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Police Raid Chinatown Gambling Operation



Oct. 2, 1909, Raid  

Oct. 6, 1909: Police officers cross the roofs of buildings, using a ladder to span alleys, to raid a lottery operation in Chinatown. I suspect the Sgt. Sebastian mentioned in the story is future Police Chief and Mayor Charles E. “Charlie” Sebastian. School will be dismissed early on Oct. 11 so students can see President Taft during his visit to Los Angeles. And an overdose of morphine kills a baby – but nobody can determine how he got it. 
 
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