I believe that when our elected city officials clearly demonstrate their positions on important issues...it's a positive trait. Those of us paying attention and do actually vote are capable of making positive changes in our community. If people think that spew hatred or supporting knee-jerk reactions against law enforcement should go to NYC or Portland and see how much safer you'll be there. I'm an independent, don't care about political parties, and it doesn't matter to me that Sheriff Gregory Tony is running as a Democrat...I just want what I pay taxes for...law and order.