The same sort of thing as what is being described in Texas seems to have occurred on February 10, 2008 in Virginia Beach when Obama spoke to roughly 18,000 people at the city’s convention center.  The Secret Service had a totally inadequate number of screening machines to handle the crowd (about five or six machines total).  

Thus, after screening the people that were allowed in closer to Obama, a back section – which was cordoned off – was filled with the majority of the crowd none of whom were screened. The crowd just surged in through the rear doors where no screening machines were located.  It definitely left me a bit unnerved.

Michael-in-Norfolk

Michael-in-Norfolk

Out gay attorney in a committed relationship; formerly married and father of three wonderful children; sometime activist and political/news junkie; survived coming out in mid-life and hope to share my experiences and reflections with others. In the career/professional realm, I have my own law firm - Michael B. Hamar, P.C. - and practice in the areas of real estate, estate planning (Wills, Trusts, Advanced Medical Directives, Financial Powers of Attorney, Durable Medical Powers of Attorney); business law and commercial transactions; formation of corporations and LLC's; and legal services to the gay, lesbian and transgender community, including birth certificate amendment.