A Maryland photographer working with the Baltimore City Paper is fighting an arrest after being taken to jail while covering a concert that police were closing down last week.
The police were already on scene when Noah Scialom arrived at a concert venue. Scialom said in an interview that, although he started by taking photos in the vestibule, he moved to the sidewalk and was standing with a group of 10 to 15 people when he was “blindside tackled” by a police officer. He said it is an “undisputable fact” that he was on the sidewalk, out of the way. “You can see [in the photos] that that is where I am; you can see the vestibule,” he said.