MN. State Rep. tweet: 70 percent fewer NBA teams would lead to ‘increase in streetcrime’

By Tom Boggioni
Sunday, March 9, 2014 22:19 EDT
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Minnesota State Representative Pat Garofalo sent out a tweet today stating that no one would notice a decrease in NBA teams except for the possible exception of an ‘increase in streetcrime.’

Garofalo (R-Framington) tweeted: “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.”

See tweet:


The tweet set off a firestorm of criticism on Twitter with accusations of racism:


To date, Garofalo has only responded to one tweet, coming from ‘b_ball jeny’


[Garofalo image from Pat Garofalo For State Representative Facebook]

Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni
Tom Boggioni is based in the quaint seaside community of Pacific Beach in less quaint San Diego. He writes about politics, media, culture, and other annoyances. Mostly he spends his days at the beach gazing at the horizon waiting for the end of the world, or the sun to go down. Whichever comes first.
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