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

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."

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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]