I received the following email from Scott Rolick threatening legal action against me for posting the videos he encouraged me to post, so I removed the videos, not wanting to spend any more energy than I have to on this issue. I’m done with this story. The original story, however, remains below.
Your website is currently linking to my video : http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2014/03/24/california-cps-officials-retaliating-man-video-recorded-expose-abuse-power/
This email to you is notice to you that you are illegally linking to and/or using this video and/or distributing this video This is my video. I did not and do not authorize you or your company and/or website to display and/or use and/or distribute this video in any manner, and I demand that you immediately remove it from your website and any other form of redistribution. I also demand that you destroy any form of this video that may be in your possession, either on your server or hard drive, or any other electronic storage device. Please note that the Ventura County Superior Court has ordered this video removed from all sources, and your failure to comply with my demand for same will be considered a violation of a court order.
Confirmation of the requested action is required. Please send email confirmation, the subject of which shall be noted “Video Removal”, directly to my attorney at: email@example.com.
If you have any questions please contact me on my cell phone immediately at (805)814-6447.
This email is notice to you that any failure to comply with the demand to remove or to confirm removal via email he video shall force me to seek all legal relief available to me, including but not limited to a civil abatement action, and attorney fees incurred as a result of having to enforce this demand.
William Scott Rolick,
cc: Jennifer Ani, Esq
First, Ventura police raided Scott Rolick’s home, saying they were looking for drugs being sold by his girlfriend’s grandfather who lived at the home with the couple.
Then, after making no arrests, they returned five days later with a Child Protective Services worker who falsely accused Rolick of using drugs, removing his four-year-old daughter, Stevie, from the home and placing her in foster care – even after he and his girlfriend tested negative for drugs at the local police station.
And then, after he secretly video recorded a conversation with a CPS case worker the following week, who urged him to “suck it up” and attend court-mandated drug classes to “look good in court” ( despite there being no evidence he is even a drug user), the agency stripped him of unsupervised visits with his daughter in the foster home where she is rooming with a boy who has stolen from her.