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Miami-Dade woman kicked off Metrorail for singing

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 07:45 a.m. HST, Mar 08, 2013

MIAMI >> The mayor of Miami-Dade County has apologized to an 82-year-old woman who was kicked off a Metrorail train for singing.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/Z4J9tM) reports Emma Anderson was singing religious hymns and making noise on the train Feb. 20 when she ignored a warning from a security guard to quiet down.

A cell phone video taken by a fellow passenger shows the guard physically removing Anderson from the train at a station. Anderson fell as she struggled with the guard for her rolling suitcase.

Mayor Carlos Gimenez issued an apology to Anderson this week.

Miami-Dade Transit also issued a statement saying county rules prohibit anyone from "singing, dancing or playing a musical instrument" unless they have a commercial permit. Transit spokeswoman Karla Damian says Anderson's singing was causing a disturbance.


Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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loquaciousone wrote:
Was she that bad or was the guard just a sourpuss?
on March 8,2013 | 02:27AM
pakeheat wrote:
If she had a wonderful voice then I wouldn't mind listening to her sing and dance, she is happy and proclaiming it.
on March 8,2013 | 06:38AM
serious wrote:
That's what the multi million $$$ lawsuit will say!!! Being Black helps. We have laws and when they are not enforced we complain.
on March 8,2013 | 06:57AM
Allenk wrote:
Shades off things to come for the rail to nowhere.
on March 8,2013 | 07:39AM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
If you have ever had a neighbor that sings in his karaoke machine at all times of the day with it on high volume, then you will understand what it is like to have to put up with this nuisance. These offenders really think that they sound so good that they must share it with the world. You'll see these same folks on American Idol who go ballistic after being told they cannot sing. You will see them shouting that they sing better than the other singers who made the cut. Although I don't like the way the driver handled the situation I think passengers who sing on the bus when the rules say no singing should be kicked out at their expense.
on March 8,2013 | 09:41AM
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