This Day in Jewish History 1981: Police Presumably Relieved as Kid Cann, Bad to the Last, Dies

Whether Isadore Blumenfeld earned his soubriquet for his boxing prowess or for sheltering from bullets in the toilet, he was a criminal master who stayed crooked to the end.

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On June 21, 1981, Kid Cann – the best-known alias of the Minneapolis, Minnesota, crime king Isadore Blumenfeld – died, at the age of 80. Cann was a shrewd and brazen criminal who was sophisticated enough to be...