I feel that the following information is an accurate account of what happen on 40 South News. The “Jackie” commenting implies that she is the mother of Ryan Hummert. The actual Jackie Hummert said she did not make the comments.
This was posted 2 days ago on 40 South News:
“Jackie” on March 23, 2021 at 10:03 pm said:
1. The Maplewood Fire Dept endorsed your opponent. Throwing our local first responders under the bus is pathetic and egotistical. These men and women are heroes. They deserve more than this from a municipal mayor clinging to his sinking ship.
2. That’s actually NOT how an endorsement works at all. The IAFF would not have any such agreement with a mayoral candidate, and the local fire department has specifically stated that they think Mrs. Knapper is more fit to lead.
I have supported you through a great many things, Barry. But this is a special kind of low down. Especially after everything this community went through when Ryan was killed.
You just switched me to team Knapper. I’m beyond disgusted.
Yesterday a reader chastised “Jackie” for bringing Ryan Hummert into the discussion as being distasteful and irrelevant.
This was posted today:
“Jackie” on March 25, 2021 at 3:34 am said:
Ryan was my son, you insignificant man. Don’t you dare tell me how and when to say his name. Ever.
This post implies that “Jackie” is Ryan Hummert’s mother.
A friend of the Hummert family contacted Ryan’s mother and she confirmed that SHE WAS NOT THE AUTHOR of the post.
[Editor: the comments referred to here have been removed. Also, 40 South News confirmed independently that the commenter was not Jackie Hummert.]