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Woman Fined Nearly $400 For 'Talking Too Loudly' On Phone

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A woman was issued a $385 fine for ‘talking too loudly on the phone.


Diamond Robinson says she was walking along the street where she lives in Eastpointe, Michigan, when one of her neighbours approached her, asking her to stop speaking on the phone so loudly.


The neighbour, a white woman, reportedly asked her, "Do you think that you can get off your phone or talk lower?"

Robinson said, "And I said 'Get out of my face,' and I proceeded to walk past her. She is saying whatever she is saying, three minutes later, Eastpointe police pulls up."


Robinson has since shared her experience in a Facebook live video, and she claims that she was targeted specifically because she was black.


"I'm not doing anything wrong by walking up and down the street talking on my phone," Robinson said in her live video of what she said to the officers.


Officers eventually wrote her a $385 ticket for 'public nuisance', prompting her to exclaim: "I get a ticket for being a public nuisance because I'm talking too loud on my phone?


"That's why I got a ticket?"



Robinson now vows to fight back the charges and she has already installed security cameras outside her house.


Eastpointe Police, meanwhile, denies Robinson’s allegations and they have issued a statement against her to Fox News. "The officers acted professionally when speaking with Ms Robinson. Officers respond to all police dispatches and had no option but to go to the scene of the complaint. We expect our officers to maintain public peace. This can often be accomplished through discussions and negotiations, but sometimes enforcement action has to be taken," the statement reads.


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