Black woman who told white neighbor to ‘get out of my face’ after being asked to talk more quietly on the phone outside her house, fined $ 385 by police – and says she’s a victim of racism
- Diamond Robinson says she was on the phone on a walk in Eastpointe on Thursday when her white neighbor asked her to speak softly
- Robinson says she said to her “get out of my sight” and walked past her. Eastpointe police arrived on the scene three minutes later
- Robinson went live on Facebook as three Eastpointe police officers pulled up in front of her house and told her to go back to her house
- Police told Robinson she was too loud and ‘annoying’ and wrote her a $ 385 ticket for being ‘public nuisance’
- Robinson told Fox 2 she planned to fight the ticket and the incident prompted her to install security cameras outside her home
- White neighbor declined to comment, except Robinson’s fine ‘speaks for itself’
A black woman in her Detroit neighborhood was fined $ 385 after a white neighbor called the police for being too loud.
Diamond Robinson was on the phone on a walk in Eastpointe on Thursday when she said she was approached by a neighbor who asked her, “Do you think you can get off your phone or talk lower?” Robinson told Fox 2 News.
Robinson wrote on Facebook that her neighbor, whom she called ‘Rebecca’, told her she was talking too loud while working from home and that her boss asked her about the noise.
Robinson replied ‘get out of my sight’ and walked past her. Just three minutes later, Eastpointe police arrived on the scene, she told Fox 2.
Diamond Robinson (pictured) turned live to Facebook when Eastpointe police officers came to her home after her neighbor called the police for talking too loud on the phone
Eastpointe police told Robinson to go back to her house because she was too noisy and ‘obnoxious’
An officer gave Robinson a $ 385 ticket for being “ public nuisance ” and put it in her mailbox after she refused to accept it
That’s when Robinson pulled out her cell phone and went on Facebook Live.
“I hope I am not the next victim of Black Lives Matter, but if I am, then I will do what I want to do,” she wrote on the air.
Robinson captured the moment when three Eastpointe police officers pulled up in front of her house and told her to go back to her house for being too noisy and ‘annoying’.
Robinson tells them she pays taxes to live in the area.
When an officer told her she can go to jail for being too noisy, she asks what specific law says she shouldn’t talk on the phone in her own neighborhood.
The agents walked out and went to their vehicles before returning with a $ 385 ticket for being “ public nuisance ” and placed it in Robinson’s letterbox after she refused to accept it.
She said sarcastically to the officers, “I hope you have a terrible day, don’t work too hard,” and the police left.
Eastpointe police fined Robinson $ 385 for ‘public nuisance’ (photo)
Diamond Robinson (pictured) says she plans to fight the $ 385 ticket and installed security cameras outside her home after the incident
Robinson told Fox 2 that she planned to fight the ticket and the incident prompted her to install security cameras outside her home.
She said she felt the need to broadcast the incident live on Facebook so it wouldn’t go unnoticed.
“A lot of these things get pushed under the rug and they don’t have to,” she told Fox 2. “We can sit here all day and we can sing, we can riot, and we can do all those things (but) that’s not going to change if you don’t speak at that moment. ‘
Robinson said her only message to her neighbor is, ‘Leave me alone, what’s going on, are you upset? What have I done to you? ‘
The neighbor gave Fox 2 a brief comment on the fine ‘speaks for itself.’
When Fox 2 asked him about Robinson’s hefty fine, Eastpointe police simply said, “She’s getting her day in court.”