What role empathy in public policy making?

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Some advice to @NZFamilyFirst on @nzdrug @_chloeswarbrick’s efforts to legalise and regulate marijuana

Martin Niemoller was a wiser man than @AndrewLittleMP, @janlogie and @NZHumanRights!? @nzfreespeech

From https://www.salon.com/2016/11/07/french-hate-crime-ruling-sets-a-dangerous-precedent-for-lgbt-people-it-is-now-illegal-to-call-someone-a-homophobe-in-france/

.@golrizghahraman is right? NZ should copy the successful French hate speech laws?! @MaramaDavidson @nzfreespeech #BDS

From https://theintercept.com/2017/08/29/in-europe-hate-speech-laws-are-often-used-to-suppress-and-punish-left-wing-viewpoints/

Andrea Dworkin made equivocal remarks when her books were seized by customs under antiporngraphy laws she supported

Marxist academic found it most unpleasant and expensive to be investigated for hate speech against Americans, a minority in Canada. No charges laid.

See more at https://www.salon.com/2008/01/13/hate_speech_laws/

My @DomPost op-ed on how @nzdrug and @_chloeswarbrick might screw up marijuana legalisation

Full version at http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/111279052/is-drug-legalisation-worse-than-the-status-quo?cid=app-android