ATTEMPTED MURDERER ON THE JOB FOR FLORIDA REPUBLICANS
Broward County, Florida, is keeping America proud. Rupert Tarsey, 28, was elected in May to the Broward County Republican Executive Committee. He defeated two others who had been around and active for much longer. Recently, his fellow committee members learned that Tarsey used to have another name. But they also learned that he had been convicted of a horrible attack on a high school classmate back in 2007. Tarsey is an attempted murderer. But he never spent a day in jail. But Broward County Florida Republicans will keep him on the job.
NEW NAME, NEW STATE, OLD ATTACK COMES TO LIGHT
In 2007, Tarsey still had his original name of Ditsworth, and brutally attacked a female classmate with a hammer in Los Angeles. When the hammer broke he then tried to strangle her. Somehow, she managed to viciously bite his finger to stop the attack and survive. Young Tarsey never spent a day in jail. His wealthy family immediately had him admitted him to a hospital for mental health treatment. Tarsey had a previous diagnosis for autism. His family used that to great effect to keep him out jail. He spent three months in a psychiatric hospital in Texas. This attempted murderer then spent four years in a residential treatment program for autistic students in Florida.
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MONEY AND AUTISTIC “DIAGNOSIS” KEPT SCHEMER OUT OF JAIL
Tarsey pled no contest to a single count of assault with a deadly weapon and got 6 years of probation. He did this by hiding behind an insanely dubious diagnosis of autism. The probation ended after five years. His victim received just over $1 Million dollars in a civil settlement. A year after the attack, Tarsey made the dean’s list at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He went on to get a Master’s in business administration. He currently resides in a $1.7 million waterfront condo with a basketball court and home theater.
FLORIDA REPUBLICANS WON’T FIRE ATTEMPTED MURDERER
Tarsey’s past resurfaced in September, prompting some calls for his resignation. Tarsey has refused to resign. Bob Sutton, the committee’s chairman, attempted to suspend Tarsey. Tarsey responded by filing a grievance against Sutton with the Florida Republican Party, claiming Sutton had no authority. Then Sutton filed a grievance against Tarsey. This is news today as Florida Republican Party Chairman Blaise Ingoglia officially resolved those grievances last week. But his solution was to put both men on probation. But Tarsey is still on the job. Florida Republicans can be proud. They have an attempted murderer, supposedly autistic, overachieving political schemer on the job.
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Ingoglia made it clear that Tarsey’s criminal record in an embarrassment to the Republican Party and he should resign. But Ingoglia also said that it’s up to the local party to remove him if they choose. He chastised Broward County’s republican Committee for “personal agendas” pushing this situation into public. Ingoglia believes that this damages the broader GOP image and says the Broward County Republican Committee is “on a short leash.”
Tarsey is still on the job. Maybe he should go work directly for Trump, or perhaps Moore in Alabama? We could all then see if the broader GOP even notices.