Protesters stage demonstration in response to Jerame Reid shooting
Cyril Josh Barker | 3/5/2015, 10:45 a.m.
A protest for the police shooting of Jerame Reid in Bridgeton, N.J., brought out nearly 200 people last Saturday, according to reports.
Local groups, including the People’s Organization for Progress and the National Awareness Alliance, participated in the march. POP sponsored buses from Newark to Bridgeton. The march started at the site where Reid was killed. Demonstrators then walked peacefully to Cumberland County Courthouse. Reid’s mother and older brothers were among those who participated in the demonstration. No arrests were made during the march.
Protesters had previously tried to stage a demonstration by marching to City Hall during a City Council public hearing to voice their outrage over the shooting, but arrests were made because marchers were blocking traffic.
Black police officer Braheme Days fatally shot Reid in Bridgeton. Days claimed he saw a gun in the glove compartment of the vehicle Reid was riding in. The incident was captured on a police dashboard camera.
Reports indicate that Days is facing a federal lawsuit over allegations that he extorted sex from a woman in exchange for keeping her from going to jail.