Mom forces daughter to come to court & Judge Caprio’s Parenting Advice!

(upbeat music) Surrayah Abbot. Good morning. Good morning. You wanna get before the other mic? Okay. Okay, now, who’s here? I’m the mother, she the daughter, she was driving. Oh, the car’s in your name. Yes. Oh, and what do you do for a living? I go to school. Where do you go to school? Paul Cuffee, on Elmwood Ave, yeah. Okay. You’re charged with going through a red light on Westminster and Barton Street. Do you remember this? Yes. Is there anything you wanna tell me before we look at the video? Yes, I’d like to say it said turn right on red after stop, and I believe I stopped. Okay, so you stopped? Okay, and you’re lucky because we have a video. We’re gonna show it to you. (softly laughs) Okay. Okay. Let’s take a look at it, Lisa. Did you stop? From the video, no, but I believe I did. Can I watch that again? Let’s watch it, here you come, here you come, here you come, here you come, here you come, here you come. (softly laughing) Oh yeah. After. Did you stop? No.
After, like way after. After.
No. Yeah. Right on red, then after, you stop. Yeah. (lightly laughing) You got that, Inspector Quinn? I do, Judge. (softly chuckling)
(courtroom softly laughing) That’s what the sign says. Make a right on red, and then sometime after– You stop. Makes no, after, you stop, right? Maybe in your driveway you stop. Say I made the right, and I got home, and I stopped, right? Yeah. What do you think about this? We had a severe lecture about that ’cause she just started driving. So I talked to her, “From now on, “please pay attention to the sign and stuff.” And she was like, “Mommy, I did stop.” I said we’ll go to court. She’s supposed to be in school today. She told you she stopped? Yeah, she told me she stop, I said– She stopped when she got home. Yeah. She’s supposed to be in school this morning but I’m like, “You gonna go to court “and view the camera to prove whether you stop.” So that’s why we’re here. Now I’m asking you, did she stop? No. She didn’t? She didn’t.
Okay. So, I’m ask– Did she miss school this morning? Yes, she’s missing school. Twice she got over on ya. Yeah, so pretty much I hope she learn from this, not to miss school. If you can give her a break, this is her last year. She graduating. She can use that money to buy her cap and gown and we really appreciate it. Well, first of all, I can see here a real strong family unit. Thank you. Which impresses me, and I’m impressed by the fact that you forced her to come into court this morning. Thank you. So it shows me that, you know, that you’re setting a good example for her by telling her, you know, you’re gonna go in and face the consequences. You didn’t come in and give me a sob story, oh, my poor daughter and all that. You forced her to come in. So I’m not gonna give you a record on this. Thank you. I’m gonna give you a break. I think, based on what your mother’s telling me, we want you to stay in school. Promise? Promise. You’re gonna stay in school? Yes. Okay, that’s very important. Have any other children? Yes. How many? Two girls The oldest are 20. She go to URI. Oh. This her second year in college. She’s down at Kingston? Yes. What’s she studying? Psychology. Psychology? Mm-hm. Send her down here, we could use her. Okay.
(all softly chuckling) All right. I want her to stand next to Inspector Quinn. No.
She’ll quit. No, that’s what I was gonna say. I need to keep this job a little longer, Judge, so please have her remain down at Kingston. (softly laughing) All right, good luck to both of you. Thank you, sir. I appreciate it.
Thank you. Good luck to you. Have a good day. If you know anything about Judge Caprio you know that he treats everyone with respect and dignity. And usually at the end of each case he smiles and wishes the motorists good luck. Good luck to you. Good luck. Good luck. But every once in a while, he adds a little something extra. Good luck to you. That’s right, a wink, and trust me, those winks are special. They’re not given out often or without merit. It’s like being knighted or winning the President’s Physical Fitness Award. Thanks again, President Carter, for mine. So Mrs. Abbot, Judge Caprio was obviously impressed by how you’re raising your daughter, and so am I. (bell softly chimes) Monique Reed. Good morning. Good morning. Your motor vehicle has been booted. Yes. You have a number of overtime parking tickets outside your house. I only had knowledge of five so when they told me it was that many clearly they must be right. So I didn’t realize it was that many. Get close to the mic please. I didn’t realize it was that many. I only had knowledge of the five, so. Do you have a parking space for your vehicle? No. All right. You know you qualify to buy a parking pass. Now I do. Which will allow you to park on the street for one year. Yeah, now I do that, I heard you say it before. Okay. You have 11 tickets. It’s a total of $220. Those tickets tripled because they were not paid on time. Mm-hm. So with penalties, it’s $660. Okay. Do you have any children? Yes, I have one.
How many? One, how old? Nine. Nine, so in school this morning? No, September fourth he goes back. Oh, okay, few more days? Mm-hm. My inclination is, I’m gonna charge you the originals but I’m gonna charge you half of the originals. Okay. Which would be $110 on your promise that you will buy the parking pass. Oh I will, yeah, I’ve learned my lesson. Okay. We’re not here to make it difficult for you. Mm-hm. Right, so if you buy the parking pass, one year now you can park on the street. Okay. What’s your child’s name? Americo. Americo? That’s a nice name. Thank you. What’s his favorite subject? He doesn’t have one. (softly laughs) No? No. Might a been mine, recess. (softly chuckling) Well, here’s what you wanna do. When I was a youngster, I lived up on Federal Hill and it was a five-minute walk down to the Providence Public Library. So, my parents were born in Italy, so you know, we didn’t have any money. No one had any money so if we went to Cranston, that was like a cross-country trip when I was a kid, right? So, but I traveled the world by going down to the library and reading books. He likes reading. So I was gonna now encourage you, buy him a book. Buy him a book. Okay. Yeah. Get him away from the cell phone looking at all those games, let him read. Reading, you know, he can see the world. He can listen to famous people. He can read biographies, right, and make sure he goes to college. Okay. That’s the second thing, I won’t dismiss these tickets unless he goes to college.
(Quinn softly laughing) (Monique softly laughing) I’m gonna come back here in about 10 years and see if he goes to college. Okay. So once I pay will they take the boot off? Yeah, they’ll do everything at the window–
Okay. They’ll call the company for you. Okay. You have to pay a boot fee, however. How much is that? The boot fee is $100, it’s mandatory. Okay. Okay, all right, good luck to you. All right, thank you. It’s an indisputable fact that our children must read in order to succeed. And that is why I encouraged Domonique to buy her son a book. Books are the windows into all kinds of worlds that will spark Americo’s imagination and ignite his curiosity. And curiosity is the compass that will lead him to find his passion, and when he finds his passion, he will find his future. As Albert Einstein once said, “I have no special talent. “I am only passionately curious.” The future belongs to the curious. So please, buy your children books or go to your local library and read with them. It’s a great investment in their future, and maybe all of ours as well. Come on, how cool was that? If you’d like to see more cases like this one, tune into Caught in Providence every weekday. Excuse me? You didn’t know Caught in Providence is also a TV show? Oh wow, you’re life just got substantially better. To find out what channel we’re on, go to, click on your local listings, scroll down ’til you find your hometown, then start doing your happy dance. That’s it, move it, move it, nice. 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.

100 thoughts on “Mom forces daughter to come to court & Judge Caprio’s Parenting Advice!

  1. I really appreciate how Judge Caprio can make you at ease. But I think that he really should have give her a small or average high fine for that. Also, best mother's choice of bringing her daughter to court.

  2. and Hi From Algeria Dear Caprio .. i think people over there still don't know what the stop mean and what's park ticket mean .. i think they need more books to read about road trafic as you said reading book is the windows of the world .. and Hi again from Algeria

  3. I've been watching this program for quite some time now and it seems that there are issues with parking in Providence. People can't park in front of their own property or have to get some sort of parking permit from the landlord. Wow.

  4. That young lady had excellent manners and composure, immediately noticeable. She was very respectful and dignified. Good parenting, I suspect, and a sharp young lady. Its VERY refreshing to see that.

  5. Let's hope that the young lady hasn't already made a habit of "stopping" at red lights. Otherwise the dismissal may not have been the just call. However we know the wisdom, integrity and experience of Chief Judge Caprio so we can rest assured that justice is served.


  7. Our children had a spirit of reading when tablets appeared, even if they were reading books in it, the spirit of reading in the book itself.

  8. 🙋. HELLO,

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  9. I'll repeat — Judge Caprio for Supreme Court ! I have endless respect for this man and I try to model my treatment of others after his wise words and actions. I wish all judges were Judge Caprio. Also, if you find yourself in Bakersfield, CA, do yourself a favor and go to Frugatti's. Their Garlic Chicken Calzone Deluxe is seriously a food from Heaven. Just ask yourself, What Would Jesus and Judge Caprio do?

  10. I think all stops other than straight at intersections and 4 way stops should be changed to “slow and use caution, stop if necessary”
    Makes more sense.
    Nobody was in danger by her not “stopping” at the light. She slowed down enough, had a clear view, made the decision it was safe to go. Why be punished.

  11. Lots of respect to judge Caprio. May Almighty bless him with long life and he keeps doing justice . Love from India. 🇮🇳🇮🇳

  12. Your Honor, I have 2 kids, now grown-and on their own. I’m so blessed, as well thankful my driving them crazy when young that an education will be and is the most important thing they will ever own in their lives. My son is now 24, will have bachelors, now working towards masters. His gift is psychology, and all the ology’s. He is making very good money, as well employers call him, normally it’s the other way around! I’m so proud of him! My beautiful daughter has blessed me with a beautiful granddaughter, she too is going to school ..Kylie is 22, taking college classes. Though things don’t come as easy for her as it does Sean when it comes to education…she is not a quitter! I’m so proud of my kids, and it proves preaching, and reading books to kids at a very young age is worth everything! So, yes…all the aches and pains they put me through when young was worth every cent, blood, sweat and tears! Oh how proud I am of my kids! Thank you Your Honor for ALL you do! The mark you leave on these young people is

  13. Lots of love From Pakistan 💕💕 Absolutely refreshing to see such Inspiring decisions ! 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰

  14. The daughter certainly didn’t deserve a record for a first time offense, but her being a new driver, I think 🤔 she took that turn rather fast. Girlfriend, if you read this, please drive slow enough if a Right on Red turns up, you have time to 🛑 stop, before turning! AND, BEST to YOU on your SENIOR YEAR!
    Make it an AMAZING YEAR! ♥️❤️😘

  15. I once ran a red light. For some reason I didn't see the lights until it was too late. My reaction was to stop after the intersection. I think this is what happened to her. It looked like the car was slowing to a sop after she went around the corner because she realised what she had done.

  16. These videos are great, i have got more benefits and encouragement even me i have been watching only two clips at least more than one hour, and most words that attracted me today is" i travelled the world by going down to library and reading books"" thanks judge Caprio i appriciate your being kind for people and giving parental advice for youngers…. this is what the islamic religion taught us to be kind,honest, helper and not be cruel for others……

  17. Very humble Mother and daughter. Great parenting. “If you waive the fine,she can purchase her cap and gown.” 😉

  18. You are special judge , good soul and respectful . From Kuwait I enjoy watch your videos , you are representing the real American .

  19. I love this judge but what about giving these young ones a pep talk about red lights and stop signs are there for a reason ? Let's just say she drove through that Stop sign and hit a pedestrian round that corner…it could happen I believe in leniency and first time offenders & that it's getting harder to park places these days but I still think judge needs to stress the dangers of driving through red lights? Not hating on anyone but traffic lights are there for a reason 👍

  20. My parents are immigrants from jamaica and they instilled in my brothet and I the fundamentals of education and it's importance. My mum would say that whenever you read a book, it can take you anywhere in the world. And she was so right, you read about different things and you can clearly see the town or city and everything else in between. I love this judge and the way how he listens before ruling. Wonderful

  21. My parents always taught me to be respectful of your elders. You say yes sir and yes ma'am. My mom is one that gave me the love of reading. She had all kinds of books for me to read when we went on our hunting trips. Now this is Idaho. And that taught me a love of reading, You can take a trip and never leave the farm. Reading is the greatest gift That a person can have as far as I am concerned. My dad taught me hard work diligence honesty and to be a good man and to treat all men and women as equals. My mom taught me how to treat everyone Fair equal and read.

  22. I will NEVER go to Providence! I think it's criminal that the city can pass an ordinance that prohibits someone from parking in front of their property. What about the property tax, where is that money going? Sounds like this city is money hungry.

  23. That's true buy and read a book best than cp, tablet or computer… Mom and daughter are so humble, have good manners. I salute the parents who knows how to discipline their kids with respect.

  24. For book lovers: We have Kindle! Some may argue it's not like reading a physical book. Well, it's because they haven't tried one. I'm a bookaholic since I was a kid, the transition was very easy for me since I travel a lot. I feel like I'm reading more than I used to and it's easy to carry around the 1000 books I have now, lol. Though I use the kindle, I still buy physical books just because I love adding them to my collection. If you're a bookaholic, I suggest you get a Kindle as well, don't go for the cheap ones that'll not help. Get the new Oasis, it's much better and I promise you'd enjoy reading more and save money in the long run.

  25. The first girl was very respectful ,good up bringing by her mom . The judge was very nice not to give her a ticket . The second girl was pretty good . Judge buy your son a book .🙏

  26. I think the judge doesn't realize games and screens can be used to convey the stories of books just as efficiently as a book can.

  27. I Absolutely love inspector Quinn. He is hilarious, Compassionate , And seems to have a huge part judge caprio.

  28. I wish we had a court like that here in Kansas. I think taking my grandchildren would teach them so much about respect, compassion and To keep their nose out of their phone's And back In to books. I have 5 grandchildren and all of them had a game system or phone Of their own or were allowed to use their parents phones before the age of Three. To me that has become a way of babysitting your children without haven't actually be emotionally connected. I can understand maybe for an hour A-day, But these kids have their phones the minute they wake my daughter is battling with them to turn off their phone so they can get ready for school. They are on their phone the minute they get out of the school doors and on their way home they're already playing their games. I don't like to laugh when somebody falls except if they're playing their video games lol. If playing your video game is more important than watching where you are going more power to you lol but I will be sending their laughing when you get up, bahahahaha!!

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