Herdy, Amy 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2017
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1 US WA: Pot Growers Up Against Fear, Loathing and San JuanSun, 25 Jan 2015
Source:Seattle Times (WA) Author:Herdy, Amy Area:Washington Lines:203 Added:01/26/2015

County Supported I-502 by State's Widest Margin

Not in This Neighborhood, Some Residents Now Say

SAN JUAN ISLAND - A drug operation is tucked into the trees on a San Juan Island horse farm that neighbors have argued could lead to "home-invasion robberies, thefts and murders."

The drug in question? Not cocaine, heroin or methamphetamine; rather, it's marijuana, which David Rice received a permit in August to cultivate in one of the island's first legal grow operations. And possibly one of its last. In what some consider an appalling turn of events on an island known for its agriculture, small-town feel and strong sense of community, Rice laid off his 16 employees and shut down his business, San Juan Sun Grown, in the face of a lawsuit from angry neighbors that also threatens the horse-breeding and riding-lessons business of his sister, Jenny Rice.

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2US CO: Findings Complicate Mena CaseThu, 23 Jan 2003
Source:Denver Post (CO) Author:Herdy, Amy Area:Colorado Lines:Excerpt Added:01/23/2003

Sworn Testimony Raises Questions Over 1999 Denver Police Shooting

Thursday, January 23, 2003 - Sworn statements about the death of Ismael Mena raise troubling new questions about the much-criticized police shooting, including findings that gunshot residue found on Mena's hand did not come from a gun police said he fired at them.

Mena, a 45-year-old Mexican immigrant, was shot by a police SWAT team on Sept. 29, 1999, after team members executing a drug search warrant entered the wrong house. Police said they shot and killed an armed Mena after he refused to drop his gun and then fired at them.

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3US CO: Mayor Cargo's Baggage Riles FoesSun, 22 Sep 2002
Source:Denver Post (CO) Author:Herdy, Amy Area:Colorado Lines:Excerpt Added:09/22/2002

Sunday, September 22, 2002 - OAK CREEK - Inside the VFW bar, the man next to Kathy "Cargo" Rodeman would not stop.

Punctuating his points with two fingers, he jabbed her shoulder, hard. Again and again.

Growing up, her daddy - the sweetest man until he drank, she said - used to beat her, until one day she bested him with a chair and a fireplace poker.

So in the bar, after one jab too many, she turned, hooked one long, wiry arm around the guy's waist and took him down.

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