Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo Is In Trouble for Saying If the NBA Shut Down, the Crime Rate Would Rise

Minnesota Rep. Pat Garofalo Is In Trouble for Saying If the NBA Shut Down, the Crime Rate Would Rise

A Minnesota legislator sees nothing racist about his tweet suggesting that the NBA, (in which three-fourths of the players are black), is full of criminals.

Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, tweeted Sunday night: “Let’s be honest, 70% of teams in NBA could fold tomorrow + nobody would notice a difference w/ possible exception of increase in streetcrime.”

His post has drawn hundreds of comments — some branding him a racist and others using statistics to rebut the idea of rampant violations in the NBA compared to American society in general — and been retweeted more than 1,100 times. Ken Martin, chairman of the Minnesota Democratic Party, took to his own Twitter account to call Garofalo’s post “incredibly racist.”

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Source: EURWeb.com

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