For the record, I haven't seen the posts but if rules are being applied to different situations/posters, that is wrong and needs to be fixed. If this is all much ado about nothing and people just want their friend back, that's wrong too. Understandable but wrong.
A person who was my much better friend than Excalibur or LM (named its.like.that) has been permbanned. It was fully deserved, not a controversial decision, nobody whines. People whine if decisions are sick.