Basic Algebra: What Will the Verdict Be?

This:

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Made me think of this:

<0--397--hh>

Which made me think of this:

<0--404--hh>

Or was it the other way around?

It adds up to the same thing.

Comments about whether to excuse or denounce are redundant --- but it brings to mind the summation of The Verdict from greats -- Mamet, Newman and Lumet:

Try them, and let a jury decide. We know ours is not a nation of cowards. What will our leaders do?