Gamblers Wrestling with Police Officers

In 1901, police officers tried to arrest Japanese gamblers, who turned out to be expert wrestlers and tried to evade arrest with their skills:

“… a mild-looking, well-dressed [Japanese man], who with a simple turn of his wrist, threw [the officers] upon their backs or caused them to writhe in pain by a steel-like grip upon their wrists and thumbs.”

How could the police officers arrest these gamblers? Read more about it in “Tricks of Wiry Japs.”

“Tricks of Wiry Japs: No Joke to Try and Arrest Some of Them”
The Pacific commercial advertiser., June 19, 1901, Page 12, Image 12
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1901-06-19/ed-1/seq-12/

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