Minnesota Lawmaker: Street Crime Would Decrease If NBA Players Disappeared

Minnesota Lawmaker: Street Crime Would Decrease If NBA Players Disappeared
March 10 11:12 2014 Print This Article

A Minnesota state lawmaker is under fire after making what some deem as a racist tweet about NBA players.

“Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in racist tweetstreet crime,” Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, tweeted.

Although some people retweeted the post in support, others retweeted the tweet to call it out as racist. The tweet was retweeted over 700 times.

Garofalo said he was “talking about NBA’s high arrest rate and that they are the only major pro league that testing positive for marijuana is not a substance abuse violation.”

“No intent beyond that,” he continued.

He also told KARE 11 that he was discussing how NBA players feel that they are above the law.

And Garofalo’s timeline is full of anti-NBA tweets:

FACT: The NFL Pro Bowl sucks almost as bad as the NBA.

NBA Draft? Ask me if I care.

GREAT IDEA – How about a New ESPN channel that covers all sports except the NBA. Joke players.

Joke teams. Joke league.

For those who have difficulty staying away from NBA on TV – I suggest watching paint dry. Much more interesting.

I could care less about the NBA with the possible exception of wanting Miami 2 lose. Seriously I’d rather watch snow melt than watch the NBA

In the history of the NBA Finals no team had lost a 3-1 lead in the series. Until now.

He seems more fixated with the NBA than the issues impacting his constituents.


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these craKKKers are getting bolder and bolder..what are we going to do about it.................


and yet you still have negroes thinking we live in a post-racial society..............

We will NEVER live in a post-racial society..it is impossible to do so living amongst sub-hue-man creatures.......... 


@NAHMEANSON101 Black people aint gonna do sh*t. It's 2014 and the police are still running around punkin the black man and taking his manhood. The black man is paralyzed with fear of death and jail. But will kill a whole family if they look at him to long.