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I don’t know the answers to these three questions about The Dread 1/6, but I think they are enlightening as a thought experiment. Feel free to invent your own numbers, or characterizations, but please remember the basis upon which you made your estimates:
- What was the total property damage compared to the value at stake? Feel free to lowball “inestimable” valuables (everything is estimable, but that’s a different post).
- How many non-protesters were injured or killed by protesters? Feel free to include anybody who worked in or around the building, elected officials, LEOs, bystanders, or counter-protesters.
- Without using words like insurrection, sedition, terrorism, and so forth, what other charges could be brought against the protesters? Think “lesser included charges” rather than “terrorism covers everything so it’s a trick question.”
Do you have a pretty firm feeling what the answers would be? To an order of magnitude? Rough guesstimate? Wild swag?