Not really, they didn't have much potential to start with. They were basically a case of the villains getting a bit desperate and escalating things by basically deputizing a bunch of violent criminals and giving them carte blanche to stamp out opposition.
Which is a fair enough idea, really, corrupt regimes do those sorts of things. But there wasn't anything especially interesting about them either.
The problem is how underwhelmingly they went out, they didn't seem to achieve much, and got taken out with too much trouble.