Compassionate Judge Allows Kid To Choose Dad’s Punishment

USATODAY_HumankindPublished: August 17, 2017Updated: August 18, 2017638 views
Published: August 17, 2017Updated: August 18, 2017

This is the heartwarming moment when a cheeky judge allows kid to choose dad’s punishment during a traffic hearing. Footage shows the sweet turn of events when the judge asks the defendant’s son to join him on the bench and allows him to decide.

Watch as Judge Frank Caprio says “I am having a trouble with this case because I have a situation when your dad is charged with a parking on a street up on the east side. Therefore I have three choices: I can fine him $90, I can charge him $30, or I can charge him nothing. What do you think I should do?”, so now five-year-old son, Jacob has to make a tough call!

“Thirty” says the sweet boy and the entire courtroom bursts into laughter. The judge asks if the boy had breakfast, to which the boy gives a negative answer, so he proceeds and says: “I suppose I make a deal with your dad, if he’ll take you out for breakfast, I’ll dismiss the ticket, what you think about that?”. Now the boy has to make a decision!

“Yeah!” says the giggly boy with a sweet smirk on his face.

The judge says “I want you to order up a pretty good order because he is going to save up $30, is that a good deal?” The Judge Caprio sure came up with a creative solution!

“Yeah, coz I love bacon.”, says the sweet boy

Judge Frank Caprio has sat on the bench in Rhode Island’s Providence Municipal Court since 1985. His rulings are compassionate and kind, and he regularly offers valuable advice.

At first sight, this judge looks and acts like an average judge, wearing his black robe while making judgments in cases. However, what makes Caprio special is his connection with his community, his understanding of people’s circumstances, and his connection with kids. This is not the first time he summons defendant’s children to accompany him on the bench, asking them questions and instilling advice.

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