Tamika Taylor - Mother of Breonna Taylor
In the months since the 26-year-old woman was killed by three Louisville police officers in March, Breonna Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer, has tried to both seek justice for her slain child. Tamika Palmer is the mother of Breonna Taylor. She is the front face of the Justice for Breonna Taylor movement. The movement started after Breonna was shot by the police in her own apartment. Furthermore, the grand jury decided to provide Tamika with $12 million dollars. However, the culprits weren’t charged. As a result, Palmer has decided to continue the movement.
Brian Rooney - Host of Real Prison Issues Podcast
Brian Rooney served 11.5 years in the Virginia DOC for non-violent property crimes (breaking and entering into stores). He has been "free" since 2018. He considers himself an ex-prisoner turned prison advocate. Trying to make it in the free world and trying to help those on the inside. He advocates for men and women in prison concerning prison conditions, reentry initiatives, parole and probation, etc. He runs a podcast called Real Prison Issues where he speaks about his experiences in prison and as a free man. Brian Rooney was attacked by a police officer in 2004 and he broke his back during this incident.
Website - https://anchor.fm/realprisonissues
Carl Snowden - Civil Rights Activist & Politician
Civil rights activist and politician Carl Snowden was born on June 17, 1953 in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1976, Snowden successfully sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for illegally spying on him through the COINTELPRO program which was established by the FBI to keep activists under surveillance. In 1982, Snowden founded Carl Snowden & Associates, a private civil rights firm that specialized in civil rights issues. Snowden has campaigned for numerous local candidates including Janet S. Owens, the first woman elected as county executive in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen.