I drove through Ohio today (lucky me). What a police state it is. I'm sure I've never seen so many cops pulling people over. I wish I'd have kept count. Had to be more than 2 dozen! Anyway...be care ful out on the road this weekend!
I live in Indiana, Fort Wayne, about 30 minutes from Ohio. Whenever I have occasion to enter that god-forsaken state, I have often noticed the exact same thing. However, recently, I have noticed the police state mentality spilling over into Indiana. At least in my own personal experience, the police are increasingly being used as revenue generators for the state.
One of my closest friends, whom I have known since middle school, is a cop in my city (a city of about 260,000 people), and until I rode along with him a few times and talked about his work, I did not realize how rare felony arrests are. Many officers go more than a year without making a felony arrest. So much of what my friend, Sean, does is traffic related or domestic. But at least he's cool about it; 9 times out of 10 he'll either hit his lights to slow a speeder down, or if he actually pulls them over, he'll usually issue a warning if they are at least semi-polite about the whole thing (and not going ridiculously fast).