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Raskin leads Silver Spring vigil to end immigrant family border separation

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Attendees hold candles during a vigil to end family separationsAttendees hold candles during a vigil to end family separations. PHOTO BY NICKOLAI SUKHAREVSILVER SPRING — In the face of President Trump’s family separation policy, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-8) gathered with constituents for a candlelight vigil Friday. 

“The shameful policy separating parents from children is not only a violation of international law, which it is; it’s not only a violation of our treaties on the treatment of refugees; it’s not only a violation of the Constitution of the United States of America,” Raskin said from a stage at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring to a crowd of approximately 200 people. “This policy is not who we are.”

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Vigil Held For Local Hero

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Malcoms Group-101In the center of the group, Brandon Winffel, 15, his mother Norma and sister Kayla, 17, at a vigil for their father and Norma's husband Malcom Winffel who gave his life to save a woman he didn't know in a shooting at Montgomery Mall. PHOTO BY MARK POETKERGAITHERSBURG – Kayla Winffel wanted everyone attending Monday night's vigil for the victims of the two shooting incidents in Montgomery County last week to know that her father "was a wonderful person" whom she always considered a hero.

The 17-year-old Clarksburg High School senior, clad in a Superman T-shirt and jeans jacket, said she was "very proud" to know that everyone now also knows what a hero her father was.

Her father, Malcolm Winffel, 45, was killed at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda May 6 after rushing to the aid of a woman who was being carjacked.

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Residents gather for Kathy Beatty vigil

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patricia habermanLoved ones of the late Kathy Beatty honored her memory at a vigil held in the Aspen Hill K-Mart parking lot, the site of her unsolved assault in 1975, on July 25. The service marked the 39th anniversary of her attack and subsequent death, a case which former classmate and private investigator Steve Kerpelman is striving to resolve.

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