the police would actually be better

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jacdac

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Lebanese
‘I suppose it doesn’t matter much anyway,’ Andy said. ‘They’ll be here soon enough. I think the police would actually be better. At least you don’t turn into an unperson as soon as the police get their hands on you.’
Source: Firestarter by Stephen King
Context: Andy has told Irv that he is on the run from the police. Irv has brought Andy and his daughter to his home.

Does the title sentence sound natural to you? Does better have any uncommon meaning?

Glossary:
Unperson – someone of whom, after his or her execution, any evidence that he or she ever existed was erased.

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  • jacdac

    Senior Member
    Lebanese
    Thank you. “They” are the government agents. Now I got it. Preferably be arrested by the police than the govermemt agents.
     
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