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Justin Murphy boasts online about stealing from self-checkouts and using ecstasy and weed

Will this man ever stop?

New online posts have emerged of Justin Murphy admitting to Class A and B drug use and uploading a nearly two-hour long YouTube video admitting to stealing from supermarket self-checkouts.

Murphy is currently on paid leave from his position as a Southampton Politics lecturer as the university investigate comments he made, which include comparing abortion to necrophilia.

Murphy had answered questions on an anonymous chat forum, Curious Cat, about whether he had used psychedelic drugs, to which he answered "definitely", before claiming they had "many positives… and almost no downsides".

An anonymous user of the chat forum asked Murphy about his drug use, to which he replied: "Microdosing psychedelics has been the best use of drugs I've ever known for intellectual work, many positives (you can Google) and almost no downsides in my experience…"

Murphy was also found to have posted a video on YouTube titled "The Ethics of Shop-lifting from Self Checkout Kiosks", which seems to have now been removed from his channel.

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In the video he admitted to "habitually" stealing from supermarket self-checkouts "for years" before making justifications for his actions.

He said: "I regularly steal from self-checkout kiosks, usually on average I will pay for about half of it. If I bring £25 worth of food to the checkout I will maybe pay for half of it then not for the other half."

His argument for stealing from them was they are a new technology and the "rule" against stealing from them has not yet been established.

The lecturer then encouraged his audience to share the video "with children under 16" because, "In most cases, children should be discouraged from shoplifting except for self-checkout robot kiosks."

Murphy told MailOnline: "Most people experiment with drugs, this is not shocking. Academics have a sacred duty to report the truth of their experiences.

"If stores wish for me to do the work of a cashier, then surely I am welcome to mark down the price, right?"

Although on suspension, Murphy continues to post live stream videos, on various topics. He uses his Twitter to both advertise and ask for suggested talking points. His YouTube channel currently has over 1,400 subscribers and his Twitter over 10,000 followers.