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Black woman gets $385 ticket for talking too loudly on her phone after white neighbor calls police

Black woman who told white neighbor to ‘get out of my face’ after being asked to speak more quietly on phone outside her house is fined $385 by cops – and says she is the victim of racism

  • Diamond Robinson says she was speaking on the phone on Thursday while taking a stroll in Eastpointe when her white neighbor asked her to speak quietly
  • Robinson says she told her ‘get out of my face,’ and walked past her. Eastpointe Police arrived at the scene three minutes later 
  • Robinson went on Facebook live the moment three Eastpointe police officers pulled up to the front of her home and told her to go back into her house 
  • Police told Robinson she was being too loud and ‘obnoxious’ and wrote her a $385 ticket for being a ‘public nuisance’ 
  • Robinson told Fox 2 she plans on fighting the ticket and that the incident led her to install security cameras outside her home
  • The white neighbor refused to comment, beyond saying that Robinson’s fine ‘speaks for itself’  

A black woman talking on the phone in her Detroit neighborhood was slapped with a $385 fine after a white neighbor called the cops on her for being too loud. 

Diamond Robinson was speaking on the phone on Thursday while taking a stroll in Eastpointe when she says she was approached by a neighbor who asked her ‘Do you think that you can get off your phone or talk lower?’ Robinson told Fox 2 News

Robinson wrote on Facebook that her neighbor, who she called ‘Rebecca’, told her that she was talking too loud while she was working from home and her boss asked her about the noise.   

 Robinson replied ‘get out of my face,’ and walked past her. Just three minutes later the Eastpointe police arrived at the scene, she told Fox 2. 

Diamond Robinson (pictured) turned to Facebook live when Eastpointe police officers arrived to her home after her neighbor called the police on her for talking too loud on the phone

Eastpointe police told Robinson to go back into her house because she was being too loud and 'obnoxious'

Eastpointe police told Robinson to go back into her house because she was being too loud and ‘obnoxious’

An officer gave Robinson a $385 ticket for being a 'public nuisance' and placed it  in her mailbox after she refused to accept it

An officer gave Robinson a $385 ticket for being a ‘public nuisance’ and placed it  in her mailbox after she refused to accept it

That is when Robinson pulled out her cellphone and went on Facebook Live. 

‘I hope I’m not the next victim of Black Lives Matter, but if so f*** it because I will do what the f*** I wanna do,’ she captioned the broadcast. 

Robinson captured the moment three Eastpointe police officers pulled up to the front of her home and told her to go back into her house because she was being too loud and ‘obnoxious’   

Robinson tells them she pays taxes to live in the neighborhood.

When an officer told her she can go to jail for being too loud she asks him what specific law says she is not allowed to speak on the phone in her own neighborhood. 

The officers walked away and went to their vehicles before returning with a $385 ticket for being a ‘public nuisance’ and placed it Robinson’s mailbox after she refused to accept it. 

She sarcastically told the officers ‘I hope you have a terrible day, don’t work too hard,’ and the cops left.   

Eastpointe police fined Robinson a hefty $385 for being a 'public nuisance' (pictured)

Eastpointe police fined Robinson a hefty $385 for being a ‘public nuisance’ (pictured) 

Diamond Robinson (pictured) says she plans on fighting the $385 ticket and she has installed security cameras outside her home following the incident

Diamond Robinson (pictured) says she plans on fighting the $385 ticket and she has installed security cameras outside her home following the incident

Robinson told Fox 2 she plans on fighting the ticket and that the incident led her to install security cameras outside her home.  

She said she felt the need to broadcast the incident on Facebook live so that it wouldn’t go unnoticed. 

‘A lot of these things are being pushed under the rug and they don’t need to,’ she told Fox 2. ‘We can sit here all day and we can chant, we can riot, and we can do all of those things (but) that is not going to make a change if you don’t speak up at that time, at that moment.’ 

Robinson said her only message to her neighbor is ‘Leave me alone, what’s going on, are you upset? What did I do to you?’ 

The neighbor gave a short comment to Fox 2, saying the fine ‘speaks for itself.’

When asked by Fox 2 about Robinson’s hefty fine, Eastpointe police simply said  ‘She will have her day in court.’

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