Professor behind 'vile' racist and sexist tweets discovered useless in North Carolina home


A university professor who had been slammed by his personal college for “vile” and “hateful” statements was discovered useless inside his North Carolina home, lower than two weeks earlier than his deliberate retirement, authorities mentioned Friday.

University of North Carolina Wilmington professor Mike Adams’ demise was found after a good friend who hadn’t seen or heard from him “in a couple of days” known as the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday and requested that deputies verify on him, sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Brewer instructed NBC News.

Brewer declined to elaborate on a possible explanation for demise, however mentioned there was no rapid proof of foul play. Adams, 55, lived alone.

“It is with sadness that we share the news that the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a death investigation involving Dr. Mike Adams, professor of criminology,” the college mentioned in an announcement on Thursday. “Please keep his friends and loved ones in your thoughts.”

Adams, who taught sociology and criminology, was a lightning rod on account of his racist and sexist tweets and different commentary, together with about Muslims, gays and efforts to combat the coronavirus.

His lengthy historical past of feedback about ladies, minorities and others led the college on June 5 to name out his “hateful,” “distasteful” and “vile” language. That was adopted weeks later, on June 29, by an announcement that Adams had determined to retire Aug. 1.

Among the professor’s latest statements was his evaluating the efforts of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper to curb coronavirus to that of a slave grasp, tweeting on May 29: “This evening I ate pizza and drank beer with six guys at a six seat table top. I almost felt like a free man who was not living in the slave state of North Carolina. Massa Cooper, let my people go!”

Earlier this 12 months, Adams mocked ladies’s research as “non essential” and labeled civil rights protesters “thugs.”

Back in 2016, Adams used an ultraconservative opinion web site to focus on a scholar at his college with an article titled “A Queer Muslim Jihad.”

In 2013, he mentioned homosexual {couples} ought to not obtain equal therapy “because they do not equally benefit society.”

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