Judge Frank Caprio Explains Why People Want To Be In His Courtroom

Judge Frank Caprio Explains Why People Want To Be In His Courtroom

A kind and benevolent judge, Frank Caprio, who has gained widespread popularity because of his unconventional rulings, states why he believes people want to appear before him in his courtroom.

The legal system is often a slow-moving, tangled and confusing mess. Lawyers and judges commonly throw around old Latin terms to explain cases and rulings, which only adds to the confusion. Even the most well-read person can get lost in all the appeals, rulings and verdicts.

Additionally, the judicial system can be intimidating, especially if called to appear in a courtroom after committing an offense. Fear, terror and anxiety will probably consume you if ever called to court for any reason at all. 

But one man, Frank Caprio, a Providence, Rhode Island judge, has continually shown those who appear before him kindness, concern and compassion. When most other judges may not, Frank Caprio listens to those who appear before him and generally issues loving and caring rulings that consider the defendant’s situation.

In a clip posted on YouTube, Frank talked about why he commonly issues compassionate and loving rulings, which often result in tears from everyone in the room.

“So, as I’ve said many times, under my robe, I don’t have a script, right,” Frank said. “And I don’t have a badge, I have a heart.”

He adds that people want to be in his courtroom because of “genuineness.”

“We are an actual court proceeding,” he said. “We are not a studio court proceeding. People who come to my court are subpoenaed in by the sovereign, saying, ‘You have broken the law.’ So, they come in full of trepidation. They don’t know what’s going to happen. They don’t know if they’re going to be able to afford it.”

He added that those in his court are “real people with real problems who we try to treat with compassion, understanding and integrity.”

What a wonderful man with a heart for people who helps people whenever he can. 

Proverbs 11:17 “The man who has mercy will be rewarded, but the cruel man is the cause of trouble to himself.”

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