The jaywalking ticketing should be nipped in the bud immediately. From both a policy and a political standpoint, it is not a good move.
"Police were also out ticketing motorists for moving violations, so the stepped up enforcement seems to be nabbing genuinely dangerous behavior as well. But the pedestrian stings are an embarrassment for a purportedly data-driven department that has just set out to drastically reduce traffic deaths. Where is the traffic safety global success story that relies on punishing pedestrians? Name one. In fact, the proven model — exemplified by the Netherlands — does not hold pedestrians at fault in the event of a collision, even if they disobeyed the letter of the law. By applying a "strict liability" legal framework to traffic crashes, the Dutch have codified the notion that when you drive a multi-ton vehicle, it's incumbent upon you to do everything possible to avoid striking pedestrians and cyclists. This has saved lives: Fewer than half as many people are killed in traffic per capita in the Netherlands as in the U.S."
I have confidence that this was a misstep under the new police commissioner and not the future of policy.