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Video Released of Deadly New Jersey Police Shooting

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Officials in New Jersey have released video of the shooting death of an unarmed black man at the hands of two police officers during a traffic stop.

The death of 36-year-old Jerame Reid in the town of Bridgeton on December 30, which was captured by a video camera mounted in the officer's car, occurred just moments after the car Reid was riding in was pulled over by officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley.

The officers pulled their guns on Reid and the driver after a gun was spotted in the car. Reid was shot after he got out of the car with his hands raised in the air, despite being ordered by the officers to remain in the car.

The shootings have sparked protests in the small city located outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, reminiscent of recent nationwide protests over the killings of two unarmed black men by white police officers in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City.

Walter Hudson of the National Awareness Alliance was among those upset.

"Now, I believe the tape speaks for itself. Jerame Reid complied to the officer's demand, got out the car, and he received a hail of bullets," said Hudson.

Days, who is black, and Worley, who is while, have both been placed on administrative leave while prosecutors investigate the incident.

The video was released through an open records request from two local newspapers.

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