WQLZ Music Minute

April 5, 2012

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Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop

New tune streaming

 

"Live to Rise" by Soundgarden, taken from KISW's website

Soundgarden’s new tune has dropped! The track, which is the first new song from the band in over a decade, will appear on the soundtrack for the forthcoming film The Avengers. Titled “Live to Rise,” the song was featured on Seattle radio station KISW and is available streaming online. The soundtrack also featured other rockers like Shinedown, Rise Against, Papa Roach, Bush, Evanescence, Five Finger Death Punch and others. The soundtrack drops May 1st and the movie is in theaters May 4th.

 

"No Reflections" video by Marilyn Manson

Video released

In other music news, Marilyn Manson has released the video for the tune “No Reflection.” The video is dingy, grimy, filthy … you know, all the things a Manson video should be. The album Born Villain comes out May 1 with the single being released on a limited edition vinyl April 21st

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Report Implicates Southern View Police Officer in Sexual Assault

April 4, 2012
Updated 6:40pm CST
by Greg Bishop

The report filed the same day Zeid Langan was fired from the Southern View Police Department

970 WMAY News has obtained a police report that alleges a Southern View police officer of official misconduct and sexual offenses filed by two unnamed women.  The heavily redacted and sexually explicit report does not include names but it does say the offending subject is a Southern View Police Officer and what he's accused of is very sexually charged.   

This comes as WMAY learns Zeid Langan, a former Springfield Police officer, was fired last week by the Southern View Police Department for not following police procedure.  Langan quit being a Springfield cop in early 2008 after being investigated for giving a woman money to purchase alcohol after having sex with her at a Springfield park.

The 2012 report

In the recently obtained report from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office dated March 27th, there are allegations that a Southern View officer proposed sex to two women he had pulled over.  The unnamed officer is also accused of forcing both women to touch his crotch in separate occasions, exposing one woman's chest, and grabbing her breast while she was in the front passenger seat of his police car. 

This all happened within the same morning and stems from a single traffic stop where the unnamed officer flashed his lights at two women in a van, a driver and her roommate. He pulled them over just north of Southern View early that Tuesday morning and told them he was investigating phone harassment case.  

There the officer is allege to have used the squad car's public address system to direct the passenger to his car, where he read her cell phone text messages and made sexual advances while she was sitting in the front seat.  The driver of the pulled-over vehicle remained in the van and was later told to leave after checking several times to see if her passenger was okay with the officer.  The officer offered to take the other woman home and that the driver of the van was free to leave.

After that, the women with the Southern View police officer says the officer made sexual advances and forced her hand on his crotch.  She also alleges he lifted up her shirt and grabbed her breast.  After refusing the advances and requesting the officer's badge number, which he allegedly refused to provide, the police officer dropped her off at a house.  

In the same report, but from the van driver's perspective, the officer dropped the passenger off and shined a light on her from his squad car.  The driver then approached the officer through the opened passenger door and said "what do you think your [sic] hard shinning a light at me" the report continues "I have neighbor's. [redacted] stated the officer grabbed her right hand placed it on his pants by his penis and said this is hard."  

A clip of the redacted letter 970 WMAY obtained from the Sangamon County Sheriff's Department through a Freedom of Information Act Request

The report then says the driver of the van replied to the officer "that's cool I hope your cameras are on".  It indicates he said "don't worry about that."

The Sangamon County States Attorney's office says they are reviewing a police report involving a Southern View police officer but did not disclose the individual's name.  No charges have yet been filed.  The the report obtained by 970 WMAY indicates a what could be a Class 3 felony punishable up to five years in prison.

Langan's time with Southern View

Tuesday, Southern View Law Enforcement Trustee James Foster confirms that Southern View police officer Zeid Langan was fired by the village board for "not following police procedure."  Foster refused to provide any further detail.  Langan was only on the force for a month and was a part-time employee recommended by Southern View Police Chief Kurt Taraba.  

WQLZ Music Minute

April 4, 2012

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Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop

Video shoot this weekend

We’ll soon be able to rock out to the video of Slash’s tune “You’re A Lie,” but they have to film it first. A crew has scheduled this weekend to film the first single from the legendary shredders solo album. Oh, and Slash will be in Columbus this month to be inducted with Guns N’ Roses into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Guess who’s gonna induct the band! Nope, not them either … uh wait … did I hear someone say Green Day? Ding, ding, ding!  You’d be right!  GN’R members, both past and present, will get that honor April 14th.

Reality TV w/ Mastodon

You probably don’t watch the Science Channel, do you? Well, if you do then you may have seen Mastodon’s Brent Hinds on the channel’s show called “Oddities.” The show follows a Manhattan store that specializes in rare antiques and bizarre relics. The clip featuring Hinds is available online.

Vince Neil
Vince being a bad-ass

Twitter ramifications

Oh, and if you make it to the Palms in Las Vegas and were hoping to hang out with Motley Crue’s Vince Neil, sorry about your luck. The rocker has been expelled from the hotel-casino after making disparaging remarks about the establishment on Twitter. See kids, what you post online really does have ramifications!

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Springfield Cop Fired from Southern View Police Department

April 3, 2012
10:45am CST

Zeid Langan fired just under a month being on the job--Quit Springfield Police Department after being investigated for prostitution

By Greg Bishop--WMAY News


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Southern View, Illinois

A former Springfield police officer who quit his post amid a cloud in early 2008 has been fired from another local police department.

The village board of Southern View voted last Tuesday to fire Zeid Langan from the police force for not following police department procedure.  

According to Village Clerk Judy Gordon, Langan was a part-time employee still on probation before being let go.  

Langan was sworn in February 29th and let go March 27th.  No further information was available about the nature of his termination.  

Ongoing investigation

970 WMAY News confirmed the Sangamon County States Attorney's is investigating a police report involving a Southern View Police Officer, but would not identify the individual or discuss the nature of the alleged offense.  States Attorney John Milhiser says no charges have been filed at this time.  A Freedom of Information Act request has been sent to the Sangamon County Sheriff's Department for that police report.

Langan's time with SPD

Langan has a history working in law enforcement.  He worked for The Springfield Police Department nearly three years from March 2005 to early 2008 when he quit after being investigated for paying a known prostitute for sex.  

The 2008 investigation concluded he gave money to a woman while on duty but was not charged because the money was given to the woman for alcohol, not sex.

The woman sued Langan, then SPD Chief Deputy Ralph Caldwell and the City of Springfield, for $50,000, according to a docket found on the Sangamon County Clerks searchable database (Case: 2009-L-000012). 

Background check?

Southern View Law Enforcement Trustee James Foster says Langan was not hired on from a pool of potential candidates or from a help-wanted advertisement "No, we don't do that."

Foster says Southern View hires police officers through recommendations from "another police officer, the chief or whoever, and that's what we do and that's how we got him and we let go of him because he did not follow procedures."

Case in US District Court

Zeid Langan

Picture taken from Facebook

Langan is also the defendant in a US District Court case where he was accused of violating a man's constitutional rights.  

In that case the plaintiff accused several officers including Langan (then a Springfield Police officer) of arrest without just cause, use of excessive force, and conspiring to violate the plaintiff's constitutional rights.  

US District judge Jeanne Scott dismissed the charges against Langan for arrest without probable cause and conspiracy to restrict the plaintiff's constitutional rights.

However, another filing by Judge Scott denied Langan summary judgment.  Judge Scott says a jury must decide if Langan and another officer used excessive force on the plaintiff because there is no evidence of the defendants side of the story and medical reports indicated the plaintiff has lasting injuries.

"As a result of the beating, Fleck was diagnosed with a fracture of the lateral tibial plateau in his left leg, bone bruises, internal bleeding, a complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and a complex tear of the posterior horn of the lateral meniscus in his left knee. One of Fleck's treating physicians stated that the damage to Fleck's left knee was permanent."

The plaintiff says he was handcuffed, mace had been used and the plaintiff was compliant when he claims Langan and another officer beat him.  That civil case has yet to be adjudicated.

Southern View Police Department

The village of Southern View has 1,640 people in the most recent census report, according to to the village clerk.  Trustee of Law Enforcement Foster says there are about eight police officers about five of which are part-time and three are full-time.

WQLZ Music Minute

April 3, 2012

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Music News from the Rock Station, 92-7 WQLZ by Bishop

Released single into the wild

This brings a new level of meaning to the term “record release.” Typically artists will have a party with all their celeb friends mingling, drinking wine and eating cheese. Jack White, on the other hand, does things unconventionally. White’s new song “Freedom at 21” was released … into the wild. NO really, White decided to take 1,000 flexi-discs with the new song and he tied them to helium balloons … then, he released them into the wild. That was Sunday, and it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke. He released them in Nashville and one album was found in Tennessee and another in Alabama. White’s album Blunderbuss comes out April 24th. Oh, and all you enviro-nuts—don’t worry, White used biodegradable latex balloons and all natural twine.

Not the original video, but a mirror of just the song. See the entire video with the arrest here (caution, plenty of swear words)

"Let me go!"

You’ve seen the viral video of 29-year-old Robert Wilkinson being arrested for DUI. You know, it’s that video of him yelling obscenities at the arresting officer. Well, he also sings the song “Bohemian Rhapsody” in its entirety while being taken to the police station. Canadian media reports that EMI Music Publishing has asked for the video to be taken down. That’s fine and all, but people typically mirror these types of videos—that’s why it’s called a viral video--so It’s still out there in all of its drunken glory. Wilkinson apologized to Queen for ruining their song. Don’t drink and drive kids!

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