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Caleel Harris as Young Anton McCray and Michael K. Williams as Bobby McCray in a scene from Netflix show "When They See Us." Caleel Harris as Young Anton McCray and Michael K. Williams as Bobby McCray in a scene from Netflix’s “When They See Us.” Photo: Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP

With the broadcast of the Netflix series “When They See Us,”  more attention than ever has been focused on juvenile interrogations and more specifically false confessions by youth. At the heart of this issue is the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, which provides us with the right to remain silent when questioned by law enforcement. In 1966 the Supreme Court said in its Miranda decision that this right cannot be waived unless it is determined that someone has done so knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily.

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