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Introductory and informative conversation with Jon Wedger, former Scotland Yard detective and police whistleblower with 25 years of experience with the London Metropolitan Police.
On the beat in various parts of London including eastern London, Jon Wedger reports the prevalence of child prostitution and trafficking rings all over the city, and relates how these situations are very closely connected to child abuse in the Care or Child Protection system.
Children torn from families and placed not in foster homes but in institutions most often fall prey to predators and pimps who “groom” them out—coerce them—into prostitution.
And because this scenario includes the exploitation of these child prostitutes, often as young as 9, by politicians, judges, and other high-profile members of society, police who speak out about these crimes are censured and retaliated against.
Despite brutal retaliation which has involved the targeting of one of his own children and several wrongful prosecutions, John Wedger has persevered and continues to speak out, currently in concert with other police whistleblowers who have also come forward.
Police whistleblowers however require the public's interest and care, Mr. Wedger says, since they are offered no legal or Union protection, and depend on an awakened and informed public to help support their speaking out.
At heart of this situation are the children who are being abused and used, while co-opted police turn a blind eye, sealing their fate. Police whistleblowers therefore are necessary to the safety of society and to the protection of our most vulnerable, our children.
Mr. Wedger appeals to all watching to find the courage to come forward to support whistleblowers, and thereby to support as well the children whom these brave police whistleblowers step forward to save. This support could take the form of letters of support to politicians or letters of request, seeking protections for police whistleblowers.