Understanding the political implications of the situation, Pilate allowed the Jews to crucify an innocent man. Of course we understand the necessity of Jesus’ death, as an innocent victim. The trial of Jesus was a mockery of justice. However, this illegal trial did fulfill the prophecies concerning the condemnation of the Messiah as prophesied – and so it had to happen. And when it did happen, the worst traits of man were shown in order to get his own way even if it meant trampling all over – and ignoring – so many legalities.