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71-year-old Texan woman charged with gay hate crime

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  1. What a thoroughly nasty piece of work. If she’s 71 I’m guessing the son should be at least in his late 30s. He should very publicly turn his back on the old crone too.

    1. She is his mother, why should she?

    2. I would bet that would be difficult for him. Sometimes it is easier to see what’s best when you’re not in the middle of the storm. This is one of those instances both lose. Knowing the courts here she will more than likely get time in TDC. So the decision has probably been made for him anyway. She did get released on bond, hopefully she doesn’t act on her hate. Lots of people here have guns.

  2. Unfortunately hate has no age restriction! The son is clearly better off without this vile excuse for a mother

  3. facebook com /profile php ?id= 1171366984 &sk =wall

    Derpderpderp it’s all there to see.

    1. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2012, 6:34pm

      This link isn’t really a link and will not work…Please post the propwer link from the address bar….

  4. Jennie Kermode 30 Mar 2012, 3:09pm

    So wait, her _excuse_ is that she thought she was beating up a seriously ill person? WTF?

  5. Colonel "hot lips" Smythe-Fortesque 30 Mar 2012, 3:25pm

    Put her in a tall red hat and cloak, who does she remind you of?

    1. Dolores Umbridge…

      1. Joel eater 30 Mar 2012, 5:13pm

        Who?

    2. Anne Widicombe

    3. Cardinal Richelieu with a fat face who looks ready to spit tacks? I dunno , who?

  6. Keith Farrell 30 Mar 2012, 3:26pm

    well I cannot find her on facebook, but she is a vile creature, how can someone be so full of hate for someone you dont even know that you attack them in public. I hope that the man she attacked sues her and her husband for every bit of money that they have. The son, however needs to take responsibility for his mothers actions, had it been my mother I would have defended the person she was attacking

    1. Do you know that her son was present, then? The article doesn’t say so.

      1. I know, what’s up with that? Defend the people you care about, geez.

  7. She’s either evil or has dementia, or both!

    1. Paul Power 30 Mar 2012, 5:17pm

      Leave dementia suffers out of this – you’re only going to show your own ignorance now by bashing dementure suffers.

      Those suffering with dementure don’t go round assaulting people on the basis of their sexual orientation or suppossed illnesses. If they do engage in such attacks while suffering from dementure, then they’d do the same when in full health.

      Please educate yourself on dementure before making crass and wholly inaccurate statements.

  8. Randy Paré 30 Mar 2012, 3:35pm

    Yes, she is full of hate, yes she is a mean old bat.. But come on! Calling the cops on her and pressing charges??? Really, a 25 yr old adult male REALLY felt that sort of fear for his life from a 71 yr old woman? Grow a pair already and walk away. The woman won’t be alive much longer no need to send the cranky old broad to prison fer pete’s sake!

    1. This ‘cranky old broad’ had a walking stick across this guy’s throat and was trying to choke him to death. That’s attempted murder.

    2. I think you are missing the point here. Irrespective of the ages of those concerned, she attacked someone with her!

      If someone attacks me, of course I am going to press charges and I don’t care how old they are, 17 or 75 I really could not give a fiddlers! What kind of message would it send out, that it is acceptable to attack someone in that manner, I think not!

      1. *attacked someone with her stick!*

  9. Texas – the State that evolution forgot.

    1. Joel eater 30 Mar 2012, 5:15pm

      But at least it’s not Kansas.

      1. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2012, 8:54pm

        Believe it or not Texas is many times worse than Kansas. The place is one of the most backward, ill educated, xtian ridden, racist, homophobic holes on the planet. A place you certainly wouldn’t want to have a run in with the cops. This is the dump that gave the world two war mongering Bush presidents, one even worse than the other. The ex drunk George W Bush gave the world the worst economic crash since the Great Depression of the 1920s, and just may have been complicit in the atrocities of 9/11. He and his cronies including Rumsfeldt,Tony Bliar and the private security firm Blackwater made billions form the aftermath of 9/11 and has left the world a far worse mess than it could ever be with the Taliban and Saddam Hussein still in power. George Bush senior made the CIA his own private army and left an outfit that would put the KGB to shame

        1. David Myers 2 Apr 2012, 11:33am

          Don’t forget its the state that also gave you LBJ – worst US president ever – a multi-murderer and totally corrupt criminal who had an on-staff murderer who killed 17 people on LBJ’s orders including LBJ’s own sister and President John F. Kennedy.

    2. You are a moron! You are doing the same thing we gays complain the straights do. Catagorizing a whole state or group due to some hate mongerers. So you are no better than them. Perhaps if you got out of your mothers basement and breathed fresh air if would help your lack of intelligence and hateful streak.

      1. Paddyswurds 3 Apr 2012, 10:58pm

        I am stating facts and even then only a very small percentage of what I could say about the Republic of Texas. Texas is a dump and its people are thick, ill educated, xtian ridden, racist, homophobic, gun toting, murderous hole and I have been there,an experience I certainly would not want to repeat….. when was the last time you were there, moron?

  10. There’s her facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/people/Wanda-J-Derby/1171366984?sk=wall
    Scrolling down her wall, you can see that her gay son, who she just disowned, took her to hospital when she had a stroke. She might be dead without him and that’s how she repays him. What a twat.

    1. Not sure, but I assume her son is gay cause he was moving in with this guy, unless there’s something I don’t know. Getting disowned cause you side with people who you believe are right (and they are) isn’t right.

      1. The article doesn’t state the reason for his moving into the neighbouring property! With this awful hateful unwashed woman for a mother, it is plausable that he saw the family next door as a caring surrogate family and who can blame him!

        1. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2012, 6:45pm

          In Texas, next door could very well be 100 miles away. It is a very big State, second only to Alaska.

          1. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2012, 9:00pm

            @idiots…
            ….I wonder what idiots gave me two thumbs down. My comment was a statement of fact not an opinion. Says a lot about the intelligence of some of the commentators on these pages.

        2. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2012, 9:04pm

          The Huffington Post says he is gay and has set up home with the Gay neighbour dude.

    2. At quick glance, she really does appear to be a dispicable person! I am sure the sone really is better off without her in his life!

    3. Wanda J Derby; deserves to reside in a prison….maybe some lesbians can exact the just punishment on her! (with a broom)…

    4. And it says that she works for the American Red Cross which is an organization that is supposed to help people. What a disgusting woman.

  11. Robert in S. Kensington 30 Mar 2012, 4:19pm

    And I bet she’s a religious nutter too, of the Stephen Green ilk. Texas of course is deep within the bible belt with one of the lowest education records in America.

    1. Joel eater 30 Mar 2012, 5:17pm

      It has a large well-educated gay population.

      1. Paddyswurds 31 Mar 2012, 4:42pm

        Possibly in Dallas or Fort Worth but outside the Urban areas it is still firmly stuck in the Bronze age…..

        1. Richland Hills is a part of Ft. Worth

    2. She is, she has loads of Jesus stuff on her facebook

      1. Now that’s a surprise. Thanks though, I don’t do facebook.

        1. I think she’s definitely more on the religious nutter side.

  12. Screw you Wanda. You’re a horrible mother and an even worse role model. It’s great your gay son moved in with the gay man next door. May their presence drive you even more insane and haunt you every day of your miserable life. Oh yeah, you stink.

  13. If you call someone a homo or other “bad” word and they aren’t that, is that a hate crime?

    1. Of course it is. If one attack a person upon on the belief that the person is gay and thats why one attack. The reason for the attack is based upon hateful beliefs and a malign will to cause harm.

      1. Spanner1960 31 Mar 2012, 2:10pm

        So attacking someone because you simply don’t like them isn’t considered sufficient motive? I think all this ‘hate crime’ business is PC bollocks.
        You commit the crime, you do the time, irrespective of the motives.

    2. In the UK, yes because the legislation says “or perceived” under each protected class which means that they don’t necessarily have to be that protected class to be a victim of hate crime.

  14. Chris in “Tthe Ritz”: “One mark on that boy’s body, Wanda, and I’m calling the police!”

  15. Chris in “The Ritz”: “One mark on that boy’s body, Wanda, and I’m calling the police!”

  16. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/30/wanda-derby-elderly-texas-woman-anti-gay-hate-crime_n_1391439.html Yes she’s horrid….but the charges (up to 20 years for attack or life if it’s with bias) are way over the top.

    1. keith farrell 30 Mar 2012, 6:28pm

      why?, she attacked someone based on her hate, so what she is going to spend the rest of her life in jail while herhusband is in the poor house all because she hate gay people. It is not over the top, if someone attacked your child you would be happy to see them in jail for life, so let the bitch spend he life in jail

    2. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2012, 6:52pm

      If it was your brother or son she attacked, are you so sure you would be as sympathetic to the homophobic old crone. She deserves all she gets for her attack on a defenseless man.

      1. Paddyswurds 30 Mar 2012, 7:16pm

        Not only is this old hag a rabid xtian homophobic hater, a cursory glance at her facebook page also reveals she is a racist. Some of the stuff she has posted and linked to about Barak Obama is indescribable vile ignorant racism…… her spelling and grammar also indicates she spent most of her school days behind the bike shed.

    3. It should be longer. Let the evil bitch suffer.

  17. sounds like a control freak.

    it’s high time her son took some distance from her.

    she sorely needs psychiatric help.

    1. keith farrell 1 Apr 2012, 6:25pm

      Maybe she will get on her broom

  18. keepin' it real 30 Mar 2012, 8:22pm

    This vile woman has now disowned 2 of her 3 living sons according to her own FB page. In a post on Sept 10/2011 she ridicules a neighbor for not being able to function after a stroke and then on March 3/2012, her now disowned son took care of her when she had her own stroke. Karma’s a b!tch, especially if you are a b!tch. This woman deserves what she gets. From her own posts, containing veiled threats, it would appear she has been terrorizing many neighbors in her apartment building for quite some time. She has brought this on herself by her own hateful actions and I hope they throw the book at her.

  19. Only a few ever desire a caning, nor is it readily justifiable- but where is the sense in such serious charges? The executive is absurd, simple assault would suffice. Considering the age of the accused, a competency hearing should arise sua sponte- but what are the chances of jurisprudence in Richland Hills? A pox on both houses!

    1. Her age doesn’t change anything.

    2. MamaMeggie 6 Jul 2012, 6:37pm

      She’s only a few years older than me – she’s almost certainly as competentas she ever was. She isn’t incompetent, just mean.

  20. johnny33308 31 Mar 2012, 1:55am

    Here in the US bigots come in ALL ages, ALL sexes, ALL races, ALL sorts of bigots….there are so many to choose from it boggles the mind, but almost every one of them is RELIGIOUS!! Go figure! None of you have any idea what it is like to live with millions and millions of these sorts of people all around you! It is beyond awful! They fill this land……..

    1. I agree. The west and east coast seem to be working on LGBT rights but the middle of the country, north and south, is lagging way behind. Living in DFW there are good and bad. But just like you said the true haters are religious right wingers.

  21. Dr Robin Guthrie 31 Mar 2012, 2:38am

    By the look of this woman I would suggest that she will be dead soon anyway.

    Photographic mistakes permitting, she looks a bit yellow, suggesting some liver or pancreatic issues.

    Over and above that, the bags under her eyes are littered with signs of very high cholesterol.

    If she believes in a God, it would appear that pretty soon she will be one of two things.

    1) A dying patient who’s life will be noted as a hateful old sow who’s children and neighbours are happy that she is dead.

    2) Severely dissapointed that she has wasted her life believing the biblical lie that she has been fed all her life that got her into this mess.

    Religion can be blamed for both.

    2)

    1. Patrick Lyster-Todd 1 Apr 2012, 11:44am

      From your comments I assume that you’re not a doctor of medicine?

  22. Spanner1960 31 Mar 2012, 6:11am

    He must have been gay.
    Any straight guy would have smacked the old hag back.

    1. Paddyswurds 31 Mar 2012, 10:54am

      @Spanner1960…
      ….What an obnoxious comment. It stereotypes both Gay and straight men and it is typical of the obnoxious dross we have come to expect from you ……… Grow up.

      1. Spanner1960 31 Mar 2012, 11:14am

        That’s why you lurve me.
        I can actually dismiss two stereotypes in a single comment LOL

        1. “Dismiss”?

          1. Spanner1960 31 Mar 2012, 2:06pm

            Sorry: “target” might be a better choice of word.

  23. The South

    1. Yes, there is a long way to go and the republican held capital will fight us every inch of the way for even the smallest gains. There are some of us that still manage a good life being accepted by our friends and family. That old winch needed a good smack from her own cane but it is good the victim didn’t use violence against her. When this goes to court it will help him greatly.

  24. What a piece of sh**; Hopes that the Texas judiciary punishes her severely and harshly….Burn in h***

    1. There is no hell, it’s purely made up as the stick to the carrot of salvation offered by religion (I’ll reserve my opinion on that one, but better to put things into context). Spending the rest of her worthless vindictive existence in prison is the best we can hope for.

  25. Jim Fields 1 Apr 2012, 2:49pm

    if only stupid could be cured with a pill
    what a pitiful old woman . and what a blessing she disowned him
    he is far better off . and so are we now that we know who she is . ..

    1. With a parent like that who needs enemies. Wonder where the dad is though.

  26. Nasty old bitch. Hope they throw the book at her.

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