Mark 15:14 ” ‘Why? What crime has he committed?’ asked Pilate. But they shouted all the louder, ‘Crucify him!’ ” Matthew 27:18 “For he knew it was out of envy that they had handed Jesus over to him.”
The Scene: The Lady of Justice figure–the scale of justice is broken. The left side which held the weight signifying “EVIDENCE” fell to the ground and on the right side of the scale the weight represents “TRUTH”. Jesus should not have been arrested, for there was no evidence against Him. Yet Pilate, out of fear of the people, had Jesus arrested and executed.
Mark 15:15 “Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged and handed him over to be crucified.”
Again, according to Roman law, Jesus was entitled to have a Roman trial, to find out the Truth. The Pharisees could not execute Him. Instead, a lynch mob of Jews & vigilantes insisted Jesus die on the cross, in keeping with the Old Testament prophecies.
Psalm 22:16-18 “Dogs have surrounded me; a band of evil men has encircled me, they have pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my garments among them and cast lots for my clothing.”
Isaiah 53:5 “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”