I wouldn't consider this a good area. It might be my whiteness, but I wouldn't even consider renting, let alone owning, a house within a good distance of this area. After dark in a car, maybe if neccessary for some reason. On bike or using transit, not on your life. I know that may sound bad, but the truth is what it is. The jaywalking enforcement was due to a request from Franklin HS (this happened right in front of FHS). MLK Way is very busy street; two lanes each direction plus center lane. The girl tried to blow the guy off when he was trying to talk to her. Don't know if a citation was the only possible end to that scenario, but you just don't walk away like you don't have to address the cop if you don't want to.