[Update Below] After a woman tweeted about alleged parking placard abuse related to him, Brooklyn State Senator Kevin Parker sent a tweet to her saying "kill yourself!" Parker has since deleted the tweet to Candice Giove, who serves as Deputy Communications Director of the NY Senate Republican Majority. But the Internet remembers everything:

The incident started when Giove, a former NY Post reporter and Independent Democratic Conference communications director, responded to a tweet from last week about a car which was blocking "the whole of the 2nd ave bike lane btw 43rd and 44th." Giove tweeted this morning that she had determined that the placard number was assigned to Parker, although the car's license plate number did not match. She speculated "he either used it in another car or gave it to someone to use, both of which are not permitted."

Then came Parker's now-deleted tweet:

Parker, a Democrat, is known for having something of a temper: in 2010, the Times wrote about several incidents involving him, saying he had "toxic" anger. "A few years ago, he was charged with punching a traffic enforcement agent," the Times wrote. "There have been complaints that he menaced his staff and even fellow senators. He is presently fighting charges of assaulting a news photographer from The New York Post." In 2008, an aide accused him of shoving her, knocking her eyeglasses off of her face and stepping on them.

Parker, who has also called fellow State Senators "racists" and "white supremacists," once noted that his outbursts got him more press attention.

Parker was reelected this past November to the 21st Senate District, which includes parts of Park Slope, Prospect Park and East Flatbush. He is apparently raising money for a NYC Comptroller run.

We've reached out to Parker and Giove for comment, and will update when we hear back from them.

Update, 12:22 p.m.: Parker has apologized to Giove on Twitter, writing, "I sincerely apologize. I used a poor choice of words. Suicide is a serious thing and and should not be made light of."

Update 1:30 p.m.: While Parker has not returned Gothamist's calls, he did speak to the Times-Union about his tweet. While he stood by his apology, he also continued to criticize Giove: "This is a tempest in a teapot," Parker said. "The fact is, the person we’re talking about here is a ‘Twitter troll’ who represents a conference that on every issue has been on the wrong side of history - a women’s right to choose, the Campaign for Fiscal Equity, voting rights."

“I’m sure people in my district don’t care,” Parker said. “Come on, people don’t care about that. What Republican legislation has there been for suicide prevention? When [Giove] was with the IDC, where was the anti-suicide legislation she was putting forth?”

“Candice is the one coming after me,” Parker added. “Where’s Candice record been on suicide?”

Still, Parker was not rescinding his apology.

“I am standing by it, absolutely. I should not have said it,” Parker said. “But as communications director for the IDC, she was on the wrong side of history on every issue, pitting people against each other.”

And he followed that up...more tweets: