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Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime
To quell Chicago gang violence, that has seen a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm.
This image from video provided by WFLD Fox Chicago on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 shows a person swinging a wooden two-by-four during a fight on Chicago's South Side on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009. Prosecutors have charged three teenagers with first-degree murder in the beating death of Chicago student Derrion Albert who was walking home from school when this fight occurred. Family members believe the 16-year-old was fatally beaten Thursday for refusing to join a gang. But some witnesses say he was a bystander who was swept into a violent fight. (AP Photo/WFLD Fox Chicago)