first off, all you cop bashers, i plan on entering the academy soon so watch it with all that!
second, not all cops are dicks...I'll tell you right now, I'm more likely to ticket a suburban for speeding than an srt-4.
third, the reason ca is the only place you're seeing that problem is because of the street racing "epidemic"...all cops in that area have been trained to spot illegal mods on the cars......good idea, but way overboard!
finally, as for cool cops...if you can stand the people, the local cops here (darien being the exception for the most part) are the coolest! got pulled over for doin 55 in a 25 and just got yelled at, for doing 43-35...cop never even got out of the car! just pulled me over, then pulled up next to me and said to slow down. also, the stamford cops rock! ever see supertroopers? red lights? speeders? who gives a shit! somebody going to slow? these nice flashing lights will clear my way! haha, love it!