"We just want to see a change, we just want everybody to be treated equal." Said Pastor Arnold Manley.
Concerns over how sentences are handed out in Allen County courtrooms led to a march that went right through downtown lima.
"The difference in the time span of how they have been giving out time in Allen County to the African American and other people is just unheard of."
Those involved in the march believe that if someone commits a crime they should be penalized for their offenses. This march was about the length of sentences for criminals and they feel there is an unfair balance on sentencing in Allen County when it comes to those that find themselves in front of judges when they are African American.
Pastor C.W. Manley said, "I know there will be prejudice, but it is time for a change. We live in a small community and it's time for a change. We can't live this way in this city."
These pastors hope that the message is loud and clear and want to work on making Lima a better city in which to live. The walk began at Manley's restaurant on South Main Street and the residents walked north all the way to the courthouse. Plans are to continue the march's to the courthouse until they feel more fair sentences are announced.