FBI, DOJ Obtained Fingerprints of Unvaccinated NYC Teachers

New York City teachers who lost their jobs over the city’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate were flagged with a “problem code” and their fingerprints were sent to the FBI and DOJ. The flagging may prevent the teachers from future employment opportunities. An attorney representing the teachers in a case against the city said, “When the city puts these problem codes on employees who have been terminated because of their unconstitutional policies, not only do they have this flag in their files, but their fingerprints are sent with that flag to the FBI and the New York Criminal Justice Services, so it impacts their ongoing ability to get employment at other places.” One of the teachers flagged, Rachelle Garcia, stated, “What kind of criminal activity did I participate besides denying something that I felt that was right for me?”

From National File:

Michael Kane, who leads Teachers for Choice and is part of the lawsuit against the city, demanded an investigation into the disturbing allegations.  “We need an investigation,” Kane said. “I’m talking right now to members of the Common Sense Caucus in city hall. They are outraged by this, and we will be calling on Mayor Eric Adams in New York City to investigate this thoroughly.”

Kane went on to say that the state has not yet addressed the allegations and has yet to respond to the affidavit. “This has now been stated in open court,” Kane said. “It’s been viewed millions of times around the world. Now, we’ve heard nothing come out of New York City. So… put up or shut up. Tell us what’s going on. Otherwise, we have to assume this is true and investigate.”