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NATO in Chicago - Weekend Warriors

Here's what actually happened over the weekend. It was as crazy as you've heard.
TODD DIEDERICH
5.21.12
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NATO in Chicago - Let the Games Begin

The cops started it off with at least eight false arrests, and the summit doesn't even start until Sunday.
TODD DIEDERICH
5.18.12
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Murders in K-Town

In one week in Chicago we had five officers in six shootings, two of them deadly. Both victims were discovered to be unarmed and both cases seem to have been covered up by the city.
TODD DIEDERICH
4.3.12
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Todd's People - God in Kentucky

If you get between his drugs and his guns, he'll kill you.
TODD DIEDERICH
2.29.12
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Todd's People - House of Escada Ball

Red Glamour Kills in Chicago's notorious Ballroom Scene, where the person with the most votes from the judges wins the walk... if not, that's a chop, bitch!
TODD DIEDERICH
1.10.12
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Todd Diederich - Uncle John

I used to do poppers so much my lips were blue. The last time I did it there was a big police raid and I was still on the dance floor in my grand finale.
TODD DIEDERICH
12.15.11
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Todd's People - Sometimes They Die

The cops left a dead guy lying in the street outside my girlfriend's house all night.
TODD DIEDERICH
12.6.11
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Todd's People - Michael's Art and Can All

"How do I get girls' clothes off? I tell them I'm an artist. And I don't like painting the tranquil-type jive."
TODD DIEDERICH
11.9.11
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Todd's People - Lazy from Austin

He said his name was Lazy. He's from the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's Far West Side. I met him in Lawndale (also known as K Town), where local history has it the Harlem Globetrotters started.
TODD DIEDERICH
9.16.11
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Todd's People - Derek, the Bible-Thumping Face Puncher

Growing up, Derek Zugic led a gangster's life in the suburbs of Chicago, but now he studies the Bible every day. He is a three-time Chicago Golden Glove Boxing champion who can throw punches that are so fast you don’t even see them being thrown (like...
TODD DIEDERICH
8.29.11
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Todd's People - Gia, the Frat Boy on the Drag Scene

You might think Gia would've gotten a lot of shit growing up in Chicago, given that she was born a he named Neco. But even though she's been wearing girl clothes since high school, the gangbangers on the corners in her neighborhood leave Gia alone.
TODD DIEDERICH
8.22.11
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Todd's People - Pam with the Knife

We've featured the work of Chicago-based photographer Todd Diederich a couple of times recently. That's him up there in that picture. Unlike some other snappers, the guy has a pretty impressive knack for looking through his lens and finding an...
TODD DIEDERICH
8.12.11