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Judge Frank Caprio is a celebrity in the city of Providence, Rhode Island.
And, he is starting to get noticed around the world, too.
Caprio is an 80-year-old judge in the capital city of Rhode Island, the smallest state in the U.S.
One of his jobs is to preside over traffic court. That involves talking to people who have gotten traffic tickets for going through red lights or parking illegally.
They go to traffic court to dispute the tickets.
Caprio hears what they have to say. Then, he decides whether or not the ticket is valid.
Caprio recently heard the case of a young man who was driving his mother's car. He went through a light after it turned red. After he spoke with the high school student, Caprio decided to let him off with a warning -- if he promised to go to college and graduate.
Another video from the Providence traffic court came out earlier this week.
It showed a woman speaking with Judge Caprio about a parking ticket.
She went to traffic court after getting a ticket for parking in an area that only permitted parking after 10 a.m.
The ticket was written at 9:59 a.m.
The woman said the clock in her car showed 10 a.m., so she thought it would be OK.
After some conversation, the judge decided to dismiss the ticket.
But Caprio did tell her, "You violated the city ordinances." He held up a large book of rules. He smiled and the woman laughed.
He said: "Our parking enforcement officers are second to none in the country!"
After talking with the court officer, he said "I think 9:59 is close enough. Matter is dismissed."
The video was viewed over 1 million times in just two days. It became a trending video on YouTube.
One person wrote of the video: "This is so cute. What a great judge. Playful defendant. LOVE THIS"
Others wondered if the video was real, because it seemed so funny.
But, there actually are judges out there like Frank Caprio. He is as real as they come.
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dan Friedell.
Greenfield turned into the next side street and parked.
Nobody disputed that Davey was clever.
I dismissed the problem from my mind.
It only adopted the ordinance in response to the hostile complaints of other city residents.
1.One of his jobs is to preside over traffic court.
preside over... 主持
It would be just the jolt that Japan needs, and a sign that its new leader is not content merely to preside over slow decline.
If the French president could preside over a significant declaration about the future of European integration on French soil, Mitterrand would advocate within the EC for German unification.
2.He said: "Our parking enforcement officers are second to none in the country!"
second to none 首屈一指
In the output of grain, China is second to none.
在粮食产量上， 中国首屈一指 。
Try some of this tobacco. You'll say it's second to none.
请尝一尝这种烟叶， 你一定会说它是首屈一指的 。
法官弗兰克卡普里奥(Frank Caprio)现在是美国罗德岛州首府普罗维登斯家喻户晓的人物 。
他的工作职责之一就是主持交通法庭的公正 。具体包括与那些因闯红灯或违规停车而被开罚单的人谈话 。
弗兰克会倾听他们的心声 。然后，弗兰克会对罚单是否有效做出决断 。
最近，弗兰克听审了一个年轻人的案子，这个年轻人开了母亲的车 。他闯了红灯 。而弗兰克与这个年轻人谈话过后决定释放他并给予警告——条件是他必须答应要上大学并完成学业 。
不过弗兰克还是郑重地告诉这名女子，“你违反了城市的法规 。”然后弗兰克举起一本厚厚的法规书对着这名女子微笑，女子也放声大笑了起来 。
在与庭审人员交流后，弗兰克说，“我觉得9:59已经很接近10点了 。这个罚单就免了吧 。”
一位网友这样评论这个视频：“太可爱了 。这个法官真棒 。好玩儿的辩护 。大爱”
但事实上，真的有很多像弗兰克这样的法官 。弗兰克就是法官人群中一个活生生的实例 。
Dan Friedell为您播报 。