Video has been released of the December 30th killing of Jerame Reid by Bridgeton, NJ police officer Braheme Days. The footage comes from the officers dash cam and shows that Red had his hands raised when Days shot him to death.
Reid was the passenger in his friend’s blue Jaguar when they were pulled over by police for blowing through a stop sign. The situation turned up when Days claimed to find a gun in the glove compartment. It appears that Days does remove a gun from the vehicle. Days warned Reid several times that he will be shot, explicitly. He even warns Reid that he would die.
Reid asked to be let out of the car. At this point, Days starts screaming that he was reaching for something. Reid exited the vehicle with his hands out in front of him. Nevertheless, Days fired on Reid about six times, killing him.
The shooting sparked protest in Bridgeton and activists have asked that the case be transferred to the state atorney general. Walter Hudson of the National Awareness Alliance stated, “The video speaks for itself that at no point was Jerame Reid a threat and he possessed no weapon on his person. He complied with the officer and the officer shot him.”
Reid may have a hard time getting justice due to his past. He spent 13 years in prison for shooting at police officers as a teen. He was also arrested last year for drug possession and obstruction. Days was one of the arresting officers in that situation.
View the video below of Jerame Reid being killed by Officer Braheme Days below: