Melanie Boyle hung up a hand-painted Black Lives Matter sign in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in July during most of the protests. Two months later, Boyle received a violation notice for her sign to remove it. Boyle was frustrated by this due to her six neighbors surrounding her having political flags and signs hung up around her. Her community did not have a problem with her sign as it is her freedom of speech. The HOA responded with the prohibition of all political signs in the neighborhood. Boyle fought back the notice as her neighbors still had their signs and was not intended to take theirs down.