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The Civics Lesson and the Last Chance for a Pan Handler

September 15, 2019

(slow rock music) Omar Volario. Good morning Mr. Volario. You have one expired meter… Good morning your honor. …summons Darrence street. Yes, sir. Is there anything you wanna tell me about this? Yes, the meter was not functioning. I have a picture saying that it was out of order. The meter was not functioning? Correct. Do you have any photographs or videos? Yes I do, your honor. You do? Yes, sir. Could you show it to inspector Quinn. I am a school teacher at the MET High School, and part of my work is I drive students to internships and try to get them opportunities, and coincidentally, that’s my student right over there, I was driving her that day. Wait, wait, wait. You’re a teacher at the MET school. Correct Alright, and who’s this? This is Miss Aireece. Is she here today because of a ticket or is she here today to make sure you pay your money? Why aren’t you in school? Get up here! She also wants to be a lawyer and a judge. You’re at the second mic. Hello. Alright, get close to the mic so I can here you. Okay, what’s your name? So, My name is Aireece Terry. Are you here today to make sure he pays, or are you here today to let him borrow money, or are you here today for something else? I was.. actually I came here because I actually wanted to see you. I had no idea he was actually gonna be here, but, um, yeah… That’s called getting busted bunking school. (laughter) No, no, no, our students are allowed to leave campus to, um, to try to get internship opportunities, and really explore the career. And Aireece is a student that, right now her project work is to try and get Law Day at the MET school. You don’t have a summons here today? No. You just came to observe the court? Yes. Get up here. Come on up. Your honor can I take a picture of this please? You wouldn’t mind if I put my hand around ya, would ya? No. I just asked for permission to put my hand around her, ’cause today you have to be careful. Thank you. Okay, get back over there. You’re not gonna be happy at the end… Alright, we’re gonna start from scratch. Now what is your name? My name is Aireece Terry. And you are a student? At the MET high school in Providence. And you are someday inspired to some day go into the legal profession, is that correct? Yes it is. You’re actually one of my biggest role models, and when I first started watching Caught in Providence, I was like, wow, when I get older I actually wanna be like him, ’cause if we had more judges like you, I think the world would be a much better place. That’s right, that’s right. I think she’s buttering me up for her teacher. She must know that you used to be a teacher, Judge. Do you have any classes here with Mr. Volario? Actually he’s my main advisor so I see him every day. You know, in another life, early on I actually taught school. I taught school at Hope High School days, and I went to law school nights, in Boston so, in those days as the old timers would say, do you know what this means? What does that mean? You don’t know what that means? That means no money. Oh, no money. Yeah, it was like this, you know, no money. So, uh, so the only way to go to school was to work and go so I was able to work days and I taught school. It was one of the more enjoyable things I’ve done in my lifetime. Yes, absolutely. Okay, so I’m gonna make you a judge today. Just a couple of cases, and you have to be fair and honest. Right? No prejudice… No bias, right? Okay, and try to balance the interest of the city and the rights of the individual. That’s what we try to do here right? Okay, Mr. Volario has an expired meter on Darrence St. He indicated that he had photographic evidence that the meter wasn’t working properly, and inspector Quinn had an opportunity to view that. Inspector Quinn? Yes, your honor, based on the photographic evidence the city would move to dismiss, on top of the meter it stated out of order, on the photograph Mr. Volario has on his phone. Okay, so we’re gonna dismiss this ticket, but this is an easy one, alright. Mr. Volario, you’re gonna be free to go. Thank you. Aireece have a nice day. My position as judge affords me the opportunity to try to have a positive influence on young people. I guarantee, that Aireece will never forget her day in court. And I truly hopes it helps inspire her to go on to become a great lawyer and maybe even a judge. She definitely seems to have the knack. (slow rock music) Are you ready Counselor? Good morning your honor. Good morning. Suzanna Cotter for the defendant. Yes, the defendant has been before the court on several occasions, and has had several dispositions, regarding his conduct. In this case he was at the intersection of Darrence and Washington street. Police observed the subject banging on car windows That were stopped at the red light at Darrence and Washington, he was showing his middle finger and then using profanity at two female drivers, so he was charged again with aggressive pan handling. Now, inspector Quinn, the defendant, to my recollection, has been before me several times. Are you familiar with his record? Yes your honor, I would say that Fumie’s probably been in this courtroom probably 9 times within the last 3 and a half months. There was an arrangement made with the defenders office that we were attempting to work with him to get him through some treatment program, but apparently that fell through for lack of insurance. Counselor advised me of that this morning. Your honor we have several times allowed this gentleman time served because of the time of day when he gets apprehended, he spends 15-20 hours in the cell block here, but, lack of the treatment, your honor, the city’s gonna have to start asking for some time served at the ACI. Counselor you wanna be in this? Yeah, uh, I would like to say Well first of all how does he plead? Nolo, but its from a real lack of access on our part. Its always nice to blame the state, I’m not blaming the state. For other peoples conduct. Say, well, ya know, its the states fault. I’m thinking of the motorist who was being threatened, and harassed by him. This is not an isolated incident. As inspector Quinn has indicated, he as been here several times, and we’ve heard the same argument several times. I think we’re gonna have to send him a message. I’m gonna sentence him to the ACI for five days, and if he comes back again its gonna be ten, and then if he comes back again its gonna be 15. In the mean time, we’ll see if we can get him some help. I’d love to get him some help, ya know. Thank you, your honor. Right now, we have an obligation to protect the public interest, public health and welfare Your honor is that five days on both cases? I beg your pardon? Is that five days on both cases? I’m gonna do, I’m gonna serve him concurrently 5 days. Now he’s getting a break ’cause I could sentence him to 30. I know that. Alright, but I think we have to send him a clear message that, the days of him coming in here, we say okay he served a night in jail, we’re gonna give him a break, right, those days are over. Good luck to ya. All rise, and hit subscribe, so you don’t miss the latest viral moments like this one. Share these videos and weigh in on the cases. You be the judge! Subscribe now!


  • Reply Star Man October 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    The most amazing judge we love him here in England

  • Reply Jason3500PlayzMC October 16, 2018 at 9:07 pm


  • Reply O Simmons October 16, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    Best judge ever! I only wish we had more judges like this in Canada.

  • Reply Italian Queen October 16, 2018 at 9:31 pm


  • Reply LOUIE October 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    That officer look like from tv series BLUE BLOOD

  • Reply Maurice Harriott October 16, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    Judge Caprio continue to be a rock star … Jamaica loves you!

  • Reply Andre Smith October 16, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    this judge isn't missing been sentenced to heaven👼

  • Reply ale e October 16, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    This man warms my heart with his kindness!

  • Reply Terrum October 16, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    I wish we got to see the second case she was allowed to handle, that would've been really interesting 🙂

  • Reply Dr Dread October 16, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    You Sir are a GREAT man…….

  • Reply Avery Heaney TV October 16, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Best judge for traffic violations!!

  • Reply Nun Ya October 16, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    What a great guy. Deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  • Reply Anita Gade October 16, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    best episode yet!!!!!!! best of luck to you on your career goals in law!!! 😀

  • Reply Larrè Kardashian October 17, 2018 at 12:05 am

    What’s the teachers number

  • Reply Deconverted Man October 17, 2018 at 12:15 am

    more of the girl helping with cases?!

  • Reply Reinaldo Oliveira October 17, 2018 at 12:19 am

    "I just asked permission to place my arm around her shoulder, because… You know…" oh that's my idol.

  • Reply C Alex October 17, 2018 at 12:22 am

    3:01 she needs to lay off the donuts first

  • Reply Tim M October 17, 2018 at 12:38 am

    No Judge in this Country, Tempers Justice with Mercy better than this man!

  • Reply wiil waal October 17, 2018 at 12:42 am

    I watched this judge a lot, he would be a good president. make the USA great.

  • Reply emsquare October 17, 2018 at 3:26 am

    Humanity encouraged judgements of justice Frank caprio and inspector Quinn…

  • Reply RAJESH CHAKRABORTY October 17, 2018 at 3:52 am

    Sir , you are just awsome. Love from India. 😊

  • Reply Amber Hayes October 17, 2018 at 5:56 am

    Judge Caprio, Sir, Your Honor, IF I was an American Citizen, I would VOTE for YOU to be PRESIDENT!!

  • Reply MOS FET October 17, 2018 at 6:31 am

    From France : judge Caprio is simply the ideal judge who gives justice and only justice. Providence city people are lucky to have him and judge Caprio shows us how a judge can take care of law and order and the same time take care of the people. Thanks you Sir. Every morning whenever i can i watch at least one episode and that brings me smile and mental peace.

  • Reply Eric Taylor October 17, 2018 at 6:33 am

    5:00 I've seen that guy on CiP before.

  • Reply Ron Custers October 17, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Love this man (nohomobytheway)

  • Reply john Baldock October 17, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Id Love it if she said, 10yrs prison!! ;0

  • Reply Paul Grogan October 17, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Best judge ever the judges in Ireland would want to watch this and take a leaf out of judge captions book a true and proper man and judge👍🇨🇮

  • Reply Glenda Baugh-Johnson October 17, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Unfortunately, he needs to serves some time. He needs to wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Reply Jefferson October 17, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Already watched 3 times, I can not wait for the rest of the episode

  • Reply Damnit Bobby October 17, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    0:30 Norm from Cheers TV show

  • Reply Hassan Hassan October 17, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    this the best jugde ever may Almighty God blessing in his life

  • Reply Nyima Tsering October 18, 2018 at 4:31 am

    It would be magnificent if we have a judge like him across the world…fingers crossed

  • Reply Serkan Yildirimturk October 18, 2018 at 7:49 am

    The counselor is amazingly cute. I am on the otherside of the earth now, but I would love to meet her when I come back to the States.

  • Reply Jackie McCoy October 19, 2018 at 3:46 am

    He is amazing ❤️💕💕

  • Reply Reg Brogan October 19, 2018 at 11:15 am

    What a fantastic judge such a gentleman

  • Reply Steven Phillips October 19, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    A great video. All judges and I mean ALL should be required to at least watch some of his videos.

  • Reply 1ArchiePluff October 19, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Judge Caprio for the U.S. Supreme Court! Great guy!

  • Reply Paperclip October 19, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Frank Caprio for president!

  • Reply Carol V October 20, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    If it said out of order, why did he park there? Doesn't he have to find another spot?

  • Reply Ola Yemi October 21, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Mr Frank Caprio. I love you sir, from Lagos Nigeria. The truth is like she said, " if we had more judges like you and more law enforcement agents, and even if we strife to live life with compassion just like you live yours. Then the world would be a more more more better place. God bless you sire

  • Reply Robin Cassidy RN October 22, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Aireecee, you did a great job!❤ It must have been a great experience meeting this Wonderful judge.

  • Reply Muzzammil Abdulah October 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Judge caprio God bless you and keep it up long life for you one love from Ghana .

  • Reply SIG442 October 26, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Helping out this young student the best way possible. A positive experience in the profession she wishes to be in. It may help her work even harder to get her dream job. Only can say I am very happy Judge Caprio decided to do this.

  • Reply Vern C November 11, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Why is parking enforcement writing tickets on meters that show as "out of order"? This just wastes the drivers time, and the time of the court.

  • Reply ricky liew November 13, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    we ned one like him in malaysia…lol..our judges are rotton

  • Reply Matt DOE November 14, 2018 at 5:12 am

    The second gentleman in the video is a sad case of American Healthcare System mental issues they just turn their backs and say put them in jail at the jail system take care of it rather than fixing the system and making it affordable and having them get the proper treatment that they need buy again the judge can only do what he can do on the Law aspect of things

  • Reply Vigilante Jake November 14, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Sir, We need you to be the Chief Supreme Court Justice in the Philippines to protect the Filipino people from anarchist !

  • Reply Mrssewhardtoplease November 14, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    She wants to be a lawyer?

  • Reply Mrssewhardtoplease November 14, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    She wants to be a lawyer? She seems a loss for words, doesn’t she?

  • Reply na na November 15, 2018 at 5:50 am

    I Love this Judge ,,,😉

  • Reply Dillinger Sam November 18, 2018 at 2:16 am

    Fantastic ❤

  • Reply crazieeez November 18, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Judge Caprio inspiring future generation. I love it! The best role model a child can have.

  • Reply basava raj November 18, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    love u sir,from India🇮🇳

  • Reply Deej Ohio November 19, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    The public defender makes me feel kinda romantic.

  • Reply Susanne Altoè November 23, 2018 at 7:38 am

    This panhandler needs a psychiatrist and help – not prison.

  • Reply RAHIL AMLANI November 26, 2018 at 6:04 am

    If she became a judge world would finish

  • Reply Raheel Shafi November 27, 2018 at 10:48 pm

    Not just the young people, Judge Caprio, you inspire people of all ages.

  • Reply Piontro Pechetrini November 28, 2018 at 2:26 am

    I have a very Cute, actually extremely cute and sexy co-worker and she is always touching me, I don't do that, but I love it when she does it to me. Why is that offensive, If I do it?? I'm not going to touch her butt, I mean a touch her arm in a respectful way, but, why some women find that offensive?

  • Reply uKnow November 28, 2018 at 3:26 am

    So cute lol hahahahah 😀 That was great 😀

  • Reply waves of memory December 1, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    Why I'm not still being caught 🤣

  • Reply monica clasener December 1, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    A big hug from the Netherlands! And of course for the rest of all participants. ( "Big things from small packages", good one inspector/loved the picture with your mother!).
    The second case was still sad but still the ruling seemed very fair.

  • Reply TRANSAS01 December 4, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    Yes indeed.

  • Reply AustrianJager December 6, 2018 at 9:36 am

    What a good man, what a wise gentleman!

  • Reply Giuseppe Angelo December 11, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Quinn needs to chill out with the beer and pork 🐷

  • Reply Wrist disabled Writer December 11, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    He needs help not jail. I’m sick of government saying they shouldn’t blame the government. If he needs help and your not providing any Who is to blame

  • Reply Anderson Frans December 13, 2018 at 12:14 am

    I love the attorney, she protecting her subject reluctantly 😁

  • Reply saeed habibi December 13, 2018 at 12:52 am

    Judge Frank Caprio you one of the best in this world may god bless you
    but after watching all this videos i can tell so many live in usa are realy poor wondering why people like to leave they counrtys and just go to usa most dont have money to pay there finds and they live poor life!!!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Ananna Islam Bedushe December 13, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    Best judge ever! I only wish we had more judges like this in Bangladesh …..God Bless him…..

  • Reply one shine January 8, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Hey I just learned something new who knew the judge is literally balancing the cities check book and the wallets of it's citizens and being fair about it

  • Reply eviltreemonster January 9, 2019 at 6:16 am

    What does ACI stand for?

  • Reply jarq19 January 12, 2019 at 9:40 am

    I'm from Poland and seeing this makes me want to live in Providence.

  • Reply TRIVENI SANGAM January 13, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    We have always seen the lawyer are more active in submitting their arguments in side the court, whereas here it's nice to see that the judge is giving sufficient time to listen & creatively giving the judgements with a noble through. God bless him to continue his excellent work.👍👏👏🌹

  • Reply hardleecure January 19, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    That second guy gets to spend 5 days at the American Concrete Institute…. They trying to scare him into getting a job or else he gets fitted with some shoes that don't float or something?

  • Reply Glenn Hoddle January 20, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    The public defence attorney is attractive. Love her humility too. Beauty with Brains : best combo !

  • Reply Maria Tischler January 22, 2019 at 12:07 am

    He was s a wonderful judge,!

    And the true Human!
    Thank you!

  • Reply isabella valencia January 31, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    I voted judge Caprio for Colombian president

  • Reply yarshongam zimik February 4, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    "Why aren't you at school?" 😉That teacher haha

  • Reply Alice Zhang February 5, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    You are the best! – Love from China.

  • Reply jelless February 9, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    Is Susanna single?

  • Reply Liam Dante February 13, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Love you Judge Caprio. Much love from mars.

  • Reply MrZevv February 14, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Even the best judge, as we see here, cant work against a bankrupt Society who rather wanna see mental Problematic Persons in jail then helping them with Programs. Even, and this is prooven by other countries, help them is much cheaper then send em to jail. But what can he do… there is no help he can get him, so… he have to send him in, and again, and again until this only mental instable Person get a real criminal :/…. Sad world.

  • Reply Joshua Hawkins February 14, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    A neck brace always helps 😂

  • Reply kansascity online February 18, 2019 at 2:28 am

    I agree with the young lady… We need many good judges such as this man.. our Republic depends on it.. 🙂

  • Reply C Liverpoolboy01 February 18, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    The young lady is so right, same here in the UK🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧
    Our judiciary have had their fun and fairnessGene removed 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

  • Reply mohammed nazemuddin Siddiqui March 3, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    She is absolutely right Judge we need like you all other Judges

  • Reply Paolo Penna March 9, 2019 at 9:49 am

    For the wonderful judge that make me proud to be italian, I want to tell him that his gesture to say "no money" was a bit incorrect: same shacking hand but with only thumb and index fingers. You're the best !!! Viva l'Italia !!

  • Reply Mike Letterst March 13, 2019 at 3:09 am

    The last person is clearly incompetent and is somewhat disconnected from reality. He should be treated by healthcare professionals rather than criminalized for his unmanageable behavior…

  • Reply Su Bauli March 18, 2019 at 5:57 am

    We need a Chief Judge like Caprio here in PNG 🇵🇬

  • Reply Mikey daniel March 22, 2019 at 1:36 am

    wales loves you judge

  • Reply Grey Jay March 22, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    Wisdom and compassion, in equal measure. Judge Caprio is an impressive person.

  • Reply Karan Sumbly March 23, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I wish I get this amazing opportunity to be a part of audience of such a courtroom and experience this in person. Truly inspiring, amazing and encouraging for people to conduct righteously.

  • Reply Baby Ruth March 27, 2019 at 3:28 am

    that teacher cute doe

  • Reply LáSt ŪçhïHã April 2, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    7:00 is it Rachel Green? From friends in the back with Glasses!!!!!

  • Reply SGT US Army Girl April 18, 2019 at 10:24 pm

    It's a breath of fresh air to have an honorable judge with a heart. I trolled a bit thru the comments and my sentiments of him are mirrored from all parts of the world. I'm in the states just on the other side.

  • Reply Mona Pizzalover April 26, 2019 at 6:24 pm

    The first guy is an amazing person. Respect to him 👏🏼 (and handsome 😳)

  • Reply Mayzie Medyansky Brassfield May 12, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    Judge Frank Caprio for President in 2020 in the United States of America!!! 1 Love from PANAMA !!!!

  • Reply PatrickDunner July 21, 2019 at 3:36 am

    I agree with Aries Terry 100%. Aries good luck in your career. Judge Caprio and Inspector Quinn is 2 great human beings. God bless you both. Keep up the good work. High five to you both ✋✋

  • Reply BRADFORD ROE August 15, 2019 at 9:02 am

    Your Honor, I have been watching you for some time now, and I wish you were running for President and gained the office. What a true Blessing it would be for our nation.

  • Reply mike rockfort August 23, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    foreigners n blacks always get off ,

  • Reply mike rockfort August 23, 2019 at 11:14 pm

    there used to be mental institutions to help people like this ,now they are called homeless

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