The only Immortal who argued to get you back was a real life friend, Snikt. I believe there were others who also received the same kind of protection and/or even immortal power simply because they lived in the neighborhood. A long time malcontent was even given a job by Snikt! What makes it comedic is that the guy had to be fired because he had problems...something the rest of the staff seemed to know already.
There is favoritism and an umbrella of protection over players. Gynamede, you were untouchable and I'm sure if that wasn't the case, you'd have been jailed much more frequently.