Cruel and Unusual

Why are executions carried out so late at night?

I just read where some poor soul in Tennessee was pronounced dead at 3:12 AM EDT Wednesday. He had confessed to killing 19-year-old Marine Suzanne Collins in 1985 while she jogged near a Navy base north of Memphis.

Just for me to be awake at 3:12 AM is cruel and very unusual. 3:12 AM is too late or too early for anyone no matter how you look at it.

What does one do after a 3:12 AM execution? I guess everyone headed to the Waffle shop or is there a formal reception?

I am not a big fan of the death penalty. I believe plenty of folks deserve death, but as a society we have proven all too often that mistakes are made.