On June 24, 2020, the Rethink Public Safety coalition held a virtual town hall on Racism, Anti-Blackness, and Community Needs with San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson, Public Defender G. Christopher Gardner, and Sheriff John McMahon. The moderators asked DA Anderson to address the ongoing case of Lawrence Bender, which has been in the public eye recently. After DA Anderson responded, the moderators asked Public Defender Gardner for his perspective. This video clip below contains Gardner’s full response.