Look, small kriminals were the ones who took up arms to defend the City. Ordinary people did not have guns and were scared, not ready for the war at all. Even in Croatia the one who were in trouble with the Law were the first to defend Croatia.
Of course, with the time he bacem a megaloman and was later assassinated, I believe in Holland or Belgium.
In my gang of friends, the most asocial were first to join Garda. I was sure they’ll kill each other before they get a chance to shoot at the enemy, but I was wrong, they actually grew up overnight and those who didn’t die turned from misbehaved brats into loyal fathers of their families after the war. Every evil for something good, I guess. We also had a vegetarian one, he was volunteering in the hospital, of course.
To win a war you simply need few psychos but the problem starts when they survive the actual combat and start gaining actual power. That problem solves itself when common thugs are in question, their careers don't last long, far greater damage is still being done by slick profiteers that crawled into power.