You would be hard pressed to find anyone who would say they don’t enjoy an episode of “Caught in Providence.” Whether on cable television or streaming, the mostly parking and traffic ticket cases heard by Municipal Court Chief Judge Frank Caprio are addictive.

You see everyday people making mitigating arguments or excuses wrapped in larger big picture life tales, sometimes volunteered, sometimes solicited.

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All great points included in this writing here. I do think that more detail should have been included in the story. It is always easy to find the negative aspects of a person or a story. What sometimes is easy to omit (as an example in this piece) are positive points. I do not know that judge, but I do know people and human nature. When ever I watched the show on TV I was moved by the way he exemplified empathy and compassion towards people who were sometimes really down on their luck. It seemed to me that acts of Christian compassion were being shown by the judge. Don't we as a society need to see more examples of how the judge used his position of power in positive ways? I've talked to a few local Rhode Islanders over these last few weeks about this story. I have not heard one person have the opinion of the writer of this story. This writer seems like he is either jealous of this judge or just a mean spirited person. I guess the readers can decide. Peace, CAM

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