If you are a State Representative you should at least have some sense of what is a very stupid thing to say, and what is not. In the case of Minnesota State Rep. Pat Garofalo, he does not know the difference. Case in point from his Twitter account.  If you would like to e-mail Pat about what you think of his social media efforts and veiled racism, he can be found at rep.pat.garofalo@house.mn

UPDATE: Here is Pat’s response to Deadspin’s original article about the Tweet.

Hi Tim. Thanks for the email and for giving me a chance to respond. I was talking about the NBA’s high arrest rate and that their punishment for positive drugs tests are weaker than other leagues. No intent beyond that. The culture among many pro athletes that they are above the law is the problem, not people like me pointing that problem out.