Boulder City Chief Finn Destroyed

November 27, 2012

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The evolving, often hilarious, situation comedy starring Las Vegas biker rights lawyer Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs and Boulder City, Nevada Police Chief Thomas Finn is starting to look like a hit. Why Hollywood production company Bischoff Hervey Entertainment decided to do a “reality” series about an alleged San Diego motorcycle club called the Laffing Devils instead of just following Stubbs around for a few weeks remains a mystery.

Stubbs is the esteemed council suing the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, the North Las Vegas Police Department and numerous individual cops in federal court on behalf of the Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs. He also represented the legal interests of the Mongols Motorcycle Club during their national run in Boulder City last June. In case you missed earlier episodes of this farce you can catch up here , here  and here.

Zero Tolerance

Stubbs has apparently caught Chief Finn red-handed in several crimes and misdemeanors including destroying government records to cover the steps he took to harass bikers. Before the Mongols arrived last summer Finn was arrogant enough to write Municipal Court Judge Victor Miller and City Attorney Dave Olsen that, “There will be several dozen law enforcement agencies working in BC this weekend for the Mongols event. We are taking a zero tolerance approach with them and all the agencies will be citing them into our municipal court of ordinance violations, traffic violations and other misdemeanors. Is there a specific date you want us to use for a court appearance?

“Also, as part of our zero tolerance approach, all the law enforcement agencies have asked if our court and prosecutor would consider ‘no deals’ when the misdemeanors are adjudicated. Doing so would make it clear to the ‘Mongol Miscreants’ that Boulder City does not tolerate bad behavior.”

Stubbs has taken a zero tolerance approach with Finn. Some residents of Boulder City have noticed. A group called Veterans In Politics International called for “an independent investigation into possible felony crimes committed by Boulder City Police Chief Thomas Finn.” At a meeting tonight the Boulder City Council will discuss whether to ask the Nevada Attorney General to investigate Finn.

Destroyed My Career

On November 8, according to Stubbs, “Sean Flanagan, Chief Finn’s attorney, called me…and told me to shut up or face a defamation lawsuit. I told him where he could put his empty threats. Can you say SLAPP?” SLAPP is an acronym for “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” SLAPPs are lawsuits that are filed to intimidate or censor critics of public officials by forcing those critics to defend themselves against the lawsuit until they abandon their criticism. Nevada has an anti-SLAPP law and its effectiveness is a matter of debate among Silver State lawyers. Apparently Finn and his attorney think the Nevada law is toothless.

Because on November 21, Flanagan did sue Bowtie Stubbs on behalf of Finn. The suit alleges that Stubbs defamed the Chief and asks for “in excess of $10,000” in general damages, more than ten grand in special damages, punitive damages, attorneys fees and costs.

That same day Chief Finn sounded less than confidant when he talked Jack Johnson of the Boulder City Review. “It (Stubbs criticism) has really just destroyed my career,” Finn complained. “I was planning on staying here another three to five years, but it’s quite obvious I’ll be gone.”

It’s possible Finn might be gone sooner and longer than he expects. In three paragraphs of his lawsuit (paragraphs 41, 42 and 43), Finn describes how he listened in on a phone call from Stubbs to City Attorney Dave Olsen and tape recorded it.

Stubbs describes the incident like this: “Chief Finn secretly taped a conversation between (himself) and Dave Olsen. During the taped conversation, Stephen Stubbs called Dave Olsen on Dave Olsen’s cell phone and Dave allowed Chief Finn to listen in on the conversation where I implored Mr. Olsen to investigate Chief Finn’s other felonies. Our telephone conversation was recorded without my knowledge or consent. In Nevada, it is a Category D Felony to record a telephone conversation without all parties consenting. Not only did Chief Finn commit another felony, he admitted to it in a court document under penalty of perjury.”

In hindsight, Finn probably should have just let the Mongols enjoy their summer vacation.



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29 Responses to “Boulder City Chief Finn Destroyed”

  1. Joe Says:

    Just for your own information, Finn was also run out of the East Brunswick Police Department, NJ for similar hokey behavior.

  2. Kim Says:

    This just makes my day!

  3. Giggles Says:

    This just makes my day! Now, if they would just look into the lowlife officers that he has hired and promotes not based on their performance, but to keep them happy so they don’t sell him out.

  4. Jim666 Says:

    RVN69 I agree w/ you on this, he,ll never pay what he should

  5. Phuquehed Says:

    You tell ’em, AVAGOVFFV! fuck those pussy pigs and especially Finn!

  6. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Fuck you Finn! Sink motherfucker…. Who’s chuckling now asshole. Stubbs, Good job keep up the pressure.

    Viva Los Vagos

  7. KK Says:

    Rebel:Looking around on the web, thought it is interesting that Mr Stubbs is using case law from Burgess v. Storey County Board of Commissioners.


  8. PigPen Says:


  9. RVN69 Says:

    Just my opinion and we all know what they are worth, but I doubt this assholes career is ruined. Most probable result will be Boulder City will make some kind of out of court settlement. Chief Asshole will retire early with full benefits and no record of his actions in his file making him eligble for some other position where he can use his personal prejuidices to fuck with people.

    “I am not an angel, nor am I the devil, I am the bastard stepchild of both.”

  10. Glenn S. Says:

    I Googled chief Finn and, surprisingly, the city council voted unanimously to ask for the investigation. Also surprisingly, the mainstream news media has actually reported this story at length. I’d say Finn’s career in law enforcement is over, but I’d bet he’ll never be convicted of any felony. The system will not go that far. He’ll move on to the private prisons or security industry and probably earn more there than he does now, his second amendment and other rights intact.

    Its a rare victory. From what I’ve seen, these situations are usually swept under the rug. City attorneys generally refuse to look at any police misconduct, city councils generally refuse to address it, media outlets look the other way. Bowtie the lawyer deserves a statue in the town square.

    Here in my hometown, once again, the local cops killed somebody. A couple of weeks ago, a 19 year old was exiting a parking lot, late at night, downtown, in the yuppie bar district, in his car, and got into an argument with a group of men standing in the path of egress. The 19-year-old exited his car with a ball bat and hit one of the men in the head. Those facts are not in dispute.

    Two cops were nearby and ran up. They claim that they ordered the 19-year-old to drop the ball bat and he then charged the cops, who shot him dead. Several days later, friends of the man hit in the head came forward and claimed that the cops’ version was true. The 19-year-old’s girlfriend claims that the 19-year-old did not charge at the cops, that the cops just shot him. (All of these witnesses have dogs in the fight and cannot be expected to be unbiased). The police chief, one Terri Wilfong, publicly backed her officers saying that “pretty much” all
    of the information her department has received was consistent with the cops’ version of events.

    A few days later, a frustrated witness contacted the local newspaper (known for a pro-law-enforcement bias) and told a different story. She claimed she was at a nearby bar, stepped out for a smoke, and saw the whole thing. She said that the 19-year-old had dropped the bat and had his hands up when the cops shot him. She said that an acquaintance from the bar took a video of the incident on his cell phone and that the cops took the cell phone as “evidence” and took the man with the cell phone into custody. This is the only witness reported in the media that can reasonably be assumed to be unbiased. The newspaper reported that witness’s story and chief Wilfong’s response (she hadn’t read every witness statement but believes her officers). Neither of the two television news websites reported this witness’s version, although they had reported extensively on the story. Since then, the media has been silent, except for the isolated snippet quoting local movers and shakers that want the bars to close earlier due to “recent violence” downtown.

    Local cops have killed a lot of people lately (and historically), for a town this size. And a lot of these killings are surrounded in ambiguity and controversy. And then, every time, the cops are exonerated of all wrongdoing after an investigation by other cops.

  11. One Eye Says:

    It never ceases to amaze me that these pillars of rectitude break the law with impunity, commit more improprieties than the “gangs” they’re supposed to be saving the public from, and yet when they get caught they piss and moan about their lives being destroyed. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

  12. IrishDragon Says:


    Thanks for the link. The truth hurts. Lol.


  13. Beedle Says:

    @ Erudite Hillbilly

    I agree about the Lucero vids. I’m kind of surprised he hasn’t used “Bikeriders”

    Maybe it’s just too obvious a choice?

  14. Hawgger Says:

    Good! I hope they roast the fucking PIG. But these rotten bastards always have each others back. I am sure the prick will get off with a slap on the wrist at best. He will just retire early with a nice pension


  15. Paladin Says:

    Hey, he just might be appearing at a “drive through window” near you!

    Long May You ride,


  16. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    I can’t stop grinning. I salute Mr. Stubbs’ tenacity and am on the edge of my seat for how this plays out. I’m sure Chief Soon-to-be-Nobody Finn is wishing he was juuuuust a little bit smarter and juuuust a little less arrogant, especially now that he is juuust about on the other side of that tall fence.

  17. Phuquehed Says:

    Nothing concrete has actually happened though, right? I mean, will any of Master Stubbs’ suits go through and really, truly burn the shit out of that useless pig and all the fucktard departments that were in on his bullshit?

    Until I see/hear that Finn is gone – as in preferably locked up for a while for felonies! – and the other departments getting ragged on and having to cough up the dough for their ass-hattedness, I won’t party…though reading this new information does make me at least want to go out tonight and *try* to party a litle, heh heh…hopefully I’ll get buzzed just enough to not care how cold it is on the bike coming home.

  18. ocvago Says:

    Thank you Mr. Stubbs!

  19. Erudite Hillbilly Says:

    The story was worth the wait, although I must admit I was having withdrawals.

    I’m also digging the addition of the Lucero/Ben Nichols videos on the site. Not only a talented writer, but a good ear also.

  20. 10guage Says:

    It is way over due…This maniac has been blatant breaking laws since day one….FTP Nevada and most of California have policies and philosophies that date to circa 1965

  21. Glenn S. Says:

    Ahhh, that gives me the warm and fuzzies. Fuck the po-lice! Clone the bow tie!

  22. sleddog Says:

    The last sentence sums it all up! LOL!

  23. pizzo Says:

    2 words,,,,,,,,
    GOOD SHITTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Base Says:

    Dear Rebel

    Does that mean you gave his attorney a BITCH SLAPP?

    Biker Itching To Challenge Horseshit Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation.

    Respects, Base

  25. Paladin Says:

    Karma, it has something for everyone!

    Long May You Ride,


  26. Tooj Says:


  27. IrishDragon Says:

    Haha, someone on the other side finally getting what they deserve… Well at least some of it.


  28. $tat$ 1%er Says:

    Holy shit this made my day! As a Brother that was there to see this unfold first hand, I have to say….”Justice is being served”. I know a lot of business owners missed out on a bunch of money because of his stupid and unwarranted decisions, now he gets to miss out on a bunch of money (how ironic). I hope this crooked scumbag never gets to put on a uniform or badge ever again! M.F.F.M.

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