In a controversial move, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice will be implementing a new form of capital punishment. Sometime later this year they will begin executing their inmates on death row, and those convicted of capital murder via the Piranha Execution System. The death sentence will be carried out by a three-step process.
We’d traveled all this way, from our respective homes on the opposite sides of Canada, to participate in Sweetwater’s Rattlesnake Roundup, which is held annually on the second weekend of March. Reputedly, it’s the largest of its kind in the world, although there’s no way to verify the claim. Only a handful of these events formally exist anywhere in the world, mostly hosted in small towns throughout Texas.
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