yes, but it is ok to walk the back roads of Beacon Hill after dark. Even though a local real resident advised against it.
Please don't confuse the issues. I get your reference but that was an old post and really NOT the same thing at all. Many will not be aware of those old posts and will try to conflate the two based on your comment. This particular event was a gun point robbery and during the daylight hours.
(But for what it's worth, I agreed with Lesley then and wouldn't do it, regardless of how 'safe' some think it might be.)