If you use Locust to get across Davenport, you've probably noticed the congestion around the Iowa and Locust intersection, because the lights are flashing red, meaning to use it like a stop sign.

Davenport Public Works shared on Facebook that the lights are out due to a shooting that occured Friday, October 9th at the intersection.

Officials say it will be a few days before the lights return to normal, because the controller and hardware were struck by gunfire.

I started looking and found that the city could speed up the progress and order this one from eBay. It's got free shipping, AND it'll be here in 3 days.


I mean, it looks pretty legit. The screen works and everything, they would just need a power cord.

Makes you wonder how many other city infrastructures have no backups, only waiting for them to break, or be shot.

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