A friend o’ CAAFlog called our attention to this thoughtful Jacksonville Daily News op-ed by Paul Starzynski Jr., a former Jacksonville, North Carolina and Onslow County law enforcement officer. He was a witness for the prosecution at the capital retrial of LCpl Wade Walker. Not everything in the piece is accurate — its description of the basis for reversal of the original death sentence, for example, misses the mark. But the op-ed is an interesting look at the court-martial system through the eyes of an experienced outside law enforcement officer. He also writes with good humor, such as his unfavorable comparison of Viriginia chili to Carolina chili.