Geoffrey Berg

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    May 1, 2009

    Tolan Family Sues Bellaire And Brings The Fireworks

    Robbie Tolan and his family have finally filed the long-awaited civil suit against the city of Bellaire and the cop who shot him in a high-profile incident that's brought national attention to the affluent suburb.The federal suit -- which contains explosive allegations of racist incidents by Bellair ... More >>

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    April 6, 2009

    Civil Suit Against Bellaire Is Coming No Matter What Happens With Indictment, Attorneys Say

    Photo by John Nova LomaxAs Hair Balls reported earlier, Bellaire cop Jeffrey Cotton was indicted for the December 31 shooting of Robbie Tolan.George Gibson and Geoffrey Berg, Tolan's attorneys, announced that the Tolan family will be filing a civil lawsuit, regardless of the outcome of the criminal ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    Bellaire Expert Finds No Racial Profiling, Stunning Nobody

    When the city of Bellaire announced it was bringing in an expert to study whether its police force engaged in racial profiling, the lawyer for the kid whose shooting spawned the move was unimpressed. "Certainly, it's a PR move...I don't have a whole lot of confidence any of this will turn out to be ... More >>

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    February 18, 2009

    Baseball Player Shot by Police Calls for Bellaire Mayor's Resignation

    Robert Tolan, the minor league baseball player shot by Bellaire cops in his parents' driveway on December 31, called for Bellaire Mayor Cindy Siegel's resignation at a press conference today. "I would hope that Bellaire's residents are appalled and outraged," Tolan told a crowd of about 100 people ... More >>

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    February 12, 2009
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    February 11, 2009

    The Tolan-Bellaire Shooting Story Is Going National

    Isiah Carey's Insite reports the Robbie Tolan/Bellaire police shooting story is going national.Bryant Gumbel of HBO's Real Sports was in town to interview Tolan, who was shot in his driveway by Bellaire cops. Tolan's father is former major leaguer Robert Tolan.Carey says Gumbel interviewed the entir ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Robert Tolan's Lawyers Aren't That Impressed With Bellaire's Proposed Racial-Profiling Study

    As the Houston Chronicle reported today, the city of Bellaire has hired an outside consultant to review whether there's evidence of racial profiling in who the police department pulls over on traffic stops.The announcement came in the wake, of course, of the police shooting of resident Robert Tolan, ... More >>

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    January 23, 2009

    Bellaire Police Victim Comes Home, But It Ain't Over Yet

    Robert Tolan got shot by Bellaire PD, and all he got was this lousy bullet lodged in his liver. That's all he's gotten so far, at least. Tolan was released from the hospital yesterday, and Hair Balls contacted his attorney to see what their next move is."Let me quote my favorite president, the curre ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    The Chron, Enron Hatah

    A federal court quotes a dog

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    January 6, 2009

    It's Easier Than You Think To Get Shot By A Bellaire Cop

    Unarmed 23-year-old black man Robbie Tolan was shot in his own driveway last Wednesday in Bellaire. The bullet pierced his lung and lodged in his liver, where doctors say it will likely remain for the rest of his life.The shooter was Sgt. Joseph Cotton, who evidently thought Tolan's 2004 Nissan Xter ... More >>

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    October 19, 2000

    Graven Images

    A respected preacher gets busted for child pornography on his computer. Has he delved into the worst of cyberspace depravity or just the stuff of scholarly research?