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Romans feard the return of the king. Romans feared a messianic revolt. This is all documented history. Romans feared a Maccabean-style revolt.

They openly persecuted people for "thought-crimes" such as speaking out against the Emperor, speaking out against the Empire, speaking out against the occupation, etc.

So, yes, Romans had quite ample reason to take Jesus. The thing is that Jesus supported non-violence, so they deferred the decision to Caephus, who may have, in fact, been an early convert, whom Jesus instructed to go ahead and issue a conviction, as the sacrifice had to be made of his body one way or another.