Tag: Moman Pruiett

Moman Pruiett (1872-1945)

Moman Pruiett (1872-1945)

Died. Moman Pruiett, 73, shaggy-browed Oklahoma criminal lawyer; of pneumonia; in Oklahoma City. Sent to jail for robbery at age 18, he vowed “I’ll open the doors of your damned prisons!” Later he became so expert at bringing tears to backwoods jurors’ eyes (343 murder cases, 303 acquittals, no executions) that he was considered a […]

“The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement”

“The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement”

(From “Moman Pruiett, Criminal Lawyer,” by Moman Pruiett (1945)) Speech by Moman Pruiett to the Oklahoma Electric Club, Oklahoma City February 21, 1927 “The Relationship of Old Black Gold to Law Enforcement” “They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak; They are slaves who will not choose Hatred, scoffing and […]