Hi, im one of the mayan priests and I am here to tell you that our government is not cruel at all. We do have many restrictions though, and if you disobey any or do something bad you will be ounished by the king.
Take him for instance, he was given an order from the king but acted very disrespectfully and rudely to the king and did not accept the order. So in conclusions he was punished.
The person that i just showed you is going to be bought today and become a slave. Us mayans Dont have prisons to keep prisoners in. If the person who committed a certain crime was found guilty he would either be a slave,have his head cut off, or have to pay a large amount of fines.