Being white and calling yourself a militia does not make you less of a thug.
Nor does being black, brown, yellow or red and calling yourself a militia make you less of a thug. When you think about it, there are plenty of thuggish "militias" already on the streets of Stockton... they call themselves gangs.
Now I agree that these guys are approaching this the wrong way, but I understand their frustration.
BTW: I'll bet the city maintains lots of useless services while cutting law enforcement... the thing they need most.