOU MIAH ALWAYS AND FOREVER FRIEND

Anonymous said...

Cuzzzzziiiiiiiin! I just graduated university. As I walked across the stage the announcer read my remarks outloud: "I dedicate this journey to my late cousin Jeremiah Micheal Dye, the transformation is beautiful." My journey has transformed me into a new person and I dedicate it to you because I know you would have met and conquered many more great challenges in your lifetime and since you never had the chance, I'm living the dream for us cousin. You and me was like Peas and carrots!as mentioned throughout the above posts, you're smile remains a bright memory that we all love about you, that smile could never be denied! You also gave the best hugs of anybody in our family. You're in my heart forever. I carry a piece of you in my soul. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN .... The best of times were with you smiling and laughing, contemplating deep thoughts on life, love and the pursuit of happiness ;) ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆ ♡ ☆
WINNING! !!!! Cause I'm in this to win this!

jenna garcia said...

There isn't one day that goes by that I don't think of my Jeremiah. Things that have happened since you been gone. People who should have stepped up hurting us or respecting you only with words. I just found this by typing your name into a search bar on bing looking for things related to your murder. Its been 9 years and I still am not right or ok. Jeremiah Dye Sr is with us all the time. He is always with our kids. Shaka and lil Miah. Its not the tattoos or how long you've know him that measure your love to him or the relationship/bond you state you have. Its the connection that was there while he was here in the physical sense and now in the spiritual. Our son is 11 and not too many have I allowed to see him. He knows known of his fathers "friends" for except 2 or 3. The main one Newphie robbed us and after playing basketball with Lil Miah. So please when you all want to feel like you were so close to my dude keep my son excluded from your version of things.
thank you
Jenna