As the manuscript for this book was nearing completion, the United States Supreme Court reached a decision in the case of a 16-year-old boy’s waiver of the right to silence [Fare v. Michael C., 442 U.S. 707, 99 S.Ct. 2560 (1979)]. The Van Nuys, California, police took this boy into custody on suspicion of murder and advised him of his rights at a station house prior to interrogation. The boy was said to be emotional (crying) at the time of interrogation, even though he had been arrested some number of times before, was apparently familiar with the procedures, and was not obviously mistreated by the police officers.
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