Thursday, March 12, 2009

Snapping Helps Inmate Get Through Jail Stint

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Getting through a rough stint in jail is a snap – if you’re a professional finger snapper.

In February 2008, Bobby Badfingers – the fast finger snapper who got his start on America’s Got Talent – was unjustly arrested and detained in San Francisco County Jail for six days for alleged assault.

To this day, Badfingers maintains his innocence and says San Francisco police treated him so badly, he’s suing them for $1 million.

Badfingers claims he was screamed at and denied Constitutional rights in the slammer, and is determined to make the SFPD analyze the way they treat inmates and revamp the system.

Although the six-day stint was a nightmare, Badfingers found solace in his finger snapping to get him through it all.

By day, he’d snap songs like Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and give inmates snapping lessons and concerts.

At night, he’d lull himself to sleep in his cold, dark cell with the sounds of his snaps.

He says, “My snapping kept me positive, it kept me going.”

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