Summary: The Jewish leaders bring Jesus to regional rulers; when they won't condemn Him, the crowds (usually on Jesus' side) shout for His death. It's gruesome and many signs come about, but Jesus is indeed crucified, dead, and buried.
Response: And, for the most part, He lets it happen. I've made statements before about how God loves us so much that He accepts our choices, even the most terrible ones. He's even willing to die for us-and did-rather than give that choice up.