Sheriff looks to free up space in county jail as party patrols increased near Western Michigan University |

by Scott Smith

“A lot of students rent in this area and for many it’s their first time being away from home,” said Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Pali Matyas. “They’re going to go out and party, so we have to deal with all the problems associated with doing that.”

The Sheriff’s Office is attempting to reduce its jail populations by working with judges to reduce bonds for some offenses in anticipation of arrests related to the patrols. They can also transfer prisoners to other counties should the need arise, Matyas said.

Why do we keep giving guns and authority to the brain-dead?