One county in Wisconsin has arrested a dog groomer for daring to attempt to save her small business. Meanwhile, New York is freeing rapists from its prisons. One of these monsters went right out and committed rape again, within days of being let out to keep him safe from the virus.

Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about rifle optics. Which reticle is preferable in a riflescope? What characteristics should a person look for in long-range scope? 

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A Brooklyn man was arrested Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman just 10 days after he was released from Rikers Island over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus behind bars, according to a report.

Robert Pondexter, 57, was being held at the notorious New York City prison on a separate rape charge when he was released.

He was charged Saturday with attempted rape and sexual assault among other offenses, the New York Post reported, citing anonymous police sources.

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