Second Request For A Summary Judgment Could Land Local Judge In Hot Water

The Prince George’s County Circuit Court Judge

The Honorable  Dwight D. Jackson – Judge – 7th Judicial Circuit

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It’s not surprising that a vast number of people in Prince Georges County have lost faith in the judicial system and believe that the court system is broken. 

 

On Thursday October 2, 2014 the parties to the case  JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH MINISTRIES,INC. v.,  JOEL R. PEEBLES SR. are scheduled to appear in court. They will be there to address the ridiculous request by the Six Rogue Employees for the Judge to issue a second Summary Judgment in this case.  The six(6), self-appointed employees at Jericho are asking Prince Georges County Circuit Court Judge Dwight D. Jackson to join them and circumvent (break) the law, by not following the Maryland Court Of Special Appeals decision.   If Judge Dwight D. Jackson is bold enough to disregard the higher courts ruling and grant the six employees request for a second summary judgment he will be violating a court order which is the same as breaking the law.  He will show himself to be  an unjust judge and an unfit judge. What’s interesting is that in the past Judge Jackson has made his rulings behind closed doors a few days before the scheduled court date.

  WAS BISHOP JOEL R. PEEBLES SR., A  MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES  IN MARCH 2009? THIS IS THE ONLY QUESTION THAT THE COURT WILL ANSWER.  IT’S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE. BISHOP JOEL PEEBLES HAS NUMEROUS DOCUMENTS SHOWING THAT HE WAS A  MEMBER OF THE BOARD.

 On June 20, 2014 the unelected self-appointed, board of 6 employees who are temporarily occupying the Jericho Landover, MD facility filed another motion for Summary judgment in the case that they filed against Bishop Joel Peebles and William Meadows 4 days after Apostle Betty died.   This move by the 6 and their lawyers is astonishing, brazen and contemptuous on all levels.

 A summary judgment is when a decision is made without a trial. “If a material fact is disputed by both sides, then the court is prohibited from granting a summary judgment.  Thus, in opposing a summary judgment, it is not necessary to show that you win on the issue.  It is only necessary that you show that a genuine as opposed to a frivolous, issue of fact exists.”  To overcome a summary judgment you only need to prove that there is a disputed fact.

October 25, 2011, Judge Dwight Jackson granted the six employees a summary judgment against Bishop Joel Peebles and Chairman William Meadows.  Bishop Joel and our board filed an appeal to the court of Special Appeals who ruled that “… “[T]he purpose of summary judgment is to determine whether there are facts in dispute that must be resolved through a more formal dispute resolution process, a trial on the merits. . . . It is not the purpose of summary judgment to resolve issues of material fact.”Md. 21 1, 229-30 (2003) (emphasis added)’Returning to the instant case, appellees, we conclude that the circuit court erred in granting motion for summary judgment because a genuine dispute of material fact exists as to whether appellant Peebles was a member of the Board.   …. In concluding that appellant Peebles was not elected as a Board member, the circuit court engaged in fact-finding, which is not a function permitted of a trial court when making a determination on summary judgment …. Because a genuine dispute of material fact existed as to whether appellant Peebles was a member of the Board, we reverse summary judgment as to both appellants and remand for further Proceedings.

In short, Judge Jackson wrongly granted the motion for summary judgment in the original trial because there WAS a disputed fact as to whether or not Pastor Joel was a member of the Board of Trustees.  It is not for a judge to decide issues of fact, that’s done by a jury.  A jury is the only appropriate fact finders in a courtroom.  The Court of Special Appeals reversed Judge Jackson decision. (The six employees are NOT the legal board) and sent it back (remand) to the lower court.  The six employees then filed an appeal to the court of Appeals which is the highest court in Maryland who declined to hear the case.

The case is now back before Judge Dwight D. Jackson. The six employees are asking Judge Jackson to make the exact same ruling that the Court of Special Appeals said was done in error. The fact that the six employees and their lawyers  think that they can manipulate a judge and get him to go against what a higher court (Court of Special Appeals) has ordered  casts a bad light on the Prince Georges County judicial system.   This shows the level of contempt that they have for the judicial system.  These questions beg to be answered- Why are these so called Christians attempting to manipulate the legal system? Are they above the law? Why are they trying to avoid a jury?  The world is watching.

Why Are We Called The City of Praise Church?

Many have asked why we call ourselves The City of Praise.  The best person to answer this question is the one who changed the name of the church from Jericho City of Praise to The City of Praise, Apostle Betty P. Peebles

After the death of Elder John Peebles,  Apostle Betty said during a 2005 New Years sermon, that she was changing the name of the church from Jericho City of Praise to The City of Praise.  So, why have these six self-appointed, unholy, ungodly, rogue crooks  who say they are carrying out her wishes refuse to do this?  They fought against it after she died, they refuse to change the signs, they refuse to support the name change.  They claim that they are keeping with her vision.  How?  You be the judge as to who is actually carrying out Apostle’s vision. Apostle Betty and Elder Joel

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