Levi Pulkkinen has a story about the sentencing of an alleged “captain” of the East Union Street Hustlers gang:
Jimmy Gene Miller Jr. received a 5½-year prison sentence Friday after pleading guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. Miller, 24, is a convicted felon and barred by law from possessing guns.
An admitted member of the East Union Street Hustlers gang, Miller was arrested Oct. 8 near the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Union Street after attempting to flee from police and dropping a .40-caliber pistol, according to court documents. In a search of his person, Seattle police found 17 grams of crack cocaine and $880 in cash.
Addressing U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Jones, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Lombardi argued that Miller, since his first arrest at age 11, “has never really been a productive member of society.” Instead, Lombardi argued, Miller — who remains a suspect in two unsolved shootings — has taken from his community by supplying drugs to its members and contributed to the violence associated with the corner.