The reason you didn't hear about this story is that the shooters are white, and the group is right-wing militia. Nick Martin is covering the story at TPM:
A year ago, he was wanted by Nebraska authorities for allegedly making “terroristic threats” to law enforcement.
By Friday, investigators said Kyle Joekel, 28, was one of seven people involved in what was being described as a pair of ambushes on sheriff’s deputies outside of New Orleans. Two deputies were killed and two others wounded before it all came to an end early Thursday morning.
According to a report by the Shreveport Times, investigators in Louisiana had Joekel on their radar for months before the shooting and believed he was part of some sort of “anti-government group.”
A spokesperson for the Louisiana State Police, which is the lead agency in the ambush investigation, declined on Friday to say whether his agency’s investigators believe anti-government views were a motive for the killings. However, Sgt. Len Marie told TPM those questions could lead to something bigger.
Just days after a white supremacist killed six in a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. You still remember that story, right? Our media sure doesn't. So what group did Joekel belong to?
The details of the incident were not immediately clear on Friday afternoon, but the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that the sheriff of Gage County believed Joekel was part of a group known as Posse Comitatus. The group, which was largely active in the 1970s and 80s, was seen as the precursor to the sovereign citizens movement.
“It just didn’t look right,” Sheriff Millard “Gus” Gustafson told the newspaper. “These guys would be driving around at night, and they’d have weapons on the front seat. If you’re doing that, something’s wrong — you’re either hunting illegally or doing something else.”
Ahh yes, Posse Comitatus, the mother of the modern militia movement in the US. Two dead cops, but this story got swept under the rug as fast as it happened. Our liberal media spent more time on a security guard getting shot in the arm than this story where cops were ambushed and killed by a terrorist group.
I guarantee you however if Kyle here had been black, Latino, or of middle eastern descent, it would be front page news for the third day in a row. We'd have FOX asking if this was proof of the coming race war and if President Obama was behind it, of this being the reconquista in effect or if Mexican cartel killers had invaded New Orleans, or if deadly Taliban or AQ killers had indeed infiltrated the United States and if more shootings were imminent.
But no. White guy. Far-right militia group domestic terrorists. That's not news at all in America.