Inmate questions judge in civil case

Inmate questions judge in civil case

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Inmate Pamela Moses, who is also a rapper, acted as her own attorney in a civil case in the Shelby County Courthouse.

Moses said after the hearing, "I think a lot of people said what they told them to say. The truth is going to set me free. I'm just very prayerful about that."

Moses is being held on a $500,000 bond in a criminal case where she is accused of the unauthorized practice of law, stalking, harassment, and other charges.

Shelby County General Sessions court judge Phyllis Gardner is asking for an order of protection against Moses. Gardner said she felt afraid and terrorized after Moses confronted her while she was campaigning, handed out flyers against Gardner's re-election, advocated for the judge's removal and created a Facebook page that made Gardner look like a racist. Moses also tried to get into the ceremony when Judge Gardner was sworn in.

Attorney Michael Working advised Moses during the hearing. "It is very unusual," Working commented. "In 10 years since I have been practicing law, I can't remember a case like this."

The judge said he will rule in 10 days on the order of protection. Judge Gardner had no comment.

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