1. Post #1
    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...usaolp00000009

    An elderly Texas woman has been charged with an anti-gay hate crime after allegedly attacking her 25-year-old neighbor with her wooden cane.

    As The Fort-Worth Star-Telegram is reporting, 71-year-old Wanda Derby allegedly attacked the man, who has since been identified as Lloyd Guerrero by other media outlets, one week after Derby's son moved in with him. Derby is accused not only of striking Guerrero several times with the cane, but also choking him by placing the cane against his throat. She is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and the charge is enhanced as a hate crime, and is also charged with assault causing bodily injury, according to the Associated Press.

    Guerrero, a local actor who lives next door and is openly gay, says the attack followed several weeks of escalating tension after Derby previously outed him on her Facebook page. "I honestly don't know what she was thinking or what she even had in her," he told NBC Dallas-Fort Worth. "Honestly, it looked like something out of a TV show. And I will say, she hit pretty hard."

    Guerrero's mother, who witnessed the attack, was also reportedly hit in the face.

    The Dallas Voice notes that Derby called Guerrero a "faggot" several times when talking to police, and claimed that he had AIDS and would give it to her son. Guerrero had marks and bruises on his throat and body and was treated at the scene.

    The relationship between Guerrero and Derby's son, who is reportedly in his 30s, remains unclear, but Derby's Facebook page contains some colorful comments. "My son Steven is no longer my son," she writes in one post. "He has sided with the idiots next door to me and I guess he things they will take care of him. He will never get another thing from me or his dad. We have washed our hands of him."

    Derby posted $11,500 bond and has since been released from jail, according to the Star-Telegram.
    Fucking bigoted piece of shit.
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    Exuberance's Avatar
    November 2008
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    What did you expect from texas.
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    Dennab
    February 2006
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    If you were straight, but the attacker believed you were gay and was attacking you based on that criteria, could they still be charged with a hate crime? Just asking out of curiosity, of course.
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    ReligiousNutjob's Avatar
    August 2010
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    If you were straight, but the attacker believed you were gay and was attacking you based on that criteria, could they still be charged with a hate crime? Just asking out of curiosity, of course.
    I would assume so, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was just called assault and not a hate crime.
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    ''just wondering''
    Keegs's Avatar
    December 2008
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    Glad the police are prosecuting this as a hate crime.
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    PollytheParrot's Avatar
    April 2011
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    Stop bitching about Texas.
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  7. Post #7
    Oh no, what have I done!
    milkandcooki's Avatar
    November 2007
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    What did you expect from texas.
    My best friend is gay-married to his husband and he lives in Texas.

    Stupid bad post.
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  8. Post #8
    GOD FUCKING DAMNIT
    KILLTHIS's Avatar
    September 2005
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    Whether this be in Texas or any other place: There's no goddamn reason to freak out over homosexuality.
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    What's brevity?
    ironman17's Avatar
    June 2006
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    Old-age bigotry is a horrible thing; she should take pills for that condition...
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    I'M A SHAAARK!
    Lambeth's Avatar
    October 2009
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    What did you expect from texas.
    delicious chili?
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    August 2010
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    If you were straight, but the attacker believed you were gay and was attacking you based on that criteria, could they still be charged with a hate crime? Just asking out of curiosity, of course.
    I'm pretty certain hate crimes are based on your reasons, not the actual person itself, if that makes any sense.
    So I'm gonna say yes, you would be charged with a hate crime.

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    Old people...
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    gra

    August 2011
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    Old people...
    lol @ u if u think this kind of thing is limited to old people
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    July 2009
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    Derby previously outed him on her Facebook page.
    The Greatest of Insults!

  15. Post #15
    I make sexist and racist jokes all the time yet,i still support the feminist movement and the rights of blacks.
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    We used to hang 'em filthy faggots back in my day!
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    Bring me Han solo and the Wookie
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    I'd tap that ass.
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    How is this in any way funny at all? Its fucking terribly sad. To know that this woman is 71 years old, and ignorant. She shouldn't be put in prison, she should be put in a retirement home.
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    How is this in any way funny at all? Its fucking terribly sad. To know that this woman is 71 years old, and ignorant. She shouldn't be put in prison, she should be put in a retirement home.
    She needs to be imprisoned.

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    November 2010
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    Fuck you Texas.
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    I have to say I'm surprised Texas actually elevated it to a hate crime.

    As stupid as Texas may be, the fact that they did things in favor of an open gay man, and even legalized gay marriage (if I'm reading milkandcooki's post right) makes me think that state actually has some glimmer of hope left in it.
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  23. Post #23
    hey
    Ownederd's Avatar
    August 2006
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    Old people...
    there's a lesbian couple in their 60s/70s that live on my street and they're the nicest people i know

    piss off

    edit:

    don't be ageist
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    there's a lesbian couple in their 60s/70s that live on my street and they're the nicest people i know

    piss off
    The thing with old people is when someone turns old, ~95% of the time they're either going to be the nicest people you ever meet or the worst people you ever meet.
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    Dennab
    February 2006
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    I have to say I'm surprised Texas actually elevated it to a hate crime.

    As stupid as Texas may be, the fact that they did things in favor of an open gay man, and even legalized gay marriage (if I'm reading milkandcooki's post right) makes me think that state actually has some glimmer of hope left in it.
    From what I've heard Texas is a pretty nice place. The problem is that the state has a lot of rural areas, and rural areas are very conservative. Otherwise, the state is a beacon for science and learning.
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  26. Post #26
    If life gives you melons, you may be dyslexic.
    Liem's Avatar
    November 2011
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    I'd tap that ass.
    That's her face, I can see how the mistake would be make
    /badhumorattempt
    also, Biggot asshole. I for one have no problem with people that are gay

  27. Post #27
    Motherfuckers's Avatar
    January 2012
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    Funny part is her son is probably also gay.