What's wrong with this headline?

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    15-year-old gets two to six years for 7-cent robbery

    Syracuse 15-year-old gets two to six years for 7-cent robbery | syracuse.com

    Do they have no scruples?
     
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    Never trust a headline. Headlines are designed to grab a reader's attention, not to accurately reflect the detail of the story.
     
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    Whenever I see something like that, I always suspect there's a lot more to the story. Drudge plays with headlines, as does other internet news sites and tabloids. But I don't expect newspaper reporters to. I remember one a while back that said "14 year old arrested for texting in class". It was from the Smoking Gun. Turns out, as I suspected, she attacked the teacher and refused to leave. That's what she was arrested for. These editors need to go back to journalism school.
     
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    It's not normally a reporter that writes the headline. Often, the reporter will file the story with a different headline and an editor will re-write it - usually to make it more 'emotional'. Whether it accurately reflects the information or not is of no consequence. It is one of the things that pisses me off about 'news'.
     
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    I don't know about scruples, but the editor of that news source has no journalistic ethics. The kid deserves what he got... and then some.
     
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    I'm with you dianna. They could have still sensationalized the headline with "15 year old beats the crap out of stranger for 7 cents", but that might elicit sympathy for the victim - not the punk. Errr!
     
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    He committed a violent act. He's well on his way to being a repeat offender.

    Couple of years he'll be someone's bitch.
     
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    Yep. And the judge noted that he showed no remorse. I know kids like that. Future sociopaths.
     

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