Something that has always confused me about the story is this.
The "post-corrective advisor" refers to "certain friends of Alex", so he clearly knows that they are a gang and up to no good.
When the other members of their "droog gang" betray Alex by waiting outside of the cat lady's house and smash him in the face with a milk bottle (which seems like it could easily have gone very wrong or not work at all), Alex is alone arrested and sentenced to prison. In spite of them knowing about the others, they are not just free to roam the streets while Alex is in prison, but (two of them) actually get a job as cops.
This is rather bizarre to me. Would they really have hired two such obviously up-to-no-good younglings to work as policemen? Especially "Dim" seems particularly unfit.
It's like they all specifically targeted Alex. Can somebody explain this, other than "that's what the book said" or "the story for the movie needed it to happen"?
It's not like I'm living in some fantasy world where bad cops don't exist, but it just seems so odd and unrealistic. Just like Alex literally says: "I don't believe it!"