Dale Brown of Detroit-based Threat Management Center is On-Point

Published On May 13, 2013 | By Pete Eyre | Videos

In February of 2012 I posted a write-up to CopBlock.org titled, “Frustrated, Detroit Residents Compete with Police.” Included on the story was a picture of Dale Brown, founder of the Threat Management Center.

A year later, when I knew I was to roll through Detroit as part of the Cop Block Tour, I reached-out to Brown, who graciously welcomed me at his facility.

It was definitely well worth the time.

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Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, Eyre seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. He later hit the road as co-founder of the Motorhome Diaries and Liberty On Tour, and now resides in the 'shire.
  • slappy

    More bullshit rhetoric from the wanna be cop Pete. This fucker sounds like he is saying go out and be a vigilante. Detroit sucks. It has some of the highest fucking crime rates in the US. Of course dumbfuck activists are quick to blame the police when they are always standing up for drug addicts, drug dealers, prostitution, etc… Maybe if you got rid of these dumb fuck activists there would be less crime.

  • KAZ

    Non violent security!!! Something every police department should put in their mission statement.

  • slappy

    It’s a good feeling to see ACTIVISTS stand up and try to make a difference. When those who wear badges are so inept, biased and power drunk that they prey on citizens, it’s clear that the future and best hopes of this country, do NOT lie with the police officers, but the PEOPLE.
    We need to take this country back, and if the police are in the way, we need to confront them and hold them accountable for their crimes.

  • RadicalDude

    More evidence that the modern police gangs are not necessary; this shows a glimpse at alternative methods of crime prevention/ public safety. The modern police gangs have never proven themselves to be necessary for public safety.

  • RadicalDude

    Also, Dale is open, honest, and you can see he operates on good faith. Compared to involuntary institutions that force themselves on their “customers”(victims), he has a legitimate, good-faith business model.
    This is how a legit business operates, by providing value, not by violently forcing its “services” through coercion and threats. If police “services”
    were so valuable, why do people have to be forced to pay for them? If they were truly valuable to the market, wouldn’t people pay them voluntarily?
    If cops were operating on good faith, why don’t they want to ID themselves or answer questions on camera, and why are they so scared of having their actions on video?
    Is that how someone acting on good faith conducts themselves?

  • http://www.badgeabuse.com badgeabuse

    slappy says:
    May 13, 2013 at 11:04 am
    More bullshit rhetoric from the wanna be cop Pete. This fucker sounds like he is saying go out and be a vigilante.

    We heard you say it before slaptavist…..

    please shoot urself for the love of GOD…

  • t.

    Wow. I waited to see what comments would show up. It frightens me how you guys can’t even get what this guys is telling you.

    He runs a security company. Even sounds like a good one. OK. But did you even catch any of how he does it? Several thousand people working to protect a few thousand homes. A ratio of like 1 – 6.5 homes / businesses. Heavily armed guys protecting only the rights of those who pay them in what sounds like the nicer parts of a pretty crappy city.. And many of those are “evil corporations”. OWS supporters should be appalled.

    And did you catch what they do when there is a problem? Oh, that’s right. When that occurs…they call in the real police to handle it.

    This sounds like a great company with some good goals. But hardly an example of a replacement for the police. Just the opposite. These “private armies” care only for the haveswho can pay for them.

    Detroit is a great (maybe the best) example of everything going wrong. Ccorporate greed going hand in hand with individual greed. Civic projects overextended on the promises of tomorrow that didn’t come. The first “burps” in the system and all the hands went out lookingfor government help and there was nno one left to pay the bills. Not the only example, but a very clear example.

    Maybe @Shawn will show up and weigh in on private security (that’s his thing, not mine). Its a great tool for those who can afford it…but it stomps on everyone else.

  • RadicalDude

    They’re providing kind of similar services as what the cops ostensibly provide, basically preventing street crime, keeping the peace. No one thinks it’s gonna solve crime by itself, but it is evidence contrary to idea that the modern police business model is the only way to provide that kind of service wherein the police are an invading army in their own “work environment”, and people are forced to pay them involuntarily. That involuntary/violent business model is largely what creates the perverse incentives inherent to the modern police department business model that encourage the police gangsterism/ extortionate business parctices.

  • slappy

    badgeabuse – go fuck yourself you piece of shit. As usual you have nothing intelligent to say you dumb fuck ignate. Please, after you are done raping your children and your mom, go down to the basement, make a noose and go choke yourself fagot.

  • t.

    Dude: No their not. They are only dealing with things that come to them. They aren’t dealing with “street crimes” as they have no legal authority / way to do that. Heck guy, one of the places they “protect” is a golf course community. Nothin wrong with that, but it is what it is. Again, he even tells you that they call the police when something happens. And the police don’t have a business model…it’s not a business.

  • http://www.badgeabuse.com badgeabuse

    if it were a business maybe some of the shit that goes on and the large payouts would stop….

    slaptavist? EMT are you/were you not? who’s gay?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/us/west-tex-emt-faces-charges-of-having-bomb-parts.html?_r=0

  • RadicalDude

    @t.:
    If you show up every day and go to work and trade your time for money, that’s called a business. If you’re profiting off of it you are in business.
    Your police department probably even has a taxpayer ID#, so what is it then,if not a business, a charity? Your whole department probably exists under some articles of incorporation pertaining to a municipal corporation that is some sort of corporate business contract, basically. If money is exchanging hands as part of a business transaction on some level, it is a business.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    I think common sense may be right, we need to trust the Detroit PD. I mean, it’s not like any large metropolitan police departments have been slammed in federal court for engaging in mafia “code of silent” tactics or anything. Nope. No way. Never happen. Not in a million years.

    http://www.allgov.com/news/controversies/court-rules-against-chicago-police-code-of-silence-121228?news=846604

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    I tell you, Dale Brown won me over when he stated that Threat Management Center actively screens military veterans, weeds out the knuckleheads, and keeps the heroes. It would appear that most police departments today do the exact opposite. A quick review of the comments of common sense, t., and slappy show proves my point in that regard.

    Threat Management Center is the best answer I have seen to counter the institutionalized corruption infecting all aspects of American law enforcement. Looks like an idea whose time has come. And there is a good bet that Threat Management Center can get the job done at a fracton of the cost of the system we have now, and with far fewer children being raped in the process.

    >>> ONE WICHITA POLICE OFFICER RAPES A 3 MONTH OLD INFANT AND A 1 YEAR OLD CHILD! THEN A SECOND WICHITA POLICE OFFICER RAPES A 15 MONTH OLD AND A 4 MONTH OLD CHILD! <<<

    When you see common sense, t., underoath, psosgt and all the other police union shills spew their boot-licking propaganda here on Cop Block, remember, THIS IS WHO THEY ARE, THIS IS WHAT THEY STAND FOR, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DEFEND!

    Wichita KS police officer Officer Joseph T. McGill, 28, was convicted today of committing a sexual act on a 3-month-old child and a 1-year-old child. Officer McGill pleaded guilty in January 2012 in an unrelated case to sexual battery while on duty as a police officer and was sentenced to three years probation. Those charges stemmed from separate incidents in November 2010 and February 2011. The judge set sentencing for March 1.

    http://www.kansas.com/2013/01/24/2649372/former-police-officer-convicted.html

    Wichita police officer Gregory P. Nicks on Friday received consecutive life prison sentences for sexually abusing a 15-month-old girl. The 32-year-old worked for the Wichita Police Department for just over three years beginning in 2006. Prosecutor Justin Edwards introduced three written statements at the hearing, including one from the victim’s mother. She said Nicks had used her daughters — the 15-month-old and a 4-month-old — as sex objects to fulfill his sexual fantasies.

    http://www.kansas.com/2013/05/03/2788414/former-wichita-police-officer.html

  • slappy

    I sucked a cops dick yesterday! I couldn’t believe it. He said I could fuck his mom and little sister to. That made my mom and little sister happy!!! Tomorrow he’s taking me to the station for a circle jerk. I get to be the cum dumpster in the middle!!! I AM SO HAPPY!!!!!

  • RadicalDude

    t. says:
    May 13, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Dude: No their not. They are only dealing with things that come to them. They aren’t dealing with “street crimes” as they have no legal authority / way to do that.

    They have the same authority to deal with street crime as anyone else.
    I know you have the superstitious belief that having a badge magically confers extra rights on you but, guess what? You have the same rights as anyone else. Gang membership doesn’t give you extra rights. Maybe they aren’t making arrests, but I would think their presence would be a deterrent.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Looks like slappy is finally having that much-needed mental breakdown.

  • steve

    I GUESS SLAPPY IS CRAZY THERE SEEMS TO BE A SP;IT PERSONALITY.

  • slappy

    Dipshit activist. Just because I suck a cops dick and jerk off a few of them doesn’t make me crazy. I’m glad to help out. They need the stress relief from dealing with you child molesting activist.Fucking stupid activist fagots.

  • slappy

    I want to apologize for my immature comments, and for equating the victim-less activities of prostitution and drug-use with real crimes like murder and robbery, things that my cop-friends do on a daily basis -usually to hookers and drug-users.

    I will re-think my life, and confront my cop-friends with my new-found ethical values. I hope they will see the error of their ways and strive to actually protect peoples’ rights, liberty, and property, while holding all those accountable who wish to infringe on them.

    Thank you, activists and faggots, keep doing what you do best, and hopefully more people will see the light of day!

  • Josh

    Great message. Thank you.

  • ss

    now THIS is a good cop

  • Jonathan Ramey

    I am afraid it makes so much sense it will never work. Police make too much money killing people and putting them in jail.

  • Bodinky100

    Dale Brown is my new hero!

  • Jason Jay Bob Atkins

    I agree, but I won’t say it will never work, it does work. It just won’t be popular amongst any institution that profits from it NOT working. I still hold faith for a peaceful revolution despite how futile that notion may seem. There are just too many people steadfast and dependent on it not working. If we find a way to remove them, then this actually has a chance. The most viable solution is the requirement of personal professional liability insurance for all police officers. Weed out the bad ones, and the good ones can flourish. This could return real nobility to this profession, a nobility that’s been lacking for far too long.