In the New York mayoral primaries yesterday, former police captain Eric Adams had the lead on the Democratic side, after running the post-George Floyd version of a "tough on crime" campaign. Meanwhile the Republicans nominated Curtis Silwa. founder of the Guardian Angels.
Americans showed this year that they are not happy with police violence and won't necessarily back the cops in every situation like they used to, but they still hate and fear crime. With violent crime rising in most major cities, it is the number one issue again, and "defunding the police" is off the agenda.
Note that preliminary numbers show Adams did best in the parts of the city with lots of working class and minority voters, while his more radical opponents did better with rich white people.