Syllogism September 22, 2011 By James Wimberley The Georgia criminal justice system has clearly taken to heart the Politician’s syllogism first brought to light by Sir Humphrey Appleby. The Georgia version: 1. Somebody should hang for this. 2. This is somebody*. 3. Hang him! * It is understood that the scope ratione materiae of the minor premise primarily denotes young males of African ancestry.