I was riding home last night and I noticed something that happens to me a lot but I never really thought about before until that thread about getting tickets for running lights. I live in NYC and round here, when I pull up to a light in Brooklyn, I try to slowdown from about half a block away and hope it changes and if not, I'll run it if there aren't cars around. I do it all the time but when there's a police car there, I'd go REAL slow and try to stand as I get to the crosswalk. Bout 2 out of 3 times when I pull up, even if there's a red, when there aren't cars around and the streets are empty, the cop'll usually give me this weird look like, "what the hell are you doing waiting for the light buddy?" and slowly creep into the intersection and go on down the street, at which point I follow. I've never gotten a ticket before doing that.
Are the cops around here just less law abiding than your average cop?