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BNN Brandenburg News Network 7/6/2024 BREAKING - Idaho City Councilman under FBI Investigation

Published July 6, 2024, 8:48 p.m.

7pm Casey Whalen takes on the City of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for alleged hate crimes against citizens. Councilman Dan Gookin violates the hate ordinance against citizens. The FBI is involved and the investigation is in process. X/Twitter: Rumble:

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Hi, everyone. Welcome to Brandenburg News Network. I am Donna Brandenburg, and I'm coming to you tonight in an unusual situation because we have some breaking news from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and I'm going to bring on my special guest, Casey Whalen. What's going on there, Casey? Oh, all kinds of things here in Coeur d'Alene, as usual. Thank you so much for having me on today, Donna. Yeah, thank you for coming on. It's really good to get that good information. Well, it seems like this whole nonsense started with the city council banning crosses at the parade. Is that correct? It was the Chamber of Commerce, actually. Okay, Chamber of Commerce. Let's give some background to this. Yeah, and I was out of town while that was going on, so I'm not privy to the details quite. I haven't caught up to everything yet, but basically from what I understand, the Chamber of Commerce here in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a week or so, maybe two weeks before the parade, were talking about banning all religious items. from the parade, the Independence Day parade held here in Coeur d'Alene. And so that obviously caused a lot of local citizens to become very angry. And so they, you know, obviously made their voices heard and they sent, you know, emails, I'm guessing phone calls, that sort of thing to the Chamber of Commerce. basically they capitulated and they allowed they didn't they did not do that so of course people showed up in droves uh with crosses and I believe you want to play a video of a segment of of all those crosses in beautiful downtown court lane idaho on july 4th yeah everybody was there standing with their first amendment rights of being able to uh to uh speak what's on their mind and the freedom of religion right there and they don't have the right to tell these people anything Yeah, they don't rule over us, you know, and so that's the same sort of problem we're having right now with our city council. We have a lot of people that have been in office for a number of years. They've been essentially implementing Agenda 21 or Agenda 2030 here and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a lot of which is social engineering, and that has been going on here in Coeur d'Alene since 2000, actually, when then-Mayor Bloom... adopted CDA 2020, and that was the genesis of basically them implementing this social paradigm here in Coeur d'Alene. We're seeing some of the end results of that, and a lot of people are waking up to what the United Nations has been up to, and we're starting to identify these local organizations that are promoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which are, of course, counter to our constitutional God-given rights. It's a real problem and it seems to be a symptomatic problem, symptomatic corruption or systemic corruption across the United States of America. So I've got another video to play here and it's on the gentleman's name is Dan Gugin, right? Yeah, he's a local city councilman, and basically, you don't have to play the video quite yet, but basically on Monday, July 2nd, the city council met and they entertained a new ordinance called a hate crime ordinance, and it's part and parcel. It's basically like a mirror of our Idaho law. malicious harassment, which has been enacted since 1983. I don't believe anyone's ever been charged with it. I may be wrong on that. But essentially, they mirrored that same law here in Coeur d'Alene, and they gave it some extra teeth. We can kind of get into that a little bit more. I was downtown on the 4th of July filming the parade, and I was basically trying to shame our local city council people for passing this hate crime ordinance. And, you know, among other things, too, you know, a lot of people are very upset with the way that things have been going in the city, and people are really tired of it. So I went down there anyways to basically just shame these people. You know, boo, thumbs down, shame on you, you suck, that kind of thing. Just because I'm... You know, I'm a citizen here, too. I've lived here for over 30 years, you know, and, you know, I grew up here. And so this place is special to me, of course. So I want to go down there and voice my opinion, my frustration. So as I was doing that, Dan Gookin comes by, a city councilman, and you can play that video now and show people what happened. I think that's crazy. Let's play it again. You guys are white supremacists. No, we're not. You're a tyrant. You're a hater. You're a tyrant. You're a white supremacist. You're a tyrant. Look at him. He's laughing. He doesn't even believe what he's saying when he's saying it. He's a narcissist. So anyways, there's different subsections of the hate crime ordinance that was passed on July 2nd, and I'll just briefly go over it real quickly here. So it encompasses intimidation, malicious injury to property, harassment, assault and battery. public nuisance, disorderly conduct, threat, and conspiracy. And the flavor of all those, of course, has to do with basically if the victim's actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or national origin. So it's, of course, you know, basically it's trying to chill free speech. And, of course, I don't like it. But, you know... After the fact, I went ahead and contacted the local Coeur d'Alene police department just to ask if he had violated the new hate crime ordinance because, you know, he's using, you know, race, white, calling me a white supremacist, trying to get the people around us probably to not like us or whatever, but it's not true anyway. It's a lie. So I contacted the local Coeur d'Alene police department and talked with the officer there. And you can play that clip now if you'd like. And you kind of get the flavor of this officer's perspective too, which is really interesting. Hey, this is Officer Rogers, Coeur d'Alene Police. Good, how are you today? um well I just wanted to report that it seems I guess that dan guken violated the new hate crime ordinance yesterday okay uh in the fourth of july parade he was in the parade obviously and I was booing him because they passed the hate crime ordinance basically I was trying to shame them and so he called me a white supremacist multiple times uh you know while he's on going through the parade I called me and a friend that and we're not so I mean he basically violated the hate crime ordinance Do you have a chance? I'm going to apologize right now on my ignorance on this. I am unaware of that ordinance. Do you have a chance to know the ordinance number? I got it right here. Hold on. Chapter is 9.23. Hate crimes to be added to the municipal code. So it's 9.23.010. Okay. And do you know if that's going to affect you at all? I honestly, I think so. I'm pretty sure it was. Okay. Yeah, because that's going to surprise me, because if you believe in our Constitution, that would be impressive to me if they would violate somebody's free speech. That's kind of impressive that way. I know. I can't believe it. I know. I'm really mad. A lot of people are very angry about this, you know. I'm going to read that right as soon as we get off the phone. And it's because, like, even the instance we had recently with, like, the basketball team downtown. We had another incident a few months ago. Even those, we've been in charge of pride. I know. I know. It's really pointless, and it's chilling people's free speech. So, I mean, I know you're just the guy just doing your job, but, you know, it's ridiculous. Yeah, no, I'm going to read that right now. It's great. So your friend, Owen Gookin, just because you didn't like the way he passed that, he called you a white supremacist. And you were with a friend. You said, does he want to pursue anything as well? Possibly. Yeah, I would say yes. Because we've been dealing with this for a while. And so, you know, I mean, essentially, they were trying to put their political opposition in a box as well. And so, I mean, this is going to expose that this is one-sided if it's not being applied equally, you know. So anyway. Yeah, so I'll have to make sure, A, that that code has actually gone into effect. Okay. Because I know a lot of times they'll, they pass something, and sometimes it'll actually either not go into effect for several months or by July 1st, the first date code, I'm not sure what date is for city code. Okay. Yeah, I feel like they were, they did it before the 4th of July for a reason, and so I'm going to guess that it is, but maybe not. Wow. Yeah. Yeah. So you get a flavor for the officer. He's not really he's not really having it either. So he's not buying it at all. He's he's like, this is about silencing people and taking away our right to free speech. And they don't have the right to silence us because if we if they have the right to silence us, they could do whatever they want. And we could never even we could never disagree with them. And that is, of course, the point. So so this is basically being used as, you know, a hammer for the Marxists, essentially. But they become emboldened because because they've been working directly with the FBI and DOJ have been working directly with local human rights education or local human rights groups essentially uh... to encourage them to report hate incidences and of course they just love that they even have reporting forms on their respective websites to report hate which is of course fed up the chain to the ADL, SPLC, law enforcement, the fusion centers. And of course, the fusion centers are relaying information to and from the local police department. So it's a really vicious circle. We are living in a modern day police state that's even worse than anything that's occurred in history. And it's happening right now. And you may be being reported in your community by some of the same types of people to the FBI and DOJ. I think people need to understand history and how many times these Marxists have, they recruit people to turn other people in. They, in effect, recruit them to be their arm, their extension arm there. Yep. So do you want me to play the next one? Well, so just I wanted to mention the friend that was with me that the officer is asking, does your friend want to, you know, is he interested in partaking in this too, is Dave Riley. And Dave Riley was a writer for Culture Wars magazine, which is Dr. E. Michael Jones's magazine. And he's a Catholic, and so essentially he has a bunch of information that he can provide to the authorities regarding Dan Gookin because he has been harassing him about his religion. So this is going to get a little ugly, I think, for Dan. But yeah, go ahead and play the next phone call. The last clip is with AUSA U.S. District Attorney Tracy Whalen, and she's, of course, part of the DOJ. She's one of the people that has been promoting this local United Against Hate, these events promoted by the DOJ to report hate incidences. Now, the difference between a hate incident and a hate crime is essentially a hate incident is someone who's violating, you know, they're condemning somebody for their race, religion, gender, etc. And then they will be reported to the FBI and DOJ. And then they will keep a list of these things. And if somebody does commit a hate crime, these other hate incidents can be tacked on as additional charges. So that's really the game that's being played here. It's extremely dangerous. I hate that I even had to do what I did here, but I don't know how else to combat this other than to hoist these people on the road petard, essentially. And so Dan Guggen is maybe... Yeah, I mean, Dan Cook may be the first one who will be violating this hate crime ordinance. I don't honestly know if he voted for it. I didn't catch that portion of the city council meeting, honestly. I can't hardly stomach even watching it. But regardless, there's been multiple other things that he's done that people just don't like. And so my point was just to basically try to shame them. But yeah, go ahead and play that clip from Tracy Whalen there, if you don't mind, from the U.S. District Attorney's Office of Idaho. She's here in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Exactly. picked up your message I took some leave yesterday and so how this will work is I will refer it over because we don't have investigators in our office obviously um but I'm glad you called I'll refer it over to the fbi and ask them then to do an investigation into it if you have any video or anything like that um um I'll ask them to get a hold of you to get it okay and take a look at it and then we actually hired a um what we're calling a civil rights attorney uh down in boise um and so she's doing most of this work um as you know I mean our office is pretty small up in court lane so we're kind of I mean my specialty if you if I have one or emphasis is violent crime on the reservations um so I will definitely broke her in as well in the email chain. Do you have video or audio or anything like that? Yeah, that was sort of the... I was like basically publicly shaming them for passing this hate crime ordinance, ironically. And so I was boo, you know, shame on you, that kind of stuff, because I just I don't really agree with it. I guess I'm a First Amendment absolutist, I guess, to a degree. But anyway... um yeah was he just started calling us white supremacists like three or four times and racist and just you know I don't they're just words but I mean you know at the same time if you're going to pass an ordinance and then you're going to like do that in the parade two days after the ordinance is passed it's kind of you know a little ridiculous no I mean I think you know I think what you know our office just believes it is the equal application right across the board I mean it doesn't matter so if you can put that in a format that then um is transferable over to the fbi um for you know I don't know if you can put it yeah I already have some of the yeah I have a folder already online I'm actually going to put out a sub stack article today about it okay well I will like I said I will on monday um refer it down to boise and then over to the fbi and ask them to get a hold of you and um yeah I just was going through to see what I missed yesterday and wondering I got the message because I think oftentimes just that lack of response is so frustrating. So we'll see what they come up with. Okay, thank you so much, Tracy. Well, wow. Yeah, so it's going to get kind of interesting here. Now, regardless of if Dan is charged or not, it really doesn't matter, honestly. The whole point is to maybe these people will start to see the light and understand that this is extremely dangerous. I hate that I even had to do that, but I don't know how else to combat this locally. These people feel like they could just pass these laws that govern us, and this is absolutely unacceptable. The First Amendment is... But, you know, it's absolute. And in my opinion, and they don't city council people don't have the authority to try to chill our speech in North Idaho. It's unacceptable. And hopefully with this, they will immediately get rid of the damn ordinance. What do you think is going to be the next step on this right now? I guess, well, the FBI investigation. Now, I wanted to mention the penalty here, because it's kind of interesting. This is how I believe they're controlling the political opposition. Because if you don't agree with the socialists and the LGBTQ agenda, and you dare speak up about it, what... Some of these penalties are in addition to the you found guilty of a misdemeanor. There's a possible associated fines. A misdemeanor in Idaho is generally one year and possibly one year in prison with fees like community service and possibly also usually you're on unsupervised probation for a year, depending on how the judge decides to rule. So there's that. Then on top of that, they even go further. And this is this is really I don't like this at all. But if you're if you found if you have found to have violated this code, You shall be ineligible for a period of up to three years for any city license, permit, or activity. Wow. And there you go. There's another unconstitutional action right there. So let's just keep laying it at one on top of another, guys, in Coeur d'Alene there. Yep. And so the last thing, the other penalty here is a court may impose community service or participation in an educational program for violation of this chapter. Re-education. And it also borders on slave labor, too, where that's also unconstitutional. So, I mean, as you can see, you know, Idaho isn't quite as red as many people would like to think it is. So I just wanted to get that information out there. And I do appreciate your time. And if you have any other questions, we can talk more. But people can see all this information on my Substack. I can read the ordinance. They can see the city council meeting. They can see these videos we played. I lay all this out. They can find that at And my last name is spelled Substack. W-H-A-L-E-N. And people can find me on Twitter, Casey underscore Whalen, and on Rumble, North Idaho Exposed. Wonderful. Thanks for coming on tonight, Casey, and letting everybody out there in Idaho know what's going on across the United States, too, because this has definitely become an attack that keeps repeating over and over across the United States of America. And we need to stand up for it wherever we are and refuse to capitulate and cooperate with this because this is absolutely illegal. It's unconstitutional, all of it. And it's an attack against we, the people. Absolutely. Thank you so much for your time, Donna. I appreciate it. Yeah, thanks for joining us tonight, everyone. And we'll be back with more breaking news as this comes out. This is kind of a big deal up in Coeur d'Alene. And I think we're going to keep our eye on this very closely. Have a nice night. Thank you. You too. Thank you.