Moses Withdraws Guilty Plea In Facebook Case Due To Confusion and Coercion

Attorney Josie Holland

On May 5th, 2015, Attorney Josie Holland filed a notice of intent to withdraw a guilty plea on behalf of  Pamela Moses in the 30th District Shelby County Criminal Court.  On April, 29th, 2015, Pamela Moses  appeared on a number of pre­trial motions prepared by the defense.  After the motions to dismiss were  presented to the court, Prosecutor Bryce Phillips of the District Attorney’s Office, without notice, filed a  motion to place Moses on Administrative Segregation, which would have removed her from the jail’s general  population (i.e. placed her in solitary confinement).  At that time, Moses had been in custody for five months  on a bond Judge James Lammey initially set at $500,000.00 for a single indictment.  Those charges related  to Facebook posts, allegedly written by Moses, advocating for civil rights charges brought against General  Sessions Judge Phyllis Gardner.  The District Attorney’s Office alleged these Facebook posts constituted  stalking and harassment.

Prior to her arrest, Moses sued Gardner in federal court for defamation, slander, and RICO violations per  that complaint filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.  On March 4, 2015, while in custody, Judge Sheryl H. Lipman granted Moses subject ­matter jurisdiction.  Moses’s arrest  for the Facebook charges came only 10 days after Moses filed a petition against the Tennessee Bureau of  Investigations (TBI).  Beginning December 18, 2014, Moses was held in the county jail for 35 days without  arraignment or bond.  Grand jury proceedings, which allegedly occurred on the same day that Moses was  arrested, included Ryan Fletcher of the TBI who served as both the Shelby County District Attorney’s  prosecutor (even though Fletcher is not a licensed attorney) and sole witness for the State of Tennessee.

Tennessee BS of Investigation

On February 9, 2015, Moses, shackled and dressed in orange prison garb, appeared before Nashville’s  Honorable Senior Judge Paul Summers, former Tennessee Attorney General, who was appointed by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The dispute between Moses and Gardner began when Moses,  represented herself and sued Comcast telecommunication provider, in the General Sessions Court of  Shelby County. Judge Gardner then requested she preside over the Comcast case.  On February 19, 2014, Judge Gardner demanded to see Moses’s driver’s license, which Moses produced.  Gardner held  Moses in contempt of court without stating the grounds for the contempt and without a hearing.  After being  held in custody unlawfully, Moses was charged with escape of misdemeanor incarceration 2 days later.

On September 8, 2014, Gardner, filed for an order of protection against Moses, after unsuccessfully battling  against Moses in ancillary civil matters.  After a series of recusals by local judges, Judge Summers traveled  to Memphis for the escape matter and Gardner’s petition for order of protection.  At the hearing’s conclusion, Judge Summers dismissed the escape charge for the unnecessary delay caused by the District Attorney’s Office, finding Moses had been prejudiced by the prosecutor’s’ lack of diligence.

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Four days after Judge Summer’s dismissals, the District Attorney’s Office indicted Moses for evading arrest.  Local judges of Shelby County Criminal Court, Judge Lammey, followed by Judge Lee Coffee, and Judge  Robert Carter, recused themselves from the Facebook case.  Judges Gardner, Lammey, Coffee, and Carter  are all former prosecutors from the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.  Tennessee Supreme Court  Chief Justice Sharon Lee appointed Judge Weber J. McCraw of Somerville to preside as special judge over  the Facebook case.  Judge McCraw reduced Moses’s bail to $205,000.00.  Despite the reduction, Moses  still could not post bail.

Threatened with solitary confinement and frightened by what Moses views as an abuse of power, she  involuntarily pleaded to charges alleged in the Facebook indictment. “I was terrified by the continual abuse  of power and lack of due process in Memphis courts.  I was retaliated against for my personal beliefs and  making valid complaints against judicial and administrative officers.  There are others also being held  illegally.  I am blessed.  Each and every day I pray for those individuals, just as I pray for the government  officials who brought false criminal charges against me for exercising my First Amendment rights.  Memphis  has terrible injustices, but I know God will right all wrongs.  I know he will protect those who choose to help  me fight these injustices,” Moses stated upon release.  The Court of Criminal Appeals recently overturned  convictions of Ashley Wheeler for prosecutorial misconduct involving District Attorney Amy Weirich and  Bryce Phillips.  As stated previously, Phillips now leads the charge on the Facebook prosecution against  Moses.

From Noura Jackson Trial Moses seeks to withdraw her plea based in part upon the improper coercion brought upon by the District  Attorney’s threat of solitary confinement and confusion.  When Moses pleaded, she was not aware, nor  informed by the court, that her plea might affect her pending federal litigation.  “I just want to be free and  treated fairly,” Moses said.  A press conference is scheduled, pending a hearing on the withdrawal of the plea.

For Release 9:00 am CST, May 15, 2015


We Are Still Called Niggers In Mississippi

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I must admit I am guilty of using the word N**ger but in an endearing sense like most Blacks in America. It appears that some people have really set our country back 25 years with this one.

I was shocked to think that people would be bold enough to say it with the racial climate close to 100 degrees. Folks marching in the winter but yes the “South” will always go down as the most ignorant in American history because of our lack to reasoning with racial logic.  In Mississippi, white onlookers drove by screaming N**ger at children marching in Mississippi. Pretty much speechless check out video even the news reporter heard it. No Respect.

By Invitation Only – Attorney General Eric Holder

Despite the city of Memphis having many large venues, Attorney General Eric Holder’s public forum/roundtable was held in Midtown at the newly built Hatiloo Theater.  This small setting was used to promote the place and not a public forum. Upon influx, I was greeted by a host of educators, elected officials, and elite members of the Memphis community.  I didn’t see many common Memphians inside the building but near the back there was a nice size roundtable with an active open discussion.

new-buildingI heard countless ideas promoting genuine philosophies to curb youth violence. One gentleman began to overshadow the moderator by explaining how the city had destroyed the Parks department. The dialogue elaborated to entail why youth resort to violence in Memphis. This former director of parks department made valid points such as “they don’t have anything to do that’s why it so much crime.” A lady concurred and stated, “The youth use to stay with us until their parents got home, so they were not in the streets, but the city closed all the gyms.” It was sad to know that these former leaders and members of past administrations had the right concepts in moving the city forward, but I could not help but wonder why the Mayor and the Attorney General were not there listening at this roundtable. I guess they were on their way.

10599220_10204537119500443_474516145308828895_nI’m not sure who paid for the $7.00 box lunches from Firebird’s, that were provided to everyone inside, but the fact that the event was public, but then at the last-minute made invitation only {private} makes me question the city’s real intentions on Holder’s visit. I’m not saying it wasn’t nice to receive a free meal courtesy of the city, but I did not understand why regular people were not allowed in this forum. There were about 25 box lunches left after everyone had eaten. I wanted to take them and give to the homeless, but I wasn’t allowed to do so. I guess the employees took them home you know this is Memphis. I am sure the good ole citizen’s of Memphis footed the bill for this entire event, which also consisted of an unusual entourage of secret service men and women, SUV’s and Vans to drive them throughout the city. With gas being at $2.25, I guess this was acceptable.


After eating our free meals, all of the persons who were on the “list” were permitted to go inside of the theater.20141209_125043  My name was on the media list but because certain people do not consider a blogger actual media my credentials were rejected. A lady name Meki Bracken, who works for Department of Justice, googled me on the spot. She opted not only to deny me entry but have the secret service watch me carefully. Ultimately, I was deprived of the right to hear Attorney Holder speak, so I don’t know what he said or if he said anything meaningful.

I did hear Director Tony Armstrong talk from a TV in the hallway while waiting to get inside the theater. As always I felt sorry for him, because, on the surface, he is very humble man and speaks of genuine concern of the crime in the city. He seems like a good officer overshadowed by an institution of several dysfunctional officers.

In my opinion, Armstrong was doomed from the beginning of his tenure. He has so many bad apples in his barrel and no real way to rid the department of them, especially since the internal affairs department offers no real checks and balance and a District Attorney who is clueless to what real crime is when it comes to a “blue shield”.  Prior to Armstrong’s appointment, he held his head high but while speaking to this group his head was down for the most part.  He began with how his mother raised him and the difference she made in his life. It is my opinion if Memphis had more officers with his rationale we could make progress and combat crime, but he is just one person.


While watching the director speak, I observed the same lady Meki Bracken give instructions to the secret service not to allow me entrance after a city official told her too. It was very disheartening to be denied entry by an African-American female, but the fact she told two Caucasian secret service agents to watch me was even more disturbing.  I suppose she was doing her job. Hard as jobs are to come by, at the executive level, I guess we have to do as we are told as good house Negroes always do. Remember, these are the people who work for Attorney General Eric Holder, and this is the reason, no serious attention is given by the Justice Department to the issues going on in our communities. In my opinion, in 2014, there are too many House Negroes and not enough Abolitionists, and that is why the police have declared war on blacks. It is important to weed out elitism and ignorance no matter what race. Affirmative Action only benefits those who understand how they arrived.

From what I have seen, this tour is a joke and a publicity stunt to distract and pacify protesters. It is also a waste of tax dollars because it brings no real clarity about the problems that are faced among blacks in America. I was denied access after being granted access because they were afraid I might confront Holder on the real issues, or because they wanted to control the media. Holder’s tour consist of traveling to cities that he knows possess police problems and speaking to selected/elected individuals who are just simply not in touch with the black community.  Most of them don’t even live there. Holder’s staff was instructed by city officials to deny a person like myself, who is in touch with the black community, who does understand the real issues, and offer solutions an opportunity to address or even speak to him. Consequently, it is my belief they do not want to do anything about the problems because they are apart of the conundrum. The fact that this was a public forum but then subsequently made private illustrates the City of Memphis systematic corruption, which seeks to cover up real issues and not address any of the problems in our community.


Despite not being able to hear Attorney General Eric Holder speak, I was blessed with my own platform outside amongst the Memphis United protestors who welcomed me.  I was able to give them suggestions and encourage them not to give up hope. Local radio and news press interviewed me about my opinions of the event inside and the issues of Ferguson. They were very organized, peaceful, and passionate about the problems in Memphis. There were no incidents, and the police were on their best behavior, when I appeared and few of them gave me nods.


Memphis is a city full of racial tension not just amongst Blacks but also amongst classes and socio-economics, which continues to divide the city. America is at a breaking point and if action is not taken we will soon live in a society like other countries that are not free.


I often visit the National Civil Rights museum just to pay homage to where Dr. King took his last breath. I always talk to tourists and find out where they are from when I am downtown. Ironically, tourist of the museum are always from another country.  I enjoy meeting such interesting people because it gives me an opportunity to see our city through foreign eyes. Today, I met two Canadian food connoisseurs who greeted me with love and admiration for just merely speaking to them. I explained to them I have three uncles that live in Ontario and a cousin in Toronto. I sometimes reminisce when I was 16 and wish I could move to Canada. It was so different being black in Canada even 15 yrs ago. I remember getting into a casino with no issues and traveling to Eaton’s, and no one followed me in the mall, and they didn’t even want to check my bags.  20141209_154108The “Cooking Ladies” stated, that “Canadians are very trusting people.”  It dawned on me Americans are not.   Our ideologies of others are so preconceived that we sometimes misjudge people. This is one of the biggest problems in America. We prejudge people. We as Americans refuse to give people the benefit of the doubt in most situations.

In closing, if I could have spoken to General Holder, I would have told him that it is important, that law enforcement convert immediately and their training should consist of reprogramming them, not to be so suspicious and learned to be more trusting of people. Just because a person is black doesn’t mean they are a criminal and just because a person is white doesn’t mean they are racist, and just because they are poor doesn’t mean they don’t have something to offer.

In the great words of Martin Luther King, “I hope that one day my four little children will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, and that will speed up the day when all of God’s children black men, white men, Jew and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negros spiritual: Free at last Free at last thank God all mighty We are Free at last.”


                                                                  P. Moses


Tell Attorney General Eric Holder: Stop attacking the First Amendment & Protect Civil Rights

The Attorney General has the highest duty to protect all rights don’t forget about the First Amendment when you think about all the senseless killings at the hands of law enforcement.

.Attn. General Holder Testifies At Senate Judiciary Hearing On Justice Dept Oversight

Attorney General Holder department’s seizure of two months worth of the Associated Press’ phone records amounts to nothing less than an unprecedented attack on the First Amendment.  This indiscriminate surveillance of journalists is part of a larger pattern within your department to go after whistleblowers without consideration of the vital role a free press plays in our democracy.

We join the Associated Press in calling on you to return the records you seized and to destroy any copies you have made. In addition, we call on you to end your dangerous war on whistleblowers and people who exercise Freedom of Speech.

We Call For Immediate Action for Los Angeles, Cleveland, Memphis, St. Louis, New York, and every city that has become a victim to Police Brutality and the continual over-zealous militarization training that plaques our communities and caused constant distrust in Government.

“We The People By the Power Vested in the United States Constitution Call For Action.”

We demand that the Civil Right Act of 1964 be enforced in all states.
We demand Racial Reform in all Police precincts and appropriate affirmative action, in regards to demographics.
We demand removal of office of any person who fails to adequately maintain rape kits and protect women rights.
We demand action into racial profiling walking and driving.
We demand action into abuse of power from elected officials who shield guilty parties including District Attorneys.
We demand protection of Civil Liberties.
We demand prison reform and humane treatment of prisoners.
We demand Civil Rights Charges against George Zimmerman.
We demand Civil Rights Charges against Darren Wilson.
We demand Civil Rights Charges against Timothy Loehmann
We demand Civil Rights Charges against Daniel Pantaleo
We demand that you do the job you were appointed to do.
We do not accept excuses and we Demand Action Now!


Update on P. Moses Fight For Freedom of Speech in Memphis


On 11-21-2014, P. Moses {Community Activist & Musician} showed up at 8:30 am at 201 Poplar, only to find that her scheduled hearing had been postponed to 11:00 am and transferred to the Supreme Court room in 140 Adams. Moses was not aware of the changes and contended, “This is just a tactic of confusion to distract me from the real issues of seeking justice.” All witness had been notified but not Moses. When Moses entered the Supreme Court room there were 20 armed sheriff officers to observe the proceedings.

The Honorable Judge Paul B. Conley, of Crockett County, Alamo TN,  took a recess after Moses gave an opening statement. After 2 hours in his chambers reading, Moses file and with 2 green TCA law books from he obtained from the law library, Judge Conley came back to the bench enlightened.  He recused himself from hearing the matter.  Conley is the 7th judge to recuse himself, in respects to Moses’ legal matters, but not before the charge of disorderly conduct was voluntarily dismissed by the prosecutor Bryan Davis. Davis vowed that he would make sure Moses is found guilty of the escape charge, in which she was significantly injured almost died on Interstate 240. He could not explain his reasons for vehemently pursuing the charge but assured onlookers, that he was just doing his job and following orders from the District Attorney.

20140411_200904The disorderly conduct charged stemmed from Judge Joe Brown Hip Hop celebration and fundraiser in early May.  Moses said this event was hosted by one of her rap idols MJG, and was designed to energize African-American youth to register to vote.  The event was successful until the end, where the police showed up and she was falsely arrested.

Moses arrest came moments after she informed Judge Joe Brown, in the parking lot, that several police cars had arrived. Moses encouraged Brown not to drive his Mercedes Benz and to leave with another judicial candidate who gave him a ride away from the A-Game Bar and Grill located on Winchester.  Brown left without incident.  Moses was an appointed as a social media political, strategist and severed ties with Brown’s campaign the night of the false arrest.

Moses said, “The police had not been called, they just showed up claiming that there was a fight in the McDonald’s located next door.” Moses proclaimed she was arrested because the same police were apart of an association who endorsed Amy Weirich, Brown’s opponent. The police were highly upset because Moses tipped off Brown of their presence. The police assumed Brown was intoxicated and that she was friends with him. Moses stated that, all of the democratic supporters and campaign workers were becoming targets, being pulled over for no reason, and she could not continue to be harassed because she had children and only wanted to see competent, level minded, people elected to public office.

Moses was also terminated from her position as machine operator with the Shelby County Election Commission after the arrest. She stated, “they didn’t want anyone working inside who could possibly figure out how elections are manipulated and with my expertise in computers I could have easily figured it out what they have been doing to steal elections, Richard Holden sent me an email firing me no reason was given”.Picture 010

The Escape charge has been reset to 2-09-2015, and will be heard by former Attorney General the Honorable Paul Summers of Nashville. Attorneys Marlinee Iverson and Virginia Bozeman have signed on as attorneys of record for Phyllis Gardner in Federal Court.  Moses anticipates that a hearing on the order of protection should take place shortly. Moses seeks to depose Phyllis Gardner prior to the hearing because she states she is not being truthful.

Moses stated, that she “just wants to be heard and have an impartial judge and a former Attorney General should understand Due Process and realize that the real crime was committed against her, and then JUSTICE will be served.


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Judge Seeks Order of Protection Against Rapper/Activist Over Facebook

Judge Phyllis Gardner was granted a Temporary Order of Protection against P. Moses over alleged Political Facebook Post.

Act Right

Act Right

No Justice No Peace                                                                                   No Justice No Peace

Memphis, TN- November 10, 2014: Pamela Moses aka P. Moses is scheduled to appear November 21st, 2014 at 9:00 am in Division 25 Criminal Court, in regards to a exparte Temporary Order of Protection.  On September 2nd, 2014, Moses filed a Petition for injunction, and temporary restraining order in Chancery Court, to prevent the Shelby County Sheriff from harassing her and her 6-year-old child, under the direct instructions of Judge Phyllis Gardner. On September 4th, 2014, Chancellor Walter Evans and Chancellor Jim Kyle recused themselves and transferred Moses’ petition to Circuit Court.

On September 8th, 2014, Judge Gardner sought a Temporary Order of Protection against Moses for alleged statements “Do Not Re-Elect Judge Phyllis Gardner” made on Facebook on July 8th, 2014. Magistrate Michael Cross granted the civil temporary order of Protection two months later and assigned the case to a criminal division primarily utilized for petitioners with Domestic Abuse issues. Moses was served the Order of Protection on September 9th, 2014, shortly after Judge Bill Anderson recused himself in a separate matter involving a false arrest. Anderson requested that the Court of Administrations send a special judge from another county to adjudicate all legal matters concerning Moses in the interest of impartiality and fairness.

Retired Criminal Court Judge L.T. Lafferty extended the Temporary Order of Protection on October 10th, 2014. Moses appeared unrepresented by counsel, and because of various conflicts of interest, Moses filed a written motion for the recusal of the retired judge. Moses, known for her dedicated involvement in the Democratic Party’s campaigns since the age of 12, was asked by the retired judge, “Was she the Moses from Jackson?” Upon sudden recollection of Respondent’s activism throughout the Tennessee community, Judge L.T. Lafferty smiled and agreed also to recuse himself. Judge Lafferty said that he had previous encounters with both Gardner and Moses and concurred a recusal was only appropriate. He also stated that the “Court of Administrations wasn’t going to like it, but he could not and would not hear the case.”  Magistrate Rhonda Harris on September 23rd, 2014 recused herself from hearing the case as well. Moses states, “this is just another attempt and distraction orchestrated by the county attorney’s office and the unethical judge to discredit me and my efforts.”

Vote Myra May Hamilton

Vote Myra May Hamilton

Moses recently filed a $7,000,000.00 federal lawsuit against the county and Judge Gardner for falsely imprisoning her on February 19th, 2014. Moses argues Judge Gardner’s affidavit fails to state a claim for which relief can be granted. According to Moses, “it is full of blatant lies and I intend to prove Gardner is a liar in open court and hope that criminal charges of official misconduct are sought against any participants who help with this witch-hunt. This is abuse of power; Cross underhandedly approved an exparte order of protection. He worked in the prosecutor’s office with Gardner for years, prior to her ever becoming a judge. I’m glad Rhonda Harris didn’t go for the okey doke like others. God is good, and the truth will set me free.”

Moses declares that the alleged Facebook post do not threaten bodily harm and does not advocate any illegal activities. Moses maintains she is only guilty of fighting injustices in Memphis and campaigning against Gardner in the August election, and that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects every allegation that Gardner deems to be proof of stalking. Moses declares she will go all the way to the Supreme Court to achieve justice and exercise her freedom of speech. “Facebook is a multi-billion dollar social media platform, and if she doesn’t like what she sees on Facebook then she should not go on Facebook – – better yet she should not violate people’s constitutional rights.   As far as I’m concerned, she can take it up with the State of California, because that is where jurisdiction lies in this matter. Gardner apparently didn’t read the disclaimer.”

Blue to the Bone

Blue to the Bone

Judge L.T. Lafferty offered to appoint Moses an attorney, but Moses stated she did not trust any attorneys in Memphis. She feels they would not represent her best interest because of local politics and fear of retaliation. “It’s in my genes, my grandmother taught me not to fear anyone but God, and my mother fought with racist people in Madison County just so blacks children could learn Latin. This is not a battle that I am afraid of, I was taught to stand up for what I believe in and when you get knocked down you should get back up until you can’t fight anymore.”

Moses has since removed the case to Federal Court. She also filed a motion to dismiss for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The Tennessee Court of Administration has yet to assign another judge to hear this matter. This case highlights the legal challenges facing courts all over the U. S. with civil order and free expression in the online world. Moses seeks to unveil the continual improprieties of Judge Gardner, which has led to over 30 years corruption in the city of Memphis. She encourages all supporters to sign her petition at

All media are invited to attend the open court hearing November 21st, 2014.