I love this guy. I don't know why there's so much hate for him, he seems like 50% of other sprite characters out there, only he actually has a method to his madness, instead of just "I am da best and will destroy da world hur hur hur"
Edit: Also, change that goddam "Police is in my pocket". 'Police' is plural, they ARE in his pocket. I have told you this before v_v
"Actually, that would only be referring to the people of the police, if you refer to it as a general institution you can still use 'is'."
Ack, you are technically correct. The best kind of correct.
However, I maintain that in this instance, 'are' would be much preferable.
The reason being (Having looked again after your comment) is that you've surrounded the singular by plurals, and so it reads like "The police" is also plural. "The banks, the stores, the people. The police...". Also, you follow it by saying "Why do you think they've not yadda yadda". Why do you think 'they', with they being 'the police'. While it is quite normal for they to refer to a singular body, in this context it is grammatically incorrect. "The government is on to you, they know what you're doing" is a good example, because it sounds right but is actually wrong.
And as such, while you are correct that the single statement "The police is in my pocket" is just as good, in this context 'are' is infinately superior! Were it another character, perhaps I would let it go, but this guy (Ah, Maximillion, right?) should be exact in the way he speaks.
@ DragonhandX; I didn't want to sound like a jerk, so I looked it up extensively, and I think I've found the root of the problem.
Can I assume you are American? Because I am British, and apparently "for many collective nouns the dispute is British (which tends to prefer the plural, who can emphasize people that make up the collective) vs. American (which tends to prefer the singular, emphasizing a single entity)"
If you are American, it makes sense that you would prefer 'is', and I would prefer 'are', because it's more common in each respective version of English. I maintain though that while grammatically correct, due to the surrounding sentences "The Police" reads as being plural, and as such 'are' is more appropriate.