Good O' Boy Roundup Report - March, 1996

6. Racist statements to individuals

The July 11 Washington Times article further reported incidents of racist or discriminatory speech and conduct by Roundup attendees, such as that "[a]t this year's event, some black officers -- including [an] ATF agent -- attempted to crash the party and were turned away after having 'bitter words' with some of the white officers in attendance." The article quoted Jeffrey Randall, who was identified in the article as a former Attalla, Alabama, policeman, [ / Randall was never an accredited police officer but only an unsalaried volunteer of the police reserve for a short time in 1989. ] as concluding that there was "'an obvious racist overtone' by many of those in attendance." The article stated further that Randall had seen black agents being turned away from this year's Roundup.

At the Senate hearing on July 21, Jack Scott, a white ATF agent, testified that he attended the 1995 Roundup with Cordell Malone, a black ATF agent, and Robert Goldston, a black police officer from Cleveland, Tennessee. He said one night a group of white males approached him and said he was "screwing up" the Roundup "by bringing niggers to the Roundup." Scott testified that he was told that three of these men were current or retired police officers from the Fort Lauderdale police department and the fourth was from south Alabama.