...happen to be the lesser of two evils compared with the Democrats. I contacted a Republican NYC Councilman, who happens to be one of my local council members. I asked his legislative director about a controversial bill introduced in the city council... here it is... http://changethenypd.org/about-community-safety-act#About_Legislation The only part of the four parts of this bill that is sensible is number four. Anyway, the legislative director told me that all republican council members of NYC are voting no. That's why I may be an independent centrist but I still go with Repubs more-so because they defend justice, traditional rights, morals, and respect, and most of all common sense (like I'v said not all the time but more-so than Dems) I have family that are cops and this bill makes life worse for everybody except the criminals lol. The Democratic mayoral candidates for the most part (yes even Christine Quinn and Adolfo Carrion) are not good material for NYC mayor even in the slightest. The more repubs in NYC, the more people and youth that actually live in the neighborhoods can find jobs and security. And better quality of culture.