Thursday, December 3, 2015

Judge Fights for Green Beret Veteran Kicked Out of USF

USF trustees pass on Holder's request to readmit expelled U.S. Army vet
Tampa Bay Times
Tony Marrero Times Staff Writer
Thursday, December 3, 2015
TAMPA — Despite a plea from Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Gregory Holder, the University of South Florida Board of Trustees on Thursday did not to act on a request to readmit a former U.S. Army Green Beret expelled after firing his gun at a Tampa gas station.

None of the 12 board members present brought up Holder's request for discussion after he spoke for three minutes on behalf of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clary Allred, who needs 17 credits to graduate.

Allred was convicted of last year of aggravated assault and other charges in the county's Veterans Treatment Court, which Holder oversees.

Saying he came "not with a frontal assault but on bended knee," Holder urged the board to intervene. Typically, board members don't get involved in admissions decisions.
Hassan, 29, followed Allred outside to get his tag number and Allred pulled an AR-15 rifle from his Jeep and held it at his side in a threatening manner, police said. After a few more exchanged words, Allred handed Hassan a $100 bill, got in his Jeep and fired another weapon, a Glock handgun, into the air three times as he drove away.
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