Boulder City Bully Humbled

March 20, 2013

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In hindsight, Boulder City, Nevada Police Chief Thomas Finn probably should have just bought the Mongols a couple rounds of drinks when they held their national run in his city last June. Instead Finn decided to bully the club out of town as flagrantly as possible so its members would never come back.

Before the club arrived, Finn wrote 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.”

A few days later Finn told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “They came and they went and good riddance. I hope they never come back.”

Now Finn has come and will soon be gone and will never come back. Finn will be fired next month. He may be out of a job as soon as April 16.

Stephen Stubbs

Finn has lost confrontation after confrontation with a lawyer named Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs. About the time the Mongols came to town Stubbs filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the Southern Nevada Confederation of Clubs that alleged numerous incidents of illegal police harassment of bikers in Clark County. The suit says the bikers “were willfully, maliciously, and intentionally prevented from associating and/or assembling without justification or compelling state interest as a result of their status as a motorcycle club or motorcycle club member.” Damages in the suit could amount to millions. Stubbs also represented the Mongols during their visit to Boulder City. Stubbs thought the welcome Finn extended to the black and white club epitomized what his lawsuit was about.

Apparently, Finn thought he could just stonewall and bully Stubbs into submission. Instead Stubbs accused Finn of several crimes including destroying evidence. Finn sued Stubbs and several other critics and quickly lost. In the meantime, as a gun control debate engrossed the national media, an audit discovered that Finn’s department had lost an AR-15.

Finn

On January 16, the day after Finn lost his defamation lawsuit against Stubbs, he went on medical leave because the stress of being disobeyed raised his blood pressure to dangerous levels. He now owes Stubbs $17,000 and Stubbs is already garnishing his pay. Finn also sued a Boulder City officer named Dan Jennings and he now owes Jennings $6,000. Another officer named Doug Beekman has filed an age discrimination complaint against the soon to be former Boulder City Chief. Finn can afford to pay his debts. His annual salary amounts to $146,848. His benefits package is worth $38,308 so his total annual compensation is more than $185,000. Finn has held the job since 2006.

Finn is still complaining that he has been treated unfairly. He filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in which he claims he has been treated unfairly because he is Catholic. Yesterday he filed four ethics complaints with the Nevada Attorney General accusing Boulder City’s Mayor, the City Manager and a City Councilman of illegal behavior.

He told the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, KLAS, “I’ve got 35 years without a verbal reprimand, no discipline in my file. I’ve never been charged with doing anything illegal, not even a policy violation. For them to now destroy my reputation in this way, and take pleasure in doing so, I’m just standing up. I am not going to let that happen.”

New Guy

Finn will probably file another suit against Boulder City when he is officially fired. The city can’t legally get rid of him until April 16 after Finn’s medical leave ends. But last week the city did hire his replacement.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Deputy Chief Bill Conger is now the Boulder City acting police chief. He may or may not be a nicer cop than Finn but he must be smarter. City Manager David Fraser announced Conger’s appointment, saying “He will exercise the full duties and authorities of chief of police.”

You can see Finn’s interview with KLAS, preceded by an annoying advertisement, below.

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49 Responses to “Boulder City Bully Humbled”

  1. TY RYAN JOHNSON Says:

    Does anyone know whom my grandfather’s were Thomas Robert Johnson and David conger we’re and the ties they had with the h.a Thomas we’re a pasedena motorcycle cop from 1941-1953and David conger a motorcyclist my name is t Ryan Johnson and who started the toy run in California it starts in my home town of Ukiah California my email is [email protected] or I [email protected] thank you kindly

  2. Steven Says:

    4 things caught my eye reading the news:

    I quote …”it is an embarrassment that city officials bent over backwards to welcome the Mongols to town last year, Cam Walker walking with the leather-clad gang members down a main street, and going after their police chief for keeping close tabs on the bikers. Finn told me he and Metro had been given intelligence that the Mongols had issued a shoot-to-kill order if the Hells Angels showed up, even if they were just passing through. The Angels were meeting in Vegas that weekend, and there is no question of bad blood between the clubs. That’s why there was a strong law-enforcement presence during the Mongols event…”

    “…For another [Bill Conger], he’s related to one of the council members. Councilwoman Peggy Leavitt admitted that Conger is her nephew-in-law, even though the charter says no one who is related to a member of the council, by blood or marriage, can be appointed as a city officer. They did it anyway.”

    “…Finn’s troubles began when he started investigating what he saw as a pathetic lack of enforcement of DUI offenses and domestic-violence cases by the city attorney’s office.” When in New Jersey “The township’s public safety director and deputy police chief, under whose leadership the department made more drunken-driving arrests than any other in New Jersey for three straight years, will step down Jan. 31.” Reason for leaving, the annual budget and funding for the police force, if he retired or went to different position and pay cut – the department needs more officers and more police vehicles, therefore Boulder City paid more and he retained the position he had.

  3. Stephen "Bowtie" Stubbs Says:

    Paladin,

    No problem. Appreciate your enthusiasm and I’m glad that the misunderstanding was corrected.

    Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs

  4. Paladin Says:

    Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs,

    I re-read Rebel’s article, and you’re absolutely correct. I mis-read where Rebel stated that Jennings was owed $6000.00. I thought Rebel had stated that Jennings “owed” $6000.00

    My sincere apologies to Officer Jennings, for including him in my derogatory remarks toward Finn.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),

    Paladin

  5. Stephen "Bowtie" Stubbs Says:

    Paladin,

    With all due respect, I think you have Jennings confused with someone else (Like Albowitz, Finn’s right hand man). There is a reason why Finn sued Jennings at the same time Finn sued me. I have no beef with Jennings and I believe him to be a cop that honors his Constitutional duties.

    Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs

  6. Frequent Flyer Says:

    Rebel, can you stretch Finn’s head like you did Ciccone’s?

    LMAO

  7. BadMagic Says:

    Haven’t we heard this story before?

    Huck Finn
    &
    Tom’s Lawyer

    B-)

  8. BadMagic Says:

    I meant to say:

    How bout a T-shirt that says, “Stubb the police!”.

    Maybe on the front and “Want a Boulder City Bowtie?” on the back?

    I’d buy one.

    B-)

  9. Happy as Hell Says:

    I love ya Bowtie, just a bad attempt at a joke….not only are you 6 feet tall but you’ve got balls of steel my friend! Keep fighting the good fight, you are much respected by those that are respected!

  10. Stephen "Bowtie" Stubbs Says:

    Happy as Hell,

    Who are you calling short? I’m 6 feet tall.

  11. happy as hell Says:

    One major part of this story that should be remembered is that the members from the Nevada chapters went to a town hall/city council meeting to let the public know that the club was going to be coming to boulder city. They told them not to worry about any violence or anyone being disorderly, that they were there to enjoy their brothers and to help the local economy by spending money in the local shops and restaurants. The Mongols held up to their word and did not cause any trouble whatsoever. Because of the good gesture that was made to put the local public at ease, no club will probably ever give a town a heads up ever again do to the shit that they got from the pigs. The police were the ones causing the harassment and trouble with the Mongols and with the local public.

    I can’t believe that Finn actually had the nerve to say ON TELEVISION “I’ve never been charged with doing anything illegal, not even a policy violation. For them to now destroy my reputation in this way, and take pleasure in doing so, I’m just standing up. I am not going to let that happen.”

    Yeah DOUCHE BAG, most of the club members that you were harassing are tax paying, hardworking, law abiding citizens that have NEVER been charged with doing anything illegal. How do you think they felt when your staff did the shit that they did and YOU took PLEASURE when it was happening to them.

    KARMA IS A BITCH, AND SO ARE YOU (FORMER) CHIEF FINN!

    I hope that this story has circulated amongst the Blue Gang and are careful with their actions in the future and treat these guys like normal citizens.

    What’s funny is, who is more scary to the cops now? A Bad Ass Mongol on a Harley, or a short white dude with a Bowtie???

  12. Brain Fart Says:

    Time Wounds All Heels.

  13. Ol'LadyRider Says:

    Thanks for the update, Rebel. My compliments to Bowtie, this news made my day.

  14. Tim D Says:

    RIGHT ON!!!!!!! FINN DESERVES WHAT HE GOT!!! ASTA LA VESTA FINN!!!!! I HOPE HE DONT COME TO MY STATE FOR A JOB, HATS OFF TO STUBBS!!!! YOU GIT EM!! AMD HATS OFF TO THE NAVADA COC, I HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A GOOD WINNING PARTY!! AND I HOPE THEY WIN IN COURT ON ALL THEIR LAW SUITS!!
    THE MONGOLS DID NOT DESERVE THAT KINDA BULLSHIT!! AFTER COMING TO THEIR TOWN AND SPENDING $$$$$$$$$$$$ AND BRINGING IN TAX REVENUE FOR THE STATE, WHEN THEY HAD THEIR NATIONAL EVENT THERE. NO! ONE PERCENT MC CLUB SHOULD BE TREATED IN THIS WAY!!!!! OR ANY BIKER CLUB 1% OR NOT!
    i WONDER IF FINNS OLD BUDDIES ARE ARE SAYING,”HE CAME IN 2006, GOOD RIDDENCE, WE HOPE HE DOESNT COME BACK!! THE FUCKEN JERK! COMMIE!
    L&R TO THE MONGOLS MC AND I AM VERY HAPPY FOR YOU ALL!!!! AND L&R TO THE NAVADA COC FOR DOING WHAT YOU ALL DO BEST, STAND UP FOR THE MC CLUBS OF THE USA!!! AND L&R TO THE LAWYER WHO WOULDNT BACK DOWN “STUBS” YOU GIT EM!!YEAH!!!!

  15. OC VAGO Says:

    This clown has shit all over people’s civil rights, broke the law, destroyed evidence, lied, has lost several civil law suits and now claims, “he has been treated unfairly because he is Catholic”.

    What a fucking kook.

  16. Danny Says:

    Dear Rebel,

    thanks for reporting real news and I hope this Scumbag POS disgraced PIG gets what he deserves off the clock…

    Score one for the blue collar working class people out there!

    Keep up the good work Rebel!

  17. Slick Rick Says:

    Its great to see one of these holier than thou, hide behind my badge fucks get what they’ve been dishing out. A taste of his own medicine. Tastes much different when you are the one on the receiving end doesn’t it Finn?
    I met and talked with Stephen “Bowtie” Stubbs here in Tempe, AZ last November at the NCOM conference. He’s a standup cat. All I can say is if he is not already prepared to do some of the same work here in AZ….please do get ready. This state is a lawsuit waiting to happen when it comes to biker injustices. Keep up the good work Bowtie.

    Thanks for all you do Rebel.
    Hope to meet and buy you a beer in a few weeks.

    Respects,
    Slick Rick

  18. Fuck Ciccone Says:

    @Bear a couple have over the years not nearly as much as should have and even when when they do there usually just fired..People have no idea how much cops get away with..Murder is an everyday crime for them.Why dont they put an undercover agent with a wire in the L.A.P.D??
    These pigs are wearing matching tattoos,they hand out awards for shooting people..They fit the exact definition of a gang,but if they put somone undercover it will expose the truth so they wont do that theyd rather party 1percenters for a couple yrs then at the end fabricate a bunch of nonsense to explain there overinflated budget and justify not doing shit but partying for 2yrs..FUCK CICCONE!!!

  19. Bear Says:

    Question: has anyone ever brought RICO charges against a police dept or agency? Honestly, the rationale used against MCs is just as easily applied to LE groups…percentage-wise, I am sure more LEOs are indicted every day as compared to MC members, just going by newspaper coverage alone. Is that even possible to do?

  20. jrnr Says:

    Now you know how the Mongols feel and everybody else you’ve obviously fucked over in your piece of shit career. Good riddance and FUCK OFF!!

    jrnr

  21. Bear Says:

    Rebel,
    I am a little confused…WHY exactly did he get fired? Due to the Ar-15 being missing or…?? Sorry if it’s just me, but I found it not so clear in your article.
    Keep up the fight, brother.
    Bear
    PMC-510

  22. Tooj Says:

    Betcha Finn can still rent a hotel room where he wants without douches calling ahead…

  23. BadMagic Says:

    How bout a T-shirt that says, “Snubb the police!”

    I’d buy one.

    B-)

  24. Junior Says:

    “Finn is still complaining that he has been treated unfairly.”

    The mongols felt like they were being treated unfairly too Finn, you asshole. It is good to see you feel like you are being treated unfairly. It is good to see you taste your own medicine. Your own medicine sometimes tastes like shit doesn’t it. I know it does, i’ve tasted my own before.

    So who gets the last laugh?

    -Junior

  25. Rebel Says:

    Dear Chesty,

    Good job!

    Rebel

  26. One Eye Says:

    One Little Victory. Although Finn’s replacement is named Conger – eels; that has a prescient overtone.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMYDuPWHFAo

  27. BOGART 1%ER Says:

    @REBEL GREAT JOB….
    @BOWTIE YOU THE MAN WISH WE HAD A LAWYER LIKE YOU IN DENVER
    @FINN CRYBABY BITCH……. FUCK WITH BULL YOU GET THE HORN …

  28. Fuck Chief Qweef Says:

    With all the spare time hell have he can go help his comrades in the Iron Pigs earn there Whitewings..lol

  29. Nihilist Says:

    Nice one, Drifter!!

    He’s “complaining that he’s being treated unfairly?” WTF??!! How can he even utter that shit with a straight face? Another power tripping jerkoff living in an alternate reality.

  30. slycechyx Says:

    What a fucking douche, “claims he has been treated unfairly because he is Catholic” But yet he has had no problem treating people unfairly because they ride motorcycles.
    It’s good to see karma running at full bitch & giving him what he deserves.

  31. Phuquehed Says:

    “Waaaaahhhhhhhh! Waaaaaahhhh! For 35 years I got away with breaking the law and acting a badass tough pig, but I finally got caught and now everyone’s being mean to me! I’m gonna rant and rave and stomp my feet and show what a yellow, cowardly, bitch I am and cry a lot about it!”

    Fuckin’ kill yourself Finn, you shit-stain pussy! You laughed in the faces of persons you and your pigs under you were arresting and now that it’s happening to you you haven’t got the balls to man up about it. Step in front of a fast moving garbage truck, you cunt bitch.

    @Bowtie – I wish I could shake your hand, but since I can’t, you’ve got all my respect and kudos and a huge ‘Thank you’ for your hard work and determination. You’re good people.

  32. Erudite Hillbilly Says:

    It is little moments like this that make me think that maybe all is not lost. Thanks for following this as diligently as you have, Rebel… “you da’ man!”

  33. Chesty Says:

    “Chief. Finn can afford to pay his debts. His annual salary amounts to $146,848. His benefits package is worth $38,308 so his total annual compensation is more than $185,000. Finn has held the job since 2006.”

    According to Boulder City’s website he was in East Brunswick, NJ for 25 years before coming to Boulder City. Searching the NJ public pension database brings up that he is currently recieving over $9100 a month in total pension payments from that job. So add about another $110,000 a year to that income. The pig can pay for sure.

  34. Glenn S. Says:

    If there were more like Stubbs, there’d be more asshole ex-police chiefs looking for jobs, or laying the foundation for disability checks. Hey Finn, I heard the tampon factory is hiring! They want a BIG asshole to test their product for the buttfucker market!

  35. Wretched Man Says:

    Thank you Rebel for showing us that sometimes the “right guys” win.
    Stubbs you rock!

    L&R
    Wretched

  36. Drifter Says:

    Finn-ished……

  37. Tooj Says:

    Nobody has a beef with the Finn being catholic. It’s his mother that should have had the abortion.

  38. Paladin Says:

    This couldn’t have happened to two more deserving assholes (let’s not forget Officer Jennings). It’s nice to see Karma in action.

    Long May You Ride (to those that deserve to),

    Paladin

  39. swampy Says:

    Okay Finn, make sure you turn that missing “black rifle” in before they run your ass off.LOL!

  40. Frequent Flyer Says:

    somebody plugged an oathbreaker in CO:

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CORRECTIONS_DIRECTOR_KILLED?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

    the times they are a changing?

  41. sherides Says:

    Stubbs rocks!

  42. Not Surprised Says:

    It’s 2013. People, Americans, have fucking rights regardless of any personal opinion about it. Motherfucker……………

  43. Chef Says:

    The irony is thick here.

    He wanted a “Zero tolerance” policy.
    Well, I guess the sword cuts both ways, eh?

    Interesting that his comment was “I’m not gonna let that happen”
    Umm, news flash, Braniac. It already happened!

    L&R,
    Chef

  44. rollinnorth Says:

    He came and he went and good riddance. They hope he never comes back.
    FTP.

    Respect.

  45. Dirty Dingus McGee Says:

    “I’ve got 35 years without a verbal reprimand, no discipline in my file. I’ve never been charged with doing anything illegal, not even a policy violation.”

    Translation: For 35 years I have got away with doing whatever the fuck I want, because I’m a “good” cop.

    Now he is all butt hurt because someone stood up to him and showed that in reality he is just a power hungry Roscoe P Coltrane type. Hopefully the firing will stick, instead of being allowed to “retire” with pension and benefits.

  46. Shyster Says:

    “You disloyal fool ass bitch made punk.”

    Alonzo, Training Day.

    Shyster

  47. Cajun Says:

    Score one for the good guys. I wonder if they will update the episode of “America Undercover” or whatever it was that covered this run during an expose of the Mongols MC? They portrayed Finn as a rough, tough, no nonsense official and savior of all mankind for standing up to the club. I guess we all know the answer to that and the answer doesn’t sell advertisement or law enforcement. Way to go Stubbs!

    Also, “I’ve got 35 years without a verbal reprimand, no discipline in my file. I’ve never been charged with doing anything illegal, not even a policy violation. For them to now destroy my reputation in this way, and take pleasure in doing so, I’m just standing up. I am not going to let that happen.”, sure sounds like something his victims say. Now he knows what it feels to be on the other side.

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