lol @ the first part
there's been a couple of times cops wanted me but couldn't really do anything. i think the first time was on my gsxr 750. speed limit was 55 and i gave it a little throttle to pass a car. that bike was pretty quick, so that slight twist had me going ~120 or so, which felt like nothing. i looked in my mirror and saw blue lights. the car i passed was a black impala, no markings, no external blue lights, no antennae, no govt plate, and had tinted windows. never crossed my mind that it was a cop, lol. i pulled over and he was fuming. long story short, he was on his way home from work and didn't have his ticket book, so he reluctantly let me go.
second time was in my cobra. i was on a long empty stretch of road in BFE at maybe 1am or so. speed limit was 65 and i was crusing at 120-125 or so and started coming up on an SUV, so i got in the left lane. i was gaining on it fast, but when i got close to it, i saw a light bar on top. got on the brakes hard and passed him going maybe 5mph faster than he was going. he shined his spotlight on me for a few seconds as i passed, but he made a turn about a half mile later lol
See, I hate unmarked cars. To me, they're a trap. Not saying you didn't deserve a ticket in either situation, or that I didn't deserve mine. If I'm speeding and you catch me, I won't lie, I won't bitch, I'll take it because I earned it.
BUT... The way I see it if a police car is driving around with no markings, no light bar, that means they're looking to make the state some money. I don't think that is crime prevention, I think it's racketeering. But that's just my personal belief. Seeing as how many police departments are big fans of taking people's money with no due process because it "might" be used for a crime, even if there is no indication of a crime being or about to be committed, I'm of the opinion that those departments, and those who use unmarked cars are in it for the money, not the enforcement of the law. But that's just my opinion.
I've been pulled over in my 99 Mustang GT, and this was a few years ago in Wisconsin. I was on Highway 53, posted limit 65. Wisconsin generally won't ticket you for less than 10 over, and I generally set my cruise at 70 because that's where I got really good MPG. Anyway, I'm driving, doing 70 and come up to a big stack of cars doing 60 on the road. They're in both lanes, just crawling. So I start to work my way past them, going lane to lane, etc. Only to get close to the front and see a state trooper, doing 60, in the right lane, and everyone's afraid to pass.
Well, I know my speedometer is accurate. It checks out with the roadside "your speed is" signs, along with my GPS, so I turned on my GPS speedo, set the cruise for 65, and passed the trooper.
He turned his lights on as soon as I pulled over to the right in front of him, so I pull over, roll down my windows, and get my license out.
He walks up on the passenger side, and I say, "What can I do for you officer?"
"Stop speeding on my road! License and registration!"
"Yes sir, here you go. Would you like insurance too?"
He goes back to his car, runs my license, finds I haven't had a ticket/accident/anything in nearly 20 years now, and comes back up to the car.
"Do you know how fast you were going?"
"My speedometer said 65, and that's what I had my cruise set to."
"My radar shows you at 73."
"That's interesting officer. As far as I know my speedometer is correct. I will be happy to get it checked, and I did find it odd that there were so many cars stacked up behind you, and that I showed you at 60 on my speedometer. I didn't see your lights on, or any obstructions/dangers ahead of you, so I figured as long as I am doing 65, I could pass you."
"Well, I'll write you a warning, but get your speedometer checked, and slow it down."
Now, I know that he was fucking with everyone, and pulled me over for spoiling his fun. I did get the speedo checked, and it was right on. But I really hate people abusing their power. I don't care how fast someone drives, even a police officer, but don't give me shit for passing your slow driving ass and easing up the congestion YOU are causing because you're bored on a sunday afternoon.