But that’s the truth.
Li Song added, "The imperial court sent a total of three chiefs to Wu Jun, which was the third, the second bizarre death, and the first chief resigned and retired."
"Is he forced to resign and retire?"
Li Song said with a wry smile, "It is so good that it is not easy to achieve the position of the chief. How can the chief’s adult be willing to resign from his post and retire? When he was later resisted by the gentry of Wujun, although the chief Yang made many efforts to confront these gentry of Jiangdong, unfortunately they all failed one by one. "
"Then the Yang Chief was impeached by the cremation, and the people of Shili Township were encouraged to impeach the court and all the people. The Yang Chief also found a large number of gold, silver and jade articles in his home, which was framed! I was in Fuchun County, where the county magistrate knew about this Yang Chief. "
"It’s better for him to resign and retire. For example, among the six counties in Jiangdong, the court sent more than a dozen county chiefs who were forced to resign, committed suicide because of false accusation, were executed because of false accusation and were imprisoned because of false accusation! Some county chiefs were actually stabbed and killed! "
Ran Min was very angry when he heard about this.
Ran Min recognized that the cremation of the Central Plains had built a dock, and a large number of private soldiers and handmaiden were kept, which was abhorrent enough. I didn’t expect the cremation of Jiangdong to be even more unbearable, which really made Ran Min hate it!
But what Ran Min never imagined was that it was not that simple.
The next day, Li Song, the chief of the county, poisoned himself in the government.
Say it’s suicide. In fact, Ran Min is like a mirror in his heart. This point is murder!
Ran Min angry consequences are very serious!
When Ran Min learned of Li Song’s death, he immediately asked the Royal Guards to search for all kinds of evidence, and finally sent all the guilty gentry to the prison to wait for the punishment. However, the consequences of Ran Min’s doing so actually led to the opposition of the people of Wujun, who asked all the people in Ran Min to release these "koo" scholars.
But Ran Mingen doesn’t buy it!
In Ran Min’s view, the civil unrest was not terrible at all. He immediately sent troops to suppress it and arrested all the rioters.
Just moved to Liaodong, and the people can have more.
Rao was so upset to see the people demonstrating in Ran Min.
What these illiterate people did must have been fooled and encouraged by the gentry. These gentry are not good things!
In this era, the people are simple and ignorant, and they won’t have too many flowers, but once they are encouraged by a willing heart, it will be a terrible force.
Ran Min can choose to completely nip this uneasy and unstable factor in the cradle!
Chapter 641 Execution ground
The execution ground outside the south gate of Wuxian County is crowded with people at this time, and tens of millions of people surround the whole large execution ground.
Other ancient execution grounds were all food markets.
Caishikou execution ground is only in the Qing Dynasty, but it has a long history of executing death prisoners in the "market"
In the Book of Rites, it is said that "the criminal was abandoned in the city". The famous Emperor Han Jing killed Chao Cuo to make him "behead in the city". There is a willow tree in the west city of Chang ‘an, Tang Dynasty, where criminals are often executed.
And the Great Wei Empire inherited the Huaxia execution ground, which is outside the south gate.
What is chosen outside the south gate?
The ancients believed that the executed prisoners’ resentment persisted after their death, saying that "ghost" belonged to yin qi in the five elements.
The southerly location belongs to "Yangshengdi" in the five elements because it is on the sunny side.
Superstition of the ancients’ hope that strong "yang qi" would offset the "yin qi" of death row inmates.
At this time, there are already ten death row prisoners kneeling on the execution ground. These ten death row prisoners all look dilapidated, showing more sorrow than death. It looks very pitiful.
But when they learned what they were doing, the people around them felt that they were not worthy of sympathy at all.
Before the execution, it will be reviewed five times according to humanitarian principles. After five times, no other problems are found. This man is doomed to die.
It is worth noting that in later generations, film and television dramas often performed the drama of "leaving people with knives" in the execution ground, but it must be said that such things were rare before the Qing Dynasty.
There are still many cases in history, especially in the Qing Dynasty, in which people were saved by knives before execution.
It was in the Song Dynasty that the emperor personally ordered that "the knife should be reserved for people"
In the 11th year of Chunxi in the Southern Song Dynasty (114), Chen Liang (Chen Tongfu is him in Xin Qiji’s noun "Fu Zhuang Ci Posted by Chen Tongfu"), all his friends got drunk and had an extremely drunken madness.
What did he do?
His best friend actually played the emperor, Long live everyone, and Aiqing screamed and laughed, but he didn’t expect this to be reported. Cat’s disobedience was naturally sentenced to death by the punishments.
At this time, the reigning emperor was Song Xiaozong’s wise filial piety. When examining and approving the case of Chen Liang, he blamed it on "drunkenness" and went to his death. Chen Liang was lucky.
In the Qing dynasty, there were more and more cases of "keeping people with knives", and the number of extra-legal favors given by the emperor increased day by day.
In the drama "Yongzheng Dynasty", for example, in order to punish and obstruct the reform, Yong Zhengdi sentenced Li Long, Lu Shengnan and other clean leaders to beheading.
Li Bi used to be a guest of the third prince Yun Zhi. To save him, the third prince begged Yongzheng face to face, even though he was willing to change his title.
At the end of the execution, Yong Zhengdi took out the imperial edict that had already been written, and Prince Hongli (Qianlong) went to the giving ceremony with the decree.
Yongzheng’s "knife to keep people" not only takes care of the face of the three princes, but also makes Hongli gain a clean heart and enhance its prestige, which can be described as killing two birds with one stone.
In fact, it is a kind of manipulation of the emperor to "keep people alive with a knife" for prisoners
At this time, the death penalty is not so much a punishment as a deterrent, especially for those prisoners who have been sentenced to death and "keep people alive" with a knife, which has a subtle political meaning