There is no gainsaying that systemic racism is much in force in some parts of the world, Ohio as a glaring example.

According to Cleveland.Com, a Black woman bags 18 months in prison for stealing $40,00 while a white woman a day before her, with a similar crime, accused of stealing more than $200.000 was given probation.

A former Secretary at Maple Height High School, Karla  Hopkins,51, pleaded guilty in June for theft in her office, a third-degree felony. She was facing the likelihood of probation up to a prison sentence of three years! She pleaded guilty to have stolen more than $40,000 from school money meant for the class of 2018 and received an 18 months sentence.

The money was stolen between July 2017 and June 2018 from programmes that included the class of 2018’s dues and yearbook fees. The money stolen was also from auto tech, student council, flag-drill teams, book, and ID badge fines!

According to prosecutors, Assistant Cuyahoga county common pleas court Judge, Rick Bell impose a 9 and 12 months prison sentence.

A day before, however, another public employee who had stolen nearly $250,000 over the course of 20 years from the village Chagrin Falls, received probation!

Debbie Bosworth, a white woman who worked as a Clerk in the village’s utilities and building departments, had pleaded guilty to 22 counts, which included third-degree felony theft in office. Bosworth admitted to having stolen more than $20,000 a year as the residents in her town paid their water bills in cash. When she was caught in 2019, she started paying back by installments the stolen money. The prosecutor’s confiscated more than $200,000 from her account. Bosworth resigned and kept her pension. Common Pleas Court Judge Hollie Gallagher sentenced Bosworth to two years of probation.

‘’ It’s kinda hard to figure how you can end up with results that are so different for similar kinds of actions,’’ former Longtime Cleveland Municipal Court  Judge, Ronald Adrine told the Hastings Tribune.

‘’Cases like these point out the need for the system to do a better job of reviewing the data, because there’s a lot of disparity between the way that people of colour and white people are treated ‘’ headed. ‘’But it doesn’t get captured because nobody’s really looking’’.

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