Chia: One thing I found interesting was the fact when she called 911 she immediately said "This is Amanda Berry" (then something about her being in the news all the time, or for the past 10 years or something)
O: strikes me as odd too. Like they kept their hopes up by thinking they were still being searched, and on the news... Such an unrealistic thought... It gives her 911 call an almost tragic dimension, I found, because of course, everybody including the 911 responder had forgotten all about her...
Chai: Honestly, that sounds pretty lame (not saying you are Oliver), thinking to tell someone the police are on my side, as if they know of and approve.
I don't have any reason at this time to even think she mistrusted the police.
Why do you specifically think that Oliver?
O: in my view you assume too much about how you would react in her situation. They were kids when they got into it. Kids are easily manipulated into believing whatever. You and I (at that young age) included.
The police came twice already and did nothing, even when getting reports of women on leaches... They could have followed it up a bit better, don't you think?
I think the idea the victims knew the police came is reasonable, because it's a small house. One of them at least would have heard, and told the others. So at the least, Berry could have had good reasons to distrust police EFFECTIVENESS, if not probity.