An August 6, 2006 double homicide claimed the lives of her 2-year-old son, George Powell, Jr and his cousin, Ryant Smith, 19. Later that year Radford joined with other victims' mothers to create the non-profit advocacy group Mothers Who Want the Violence to Stop. The group erected billboards with photographs of young victims, notices of the rewards for information, and the slogan "Who Killed Them?".
On November 9, 2007, during a trial for a man accused of attempted murder against her brother, Radford was arrested for making a terrorist threat against a public official. The identity of the official was not disclosed, but is presumed to be the circuit court judge hearing the case.
- Norris, Toraine (November 22, 2007) "Minister and founder of Mothers Who Want the Violence to Stop Wanda Radford arrested for threatening public official." Birmingham News.